We all want to see pearly whites. No, not the pearly white gates, but for our teeth to be pearly white without the use of Photoshop.

There are many ways to get white teeth, like an expensive trip to the dentist, or a bleaching kit at your local drugstore.

But did you know there is a natural, safe and effective way to give yourself the perfect smile?

This natural method is called coconut oil and baking soda. All you need is two minutes daily, and you’ll have a lovely smile in no time.

Why use coconut oil?

Coconut oil is the jack of all oils so to speak; it regulates hormones, improves blood sugar levels and digestions, and can burn fat, prevent cancer, and improve Alzheimer’s. Pretty sweet, right?

Over 1500 studies have been conducted all praising the health benefits of coconut oil.

When it comes to your teeth, coconut oil is antibacterial and can fight off the bacteria that leads to tooth decay.

Coconut oil is very potent against strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, which produces acid and is one of the primary reasons for tooth decay.

Why use baking soda?

Baking soda is too tough to clean teeth. We’ve all heard it before, but it’s simply not true. Baking soda is one of the gentlest things you can use to clean your teeth.

Not only does it heightened the PH levels of your cavity inducing bacteria, it activates good, healthy bacteria to take its place. It also removes strains, which we all know is the real reason you’re reading this article.

Ready to whiten those teeth?

What you need:

  • 8 tsp baking soda
  • 8 tsp extra virgin, cold pressed coconut oil

Mix together until you have a smooth, creamy paste. Apply the paste on your toothbrush and brush for at least 2 minutes.

Rinse with water and enjoy your whiter smile.

This paste can be used in lieu of regular tooth paste. If the taste is too much for you, as a drop of peppermint oil to give it a minty, fresh taste.

Source: Healthiest Alternative