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For home teeth whitening use different means: soda, coal, special complexes, hydrogen peroxide, lemon. Some of them do give a teeth whitening effect, but they do not work too well on enamel. Today we will tell you about a wonderful and absolutely safe remedy: Tea Tree Oil for teeth whitening. So let’s try to figure out how effective it is and how to use it together.
Properties and features
The tree from which this essential oil is obtained grows in New Guinea and Eastern Australia. The oil is obtained from the leaves by the steam distillation method. It is almost colorless and has a very specific astringent smell with an admixture of notes of raw wood.
Its use in folk medicine, cosmetology and dentistry is due mainly to powerful bactericidal properties. The rich composition allows not only to bleach the enamel, but also to reduce the risk of carious processes, eliminate gum bleeding and an unpleasant smell. This is a powerful tool, so use it with caution! The damage from excessive amounts of oil is irritation of the gums, allergic reactions.
We must immediately warn that the immediate and pronounced effect of teeth whitening should not wait. Essential oil gently but qualitatively removes plaque, eliminates bacteria, due to which it eliminates excessive yellowness of enamel. In addition, with regular use, you can notice a few more positive effects.
- Strengthening the gums.
Systematic application eliminates bleeding gums, makes them stronger and healthy. Other methods of bleaching do not give such an effect.
- Removal of calculus.
Do not rush to pay money for removing tartar in the dental office. In a few days you will notice that the dental stones have disappeared.
- Fighting an Bad Breath.
Tea tree oil will give you fresh breath by destroying bacteria.
Instructions for use
The use of oil does not require you special effort and time consuming complex procedures. It fits organically into the daily morning brushing of teeth.
Brush your teeth with a paste.
Rinse the brush thoroughly under warm water and apply to it literally two drops of oil.
Again, begin to gently brush your teeth, trying to penetrate all hard-to-reach places.
Rinse your mouth well.
After the first use, you will notice the amazing smoothness of the teeth and a pleasant feeling of cleanliness. Do not worry that your teeth are not brightened. The effect of teeth whitening becomes noticeable after a week. The first seven days are recommended to brush your teeth with the addition of oil daily. Further, the number of procedures is reduced to two times a week.
Other methods of teeth whitening
You can use other ways of cleaning your teeth with the addition of this amazing oil. Let’s look at a few common options.
To save time, you can add two drops of essential oil directly to the paste applied to the toothbrush.
For sensitive enamel, there is a more gentle recipe. Mix a teaspoon of crushed aloe with three drops of essential oil. This mixture is carefully rubbed into the surface of the teeth. Sensations due to the bitter bitterness of aloe will not be the most pleasant, but you will strengthen the gum and enamel, eliminate inflammation and make the teeth much lighter.
Try to dilute a drop of oil with a teaspoon of mineral water and apply this solution to your teeth every time after eating.
A few valuable tips
When you brush your teeth with essential oil for the first time, there will be a feeling of numbness in the tip of the tongue. Do not be afraid of it – unpleasant feelings will pass very soon. Just rinse your mouth thoroughly with clean water.
Do not eat immediately after brushing your teeth. Let the active substances act better.
- In order not to cause harm to your health, be sure to read the list of contraindications.
- If you are allergic to such spicy herbs as thyme and celery, then it’s best to be cautious. The tea tree contains similar substances.
- Do not use oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- It is not recommended to use this essential oil until the age of 16.
- The course of teeth whitening with daily use should not exceed 2 weeks.
- Failure to comply with this recommendation may result in thinning of the enamel.
- As you can see, home teeth whitening can be safe and very effective.