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  A mouth that is full of white teeth not only makes your smile more beautiful, but it can also make you feel more confident!

These days there are so many different products available to help whiten your teeth, and they can be so costly too. I have tried many different methods, but my results never last long.  Probably because of the amount of coffee I like to drink.  Without having to endure a painful teeth whitening treatments, I have found at home remedies that actually work and can save you a ton of money.

Here are 3 things that you can try on your own at home to help whiten your teeth!

Oil Pulling 

I know it sounds really bizarre but I’m telling you, the results are remarkable! Oil pulling is an ancient practicing that is gaining a lot of popularity these days. It’s a simple practice of swishing your choice of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes; similar to the way you would with mouthwash. I recommend that you do it first thing when you wake up in the morning.

You can start by scoop ½ to 1 full tablespoon of coconut oil into your mouth; if it’s cold you can allow the oil to melt first. Now swirl, swoosh, and pull the oil between your teeth and around your gums. Allow it to touch every part of your mouth except your throat. You don’t want the oil getting in contact with your throat because it’s now carrying toxic material.

Most importantly, No gargling!!

It’s very common to gag your first couple times but keep trying. Once you are done spit out the oil into your sink or trash. Now rinse your mouth out with water a few times and follow by brushing.  Happy Pulling!!

Benefits of oil pulling are

• Whiter teeth

• Cavity and gingivitis prevention

• Better breath

• Stronger teeth and gums

• Less jaw pain, helps with sleep problems and sinus issues

• Alleviation of headaches, hangovers and skin issues.

• Helps improve acne


Crest Professional Effects White Strip ($37)

One of the most common brands of whitening strips that always work like a charm. They are easy to apply, aren’t too messy due to loose gels, and can be worn while you work around the home or office.

Blue Tint Lip Gloss 

Anytime you apply a cool-toned color like a tinted blue or purple gloss on your lips, it creates the illusion that your teeth are brighter. This happens because white, the color of your teeth, is also a cool tone, so the gloss acts as a frame for illuminating your teeth. Try NYX Cosmetics The Blue Lip Gloss, $5,