Six Ways To Whiten Your Teeth At Home

A person’s smile is half his personality, a confident smile requires that one has perfect teeth. Teeth when kept uncleaned and unbrushed start to deposit biofilms containing bacteria, this layer of bacteria is the plaque.

Plaque when left uncleaned hardens and forms a yellow or brown-colored deposit on our teeth. These yellowish deposits are very hard to remove and do not go away with simple brushing, making your teeth and smile look so unattractive and dull. In such cases, you should visit your dentist for proper dental care and teeth cleanup. The dentists and dental hygienists at RiverEdge Dental offer proper dental and oral care for you and your family. This can be very difficult to manage if you are a working person, so better take out time for proper dental care and cleaning.

Ways To Whiten Your Teeth At Home

Here are six very easy ways to whiten your teeth at home.

●      Using Baking Soda

Baking soda is known for its bleaching activity. Baking soda has a mild bleaching effect with its slightly alkaline nature. Baking soda can be gently rubbed on teeth to polish away yellowish deposits. Some people are worried that the alkaline nature of baking soda can damage the tooth enamel but there is no truth in it and research proves it.

●      Re-using Lemon

Lemon is used in every house now and then; we usually throw away lemon peels after extracting lemon juice but only a few people know that lemon peels can be brushed on teeth to whiten them. The compound d-limonene and citric acid are effective in whitening teeth.

●      Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can also be an option if you want to whiten your teeth at home. You can easily get a 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide from your nearby pharmacy. H2O2, applied on teeth for 2- 3 minutes twice a week, can be used to remove teeth stain but it cannot be used for long-term purposes as it can cause teeth sensitivity.

●      Oil Pulling

Oil pulling to remove teeth stains is a very traditional way of whitening teeth. Oil pulling can remove any bacteria present on our teeth. This method has no side effects. Coconut oil is extensively used for oil pulling because of its pleasant taste but keep in mind not to swallow the oil after treating your teeth because it will contain toxins and bacteria and other germs that can enter your digestive system.

●      Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider has a bleaching effect, it can also be used to whiten teeth. You can make your mouthwash by mixing one teaspoon of apple cider in 100 ml of water. You should keep in mind that apple cider vinegar should not be used for longer periods as it can damage the hardness of your teeth.

●      Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is another solution to your problems if you are worried about your yellow teeth. Activated charcoal contains chemicals that can pull out toxins from your body and whiten your teeth.


All the methods listed above are tried and proven methods you can carry on with the one that is easily available at your home. Visit your dentist to get the best recommendation. At RiverEdge Dental, the dentists make sure that you get the best healthy teeth ever. Keep in mind that do not swallow the chemical substances because some of these substances can damage your digestive system.

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