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Three Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

Updated on October 13, 2012

If you want whiter teeth, but you can't afford the expensive and unhealthy dental treatments, you should know you could achieve great results at home. In fact, there are plenty of ways and tips on how to whiten your teeth naturally, but here you will be presented with three of them that are sure to work.

Lemon Juice and Orange Peels

Take the orange peels and rub their inner side into your teeth. Do this for about 4 to 5 minutes and in the end add a few drops of lemon juice. This procedure should not be practiced more than 3 or 4 times a month since the citric acid and the lemon acid can damage the protective enamel layer of your teeth. This is why its also important to rinse carefully after you have finished in order to remove the dangerous acids from your teeth.

Strawberries - a surprising natural teeth whitener
Strawberries - a surprising natural teeth whitener | Source

Strawberries

This method has been used by people for many years and it has a remarkable effect. In order to use strawberries to whiten your teeth you need to take a few and crush them until they turn into a paste. Use the paste to brush your teeth two times a week until you achieve the desired whitening result. Afterwards, in order to maintain the whiteness of your teeth keep performing the procedure once a week. Of course, don't forget to rinse afterwards. Interestingly enough, one of the famous people known to use this technique is Catherine Zeta Jones.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix some apple cider vinegar with a little baking soda. Use the resulting mixture and brush your teeth. A lot of people say that using apple cider vinegar has an effect on par with professional teeth whitening and it can be useful for removing especially stubborn stains like the ones from tobacco or coffee. You should not overdo this because the acid could quickly start wearing away the enamel off your teeth. This means that this whitening procedure should not be performed more than once or twice a month. Of course, rinsing is mandatory.

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    • rodney80 profile image

      rodney80 5 years ago

      Really good info. I knew only backing soda to use for whitening but surprised that there are more for that.

    • Demetry profile image

      Demetry 5 years ago from Australia

      Interesting. I sometimes use a bit of baking soda (by itself) on the toothbrush like you would toothpaste. I think Julia Roberts does this too :)

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      Marieta Naidenova 5 years ago

      Thank you for your comment. When I learned about this, I also found it fascinating and that's why I decided to write this hub. I hope it's helpful or interesting.

    • Tracy Lynn Conway profile image

      Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

      I was not aware of these natural teeth whiteners, while I would never consider using anything harsh I love these safe alternatives.