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28 Effective Home Remedies To Whiten Your Teeth Instantly by eneubane1(f): 5:41am On Jun 23, 2017
A shining set of sparkling white teeth can make anyone appear more attractive, healthy and younger. Many people avoid smiling in public because they are self-conscious about the poor color of their teeth.

Teeth may gradually become yellow due to aging, hereditary factors, poor dental hygiene, or excessive consumption of tea, coffee, coke, dark wine, tobacco and cigarettes. In addition, high doses of antibiotics, climatic conditions, infection and improper metabolism can contribute to discoloring of teeth.

Often people seek professional treatment to remove the yellow tinge from their teeth, but such treatments take time and can be expensive. If you wish to get rid of yellow teeth, you can try some natural remedies.

There are many kitchen ingredients that you can use to restore your pearly white teeth. Below are 28 tested and trusted natural remedies for teeth whitening.

1. Floss Your Teeth
For some reason, flossing doesn’t come as easily to people as brushing. Still, many dentists and hygienists agree that flossing is more important than brushing. Floss twice daily for the best, teeth-saving results. Just flossing can easily remove the staining between your teeth, helping them to look whiter.

2. Baking Soda and Lemon
Baking soda and lemon is one of the best ingredients that you can use to get rid of yellow teeth. It will help remove plaque and make your pearly whites shine.
Combine baking soda with lemon juice, white vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide and brush with it. Alternatively mix a quarter teaspoon of baking soda with a little toothpaste. Brush your teeth with this gritty mixture and rinse with warm water. Use it once or twice a week.

You can make a whitening mouth wash by mixing one tablespoon of baking soda and one and a half teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide with one cup of cold water. Rinse with the mouthwash two or three times a day.

You can also scrub your teeth gently for at least two minutes with diluted baking soda. Do this twice in the first week, and then every 15 days. It is essential to note that excess use of baking soda can strip your teeth of its natural enamel.

3. Salt
Salt is one of the fundamental dental cleansing agents that has been used for ages. It helps replenish lost mineral content in the teeth and helps revive their white color. You can use common salt regularly each morning as a tooth powder instead of toothpaste.

Another option is to mix common salt with charcoal and brush your teeth with it regularly. You can also mix common salt with baking soda and gently rub it on your teeth. Be extra careful using salt as it can cause damage to your gums and tooth enamel if used roughly.

4. Strawberry, Salt and Baking Soda Scrub
Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which can help break-down plaque that is causing your teeth to look yellow. It also has an enzyme called malic acid, which may help to remove surface stains. The salt acts as an abrasive portion of the paste, physically scrubbing away stain-causing gunk, and the baking soda is an extra touch that you can choose to leave out if you’d prefer (I just like to add it to anything involving my teeth.)

You will need…
-1-3 large strawberries
-A pinch of sea salt
-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (optional)
• Directions
Mash the berries into a pulp, and add a pinch of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of baking soda, if you’re using it. Wipe any extra saliva off your teeth with a paper towel, and then apply a generous portion of the mixture to a toothbrush and apply. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then rinse. Do this nightly.

5. Hydrogen Peroxide
The mild bleaching effect of hydrogen peroxide can help make yellow teeth white again.
Rinse and gargle with a mouth wash that has hydrogen peroxide. Make sure not to swallow the hydrogen peroxide.

You can also make a paste of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and gently brush your teeth with it. Later, brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste. Use hydrogen peroxide with extra caution as it can cause irritation of the gums and make your teeth sensitive.

6. Holy Basil
The leaves of holy basil have whitening properties and can also protect your teeth from problems such as pyorrhea, an advanced form of periodontal disease. Put a few leaves of holy basil in the sun for a few hours. When the leaves are dry, grind them into powder form.

Mix the powder with your regular toothpaste and brush your teeth. Another option is to make a paste of holy basil leaves and mustard oil and then use it to clean your teeth.

7. Apples
Eating a crunchy apple can scrub your teeth like a toothbrush and make them whiter.
1. Try to eat one or two apples daily to get rid of yellow stain accumulated on your teeth.
2. Chew it thoroughly so that the acidic nature of the apple and its fiber-rich rough flesh get ample time to work on your teeth. You can also eat other crunchy food items such as raw carrots, cucumbers and broccoli.

8. Charcoal
Charcoal is one of the best known home remedies for yellow teeth. Charcoal has a powerful crystal-based chemical that whitens teeth.
Mix some charcoal powder with your regular toothpaste and gently brush your teeth.

Do this twice daily to make your teeth sparkling white. If you don’t have charcoal, you can use the ashes of burnt bread and burnt rosemary to make your teeth whiter.

9. Margosa
You can also use neem or margosa to enjoy white, healthy teeth. Due to the astringent and antiseptic properties, regular use of margosa oil also helps get rid of bad breath and prevents dental cavities. You can use margosa twigs as a toothbrush to brush your teeth.

Chewing margosa branches also helps tackle teeth problems and remove yellow discoloring. You can also mix margosa oil with your regular toothpaste and then brush your teeth. Along with these remedies, you need to practice regular oral hygiene to enjoy positive results. If you do not get good results, you can consult a dentist.

10. Banana Peel
Banana is rich in nutrients. In fact, banana peels also possesses minerals, like magnesium, manganese, and potassium. These minerals are helpful in penetrating into teeth and whiten them. Rub the banana peel on teeth for 2 minutes. Leave it for15 minutes. After that, brush your teeth with normal toothpaste. Repeat this process for two or three times a week.

11. Crunchy Carrots
Raw carrots are a natural cleanser. Chewing raw and crunchy carrots help in clearing plaque from teeth. Carrot helps in maintaining acid-alkaline balance in the mouth, which kills bacteria. Similarly, cucumber, celery, and broccoli also help in whitening the teeth.

12. Raisins
Raisins help in increasing the production of saliva. Raisins should be consumed daily as it helps in scrapping off plaque. It also prevents the formation of plaque.

13. Cheese
It is very strange that cheese can also be used as teeth whitening element. According to various researched sources, consuming a piece of cheese after meal helps to promote teeth re-mineralization and prevent teeth decay.

14. Milk and Yogurt
Milk and yogurt are rich in phosphorus and calcium. These minerals help in promoting re-mineralization of tooth enamel. They help in maintaining cavity-free and sparkling teeth.

15. Sugar-free Gum
Sugar-free gums, made with Xylitol, are also used for whitening teeth. According to a research, Xylitol is a natural sweetener, which fights against plaque and helps in reducing bacteria in the mouth. It also increases the production of saliva and neutralizes pH levels in the mouth.

16. Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is basically used to improve the oral health. Take one tablespoon of oil (sesame, coconut, sunflower, or olive). Rub it gently on teeth for 20 minutes. After rubbing, rinse your mouth. You can also gargle with oil to cover all corners of your mouth. After that, spit out the oil and rinse your mouth with clean water.

17. Banyan Roots
Roots of the banyan tree are also used for whitening teeth. The aerial roots of the banyan tree act as a disposable toothbrush. You are required to chew the roots of the banyan tree. These roots possess astringent properties, which are helpful to whiten the teeth.

18. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits help in generating saliva, which helps in whitening the teeth in a natural way. Lemon, pineapple, and oranges are some of the common citrus fruits.
Note: Over consumption of citrus fruits can damage the tooth enamel.

19. Bay Leaves
Take some dried bay leaves. Crush them and mix with an equal amount of dried orange peel powder. Add some water to make a paste. Rub the paste directly on the teeth. You can also use this mixture in dry form.

20. Apple Cider Vinegar
To brighten up your smile, you can use apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is used not only as a whitener, but also to kill germs, affecting the teeth. To whiten your teeth, start gargling with apple cider vinegar.
Note: Do not use it frequently; otherwise, it may damage your enamel.

21. Dark Chocolates
Here is an interesting fact for chocolate lovers. Dark chocolates are effective for whitening your teeth. These are rich in the obromine, a substance which helps to harden and whiten the surface of teeth.

22. Whitening Strips
One of the most easiest and convenient methods to prevent teeth discoloration is to use teeth whitening strips. These strips are very thin and coated with peroxide gel. They are easily available in the market. You are required to wear it fora few minutes in a day. If it is used continuously fora few days, effective results are visible.

23. Alcohol-free Mouthwash
No doubt, mouth wash helps in cleaning the mouth, but, most of the mouth washes available in the market have excessive alcohol. Alcohol can dry out the tissues in the mouth and attracts bacteria. According to some studies, alcohol can increase the risk of oral cancer. So, be careful while selecting a mouthwash! Always pick an alcohol-free mouthwash.

24. Peelu Plant Fibres
Powder of peelu plant fibres can be used in the form of toothpaste. This non-abrasive powder helps in natural whitening of teeth.

25. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is also considered to be effective teeth whitening solution. It fights against the infecting bacteria and acts as a cleansing material. It is effective against cavities and root canals. For its usage, you have to mix aloe vera with vegetable glycerine to form a paste. Add some baking soda to it. Use the paste for cleaning the teeth.

26. Turmeric
Turmeric is also used as teeth whitening agent. Take some turmeric and roast it. Crush it into powder and add some salt and lime juice to it. This mixture can be used for whitening the teeth. It also keeps the gums healthier.

27. Lemon
Lemon is known for its immune boosting power, antibacterial, and healing properties. Lemon is not only used for skin diseases, but also used for whitening teeth. Take out the juice of lemon and mix it with some water. Rinse your mouth with this water. Else, scrub your teeth directly with lemon peel to make them white.

Another way is to add some salt in a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mixture on stained teeth. Now, rub toothpaste over your teeth and gums. Leave it for a few minutes. After sometime, rinse your mouth with normal water. Practice it twice a day to prevent teeth from yellow stains.

28. Rinsing the Mouth
It is one of the most ignored home teeth whitening remedies. A proper rinsing of mouth helps in cleaning the mouth effectively. Rinsing helps in preventing teeth from discolouration due to caffeinated drinks and sugar sodas. One should immediately gargle or swish mouth with water to remove the residual food.

Other Remedies
Apart from these simple and quick home remedies forteeth whitening, some other treatments and ready-to-use tools and kits are available in the market to whiten your teeth. Take a look:

1. Ultrasonic Cleaning: In this method, ultrasonic vibrations are used to remove the stains from teeth. However, it will not change the colour of your teeth, but reduces the teeth staining, resulted from building-up of calculus.

2. Dental Veneers : These are wafer-like coverings for teeth. They are made of porcelain and are cemented on teeth. They are effective against teeth discolouration as well as crooked or broken teeth.

3. Laser Teeth Whitening : In this method, a peroxide gel is used to lighten the teeth. A gel is applied on teeth. With the help of a laser, teeth whitening agents are made activated, which restore the brightness of your teeth.

4. Teeth Whitening Pens : These pens consist of a whitening gel. You just require applying this pen on your teeth, after brushing properly. Leave it for two-three minutes. Then, wash off your mouth with water. For the best results, use it continuously for 2 weeks.

5. Magic Erasers : Magic erasers are used to clean and whiten the teeth. But, are they really effective? Well, some people do not prefer it because it damages the enamel.

Preventive Measures
Discolouration of the teeth can be prevented to a great extent by following the below given measures.
• Use a straw to consume drinks. It will reduce the exposure of the teeth to staining beverages, like coffee, fruit juices, etc. It will directly pass the drink to your throat, rather affecting the teeth.

• Drink a cup of tea every day as it is rich in fluorides, which fights against the harmful bacteria and stops the production of a type of sugar that results in cavities. But, avoid drinking too much tea.

• Brush your teeth gently. Do not apply force for removing plaque.
• Avoid smoking , red wines, black tea, etc.
• Replace your toothbrush on a regular basis.
• Use water floss to prevent teeth decay.
• Include fibrous food in your diet.

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Re: 28 Effective Home Remedies To Whiten Your Teeth Instantly by Nobody: 5:55am On Jun 23, 2017
Nice thread op..
wow thank GOD its Friday.

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Re: 28 Effective Home Remedies To Whiten Your Teeth Instantly by praizephoto(m): 6:30am On Jun 23, 2017
Hmmmm.... nice one op

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Re: 28 Effective Home Remedies To Whiten Your Teeth Instantly by eneubane1(f): 6:45am On Jun 28, 2017
Nice thread op..
wow thank GOD its Friday.
Hmmmm.... nice one op
Thanks guys for reading!
Re: 28 Effective Home Remedies To Whiten Your Teeth Instantly by wyndy(m): 4:34pm On Aug 15, 2018
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