Home Remedies to Whiten Teeth


A dazzling smile can speak volumes about your personality. Ironically, we are all scared to smile because our teeth are not as pearly white like those beautiful models featuring in toothpaste advertisements. You must have already tried using all those commercially available ‘whitening’ toothpastes and started expecting a miracle to happen. Well there is good news, you can actually get those beautiful white teeth you always wished for by using natural home remedies available in your pantry. Let us read to know here are some effective home remedies to whiten teeth fast.

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Your genes and age also cause teeth staining. Some people are just born lucky with thick white enamel. For some the enamel is so thin that the naturally yellow dentine inside the teeth is clearly visible. However, with age the enamel starts becoming thin and thus the teeth appear yellow. Here are 6 natural ingredients that can help to whiten your teeth


1. Baking Soda for Teeth Whitening:

Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate can help to remove surface stains from teeth due its abrasive quality. If you have acidic mouth or eat a lot of acidic food then you should use baking soda which is alkaline in nature to balance out the pH level.


You can blend baking soda with water or lemon juice before applying. Then wipe your teeth of extra saliva with paper towel. Apply this paste with your toothbrush evenly and leave it for one minute and rinse. If you are using water to make the paste then you can leave it for three minutes. Remember not to overdo this remedy. You can add a bit of hydrogen peroxide to this baking soda paste.


2. Banana for Teeth Whitening:

This fruit is not only good for health it can also help you to achieve a confident smile. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel can make your teeth shine. Alternatively, you can use the inside of an orange peel. The three minerals potassium, manganese and magnesium do the magic.

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3. Strawberry for Teeth Whitening:

Mash a strawberry and blend it with baking soda and sea salt to create your own whitening toothpaste. The acidic quality of strawberry helps to whiten the teeth.Use this sparingly since overuse can corrode the enamel.


4. Olive Oil for Teeth Whitening:

Apply olive oil with a clean cloth or cotton swab and leave it for 2-3 minutes before brushing your teeth daily.


5. Charcoal for Teeth Whitening:

Activated charcoal (reheated and oxidized version of charcoal) can help to remove stubborn stains and plaque from your teeth.


Break 1-2 tablets of activated carbon and pour the powdered contents into a cup. Blend the powder with water to form a paste. Use just enough water to cover the bottom of the cup. Apply this paste on your teeth and leave for three minutes. Then rinse it off well. However, if your teeth are naturally dark or yellow you need to use stronger bleach like hydrogen peroxide or a dentist’s prescribed toothpaste.

 Daily Tips to Keep Your Teeth White

6. Coconut Oil for Teeth Whitening:

“Oil pulling” is a time-tested remedy for whitening your teeth. Lauric acid in coconut oil helps to get rid of the bacteria found in the plaque, protects gum health and keeps the breath fresh. Rub a little bit of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it out and then brush. You can do this before your early morning brushing routine.


Daily Tips to Keep Your Teeth White

Eating apple can help to keep your teeth white naturally. The malic acid in apples does the trick.

Crunchy vegetables like celery, broccoli, cucumbers and carrots are great tooth whiteners.

Rinse your teeth after eating to remove food residue that can stain your teeth.

Raisins can work up the saliva that effectively removes plaque and prevents its build up.

Daily brushing and flossing removes the stains between your teeth.

Chewing sugar-free gum containing xylitol can prevent plaque, neutralizes your pH balance and increases saliva production.

Lower your sugar intake.

Wait for at least half an hour before brushing your teeth just after using baking soda or strawberry paste.

Whitening toothpastes are not a permanent solution for getting white teeth. Expensive cosmetic cures can give you instant results, but if you are a little patient and persevering then natural remedies will work wonders to give you the confidence to get the perfect ‘supermodel’ smile!


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