Want to give your smile a makeover without the hassle of going into the dental clinic and spending hours there - with no guarantees that it will take effect? Pick one home remedy for teeth whitening from our list. These are safe, natural ways for you to get whiter teeth at the comfort of your home.
Having a healthy smile is essential for socializing and maintaining confidence. Even if you do not have any cavities, teeth can become stained due to the food and beverages we eat and drink daily. Fortunately, home remedies exist that will help whiten your teeth at home with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet!
Best home remedies for teeth whitening
Here is a list of effective remedies you can try to achieve spotlessly clean teeth at home.
Brush off the stains with Baking Soda
Baking soda is another ingredient in many home remedies to make teeth white and is readily available in most kitchens. It is an inexpensive and easy home remedy for teeth whitening.
To use this home remedy,
Add a few drops of water to baking soda until you form a paste.
Apply the mixture to the toothbrush bristles and brush as usual for about two minutes.
Leave for another minute before rinsing off thoroughly and patting dry with a clean towel or paper tissue.
Strawberry and baking soda paste
This home remedy is a great way to remove plaque build-up on your teeth as well as surface stains. Strawberries are loaded with Vitamin C, which helps to lighten teeth over time, while the baking soda gently scrubs away any unwanted blemishes.
All you need to do is:
Mash up a few strawberries and mix them with baking soda until you have a thick paste.
Apply to your toothbrush and brush as usual for two minutes before spitting out
Make sure to rinse well.
You can also use this home remedy once a week or every other week.
Using activated charcoal to whiten teeth
Activated charcoal is excellent at absorbing surface stains on your teeth that are causing yellowing! To clean your teeth at home with this home remedy,
Simply wet your toothbrush and dip it into the activated charcoal.
Brush your teeth as you would with any other toothpaste for two minutes before spitting out.
Be sure to rinse well, as activated charcoal can be messy.
Do not do this home remedy more than once a week, though, because too much of the activated charcoal could potentially wear down your tooth enamel.
Using hydrogen peroxide’s bleaching effect
Hydrogen peroxide, a bleaching agent, can also be used to lighten your teeth over time. It is also an effective home remedy for removing plaque and surface stains.
To use hydrogen peroxide as a home remedy for teeth whitening,
Mix it with water until you have a 50-50 solution.
Dip your toothbrush into the mixture and brush your teeth for two minutes before spitting it out (be sure to rinse well).
You can do this home remedy up to twice a day, but we recommend only doing it once a day to avoid potential damage to your tooth enamel.
If you are looking for an effective and best home remedy for teeth whitening, look no further than whitening strips. Most whitening strips have one common ingredient - peroxide (which causes the "bleaching").
To use this home remedy, simply,
Apply the strip as directed on the packaging.
Leave on for the instructed time (usually 15-30 minutes).
Be sure to avoid eating or drinking anything acidic like orange juice, coffee, or tea while the strip is on your teeth, as it can cause the strip to become ineffective.
Using Colgate’s Active Oxygen whitening technology
Colgate has released its Colgate Optic White O2 with active oxygen whitening technology that is enamel-safe. Its pioneering Active Oxygen whitening technology is unlike most whitening toothpastes that just whiten the surface of the teeth. Its active oxygen formula gets absorbed into the enamel to whiten from the inside out, giving whiter teeth in just 3 days*.
Optic White O2 active oxygen formula whiten teeth by releasing millions of warm, ultra-fine active oxygen bubbles as you brush. The active oxygen formula gets absorbed right into your enamel, lightens micro stains, gently whitening teeth from the inside out.
It is also a daily anticavity fluoride toothpaste that provides not only whitening but also daily oral care. Apart from that, Colgate Optic White O2 Toothpaste is also vegan and gluten-free.
*use as directed, 1 shade whiter in 3 days. Results may vary.