Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

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How to get white teeth fast without leaving home? Before you decide to spend a small fortune on professional treatments at a dentist’s, check out a few home ways that can help you enjoy brighter teeth. How to whiten your teeth in a week? Is it possible to achieve this beauty goal using only home solutions? Keep reading to find out.

Why do teeth get yellowish?

Let’s start with the basics, shall we? If you’re dreaming about having white teeth, first you must learn what makes them yellowish. In this way you’ll stay away from all the factors that pull you away from achieving your beauty goal. The color of teeth changes due to:

  • plaque
  • age
  • some medicines (e.g. allergy medications, high blood pressure medications, antibiotics)
  • some dental products
  • frequent drinking of coffee, tea and energy drinks
  • cigarette smoking
  • poor oral hygiene
  • some foods (blueberries, blackberries, beetroots)
  • too much fluorine


1. Food products that get you white teeth

Has anyone planned a diet for whiter teeth? You bet, somebody has done that, and the effects are proven to be profound. The majority of such diets consist of fruit that contains acids which have a brightening effect on the teeth. Lemon is a classic. If you keep drinking homemade lemonade (water + lemon juice), soon you will notice your teeth getting way whiter. What other food products can make your smile whither?

  • Strawberries
    These red berries contain plenty of malic acid which is known for dealing with and brightening tooth discoloration. How to use strawberries to get whiter teeth? Try slicing it in two halves, take either to your hand and start gliding in all over the teeth.
  • Nuts and seeds
    For example, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds texture is perfect for erasing discolorations that appeared on the enamel, thus leaving you with a whiter smile.
  • Pineapple
    This is our favorite tooth whitener. It contains bromelain that works as your ally in the fight for healthy teeth (it fights back decay), leaves the teeth whiter and deals with tooth discoloration.

2. Other easy-accessible substances that get you white teeth

  • Baking soda & lemon for whiter teeth
    This combination appears to be the perfect duo for white teeth! Mix a pinch of baking soda with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Then apply the paste to the teeth and start brushing them as if you do it with a regular toothpaste. Use this treatment weekly.
  • Apple vinegar for whiter teeth
    Swishing the apple vinegar kills bacteria and helps you erase tooth discoloration. Use it every morning before washing the teeth.
  • Activated charcoal for whiter teeth
    Activated charcoal is a marvelous substance! It isn’t toxic, is totally safe for the human organism and incredibly effective when used as a tooth whitening agent. What’s the most surprising, activated charcoal doesn’t cause any damage to enamel because it doesn’t absorb the minerals that teeth are made from – simply put, activated charcoal doesn’t interfere with the teeth structure. How to make teeth whiter with activated charcoal? This is simple! Take one pill of activated charcoal, smash it and combine with a dash of water. Apply this black paste to your teeth and let it sit for 3-4 minutes. Later rinse your mouth thoroughly and brush the teeth with a regular paste. You can use activated charcoal once or twice a week.
  • Baking soda for whiter teeth
    Take a regular toothbrush, put there a pinch of baking soda and start brushing the teeth – do it for a few minutes. Another idea of making teeth whiter due to baking soda depends on mixing it with hydrogen peroxide. Use this paste to brush the teeth for 3-4 minutes, rinse the mouth and follow with a regular toothpaste.
    Note: Baking soda has a strong effect therefore you have to realize that using it too often may cause some damage to the enamel. For your safety, try not to use this baking soda paste more often than once a week.
  • Turmeric for whiter teeth
    This oriental spice, which turmeric undoubtedly is, has fungicidal and antibacterial effects. Since it’s proven to be able to brighten the enamel, you can combine a pinch of turmeric with your favorite toothpaste and brush your teeth with it twice a week. Another solution is mixing turmeric with coconut oil. If you want to, you can enrich this homemade whitening toothpaste with two drops of refreshing mint essential oil.
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Nicky Trynide

is a professional make up artist whose work has graced the runway and the red carpet as well as national and international television shows and magazines. Nicky credits his long and successful career in the industry to his innate ability to see and bring out the beauty in everyone. Growing up, his passion for his future profession was sparked by his mother and two grandmothers, all European-trained estheticians

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