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How To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally With No Dangerous Chemicals

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Hey mamas and papas, I’m guest posting over at The Healthy Home Economist today. For those of you who may wonder about the timing of this post considering the events I wrote about yesterday, I want you to know that it was sent and scheduled early last week. Here’s an excerpt:

Do You Ever Wonder . . .

About the people who write product warnings? Consider the things they tell us not to swallow:

  • hangers (man I was going to try that!)
  • iPods (um, WHAT?)
  • tooth whitening gels

Okay, on that last one I have a real question: How am I supposed to not swallow for 20 minutes while stuff fizzes out of a plastic tray into my mouth?

The answer, of course, is that I’m not. Package inserts are often more about reducing liability than educating the consumer. Case in point? Printing “may irritate eyes” on a can of pepper spray, and the “warnings” about gum irritation that come with tooth whiteners. If they really wanted to educate consumers, the label would say:

WARNING: This product is likely to contain coal tar, fluoride, aspartame, aluminum and benzene and has demonstrated acute toxicological effects in rats, including but not limited to labored breathing, bloody urine, infertility and incontinence. (source1, source 2)

Fortunately, there’s an easier, cheaper, and completely natural way to whiten your teeth in less than 3 minutes a day, and I’m sharing it over at The Healthy Home Economist!



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14 Responses to How To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally With No Dangerous Chemicals

  1. Mindy says:

    Can we buy activated carbon anywhere? I haven’t really searched around but can you recommend a good place to buy it from please. I don’t want to buy some and it end up being contaminated or just plain ineffective. Thanks for another great post by the way!!

  2. michelle says:

    Hi Mommypotamus,

    I saw your post on The Healthy Home Economist. I am going to try this! My husband and I have been oil pulling and notice brighter, shinier teeth, but I think your trick will take us over the top! Thanks, and you have a new viewer.

    • Heather says:

      So nice to “meet” you, Michelle! Oil pulling definitely has the same effect but it is much more gradual. You should see results from this very quickly!

  3. Teresa R. says:

    Hi Heather, It is so nice to have found your blog and to meet you! I have been wanting to naturally whiten my teeth for a while now. I confess I bought a junk tooth whitener and have been using it, sparingly, with a ton of guilt cause I read the ingredients :( So happy to now have a natural remedy and I had just bought some AC not too long ago! Please keep sharing all that you are learning…love it!

    • Heather says:

      You will LOVE this, Teresa! I think it works just as well as commercial tooth whiteners, but it doesn’t result in tooth sensitivity and – of course – doesn’t overload your body with toxic chemicals. :)

  4. Jennifer Brown says:

    I used to have lovely white teeth. I also used to smoke and drink brown sodas (though I ate decently compared to most), BUT, I saw the light and started changing my families food choices about three years ago. Obviously I don’t smoke anymore and don;t drink much other than water. My teeth have gotten more yellow in the past year or two and it feels like they have gotten significantly worse in the past 6 months while I have been eating lots of chicken broth and brushing with different homemade toothpastes/baking soda. Do you have any idea what might be causing this? Or what causes this in general? Might it be one of those things that happens as your body is healing? I’m only 32 btw.

  5. Patty says:

    This sounds great! Is it safe to swish with Activated Charcoal while pregnant or nursing? (I don’t plan on swallowing any but just wanted to check.) Thanks! By the way – your DIY Organic Beauty Recipes e-book is great! Now I just have to find time to make all the recipes for which I bought supplies… :)

  6. Megan says:

    Hello. So I have had a lot of dental work done which prevents me from doing a lot of whitening treatments. Is this method safe for bonded teeth, fillings, crowns, etc.? I really want to whiten my teeth, but without harsh chemicals and toxins. I also don’t want my dental work falling out.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Megan, I don’t see how it could be a problem, but since I am not a dentist I can’t say that definitively. I would check with your dentist to be sure.

  7. Caitlyn Bell says:

    Great tips!! I want to know, is this method safe for children of 14 year old? By the way thanks for sharing this amazing post. This is really very helpful for me.

  8. Erin says:

    I know this is a pretty old article, but I just wanted to comment about your sources. As a scientist, I was interested in reading them, but Source 2 is a broken link while Source 1 risks bias as it comes from a center in support of “natural” dentistry. Stating that using conventional teeth whiteners could lead to “labored breathing, bloody urine, infertility and incontinence” are pretty bold claims to make without evidence to support them.

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