Natural Tricks to Whiten Teeth While on HCG
Let's take a moment to face the truth - teeth are a big deal. How big of a deal? In today's society, huge. Study after study show that people with brighter smiles look years younger than people with duller smiles, and people with white, luminous teeth are found much more attractive than those whose smiles could use a bit of a boost. The "Hollywood smile" is what everybody is expected to have these days - straight, ultra-white teeth. The fastest way to achieve this "Hollywood smile" is by getting professional whitening treatments at the dentist, but it's also the most expensive option, and these pricey treatments are packed with chemicals.
Having lots of chemicals while on the HCG Diet may slow/stop your weight loss and is another reason to avoid these treatments. Click here to learn more about using hygiene and other beauty products while on the Hcg Diet. Luckily, there are several ways to brighten and whiten your teeth with natural, affordable ingredients that are allowed while on the HCG Diet. So if you're ready to turn up the wattage on your smile, test out some of these all-natural teeth-whitening tricks:
Whiten Teeth While on HCG - Phase 2
Strawberries are 1 of the 4 fruits allowed on the HCG Diet and, as if we needed another reason to splurge for strawberries, here it is - strawberries can give you a whiter, brighter smile. These sweet red berries are chock-full of malic acid, which helps scrub away at surface stains on your teeth. Say adieu to those unsightly, pesky coffee stains. In addition, strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps wash away plaque that can lead to yellowed, dull chompers.
Baking Soda and Lemon
You can make a simple and effective teeth-whitening paste using ingredients that you probably already have in your home - baking soda and lemon. You may have 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice per day while on the low-calorie phase of the HCG Diet, but you really don’t have to count it since you’re not going to be swallowing this paste anyway.
The combination of lemon juice and baking soda results in a powerful whitening agent and brushing with this paste once a week can help you maintain a radiant smile. Don't overdo it, though - this paste can be abrasive, and using it too frequently can wear down your enamel.
Crunchy Fruits and Veggies
Here's a whitening trick you can use throughout your day. While on the low-calorie phase of the HCG Diet, choose crunchy fruits and vegetables for your meals like apples and celery. Then, once you get to the maintenance phase, - munch on carrots, celery, and other crunchy fruits and veggies. These crunchy, water-packed veggies are like nature's toothbrushes, as they brush against your teeth and remove surface stains. Also, the simple act of chewing flushes bacteria from your mouth, thus reducing the risk of plaque buildup. An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it could keep the dentist away.
Whiten Teeth While on HCG - Phase 3
(Not permitted during the low-cal phase, Phase 2 of the HCG Diet but allowed during the Maintenance Phase, Phase 3)
People have been oil pulling for centuries, but the practice is just now making its way into the mainstream beauty scene thanks to its all-natural, health-filled properties. To get the whitening effects of oil pulling, swish about a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 10-15 minutes. Coconut oil is full of lauric acid, which can banish the plaque and bacteria that cause yellow teeth. As an extra bonus, coconut oil is also great for gum health, so oil pulling can make your entire mouth healthier and brighter.
You don't need to bombard your teeth with expensive treatments and harsh chemicals to score a brilliantly white smile. All you have to do is use a few simple, natural ingredients and you could maintain a bright smile all year-round. When you save money and achieve whiter teeth, you'll remember there are so many reasons to smile.