How to Whiten Teeth at Home

White Teeth with Malic Acid

One great teeth whitening remedy for home is this one which uses malic acid.  Malic acid acts as a astringent which helps remove any discoloration on the surface of your teeth.  Using a combination of baking soda and strawberries, these becomes are great natural tooth whitener.  This method can get rid of any stains on your teeth obtained from coffee, smoking, or dark colored drinks.  While treatments like laser tooth whitening from your dentist give must better results, this is still a great home remedy.  Many dentists will say this is a great treatment too, but you should be warned to limit how much you use this remedy.  Too much can result in wear and tear on your enamel.

For this remedy, you're going to need to get one ripe strawberry and a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.  First, crush the strawberry up and mix into the baking soda and blend together.  Once it become a fine pulp, use a soft bristle toothbrush to spread onto your teeth.  Leave the mixture on your teeth for 5 minutes, then brush off using toothpaste and the toothbrush.  Rinse out you mouth thoroughly.  Use floss to get out any strawberry seeds caught between you teeth.  Voila!  You're finished and have whiter teeth too!

You can use this method for teeth whitening once a week.

Professional Teeth Whitening

While all these home treatments are good for whitening teeth (some better than others, particular the retail products), for the best and fastest results for getting white teeth, you should see a dentist.  There are many treatments they can provide like laser teeth whitening and bleach, which give you immediately whiter teeth and last for much longer periods of time.  Depending on how fast you need to have you teeth whitened, you should decide whether a professional dental visit is what you need.

Whiten Teeth Fast with Baking Soda

Baking soda is another great home remedy for whiter teeth too.  It has fast results plus is fairly inexpensive too.  Again, while not as effective some over the counter treatments or gels you can find or as good as professional teeth whitening services, baking soda is a good alternative.

First, grab a soft bristle toothbrush, toothpaste with whitening, and some baking soda.  Put some toothpaste on the toothbrush and then put some baking soda onto it.  Now brush your teeth thoroughly like usual except brush for about 1 or 2 minutes.  Once finished with that, rinse out the paste and baking soda from your mouth.  You can feel a immediate "cleaness" on your teeth plus your teeth are whiter now too.

Crest Whitestrips

One great product for whitening your teeth quickly is Crest Whitestrips. A lot of people who uses it gets very good results for a whiter enamel within 3 days of use. They're very simple to put on and use and at a very affordable price point. Teeth whitening strips work by a combination of a strip and special teeth whitening chemicals. You apply the strips to your teeth for a period of time (typically 30 minutes) and take them off. There are many good reviews about Crest Whitestrips available on the internet if you want to find out more about the product, but otherwise the general consensus for the treatment is they work well.

So for a price of $30 for a box, Crest Whitestrips are a great deal if you want to get fast teeth whitening results.

Nite Wite Excel Bleach

Another great home treatment for whitening your teeth is Nite Wite Excel.  For the price on Amazon this is one of the best teeth whitening treatments out there and is currently a steal.  Like other bleaches for teeth, how Nite Wite works is you load a custom fitted tray with the gel from the product.  Then, you apply the tray over you teeth for at least 3 hours or for best results, overnight while you sleep.  Many dentists sell this treatment to their patients for extraordinarily high prices and is definitely a recommended treatment for anyone looking for an at-home teeth whitening solution.

At the price of $20, this is a great treatment at a deal you shouldn't pass up if you're looking for a cheap (but quality) teeth whitening product.

14 comments

Acai 7 years ago

Really, This method can get rid of any stains on your teeth obtained from coffee, smoking, or dark colored drinks


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sheristeele 7 years ago from Siler City, NC

Good information.. I would love to learn more about Nite White bleach. . thanks


Teeth 7 years ago

Nice hub! yes, Baking soda is another great home remedy for whiter teeth too. It has fast results plus is fairly inexpensive too.


Resveratrol 7 years ago

One of the most important aspects of sporting a gleaming, white smile is being in a constant routine and using the correct techniques to really make your teeth glow. You can't expect perfect teeth without giving daily effort.


Colon 7 years ago

Teeth can be stained on the surface via food and drinks, for example coffee, tea or red wine. Smoking can make teeth appear yellowed. As you grow older teeth can become darker naturally. may be this method will help...


Teeth Whitening Reviews 7 years ago

Many adults and teenagers suffer from tooth discoloration and yes even I have the same problem...But I guess I got some good points from here...thanks


how to get rid of stretch marks 7 years ago

I suggest every one to adopt these natural techniques of teeth whitening, Malic acid which is a harmful substance for our teeth can be easily removed with these techniques.


Hammas 6 years ago

Good info, but i dont like too bright teeths.


Autoresponder 6 years ago

I find that using a teeth whitener toothpaste works wonders.


Directory Submission Software 6 years ago

What is the best teeth whitener product in your opinion?


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TomTipton 6 years ago from Hollywood, CA

Draanor thanks for the solid hub

I tried the strawberry and baking soda recipe back in my no-money student days and it worked pretty well. The only problem was I used it too much and my teeth became extremely sensitive for a time. I had to give it up and switch to over-the-counter products like the Crest Whitestrips (which seem to work pretty well).


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Teeth Whitening DDS 5 years ago

Malic acid is also within strawberries but unlike some, it's not something I'd spend my time rubbing my teeth on because of the sugar content. Additionally those home-made recipes are sort of an inconvenience. They do work, but you really have to keep at it and over time, you can get lazy making the preparation. When you work through a DIY formula, you find you don't have time to keep it up. I've tried a few over-the-counter gels that have worked wonders and aren't as inconvenient as those 'strips' that you see at the store.


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france1982 5 years ago from Planet Earth

I have read an article about a beautiful Korean girl, Ji Hyun Ji and her bad habit. She do not brush her teeth from the last 10 years. I think Ji Hyun Ji must read this hub.. :)

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