Homemade Teeth Whitener

Homemade Teeth Whitener

Bring back your sparkling smile with an effective homemade teeth whitener. This article provides some simple natural recipes for the same.
WellnessKeen Staff
After trying out several teeth whitening methods, and perhaps, finding yourself unsuccessful at the same, you can now try a teeth whitener which is made from natural ingredients. There are several reasons one may require a teeth whitener. Our teeth are easily stained when we are regular tea and coffee drinkers, we smoke, or consume alcohol. Also, an unhealthy brushing pattern causes the teeth to stain over time. As such, following are some natural remedies to get rid of your teeth stains and regain your sparkling smile.

Recipes for Teeth Whiteners

You will notice that most of the homemade teeth whitening solutions mentioned in the following recipes contain baking soda. This is because baking soda is not only a natural teeth whitener, but also has antibacterial properties that maintain the teeth and prevent them from staining again. When combined with other ingredients, it makes for the best homemade teeth whitener. There are though, other natural ingredients too that help in whitening teeth, and recipes from these have also been mentioned below.

Recipe #1

Ingredients
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp.
  • Vinegar, ½ tsp.
  • Salt, a pinch
Method
Mix all the ingredients in a small container. Sprinkle part of this mixture on your toothbrush and brush as you normally would. Rinse your mouth thoroughly. Now take the remaining mixture and spread it over your teeth. Let it remain for about 10-15 minutes. Then rinse. Following this procedure regularly will eventually give you clean, white teeth.

Recipe #2

Ingredients
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp.
  • Hydrogen peroxide, 2-3 drops
  • Mint-flavored mouthwash, 2 drops
Method
Mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and mouthwash in a small container. Spread the mixture on your toothbrush, and brush your teeth as you normally would. Rinse your mouth thoroughly.

Recipe #3

Ingredients
  • Lemon juice, 3 tsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
Method
Combine the lemon juice and salt in a small container. Use this mixture as a toothpaste, and brush your teeth as you normally would. Rinse your mouth thoroughly.

Recipe #4

Ingredients
  • Powdered bay leaves, 1 tsp.
  • Powdered, dried orange peel, ½ tsp.
Method
Combine the bay leaves and the orange peel in a container. Do not use this with a toothbrush. Instead, brush your teeth with a toothpaste, and once completed, rub this powder all over your teeth. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Recipe #5

Ingredients
  • Powdered, dried orange peel, 1 tsp.
  • Powdered basal leaves, 15 nos.
Method
Make a mixture of these ingredients and store it. Use it as a tooth powder on a daily basis.

Recipe for Teeth Whitening Gel

Ingredients
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp.
  • Hydrogen peroxide, 2 tbsp.
  • Glycerin, few drops
Method
Take the baking powder and add a few drops of glycerin to it until it forms a paste. The mixture should not be watery. Now, take a tall glass of water and add the hydrogen peroxide to it. Dip your toothbrush in this solution and place it on the baking soda and glycerin gel. Brush your teeth thoroughly, and continue to dip your toothbrush in the hydrogen peroxide solution while doing so. Once you have finished brushing, gargle with the solution.

When used on a regular basis, twice a day, any of these teeth whiteners are bound to bring back the lost sparkle of your smile. Once these natural teeth whitening methods have worked their magic, continue using any of these recipes at least twice a week to maintain the sparkle.

Disclaimer: This WellnessKeen article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.