Want whiter teeth before your wedding? Not have the budget for a cleaning or whitening strips? Getting your teeth whitened can be a costly event that many brides cannot afford in their budget. Here are some cheap, teeth-whitening tips and DIYs that will make your smile glow before and during your wedding day!
1. Cut the Coffee/Tea
We all know just how important caffeine is during the whole wedding planning season before your big day, but coffee and tea are huge causes or yellowing teeth and stains. Instead of drinking these delicious sources of teeth discoloration, try eating plenty of fruits and drinking lots of water. Sound like too much to ask for? Thought so. If coffee and tea are too cemented in your daily routine, instead of cutting it out all together, brush your teeth directly after consuming them to prevent future staining or your teeth.
2. Baking Soda and Lemon
Baking soda is an age old trick to help add a sparkle and shine to your teeth, but check out the results of adding lemon juice to it. This beauty blogger mixed together lemon juice and baking soda to create an instant teeth whitener. You simply leave the mixture on for two minutes and then have instantly whiter teeth when it is rinsed off. But be careful, if you leave this mixture on hoping for whiter and better results, it can cause enamel destruction. As long as you follow these simple rules, you are on your way to a whiter, healthier smile.
3. Coconut Oil and Charcoal
What does coconut oil not do? Well apparently very little because it is great for whitening your teeth! Although this whitening hack may seem a bit….well black on the outside, it will give you the white smile you desire on your wedding day!In order to acquire this mixture, you will need 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 5 capsules of activated charcoal. Mix all of these things together really well and let it cool. After it is cool, get a toothbrush and put about 1/4-1/2 of a teaspoon onto it. You may want to designate a specific toothbrush to use when using this whitening solution. Brush your way to a brighter smile with this awesome whitening DIY.
4. Strawberry Whitener
This simple mix of strawberries, baking soda, and lemon essential oil will be so good that you might want to eat it! But don’t! By mixing together 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 mashed strawberry, and 3 drops of lemon essential oil, you will create a beautiful looking, and tasting, teeth whitener that is all natural and will protect enamel as long as you use it sparingly. Dr. John Axe recommends using his teeth whitener 3 times a week in order to produce the best results without eroding any enamel.
5. Turmeric Powder
A spice that is commonly used in Indian cuisine, Turmeric powder secretly also is used as a great teeth whitener and prevents gum disease. By mixing together 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 2 capsules of turmeric, and a little bit of peppermint, you will be on the road towards a instantly greater smile! Turmeric is the latest teeth whitening trend that will be sure to rise up to your expectations by giving you great teeth while also helping your gums become less swollen and inflamed.
These 5 easy ways to get your teeth whiter before your wedding day, especially if you have little time, are cheap to make and fun to do! Try out all 5 of these to decide which one is best and make sure to leave your findings in the comments below!