Yellowing teeth is not necessarily a sign of bad oral hygiene, but people often think it is. Many people even suffer from self-esteem issues because of the color of their teeth. Some people even go to the extent of undergoing expensive procedures for whitening their teeth, just to boost their self-image. However, you don’t have to break the bank to whiten your teeth. You can make your teeth whiter by using some effective ingredients that may be lying around your house.


And these might not even take that long.


It is a unique home remedy for teeth whitening and for killing the harmful bacteria in your mouth. Mustard oil is extracted from mustard seeds and has numerous uses. It has been used for ages in the south-eastern region to make hair long and lustrous. When applied on teeth with some salt mixed into it, it acts as the perfect natural whitener. One-part salt and three parts mustard oil is all you need. So, if you are taking one teaspoon of salt, use three teaspoons of mustard oil, and rub it on your teeth for a few minutes. You can either use your finger to massage it on your gums and teeth or gently use your toothbrush. Do so for about three minutes and see the results for yourself.


It is another home remedy to whiten your teeth considerably, from the comforts of your own home. Take some teaspoons of baking soda in a small plate. Now squeeze some fresh lemon juice into it. Keep adding the lemon juice until you have a fine paste. Now wipe your mouth to get rid of the extra saliva from your teeth. Next, take your toothbrush and apply a layer of the paste on your teeth. Let the paste sit on your teeth for a minute and rinse it out. Do not leave it longer than that, as it will affect the enamel of your teeth. If you do not have fresh lemon juice, you can substitute it with water. Leave the water and baking soda paste for three minutes and rinse it off.


Bananas are amazing. They are great as it is and you can use them in desserts, smoothies, and milkshakes. The best part is that even the peel is a useful product of nature. Rub the white side of the peel onto your teeth for a few minutes and brush your teeth like you usually would. Do this two or three times a week and see the results for yourself.


You can make your teeth whiter by employing some simple home remedies. The results won’t be as great as going to Miramar Beach Dental & Orthodontics, but they will be enough to make a difference. The best part is that you only have to spend a few minutes trying these techniques at home to improve the appearance of your teeth!

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