White teeth are very “in” these days (and no wonder) and folks spend huge sums of money at a dentist’s office trying to get their pearly whites back. Here are a collection of home remedies for teeth whitening that folks have sworn by. Do they work? I don’t know but the remedies below are interesting and possibly worth trying. They’re certainly inexpensive and shouldn’t cause any damage to your mouth or teeth.
☯ Just take some table salt and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Mix well and with your tooth brush apply it on your teeth and brush well so that you coat it well on your teeth. Now brush with the tooth paste like you always do. If you do this once every week your teeth remain white and sparkling inspite of all side effects of coffee,tea and other food items that tend to stain our teeth.
It should also be noted that if you have any fake teeth, caps, veneers or crowns – they will not get whiter with any of the above — not even by your dentist. Dentists warn that if you try whiteners on veneers, crowns etc., that are noticeable when you smile, you may end up with a corn cob effect with some teeth white and others still yellow.
One quick note — if your teeth have been stained yellow because you used antibiotics tetracycline or doxyclycline before your permanent teeth grew in, nothing will get rid of the stains — except to get new teeth.
☯ Get some Hydrogen Peroxide and swish it around your teeth twice a day. I can’t guarantee that your teeth will whiten in just one day but after at least a few weeks, you WILL see improvement.
☯ Here is something you can try; buy regular Rembrandt toothpaste. In addition to using it twice a day, you can also go a little deeper:
1. Get a small piece of kitchen foil, and cut it to fit around your teeth. Gently bite down in it, and remove it from your mouth.
2. Carefully apply a small amount of Rembrandt on the inside of the foil where the bite marks are.
3. Place the foil back in the mouth, making sure that the toothpaste-covered foil is actually covering the teeth completely.
4. Leave on the teeth for 15-20 minutes, making sure that you do not swallow the toothpaste.
5. Remove the foil, brush thoroughly with more Rembrandt, rinse and exclaim, “Wow!”
Try this once or twice a month to remove heavy stains. This may leave small white areas on the gum line, but don’t worry – they won’t stick around.
☯ If your teeth are stained due to coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine, make a paste of about 1 tsp. baking soda and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. Dip your toothbrush into the paste and scrub teeth, taking care to be gentle around your gum line. Brush for a minimum of two minutes and a maximum of four. Rinse thoroughly. A white fizzing sensation can occur at the gumline but will disappear after a few minutes. Teeth can appear whiter after the first application. Repeat weekly.
☯ Coffee, cigarette, and other food and drink stains can be removed using a single spoonful of baking soda and four drops of hydrogen peroxide. Brushing your teeth gently with this mixture for 1-2 minutes will do you the trick. If you do this religiously for two weeks, your teeth will revert to their normal white finish.
☯ Take 2ml drops of lemon and mix it with 2 gram pure white rock salt and brush your teeth with this leemon salt paste at least three times in a day. It will definitely help you to get rid of yellow teeths.
☯ 1. Mix equal proprtions of baking soda and salt, than add few drops of lemon juice to it to obtain a fine paste and than brush your teeth with this paste.
2. Soak a cotton on hydrogen peroxide and dab it on your stained tooth/teeth, taking care not to swallow it, wash off after 15 minutes.
☯ Brushing your teeth with fresh green mango leaves and table salt also makes them clean and white. Take a mango leaf. Tear off the middle stem(this you can later use as a natural tongue cleaner). Roll up the leaf, dip in salt and use to brush your teeth. Discard used leaf when you are done. And rinse your mouth with water.
☯ Brush your teeth with salt and lemon it is the best way to cure yellow teeth. Be careful with the lemon as to not remove or damamge the enamel of the tooth.
☯ Dr. Oz has an answer to this on his website. You mix Baking Soda with a little lemon juice. It will fizz but this is normal. You are suppose to coat your teeth, wait a minute then rinse. I personally just brushed a minute or two. I really does work. Do be careful not to leave on too long, as the lemon juice will damage the enamel on your teeth. You can search Dr. Oz’s website for the instructions
☯ I am a smoker, who drinks coffee and still has white teeth. I’m also have a very light complexion, which makes very white teeth even more odd. Anyhow, my point is that I have been using a diluted peroxide and baking soda potion, if you will, to keep my teeth shiny and white for many years now. Fill a small cup with water. Add about four or five cap-fulls on peroxide and a spoon full of baking soda. Gargle, and you will start to notice a difference in about a week! I swear, this works!