4 Effective Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

Dacy Knight
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We're all in pursuit of that brighter, whiter smile. Unfortunately, things like red wine and our coffee addiction keep us from maintaining those pearly whites. If you're looking to brighten your smile but want to steer clear of the chemicals in store-bought solutions and don't want to blow your bank account with a professional teeth whitening appointment, there are a handful of at-home remedies proven to work.

Keep it natural with things you probably already have in your kitchen. These DIY methods are not only fun and convenient, but they yield results. Take your pick of your favourite today and work your way to a whiter smile.

Keep scrolling to read the DIY remedies you can try at home today.

Coconut Oil

Yes, coconut oil is a miracle worker for our skin and hair but also our teeth. After you finish brushing, put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for five minutes (gradually increasing to 20 if you can handle it). If the oil pulling is too intense, try adding a toothpaste-sized portion onto your toothbrush and brushing it on.

 

Strawberries

The most delicious way to whiten your teeth, a handful of strawberries mashed up and spread across your teeth is an easy step to a brighter smile. Up the efficiency by mixing with baking soda and using as a scrub, or simply leave as is for a gentler (tastier) cleanse.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a potent way to remove the stubbornest of stains. It has been touted that apple cider vinegar delivers professional-looking results, but one must be careful when using as the acids are strong enough to remove tooth enamel as well. Once you've brushed with apple cider vinegar, brush teeth again thoroughly with fluoride-free toothpaste then rinse to remove all residue. 

 

Bananas

Before bedtime, take a piece of banana peel and rub the inside against your teeth for two minutes. The potassium, magnesium, and manganese in the peel help to remove stains and whiten teeth.

Let us know which home whitening remedy you try then share your results in the comments!

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