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homemade beauty solutions 5 ways to whiten your teeth at home

Updated on August 14, 2012

In today’s modern living it is easy to see why the commercial teeth whitening systems are making big dollars, with beautiful white dazzling smiles splashed across tv, billboards magazines and the internet it’s a healthy look that many of us desire.

But with the effects of smoking, coffee, tea, wine, and so much more staining our teeth on an everyday basis, it’s not always easy to maintain the white of our teeth.

Although the chemical treatments work they are expensive and can leave your teeth feeling over sensitive, this is where the simple and easy homemade teeth whitening recipes can be a great option.

With ingredients such as baking soda and lemons you can be sure your making your own natural teeth whitening pastes that are not only cost effective but are known to work.

The following recipes are just a few of the many combinations that you can use to help keep your teeth white and remove some old stubborn stains.

1. Baking soda and toothpaste.

One of the simplest and non-fuss methods that I know and personally use at least twice a week

Step one: line your toothbrush as you would normally with toothpaste and wet lightly with water

Step two: Dip toothbrush into baking soda so that there is a good covering of powder and brush in circular motions

Step three: Rinse well with cool water

Note: you can mix these two ingredients together making a separate paste that is a lot gentler in application

1. Baking soda paste

This simple homemade toothpaste is a great way to naturally whiten your teeth at home.

Step one: Mix one part baking soda with one part water in a small bowl until it forms a paste like consistency

Step two: brush your teeth with the paste as you would normally before rinsing well with cool water

2. Baking Soda and lemon juice

A potent cleaning combination that can work wonders for removing stains from your teeth adding a healthy white shine after only a few applications.

Step one: Juice half a lemon into a small a bowl

Step two: Add 3or more tablespoons of baking soda and let it fizz

Step Three: While fizzing take either a baby toothbrush or a cotton tip and coat each tooth carefully and evenly leaving for a minute before rinsing with water

Step four: brush again normally, using regular fluoride toothpaste which will help avoid any damage to your teeth from the natural acids found in lemon juice

Note: lemon peel itself is said to be quite good at removing stains, simply scrub the peel over your teeth and rinse

1.Baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide paste

As anti-bacterial Hydrogen peroxide can be a great help in keeping your mouth clean and germ free, making it the perfect ingredient to use in your whitening paste

Step one: Mix one part baking soda with two parts hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl, the aim is to make a slightly running paste so adjust as needed

Step two: Brush teeth normally and thoroughly

Step three: rinse well with cool water

2. Lemon and salt mouthwash

This mouthwash can be a great aid in whitening teeth, as the citric acid of the lemon and the abrasive salt combine together washing the teeth and refreshing the mouth all in one.

Step one: Prepare salt solution by adding 1 tablespoon of table salt into a quarter cup of water

Step two: Add salt solution to 1 cup of lemon juice and rinse mouth thoroughly

Step three: rinse again with cool water to remove any residue salt

Note: If you have sensitive teeth be careful with this mouthwash as the citric acid from the lemons may cause some pain

Do not swallow mixture and be warned…It is not the best tasting mouthwash

All of the recipes above should only be used a couple of times a week, baking soda is an abrasive substances often used in home cleaning products and over use of it can cause enamel damage .

Lemon juice can affect the enamel of your teeth so again use any recipe with lemon juice only once or twice a week

© K.A.E Grove

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      K.A.E Grove 3 years ago from Australia

      thanks I am so glad that you liked it :)

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great ways to whiten teeth. Thank you for sharing.

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia


      Teeth are such an important part of our health as well as our self esteem, so I am a fan if anything natural that can help us all with that :)

      I am so glad that you found some ideas here that you like

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Very useful. I always buy special toothpastes and prefer your options, which are natural. Brilliant read.

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia


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      Michael 5 years ago

      can I leave a link like this here to a site that is very similar?

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia


      I have to admit I was a bit surprised to see you visiting one of my homemade hub articles but I am thrilled that you may have found some useful tips here :)

      Halloween was fun I think it was the first year that we had a successful trick and treat outing here in Australia which was great to see the local community step up (not a normal holiday here but the shops are trying hard ) which of course makes this whole teeth whitening hub even more important :)

      always great to have you visit thank you

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ....hello my friend - I was thinking about you last night on Halloween as you are the reigning queen of horror poetry here at the Hub - but this handy and useful hub presentation caught my eye - it's just amazing what a homemade remedy can do for you - so thank you for these tips and I hope sincerely all is well with you these days - and here I am after Halloween now on Nov.1 sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 8:55am

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks so much for sharing this on, I am so glad you found it useful :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Amazing tips for teeth whitening... :)

      Just tweeted this.

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      saving money and time are two of my favorite things :) I am so glad you liked this, thanks for the visit :)

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for sharing such informative hub. These are the easier methods. Anyone can try at home. It not only saves money but also save time.

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia


      yes the acidity of the lemon can damage the enamel of the teeth if overused. always use caution with the lemons and clean your teeth normally after which will remove the acid, and of course only use once or twise a week

      glad you like it :)

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      always exploring

      mommies and grandmas always do seem to know best, I am glad to have had you visit again

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      twilight lawns

      I am thrilled that you found this information so useful! thanks for stopping in

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      unknown spy

      I am so glad that you enjoyed this one, I hope these recipes work well for you:)

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      Saloca 5 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      Could the acidity of the lemon damage the enamel of the teeth?

      Helpful hub! Always keen on home-made beauty treatments!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can remember using baking soda when i was a kid. I guess our Mommies do know best.Ha..Thank you..Great info..

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      Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Love this hub. How useful. Thank you.

      I am going to print it out and put it in the box of medicines and stuff.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      wow..haven't thought about lemon before! I love this. Put this on my list to do on weekend :)