Did you know that a DIY rinse of lemon juice and salt solution can work wonders for whitening your teeth at home? With this simple, homemade tooth whitener recipe, you can avoid the potential problems from chemical exposure to commercial whitening kits, strips, gels, and systems. Studies show that the surface-bleaching agents in commercial whiteners may be detrimental to teeth's nanomechanical properties.
To whiten with lemon and salt, just stir up a solution of 75 percent lemon juice and 25 percent salt, and swish.
- Be careful not to swallow the solution, especially if you are on a low sodium or low acid diet.
- If you have sensitive teeth, this rinse may be too strong for you. Pay attention and use your own best judgment.
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