Natural Teeth Whitening Solution

Natural Teeth Whitening Solution

April 2013

Magdalena Kapela


There are several factors that can contribute to the discoloration of teeth.  Medications, diseases and advancing age are causes of tooth discoloration that are unavoidable. However, some causes like a poor diet and tobacco use are preventable causes. Having white teeth is a feature many people strive for because it can brighten your smile and make you look younger. Teeth whitening solutions range from drugstore kits to high-end treatments offered in medical spas. Before you go spending money at either, try these natural remedies to brighten and whiten your smile.

1. Baking Soda and Lemon – This combination is a popular teeth-whitening remedy on the Internet (even Dr.Oz recommends it!). In a small bowl combine baking soda and freshly squeezed lemon juice to create a paste. Apply the mixture to your teeth. Gently remove the mixture after a minute using a toothbrush.  Rinse your mouth with water after use. Baking soda is considered an abrasive agent; so do not use this remedy more than once a week to avoid damaging the enamel.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide – A 3-percent solution (which can be found at the drugstore) is safe for oral use. Use as a mouthwash, by swishing around your mouth for about 30 seconds.