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Home Remedies for Whitening Teeth

Updated on July 10, 2009

How to Get Whiter Teeth?

Many rely on expensive teeth whitening kits to unstain their teeth while sometimes the answer to whiter teeth can be found right at home using simple and easy home remedies for whitening teeth.

Though discoloration is natural overtime, teeth becomes discolored and stained for a number of reasons. Chief among them is food and drinks we consume.

Some of the worst on your teeth include carbonated drinks, tobacco, coffee and tea because of the presence of chromogenic agents in these products.

There are plenty of over the counter teeth whitening kits available but before you decide to try any of them, take a look at some of do-it-yourself home remedies for teeth whitening.

These remedies are cost effective and most of them uses natural ingredients you probably have them already at home.

These home remedies for whitening teeth are cost effective and most of them uses natural ingredients you probably have them already at home.
These home remedies for whitening teeth are cost effective and most of them uses natural ingredients you probably have them already at home.

Natural Teeth Whitening Tips

Remedy #1

A good start to remove stains on your teeth is eating (or chewing) strawberries. The reason for the strawberry is that it contains natural malic acid that helps whiten teeth. Brush your teeth with regular toothpaste thereafter.

Remedy #2

An apple a day keeps the dentist away. Watery fruits like apples, celery, pears and carrots helps trigger saliva and remove stains and plague on your teeth by neutralizing acid that commonly causes tooth decay.

Remedy #3

A relatively rarely used home remedy for teeth whitening is wood ash. Wood ash is said to be an effective whitening agent because of the presence of potassium hydroxide in it.

However, be aware that you need to use 'hard wood' ash to see results. If this is your home remedy of choice, use it sparingly as potassium hydroxide is a harsh chemical and could damage your teeth.

Remedy #4

Probably one of the most effective home remedies for whitening teeth is the use of baking soda and water to make a toothpaste-like paste. Brush your teeth as if you were using a regular toothpaste and rinse thoroughly. It whitens really well. Some individuals may add a small amount of peroxide.

Teeth whitening at home is no-brainer

Don't let your teeth dictate your self-esteem. These simple home remedies for whitening teeth should do the trick for a brighter, cleaner and whiter teeth. No more yellow, stained teeth and no more costly trip to dentist.

But still, elect to use one method at a time and decide what works best for you.

Lastly, it's also important to practice good oral hygiene like brushing your teeth twice a day and floss after each meal. If you are a smoker, it'd be a good idea to quit smoking (try Ciggarest) and limit Intake of coffee and tea too whenever possible.

Cheers to a brighter smile.

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      agaglia 8 years ago

      thanks. this was interesting. I am still wondering about peroxide.

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