4 Home Remedies to Whiten Teeth

DIY Recipes and Tips for a Bright White Smile

To get whiter teeth, you actually don’t need to buy expensive whitening strips that can also leave your mouth sore and sensitive. Adjusting your dental routine, trying some of these DIY whitening recipes, and adjusting the way you eat certain foods may be all you need for a healthier, pearly white smile on the cheap.    


Proper Brushing: What You Might Not Have Known  
It doesn’t matter how many whitening treatments you apply, if you’re not following proper dental hygiene you’re wasting your time.   

“The recommended brushing time is between 2 to 3 minutes per session with a minimum of two brushing sessions per day,” says Dentist Marielaina Perrone, DDS.  
Family Dentist Mark Burhenne, DDS stresses that proper technique is also necessary so you don’t wear down your enamel. “Brush after meals and use a gentle, small, circular motion while tilting the bristles at a 45 degree angle toward the gum line,” he explains. “And remember that no matter how long you brush, it doesn’t replace flossing.” Do that at least once a day.      


DIY Strawberry Whitening Paste  
Ingredients:

1 strawberry
1/2 teaspoon baking soda  

In a small bowl, mash a strawberry well. Mix in the baking soda. Using a damp toothbrush, brush the mix onto your teeth. Leave on your teeth for five minutes, rinse your mouth and then brush and floss as normal.  

Try doing this twice a week until you achieve your desired results.      


DIY Hydrogen Peroxide + Baking Soda Paste  
Ingredients:

2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
2 tablespoons baking soda  

In a small jar or other airtight container, combine the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Mix them together to form a smooth, thick paste. (You can keep this paste stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks).  

After brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally would, wet your toothbrush and apply a small amount of this paste (cover the bristles). Then brush your teeth for two minutes, avoiding the gums, as this can lighten them as well. Now rinse the toothbrush and brush your teeth with clean water for two more minutes. Rinse your mouth with warm water.  

Do this one to two times per week, until you reach your desired shade. Then reduce usage, and do this only one to three times per month.      


Simple Baking Soda Super-Charge  
This one’s great because it doesn’t require almost any additional effort outside of your normal brushing routine.  

Ingredients:

Toothpaste
Small pinch of baking soda  

Spread toothpaste on your toothbrush. (Bonus trivia: that little swipe of toothpaste on your brush has a name: nurdle. Kind of cute.) Then sprinkle a pinch of baking soda onto the toothpaste and brush your teeth as normal.  

Repeat once per day for about a week and then do only once per week as maintenance.        


Banana Peel Rub  
Ingredients:

Banana peel  

Simply rub the inside of a banana peel all over your teeth for two minutes. Then brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste.  

You can do this everyday until you’re satisfied with the shade of your pearly whites.      

Tricks to Prevent Staining  
In addition to trying these whitening recipes, also take these measures to help prevent teeth staining.  

Things we commonly ingest that stain our teeth: coffee, tea, sodas, wine, acidic foods and beverages, blueberries.  

When possible, try consuming these drinks through a straw so that they bypass your teeth, having less of a chance to stain them. (Blueberries through a straw, you’re wondering? Think smoothies).  

But when straws are out of the question (we know you’d get weird looks drinking wine through a straw), Dr. Burhenne says that you can also reduce the staining effects of these foods by brushing and floss after consuming them.  

Note that if you’ve just had acidic food or drinks, rinse your mouth out with water, but wait an hour or so before brushing your teeth as this could accelerate the wearing down of tooth enamel and staining.  

But if you’ve consumed teeth staining foods or drinks and it’s going to be a long while before you get your hands on a toothbrush, just make sure that you rinse your mouth out with water (swish it around your teeth thoroughly).  

Also, “Eating cheese or sipping water while you enjoy your wine can neutralize the acidic effects of the wine,” says Dr. Burhenne. An excuse to eat more cheese? Yes, please. 
More On ChickRx:

Share This Article:

Pin It:

Comments

Anonymous commented
:)
herrythakur commented
Very useful whiten teeth tips. Homeremedies(dot)net
Jojo007 commented
Banan peel is a great remedies for teeth whitening.I have gotten a great result by using this mathode. you can try this. Thanks Teeth Whitening Home Remedies http://besthometeethwhitenings.blogspot.com/2014/11/professional-teeth-whitening-kits-part-1.html
Treva commented
Using a straw too much will cause wrinkles around your lips. Just like smokers have. Just saying.
meganearl commented
Thanks for these teeth whitening tips! I feel like whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to boost your confidence a bit. I didn't know that strawberries and baking soda could do the trick! I'll have to give that a try. Have you ever used charcoal to whiten your teeth? I've heard that works pretty well. Megan | http://www.burlingtondentures.com/dentures.html
Nimita commented
Does natural ways of whitening really help? I had been doing it for over a month on a regular basis but didn't see any positive result. Then finally i had to see a dentist Mumbai and treated there for whitening. Am glad as i can flaunt my smile unlike before after all it is the smile that tells about ones personality. :)
felicemorin commented
I definitely agree that whitening attempts are pointless without basic dental care. Many people don't brush their teeth often enough or long enough. There are some apps that have been developped to help with effective brushing of teeth. I usually just play a song that's about two and a half minutes long to gauge when I've brushed long enough. Thanks for the article! www.forestlawndentalcentre.ca
Nimita commented
Does natural way of dental care really help? I had been doing it for over a month on a regular basis but didn't see any positive result. Then finally i had to see a dentist Mumbai and treated there for whitening. Am glad as i can flaunt my smile unlike before after all it is the smile that tells about ones personality. :)
mariaalexander commented
Hi everyone, I was going crazy when my husband breakup with me and left me for another woman!! All thanks to Dr Unity the best love spell caster online that helped me to bring back my husband today and restore happiness in my marriage.. I'm Sonia Williams by name i lives in England. My husband breakup with me and left me to be with another woman, and i wanted him back. I was so frustrated and i could not know what next to do again, I love my husband so much but he was cheating on me with another woman and this makes him break up with me so that he can be able to get married to the other lady and this lady i think use witchcraft on my husband to make him hate me and my kids and this was so critical and uncalled-for, I cry all day and night for God to send me a helper to get back my husband!! I was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help get ex back fast. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my husband really called me and told me that he miss me so much, Oh My God! i was so happy, and today i am happy with my man again and we are joyfully living together as one big family and i thank the powerful spell caster Dr.Unity, he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that Dr Unity spell caster is best spell caster online who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are here and your lover is turning you down, or your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore, contact this powerful spell caster Dr.Unity on his email at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464,His website:http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com .
mariaalexander commented
Real love spell that work fast to get ex back and Stop a Divorce or Break-Up After 12 Years of married, My Husband Changed His Mind!! We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone else. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn't even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr.Unity can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and told him my problems and he told me what to do and i did it and he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again. Dr.Unity is the best online spell caster that is powerful and genuine. If you have any problem contact him and i guarantee you that he will help you. Here’s his contact: Email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on whats-app: 2348071622464. Website: http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com . Maria , 38 years, Ca, USA.
shirley127 commented
Hello I am Shirley Morris ,I am out here to spread this good news to the entire world on how I got my ex husband back.I was going crazy when my husband left me and my two kids for another woman last month, But when i met a friend that introduced me to Dr Keke Odin the great messenger to the oracle of Great Keke Spell Temple. I narrated my problem to Dr Keke Odin about how my ex Husband left me and my two kids and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it was been done,24 hours later, My Ex Husband called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me and the kids before now and one week after my Husband called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in a very big company here in USA were i needed to work as the managing director.. you can contact Dr Keke Odin through the following mean Email: greatkekespelltemple@gmail.com Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876 website: http://greatkekespelltemple01.webs.com
mariaalexander commented
Hello friends, How to Get Ex Back Fast, Dr.Unity Love Spell works for real.. My husband left me for another woman three months ago and ever since then my life have been filled with pains sorrow and heart break because he was my first love whom i have spent my entire life with. A friend of mine told me he saw some testimonies of a spell caster called Dr.Unity that he can bring back lover within some few days, i laugh it out and said i am not interested but because of the love my friend had for me, she consulted the great priest on my behalf and to my greatest surprise after 2 days my husband called me for the very first time after three months that he is missing me and that he is so sorry for every thing he made me went through.He came back to me and now we are happy together. I still can’t believe it, because it highly unbelievable. Thank you Dr.Unity for bringing back my lover and also to my lovely friend who interceded on my behalf, for any one who might need the help of this great Dr here is the email address:Unityspelltemple@gmail.com , you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464 , his website:http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com . Jesica Wanda, 24 years, NY, USA.
Queen Brown commented
After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: spiritualherbalisthealing@gmail.com or call him +2349055637784 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS'