Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Teeth Whitening with Lemon and Baking Soda

Several natural teeth whitening remedies are available to make your teeth dazzling white. Lemon and baking soda are excellent teeth whiteners.  

As we get older teeth becomes tinged with yellow color. The food we eat, smoking, coffee, tea and sodas are the culprits. Teeth can be restored to its normal bright white color by bleaching.  Teeth whitening can be done by dentists. But there are several natural teeth whitening remedies which help you to whiten your teeth at home

Lemon for Teeth Whitening. 

Add a few drops of lemon to your toothpaste when you brush your teeth. Alternately lemon peel can also be rubbed against your teeth. This is quite effective in whitening your teeth. But lemon should not be used for long periods as citric acid contained by lemon may harm the teeth. 

Alternately add a few drops of lemon juice to table salt and use it as tooth paste

Another method is to add a few drops of lemon juice to baking soda and coat it on your teeth. Brush the teeth after a minute

Baking Soda

Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can be mixed together with a few teaspoons of glycerin. Mix it well to get the consistency of a tooth paste. Brush your teeth with this paste for a few days. Baking soda has the ability to clean the teeth and hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent. The combination will make your teeth dazzling white in a few days. This is a very good natural teeth whitening remedy.


Strawberry is another teeth whitening remedy. It is an excellent teeth whitener. Mash two strawberries with a fork until they become soft. Add some lemon oil to it. Brush your teeth with the mixture for a few days.

Orange peel

Rub your teeth with an orange peel. Orange peel not only brightens teeth but is also a mouth freshener. It will take a few days for the teeth whitening results to show.

Charcoal ash

Charcoal ash is very good for teeth whitening. Brush your teeth daily with charcoal ash. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing.


Some precautions need to be taken to prevent teeth staining. You should rinse your mouth thoroughly after each meal or snack. Avoid drinking water with fluoride. Also avoid toothpaste containing fluoride. Tobacco not only damages your health but also stains your teeth. So stop smoking.

Coffee and tea are notorious for discoloring your teeth. So rinse your mouth thoroughly after drinking coffee or tea.

Most of these natural teeth whitening remedies using lemon, baking soda, strawberry and salt give excellent results at low cost.   

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