10 Homemade Remedies To Whiten Teeth

By Mamta Khati
How to whiten teeth naturally at home, find out | Boldsky

A perfect white, shining set of sparkling teeth can make anyone more confident and more attractive. Many people conceal their teeth while smiling because they are self-conscious about the colour of their teeth.

The enamel, which is the outermost layer of the teeth, often erodes due to various factors. When that enamel wears out, it becomes translucent and yellow. Certain habits accelerate the enamels to be eroded.

These are as follows:

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1. Excessive Consumption Of Tea Or Coffee:

Tea or coffee stains your teeth and makes them stickier. This in turn causes the food particles to accumulate.

2. Consumption Of Sugary Drinks:

Sugary drinks are bad for your teeth, but if you love to drink it, make sure you drink it quickly instead of sipping on it slowly. Once you finish drinking it, rinse your mouth with water.

3. Smoking:

Smoking is injurious to health and is also a worst factor for tooth decay and discolouration. Smoking damages your teeth and, in some cases, it leaves a permanent mark that cannot be removed.

In this article, we will give you 10 home remedies to whiten your teeth. Let's take a look.

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1. Oil Pulling:

Oil pulling is an old Indian remedy and is used to enhance the oral health and remove toxins from your body. This is a very simple process and is quite inexpensive.

How To Use:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of pure, organic oil and swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes.
  • Push and pull the oil through your teeth.
  • After rinsing your mouth with the oil, spit it out and rinse your mouth with water.
  • For best results, practice this daily to reduce plague and discolouration.
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2. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is a natural cleaning product. The acetic acid present in it kills the bacteria and makes your teeth white.

How To Use:

  • Dilute apple cider vinegar with water.
  • Swish it in your mouth for several minutes.
  • Rinse your mouth with plain water afterwards.

Note: The acetic acid present can erode your teeth enamel, so do not use this every day.

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3. Strawberries:

Strawberries contain malic acid and vitamin C, which help in whitening the teeth. Vitamin C helps in removing the plaque and makes the teeth white.

How To Use:

  • Mash a few strawberries and brush it with a toothbrush.
  • You can also eat it directly.
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4. Floss Your Teeth:

Flossing is very important, as it helps to remove the yellow stains in between the teeth.

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5. Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables:

Chewing crunchy fruits and vegetables helps in removing the excess food particles and bacteria from your teeth. Apple, carrots, and celery are awesome for your teeth.

Chewing on them helps to wipe off the surface stains. The acid content in the fruits and vegetables makes your teeth healthy and white.

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6. Lemon:

Lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent, which helps in making the teeth white and bright.

How To Use:

  • Mix 2-3 drops of lemon juice with a pinch of salt.
  • Apply the mixture on the stained teeth.
  • Rub the mixture evenly on your teeth and gums.
  • Leave it on for a few minutes.
  • Rinse it off with normal water.
  • Repeat this process twice in a day for whiter and brighter teeth.
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7. Salt:

Salt is found in every kitchen and is one of the oldest remedies for teeth cleaning. Salt helps to replenish the mineral content in the teeth.

How To Use:

Use salt as a toothpowder instead of a toothpaste.

  • You can also mix salt with charcoal and brush your teeth with this regularly.

Note: Be careful while using salt, as it can erode the teeth enamel if used roughly.

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8. Holy Basil:

Holy basil contains whitening properties that protect your teeth from pyorrhea.

How To Use:

  • Dry a few holy basil leaves and grind them into a fine powder.
  • Mix the powder with a regular toothpaste and brush your teeth daily.
  • Another option is to mix holy basil powder with mustard oil and use it like a toothpaste.
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9. Charcoal:

Charcoal contains crystal-based chemicals that help in whitening the teeth.

How To Use:

  • Mix charcoal powder with your regular toothpaste and gently brush your teeth.
  • Repeat this process twice a day for sparkling white teeth.
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10. Banana Or Orange Peel:

Banana or orange peel contains magnesium and potassium, which make your teeth shine white and bright.

How To Use:

  • Simply rub a banana or orange peel directly on to your teeth.
  • Follow it twice a week for best results.
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