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9 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth at Home

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Everyone wants natural, white, healthy teeth. Here are some home remedies that will help to whiten your teeth naturally.

1. Lemon Juice and Water

A mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water will help restore whiteness to your teeth and completely disinfect your oral cavity.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of water with 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Brush your teeth thoroughly with the combined liquids and then rinse it out
  • After that brush your teeth again, with your regular toothpaste
  • Do this just once a week

Another method is to apply the water lemon mixture directly onto your teeth and leave it there like a mask for about ten minutes. After the time’s up, rinse your mouth out with water. You can do this twice a week for better results.

2. A Strawberry

Pretty much everybody knows that strawberries are super delicious and healthy, but did you know that they’re great for lightening your teeth?

That’s because they’re acidic, which is great for teeth whitening.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Take a ripe strawberry and mash it up with a spoon.
  • Brush your teeth with this paste for a few minutes to get rid of yellow stains.
  • You can do this once a month.

You can also add some baking soda.

  • Here you should mash up 1 strawberry at half a teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Stir them together.
  • Dip your toothbrush into the mixture and brush your teeth with it.
  • Leave the mixture on your teeth for about 5 minutes.
  • And then rinse your mouth with water.
  • Repeat this 1 to 2 times a week.

3. Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal has recently been gaining fame as an amazing home remedy for teeth whitening. It’s no surprise since it’s one of the easiest and most inexpensive products to naturally whiten your teeth.

As an antioxidant, this stuff truly works wonders by removing all the toxins and surface stains left by tea, coffee, and food consumption. Brushing your teeth with activated charcoal has been proven to lighten the teeth by up to three shades.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Crush up one charcoal tablet into a powder.
  • Dip your clean wet toothbrush into it.
  • Brush your teeth as you normally do. (Just don’t freak out when your teeth and mouth instantly become covered in the black stuff).
  • Rinse it away to reveal bright, whiter teeth.

4. Powdered Milk and Toothpaste

Dairy products, especially milk, significantly improve the health of your teeth. Milk contains both calcium and phosphorus which promote the remineralization of tooth enamel.

You can either put more dairy products in your diet. Or use powder milk to brush your teeth. Combine it with your toothpaste for an even better effect.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Put some toothpaste on your toothbrush.
  • Add a bit of powdered milk on top of it.
  • Brush your teeth with it
  • Do this 1 to 2 times a week to get your teeth pearly white and strong.

5. Sea Salt, Lemon Juice and Toothpaste

Another significant component for homemade teeth whitening remedy is sea salt. It has loads of important minerals and elements such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Sea salt has antibacterial properties, which freshen your breath and protect your enamel.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Mix half a teaspoon of sea salt and some freshly squeezed lemon juice with a small amount of toothpaste.
  • Apply the mixture to your teeth.
  • Leave it on for a minute before rinsing your mouth.
  • Repeat 1 to 2 times a week.

6. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Baking soda does an exceptional job of removing surface stains from your teeth, making them way wider.

Lemon contains vitamin C, which helps for lightening teeth. And lemons also have antibacterial properties that kill the microorganisms living in your mouth.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Put a pinch of baking soda on your toothbrush.
  • Add a few drops of lemon juice over it to achieve a set of bright shiny teeth.
  • Once a week is enough to get the desired effect and keep your enamel healthy.
  • You can also mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water and brush your teeth with the paste.

This combination provides a more gentle cleansing so you can repeat this procedure a little more frequently twice a week.

7. Toothpaste, Sea Salt, Baking soda and Lemon juice

It’s great to use these powerful remedies one by one. But why not combine them all and make one super remedy?

Notice that, while I warned you earlier not to combine all the remedies. With this specific combination, you’ll be okay if you’re careful. Because it has a safe enough balance of acidic and alkaline components.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Mix one tablespoon of toothpaste, a pinch of sea salt, a bit of baking soda, and 4 to 5 drops of lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Brush your teeth with this mixture for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Use this method once every 2 months.

You’ll see the difference in just one use, but don’t get too excited. That immediate result is due to the fact that this treatment is Potent with a capital P. You can use this method only once every two months. The effect will last quite a long time. So don’t overdo it and hurt your poor enamel.

8. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is basically a bleaching agent, so it’s a must-have for teeth whitening. However, before using hydrogen peroxide, make sure that your teeth aren’t too sensitive.

If you don’t want to risk damaging your teeth, you can always find a toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide in it from the store. This way you don’t have to worry about your teeth sensitivity because the hydrogen peroxide is balanced out with other ingredients.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Dip a cotton swab into the peroxide.
  • Gently rub it on your teeth, be careful though, because this whitening technique isn’t recommended for frequent use as it can harm your enamel.
  • Doing it once or twice a week would be plenty.

You can also use Hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash before brushing your teeth. Just make sure you’re using either a 1.5% or 3% solution for this.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar and Water

Apple cider vinegar is a highly powerful cleansing and disinfecting agent. It removes stains and kills all the bacteria in your mouth.

Here’s What You Should Do:

  • Dilute half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
  • Use this homemade mouthwash every morning before brushing your teeth.
  • The water balances out the acidity of the vinegar, so it’s fine to use this mixture daily.

And there you have it achieving the perfect smile is way easier than you think. Do you have any DIY teeth whitening tips of your own, let me know in the comments section below. Hope it was helpful. Thank You.

Source: https://glorin.medium.com/9-natural-ways-to-whiten-teeth-at-home-8908d00653d4