Cute Girl • onHealth & Beauty 11 years ago • 5 min read

Teeth Whitening

Smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Yellow or brown teeth are not the best first impression you want to make. Teeth can become discolored for a number of reasons, the most common being tobacco, coffee, tea, berries, and the natural accumulation of tartar over time.

Other reasons for discoloration of teeth may be internal reasons such as by aging, injury, excessive fluoride, and by certain illnesses and medicines. Discoloration is natural over time.

Tooth whitening can have fantastic affects on your appearance, as well as giving your self-esteem a big boost. Tooth whitening is safe, convenient, and can change the overall appearance of your smile in a matter of hours.

In the adult there are thirty-two permanent teeth. The first of these, which grow in below, begin to come through when a child is six or seven years old. These permanent teeth usually replace the deciduous teeth. By the time a person is twenty-five he should have all his teeth. By the time a person is twenty-five he should have all his teeth. The condition of his teeth will largely depend on his diet, and on the kind of care he has given the teeth during his growing years.

Some teeth seem to be defective from the start owing to hereditary factors. A clean mouth contributes toward an attractive personality and a happy disposition. An unsanitary mouth usually arises from years of neglect.


  • Take some foil and fold it to form to your teeth. Take a little toothpaste and baking soda and mix together really well. Put some of the mixture into the foil and place on your teeth. Leave on for one-hour everyday. Brush teeth normally afterwards. This is an effective home remedy for teeth whitening.

  • Brush your teeth with wood ash. It is good teeth whitener.

  • Mash some strawberries in a bowl and use this to brush your teeth, just as you use toothpaste. It whitens really well

  • Every time you brush, add baking soda to your toothpaste. Within 14 days your teeth will become visibly whiter

  • Good nutritious diet is very effective in maintaining the dental health. Eating fresh crunchy veggies and fruits such as: carrots, broccoli, celery, apples, strawberries, and cucumbers can help whiten your teeth.

  • Each time after brushing your teeth just gargle with a small capsule of peroxide, concentrating it on your teeth (don't swallow), and rinse thoughroly with water.

  • Another home remedy for teeth whitening is - Take your wet toothbrush, put baking soda on it, then put a dab of lemon juice on it (the baking soda will begin to fizz) brush your teeth with it. Rinse with water

  • Rub the inside of an orange peel on the teeth.

  • Prepare a paste by adding equal parts lemon juice and salt and apply to yellowing spots.

  • Make a paste by grinding dried bay leaves and dried orange peels and adding a little water. Use as a teeth whitener.

  • Rubbing the bark of walnut tree brightens the teeth.

  • For tooth whitening, brush your teeth properly and eat the right food to keep your teeth healthy.

  • It is also wise to note that eating sweet snacks between meals affect teeth more than eating sweet snacks with meals.

  • Brush your outer and inner surfaces at 45-degree angle. On chewing surfaces, hold the brush flat and brush back and forth. On inside surfaces of front teeth, tilt brush vertically and use gentle up and won strokes with toe of the brush.

  • Do not brush after every meal. It will affect the enamel.

  • Avoid sticky sweets like toffee or hard candies like mints. Try to rinse your mouth quickly after you drink anything with strong color such as coffee and red wine.

  • Chew a piece of sugarless gum after you?ve had your coffee or tea. This is also an effective home remedy for teeth whitening.

  • Avoid smoking.

  • Teeth should be properly brushed at least twice a day to maintain good dental health.

  • Brushing should be done in the direction in which they are growing; the upper teeth should be brushed downward, and the lower teeth should be brushed from below, upward.

  • Use a sweeping motion, being sure that the bristles reach the crevices between the teeth, thus helping to remove any food particles that may have lodged there.

  • Add a drop of clove oil to the toothpaste and brush.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.


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  • Guest 7 years ago

    I did get a chuckle out of the smashed strawberries. I'm willing to try that with some good strawberries. For real, I had my teeth whitened at the dentist office. However, the dental plan on my health insurance did not cover and I thought it to be rather expensive.