5 Home Remedies You Would Never Think To Use For Teeth Whitening

Having super white teeth seems to be everyone’s dream. You know having super white teeth will give you a beautiful smile. So, you are sitting there thinking of making a dentist appointment until you look at your bank account and see you don’t have quite enough extra money to go for a visit just yet. You may think you need an expensive dental laser to have your teeth whitened. Below are a few easy and painless home remedies, which come straight from your kitchen to give you a nice white smile.

Banana Peel

Bananas provide you with many essential nutrients needed for your body. Many people use banana peels for their compost pile. Well, next time, instead of throwing them for your compost pile use your banana peel and rub it on your teeth for two minutes. After 15 minutes, you will want to brush your teeth using regular toothpaste. You should repeat this process two to three times a week.  After a few weeks, you will be able to see results.

You are probably sitting there wondering how in the world a banana peel will work. I bet you didn’t know that the peel of a banana contains manganese, magnesium, and potassium that help whiten your teeth.


Strawberries also can help whiten your smile. You will need one or two strawberries for this method. You will need to mash them up and apply them on your teeth for about 3 or so minutes. After the time is up you can rinse your mouth out with water or you can opt for brushing your teeth.

Strawberries help whiten your mouth in two ways. They are a great source of malic acid which is a natural enzyme.  Malic acid is actually a key player when it comes to many teeth whitening toothpastes. Also the fibers that can be found in the fruit are a natural cleanser and will remove the bad bacteria from the mouth and teeth.

Lemon Peel and Juice

Yet another great fruit that works also as a great teeth whitener is lemon. Lemons contain high acid level in the peel, which is a great whitener or even bleaching agent.

You can use the lemon in two different ways; use the lemon peel to rub on your teeth or squirt the lemon juice on your teeth. If you decide to use the juice of the lemon you will need to mix it with equal quantity of water.  Also you should not use this method more than twice a week. The reason why is the lemon is very acidic and can cause tooth decay and destroy your enamel by ruining the calcium in your teeth if you use this method too frequently.

Fruits such as oranges and pineapple can also help keep your teeth clean and white, but again you should not use this method more than two times a week.

Crunchy Carrots

You probably know that carrots can help with your eyesight, but did you know it can help with your smile? Yes, research has found eating raw carrots help scrape off the plaque from your teeth. It is a natural cleaner, to say the least. Even some people say rubbing carrot sticks directly on your teeth will help them look brighter.

Researchers also say that carrots kill the bacteria by maintaining a stable acid-alkaline balance in your mouth. Therefore, next time you eat carrots you should think what it does for your mouth.

Baking Soda

I can assure you all dental experts can agree on one thing. The safest and best way to whiten your teeth is baking soda. Baking soda is a great acid neutralizer and helps lift stains off your teeth, while protecting your precious enamel. You will need to mix a little bit of salt with baking soda and apply the solution directly to your teeth with a small soft toothbrush. You will need to leave it on your teeth for about 3 or so minutes then you can rinse it off with water. You will see results fairly quickly with this method.

If you cannot stand to think about putting baking soda directly on your teeth, there are many toothpastes that contain baking soda already. Or if you choose to, you can sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on your toothbrush before you brush your teeth to help whiten them.

In Conclusion

Of course, there are many ways you can brighten your smile with, but these are the easiest and most cost effective. Luckily for you, most of them can be found in your own home, with little expense. Next time you feel your teeth are getting discolored take a few minutes and choose a method and see your smile become brighter.

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