Home Remedies for Whiter Teeth

Smile enhances one’s attraction at the same time it represents one’s facial expressions. The color of your teeth determines the quality of your smile. When you have white teeth, you tend to smile a lot more and have a higher self-esteem.


People with discolored teeth, on the other hand, do not like to smile much because they are embarrassed and ashamed of their colored teeth, and usually, they have decreased their self-esteem.​

The solution of this problem lies in teeth whitening, and it is, therefore, understandable why the teeth whitening solutions are growing in popularity every day in almost every part of the world.​

Among the teeth whitening solutions available today, without visiting a dentist, most people prefer the ones that they can carry out at home, even although the dentist will probably be able to offer teeth whitening solutions whose results are much faster and, sometimes, immediate.​

Home Remedies for Whiter Teeth

The first and most obvious of these reasons is the costs involved. Home teeth whitening are much cheaper than almost all the teeth whitening solutions that a dentist can provide you. Home teeth whitening provides convenient offers. As a result, this solution is so popular in many places around the globe.​

You can whiten your teeth at home by doing something as simple as brushing your teeth using special toothpaste now and then, and thus you can escape visiting a dentist. Here is a list of nine home remedies that should help you whiten your teeth and, by extension, improve your smile as well:​


Baking Soda

Baking soda is a strong acid neutralizer and can help you get rid of permanent stains, and it can reduce to discolor of your teeth. In fact, a good proportion of some toothpaste that is sold on the market today contains some amount of baking powder.

Baking Soda

To use baking powder as a teeth whitener, mix some baking hot powder in a cup with a pinch of salt then wet your toothpaste before dipping it into the mixture. Using the toothbrush, apply and even layer of the baking hot powder over the surface of your teeth and leave it there for two or three minutes before rinsing it off using mouthwash.


Eating Carrots

Carrots are natural teeth cleaners and as you, crunch to sticks of raw carrots they rub against your teeth and scrape off plaque from the teeth surface. Also, they maintain the alkaline-acid balance inside the mouth is thereby helping to kill any bacteria present there.

kid eating carrot

Eating Apples and Celery

Like carrots, apples and celery also help in scraping plaque of the surfaces of the teeth. Their high vitamin c content also means that they help in killing bacteria that cause odors while at the same time working to prevent gingivitis and gum diseases.


Lemon Peel

Lemon peels have high acid content, and they can be used as a very effective, natural teeth whitener. The lemon peel can either be rubbed directly over the surfaces of the teeth or its juice extracted and mixed with equal proportions of water before being applied to the teeth using a soft toothbrush.

However, lemon peels should not be used too often or else the high acidic content would prove counterproductive by causing the decay of the teeth. Orange and pineapple peels can also be used the same way.



Strawberries contain malic acid, which is one of the key ingredients of most commercial teeth whiteners. Also, the fiber contained in the fruits' acts as a natural cleanser that removes bacteria from the teeth. Simply mash up a few fruits and apply the mixture to your teeth then leave it there for 2-3 minutes before rinsing it off.

Boy Eating Strawberries

Banana Peels

The peels of bananas contain some essential minerals such as magnesium, manganese, and potassium, all of which penetrate into the teeth and help in their whitening.

To use this remedy, simply rub the banana peels over the surface of your teeth for about 3 minutes and leaves it there for another 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water.

Banana Peels

Hard Cheese

Eating harder cheese helps in increasing the amount of saliva within the mouth and this, in turn, helps to remove any bacteria present in the mouth that may cause discoloration.

hard cheese

Avoid Teeth Staining Foods and Drinks

Some foods and drinks, especially the dark-colored ones such as coffee and colas, stain your teeth and can lead to discoloration.


Good Oral Hygiene

Basic oral hygiene routines such as regular brushing and flossing of the teeth can help fight off teeth discoloration.


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