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10 Effective Home Remedies To Naturally Whiten Your Teeth At Home

One of the things that we dream about but don’t work towards is a healthy set of sparkling teeth. That’s one of the surest ways of looking more attractive and younger, but it takes effort, which we are not willing to expend when we are young. However, there is also a bunch of people who brush regularly and gargle every time they eat something sweet, but still they have a poor color of teeth.

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Causes of yellow teeth

Our teeth yellow due a number of factors, the most common being,

  • Aging
  • Genetic factors
  • Poor or complete lack of dental hygiene
  • Excessive consumption of tobacco or cigarettes
  • Excessive consumption of coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages

In addition to these, there are other factors that result in yellow teeth, such as,

  • High doses of antibiotics
  • Climatic conditions
  • Improper metabolism
  • Infections
  • Poor metabolism rate that causes our teeth to discolor

According to the experts at Colgate,

“Although coffee and cigarettes leave stains on your teeth over time, thin tooth enamel also makes teeth look yellow. Tooth enamel is the hard, white surface of your teeth, and underneath it is a pale brown substance called dentin. Thick enamel looks white, but thin enamel allows dentin tones to show through, making teeth look yellow from the outside. Enamel naturally wears thin as people age, but acids from foods and drinks such as sour candies, oranges and soda also thin the enamel by eroding its surface.”

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Most people seek help from professionals to get rid of the yellow trace from their teeth. They are willing to pay a fortune to remove the tinge, which is likely to come back, after a just few months of the treatment. How about giving these home remedies a try? They are inexpensive, readily available, and free of side-effects; there is nothing to lose.

Here are the 10 home remedies for white teeth that you can try your hands on, RIGHT NOW!

Home Remedies for White Teeth

1. Baking Soda

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To whiten your teeth, the first home remedy you should try is baking soda. It removes plaque, and in no time, makes your teeth pearly white.


  • Take some of your regular toothpaste on your brush. Now, add one-fourth of baking soda to it. Use this gritty mixture to brush your teeth. Rinse with lukewarm water. This remedy should be tried only once a week, or else the enamel of your teeth might get corroded.
  • If this does not suit you, you can mix baking soda with a squeeze of lemon juice, and some white vinegar (or hydrogen peroxide). Now add a cup of water to this mix. This solution will serve as a mouthwash. Rinse your mouth with this, thrice a day for best results.
  • You may also scrub your teeth with diluted baking soda, for two minutes. Try this twice a week for the first week, and then, only once in every fifteen days.

2. Orange Peel

Using a fresh orange peel to clean our teeth on an everyday basis can go a long way in reducing the yellow tinge on our teeth.


  • Every night, before you hit the bed, rub your teeth with an orange peel. Orange peels contain vitamin C as well as Calcium, which combat microorganism, through the night.
  • You need to carry this remedy out for a few weeks before you notice that your teeth look whiter than before.
  • In case fresh orange peel is not easy to get, you can even use dried orange peel.

3. Strawberries


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Since strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C, you can use this to whiten your teeth.


  • In a bowl, grind some strawberries to form a thick paste. Now, rub this paste on your teeth, softly and slowly. You need to do this two times, every day, to get visible results.
  • Alternatively, you can add a pulp of a strawberry to half a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix well. Spread this mix on your teeth, and leave it on for at least a couple of minutes. Now, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Lastly, use your regular tooth paste to get rid of residue, if any.

4. Hydrogen Peroxide 

Hydrogen peroxide has a mild bleaching effect, because of which, it can make our teeth white again.


  • Get yourself a mouthwash that has hydrogen peroxide in it. You must be very careful to not swallow a mouthwash that contains hydrogen peroxide.
  • Alternatively, you can prepare a paste by mixing some baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. Use this to brush your teeth (Make sure you brush gently). Lastly, brush with your regular toothpaste to get rid of the residue, if any.

A word of caution: If you have irritated gums, you should not use hydrogen peroxide. Also, this compound can make your teeth very sensitive.

5. Lemon

Lemons have bleaching property, which makes them a great home remedy to get rid of yellow teeth. When you gargle with fresh lime juice or scrub your teeth with a peel of lemon, you can easily whiten your teeth.


  • In a small bowl, mix a few drops of lemon juice with a pinch of salt.
  • Now, apply this mix on your teeth.
  • Rub the paste over your teeth, briskly.
  • Leave the paste on for a couple of minutes.
  • Wash your mouth with lukewarm water.
  • Be thorough in your cleansing.
  • This remedy should be done on a daily basis for two weeks to get visible results.

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6. Common salt

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A fundamental cleansing agent, common salt is being used for ages now to whiten our teeth. Since it stocks up the lost mineral content of our teeth, it revives the lost white color, in no time.


  • Use common salt as a tooth powder in place of your toothpaste. Use it to clean your teeth once each morning.
  • You can also mix common salt with some charcoal and use this mix to brush your teeth on a regular basis.
  • Alternatively, mix some common salt with baking soda and use the mix to gently rub your yellow teeth and whiten them.

A word of caution: Since salt can be corrosive and can harm the gums and the tooth enamel, be careful while using it. Do not rub, rigorously. Be soft and slow.

7. Holy Basil

The holy basil leaves have teeth-whitening properties that can be of great use to you, right now. These leaves also protect our teeth from various problems, such as, pyorrhea, which is an advanced form of periodontal disease.


  • For a couple of hours, dry a few holy basil leaves in the sun.
  • Once the leaves have dried, you need to grind them to form a smooth powder.
  • Sprinkle this powder on your regular toothpaste, every time your brush your teeth.
  • Alternatively, you can prepare a paste of powdered holy basil leaves mixed with mustard oil and use it to clean your teeth.
  • 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.

8. Apples

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Eating one crunchy, juicy apple a day can help scrub your teeth like a toothbrush, in case you did not know already!


  • Every day, eat two apples (or one) to prevent plaque from settling on your teeth and making them yellow.
  • You need to chew properly, so that the acid in the apple can reach all your teeth and whiten them.
  • Other crunchy food items that you can eat alongside apples are raw carrots, cucumbers and broccoli.

9. Charcoal

One of the best home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth is charcoal. This powerful crystal-based chemical whitens teeth, effortlessly.


  • In your regular toothpaste, mix some charcoal. Use this mix to gently brush your teeth.
  • You need to do this two times, a day, to get white teeth.
  • Alternatively, you can use ashes of burnt bread, or even burnt rosemary, to clean your teeth.

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10. Margosa

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Margosa or neem can help you get white teeth in no time. It is an essential ingredient in most toothpastes for this very reason. Also, neem has astringent and antiseptic properties, which make it a good remedy to get rid of bad breath. Neem also prevents dental cavities.


  • Use a margosa twig every day to brush your teeth to remove the yellow discoloring of your teeth. Also, chewing margosa twigs can also help with tackling teeth and gum problems.
  • Mix some margosa oil with the toothpaste you use to brush your teeth.

Performing these home remedies for white teeth alone will not help you get rid of the yellow tinge. Along with these, you need to practice regular oral hygiene. If even after doing both, you do not get the desired results, then visit a dentist for a thorough check-up.

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The 10 Most Effective Home Remedies For White Teeth
Here are the 10 home remedies for white teeth that you can try your hands on, RIGHT NOW!
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

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