Homemade Teeth Whitening Remedies

Everyone wants to feel attractive.

Shiny, healthy hair; radiant skin; straight, white teeth…these are often the standards by which we define outward beauty.

An incredible amount of money is spent annually by men and women trying to maintain those trademarks of beauty…nearly $1.4 billion is spent on over-the-counter teeth whitening products alone.

Here at Montgomery Dentistry, we understand the importance of feeling confident about not only the health of your teeth, but the appearance of them as well.  So we want to share with you 3 home remedies for whitening your teeth.  These remedies are effective and, best of all, as inexpensive as you can possibly get!

(Warning:  We are not promising that these methods are going to taste great!)

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Baking Soda And Lemon Juice Paste

Ingredients:

  • Several teaspoons of baking soda
  • Enough lemon juice to form a paste
  • Paper towel
  • Toothbrush

Directions:

1.  Mix the baking soda and lemon juice together until a paste has formed.
2.  Dry your teeth with a paper towel.
3.  Put a good amount of the paste on your toothbrush and apply.  Leave the paste on for 1 minute.
4.  Rinse well.


 

Strawberry, Salt, And Baking Soda Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 3 large strawberries
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Paper towel
  • Toothbrush

Directions:

1.  Mash the strawberries into a pulp.
2.  Add the salt and baking soda.
3.  Dry your teeth with the paper towel.
4.  Apply a generous portion of the scrub with the toothbrush and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
5.  Rinse well.


 

Coconut Oil Pulling

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Directions:

1.  Before you brush your teeth in the morning, swish the coconut oil in your mouth for 8 to 10 minutes.
2.  Rinse with water, then brush normally.

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You can use these whitening methods daily and, after about a month, you should start to see some great results.  And to see the results of these whitening methods firsthand, check out our video blog…three of our very own staff are participating in a month-long contest to find out which home remedy is the most effective!

Please feel free to contact us here at Montgomery Dentistry to answer any of your teeth whitening questions or to schedule an appointment.

Header photo by:  Kamilla Oliveira

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Dr. Amy Anderson


Dr. Amy Morrison Anderson joined our practice in July 2005. She is a lifelong resident of Montgomery, and a graduate of Jefferson Davis High School, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. When not spending time with her family, Dr. Anderson enjoys being an active member of the Junior League of Montgomery where she can give back to the community through volunteerism.