Making Your Smile Gorgeous

A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.

Wow-Inducing Smile: A Baking Soda & Activated Charcoal Whitening Paste

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Your smile is incredibly important; in fact, a survey revealed that about 73 percent of people notice a nice smile before anything else. But you may be worried about some of the ingredients in commercially-made whitening toothpastes. Don't fret because the following recipe will help you whiten your teeth naturally.

Whitening Secrets In Your Toothpaste

One of the most important ingredients in your homemade toothpaste is a strawberry. Strawberries are helpful because they contain malic acid, which helps whiten your teeth in two ways. First, it dissolves the biofilm that bacteria create to stick to your teeth. This biofilm is the first step towards plaque and tartar. The second way malic acid helps whiten your teeth is by stimulating your salivary glands. Saliva contains enzymes that help kill stain-causing bacteria. 

Baking soda is another ingredient that will help whiten your teeth. This is because baking soda is slightly astringent, which should help lift some of the surface stains from your teeth. Baking soda also has a positive pH value that should help rebalance the pH in your mouth. This is important because the bacteria that cause dental ailments like stains require an environment with a low pH value to survive. 

The third ingredient you should pay attention to is the activated charcoal. The negative charge created in these charcoal particles is extremely attractive to certain particles, like the kind that stain your teeth. So adding activated charcoal to your dental paste should help suck away all those stain-causing pathogens. 

Remember these ingredients are only meant to help prevent stains and remove surface stains. Any stains that are not coming out could have penetrated your enamel and are not stuck within your dentin surface. These stains can only be removed by your cosmetic dentist, so make sure you talk to him or her if you need to. 

Homemade Baking Soda & Charcoal Whitening Paste

You will need the following:

  • 1/2 a cup of coconut oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal
  • 1 mashed crown-less strawberry


  1. Just use a mixing bowl and a spoon to blend all of the aforementioned ingredients together.
  2. Dip your clean toothbrush into the blend, and start brushing your teeth as you would normally.
  3. It should last a few days, and you can brush your teeth with this mixture twice per day.
  4. But be sure to take a break when the mixture is done, as everything must be done in moderation. And excessive use could possibly harm your enamel.

As you can see, getting that white smile is possible, and you can do it naturally. 


31 March 2015