Home Remedies For Teeth Whitening

By on December 11, 2011

 Home Remedies For Teeth Whitening

Many people spend time and money trying to get whiter teeth. White teeth help people retain a youthful look and whitening teeth can help remove stains caused by smoking, drinking coffee, drinking wine and other staining that occurs through eating habits. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars getting your teeth whitened professionally, there are a few simple at home methods to teeth whitening.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great substance to brush your teeth with. The powder helps remove stains and plaque from teeth, remove stain molecules from teeth, freshen breath and prevent tooth decay. To brush with baking soda simply wet the toothbrush in water and dip it gently into a small amount of baking soda to make a paste. You will only need about a pea sized amount of baking soda on your toothbrush. Brush your teeth as you would with toothpaste with baking soda once per day for the best results.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural whitening agent with many uses and can be found at most local grocery stores for around one dollar. Hydrogen peroxide not only oxidizes the stains on your teeth, therefore lifting them from the enamel for easy removal, but it also kills bacteria in your mouth, which helps prevent tooth decay. Simply dip your toothbrush in a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and brush your teeth for approximately one minute. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Oranges and Lemons

Orange and lemon fruits naturally whiten teeth. Peel the orange or lemon and rub the inside of the peel against your teeth. By adding a small amount of salt to the inside of the peels, there will be a slight abrasion or scrubbing against your teeth added, which will aid in the removal of stains and plaque.

Salt and Lemon Juice

Create a mixture of lemon juice and salt by squeezing one lemon into a cup and adding approximately a tablespoon of salt to the mixture. Dip your toothbrush into the solution and brush your teeth for one to three minutes. The acidity of the lemon juice helps bleach your teeth and the abrasive properties of the salt lifts stains from your tooth enamel.