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Catch Me With White Teeth :D

Updated: May 21

A lot of people ask me, "how do you get your teeth so white?! what do you use?!" And, at one point in time, I would answer by telling them what Listerine whitener/mouthwash I was using.

But, this blog post is going to be about different kinds of all-natural toothpaste that can improve teeth whiteness from Hello, Burt's Bees, to a black-owned company (one that I have shared that I L O V E), Terra Essentials, and at-home remedies you can try to brighten and whiten your smile :D

As of about 4 years ago, I started using more natural products (and I am still continuing to expand all of my cosmetics in this direction). And, I came across several ways to whiten my teeth and maintain whiteness, regardless of being a tea and coffee drinker!

But before I talk about these whitening products, let's be clear that, if you are looking for a "celebrity white”—the kind of white you get after you add an IG filter—for everyday life...let me stop you here then hunny...because that is not happening lol.

Natural whiteners can allow you to have an above-average white, but it will still look like a natural white (if that makes sense).

You won't have the TV bright white, but the stains will be *drum roll please* gone...POOF!

For example, coconut oil is a great natural whitener and can be found in all-natural whitening toothpaste.

At-Home Remedies

1. You can use coconut oil (I use extra-virgin coconut oil that is also marked with the non-GMO verified sticker) on your toothbrush and brush as you would regularly, rinse.

2. Or, you can use it as a mouthwash and keep it in your mouth for as long as you can (5-10 minutes) swishing the oil between your teeth, rinse, then brush with regular paste.

3. No coconut oil at home? No prob. You can also mix 1 part baking soda and 1 part water to create a paste and brush your teeth as usual and rinse.

Toothpaste Brands and How Long Should You Brush?

Some toothpaste brands I've used are Hello and Burt's Bees fluoride-free toothpaste (if you aren't looking for an at-home remedy). These are known to enhance and promote white teeth successfully!

These natural products and at-home remedies take more time to enhance teeth' brightness in comparison to other whiteners.

So, if you are looking to whiten your teeth within a week then this may not be your go-to for a quick fix, but it could be for a long-term one!

I also brush my teeth 3x a day, morning, evening, then at night before bed. Typically, to remove stains, etc., from teeth, it's recommended to brush in circular motions for at least 2 minutes.

Ayurvedic remedies are also great for improving teeth brightness....which brings me to my experience with Terra Essentials' toothpaste samples they so graciously sent to me!

Terra Essentials Toothpaste ... A Review!

1. Ultimate Ayurvedic Toothpaste

This toothpaste was almost cinnamon-like? But not really…I actually hate the smell of cinnamon but like the taste, but this flavor wasn’t quite cinnamon.

It was spicy and refreshing. It really made my teeth feel clean and silky smooth! It didn’t lather like some kinds of toothpaste do, so if you need that to make your teeth “feel clean” then maybe this isn’t for you.

But this formula also acts as a natural whitener, as it pulls out the stains, bacteria, etc., and leaves teeth whiter over time.

2. Peppermint Toothpaste

The peppermint toothpaste is the perfect alternative for those that are looking for an organic paste! It’s SUPER minty and I actually prefer this over the other natural toothpaste I have tried.

It has a more of a lathering effect and the formula is the most similar to over the counter toothpaste.

3. Strawberry Lemon Mint

This toothpaste isn’t sweet, although you make think so! It’s very refreshing and one of my favorites out of the three!

I feel likes perfect for someone who may want to embrace the summer feels while still receiving the fresh, clean, 'just brushed' feeling.

4. Charcoal Peppermint Toothpaste

Because I LOVED the peppermint toothpaste sample, I decided to get it again, this time with a charcoal twist.

Charcoal (just like the facemasks) can remove stains, bacteria, and particles on/within the teeth leaving behind a brighter and healthier smile!

But, beware, because charcoal toothpaste is a bit messy.

(I have this toothpaste that I use at night and then a regular untinted toothpaste for the morning when I can be more of in a rush!)

Want to try the toothpaste yourself?—Don’t forget the code ’thecurlfriend’ for 5% off your Terra Essentials order!

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