We can’t all get professional whitening whenever our teeth are looking dull. These quick tricks show how to whiten your teeth at home and make a white and bright smile, no dentist visit required!
Our 9 easy home whitening tips show you how to make your teeth sparkle and is perfect for any budget. With a few of the items already in your pantry it’s practically a free teeth whitening crash course.
Say goodbye to your yellow smile, and say hello to the new you!
1. Activated Charcoal
An ideal blog for those readers who want to lead a more natural lifestyle, Genevieve has posted a great article at Mamanatural.com showing how to use activated charcoal to whiten teeth. This super absorbent material contains millions of tiny pores that bind up poisons, chemicals, and even intestinal gas and safely remove them from your body. One of the benefits of using this technique is the price, under $10! Be careful not to use it too often as any filling can be affected.
2. Banana Peel
Amber at barefootblonde.com suggests rubbing banana skin over your teeth because it acts as a gentle exfoliator and removes surface stains. The banana will not reach inside the pores on the surface of your enamel – so no true ‘deep’ clean will take place, although this prevents enamel damage which is a good thing!
3. Brushing and Floss are Teeth Whitening Home Remedies
Lynsey at moscatomom.com suggests the easiest teeth whitening method… Flossing! Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing. Flossing helps get rid of plaque that you cannot see – it isn’t just about getting food out of there. Flossing daily can help you cut down on tooth decay and gum disease so your smile looks great.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar for Whitening Teeth at Home
Apple Cider Vinegar is another simple DIY teeth whitening home remedy which can help remove stains. Dip your toothbrush into apple cider vinegar and brush your teeth for about 2 minutes. It can also be made into a paste form by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda.
Apple Cider Vinegar contains acid which can wear enamel, so we recommend only using this technique once or twice a month.
5. Eat Crunchy Foods
Julia suggests eating crisp, crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery in her post ‘4 Ways To Whiten Your Teeth‘. These fruits and vegetables act like a toothbrush as you chew by removing excess food and bacteria and scrubbing away surface stains. Chewing also stimulates saliva, your mouth’s natural cleaning method.
6. Home Teeth Whitening Kits
Emma has a great fashion and beauty blog over at glossy-boutique.com. Although the article was posted a little while ago, her review of Beauty Time Therapies whitening kit left her teeth looking much brighter and cleaner afterwards. Whitening kits are definitely worth a try if our other remedies aren’t working for you.
7. Coconut Oil Rinse
The team over at livingino.com suggest using Coconut Oil Rinse for whitening your teeth. Put a spoonful of the oil in your mouth and swish it around like mouthwash for fifteen minutes. Or you could rub it on the toothbrush and simply brush.
Be careful to use real coconut oil and not coconut flakes or another sweet concoction. Leaving coconut sugars on your teeth will accelerate tooth decay.
8. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
Andrea at homemadeforelle.com has a cool homemade Baking Soda solution which works wonders. Just mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with an equal amount of baking soda to make a white paste. Use the paste solution to brush your teeth once or twice a month for great results.
Who would have thought a spice most likely to stain your clothes could also whiten your teeth? Heather at mamanatural.com posted about the subtle Turmeric tooth-whitening power, and the somewhat mysterious way the spice lightens teeth. Try dipping a toothbrush in 1/8 teaspoon organic turmeric, applying to your teeth and let it sit for about 3 minutes before rinsing and brushing with your normal toothpaste. The results aren’t dramatic, but it certainly lightens your teeth a few shades. Just make sure that you use a dedicated toothbrush during the process to avoid staining your regular brush.
These tips sound interesting, but just remember a simple routine of using an electronic toothbrush and whitening paste also works great.
Seeing a dentist regularly and investing in good oral hygiene is no doubt one of the best ways to whiten yellow teeth, but if you find these aren’t working for you, perhaps these whitening tips will help you.