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The Best Home Remedy for Teeth Whitening That Works

The Best Home Remedy for Teeth Whitening!

Want to give your smile a makeover without the hassle of going into an office 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 in just minutes!

Having a healthy smile is essential for socialising 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, there are home remedies 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 out to achieve spotlessly clean teeth at home.

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Try oil pulling

If you are looking to get rid of toxins while gaining whiter teeth, look no further than an oil pull! This ancient healing technique is claimed to "pull" germs (responsible for bad breath, gum problems, and tooth cavities) from your mouth. It may also help by moisturising gums for improved oral health.

The method is simple. All you need to do is:

  • Swish coconut oil in your mouth for about 5 to 20 minutes, and then spit it out.

Make sure you don't swallow the oil during this process, because it can upset your stomach.

The most effective and safe oils for this whitening home remedy are coconut oil, sesame oil, and olive oil.

Brush off the stains with Baking Soda

Readily available in most kitchens, baking soda is another ingredient in many home remedies to make teeth white. 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.

Use 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.

Use 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 doing it once a day only to avoid potential damage to your tooth enamel.

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.

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  • 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 use this home remedy once a week or every other week. However, this remedy is not scientifically proven.

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Whitening strips

If you are looking for an effective home remedy for teeth whitening, look no further than whitening strips. Most whitening strips have one common ingredient: peroxide (the bleaching agent).

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 this can cause the strip to become ineffective.

Maintain excellent oral hygiene

Germs and plaque build-up can also cause tooth cavities and gum problems, leading to teeth yellowing. Regular brushing and flossing can go a long way in preventing this.

To brush your teeth correctly

  • Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush.

  • While brushing, be sure to cover all surfaces of your teeth (including the insides) for two minutes at least.

  • Spit out the toothpaste after brushing and rinse your mouth with water.

To floss your teeth:

  • Use a piece of dental floss (about 45 cm long).

  • Wrap one end around the middle finger on one hand, and the other end around the thumb on the same hand.

  • Gently insert the floss between your teeth (being careful not to damage your gums) and move the floss up and down against each tooth surface.

To avoid damaging your gums, use a clean part of the string every time you move the floss in between teeth.

Be sure to spit out any excess saliva from flossing!


The above information is provided for informational purposes only. Colgate does not accept any liability should the above recommendations have an outcome contrary to the intended result. Always seek the advice of a qualified doctor or dental professional. Do not disregard professional advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read in this article.

Not all Colgate products contain hydrogen peroxide. Optic White Expert is the only product in our toothpaste range that contains hydrogen peroxide.

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