How To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

Lifestyle | By Cole Damon | December 6, 2017

Who doesn't want a gorgeous smile? One of the first steps to getting a beautiful smile is ensuring that you have the required pearly white shine on your teeth. Have dirty, yellowish teeth and no matter how cute you look, or how many dimples you have on your cheeks, your smile would end up looking unattractive. Here are 15 ways you can drop the insecurity and whiten your teeth naturally.

Cleaning Them Properly

We don't want to sound like a parent right now, but one of the first steps to ensuring that you have the natural white shine is by cleaning your teeth properly. This means that you should brush your teeth at least 2 times a day.

Extra Dental Tools

Supplementing your brush with extra tools will also help you in getting back the desired shine. You can start off by getting interdental cleaners that look like small pipe cleaners and go within the gaps in your teeth to clean them properly.

Focus on Your Diet

Instead of focusing on what to not eat, you should try getting foods you should eat to get a clean, white smile. Nuts including almonds are perfect due to their rough surface. Apple and pear produce saliva that helps wash away food debris.

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

What you need to do with these two ingredients is to pour some lemon juice on several teaspoons of natural baking powder. Apply the paste that is created on your teeth for a minute and then rinse it off clearly. You'll soon have shiny white teeth.

Coconut Oil

Oil pulling with coconut oil is a method implemented by most celebs. What you need to do is to put a spoonful of coconut oil within your mouth and then swish it around for 5-10 minutes. The activity may seem boring, but has lasting effects.


This fragrance spice is also used to whiten teeth. While some people may experience immediate results, others will see delayed results. Regardless of the time it takes for the teeth to whiten, the method is effective and long lasting.

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is considered as an effective cure for acne that develops on the teeth. Moreover, it can also help whiten the teeth by absorbing all substances that form the stains you currently have on the surface of your teeth.

Salt, Strawberry and Baking Soda

The paste you will get from mixing these three would be tastier than some of the others we have talked about yet. Mash the strawberry pulp and mix it with baking powder and salt. Apply the paste to your teeth and leave it on for 5 minutes to get the full benefit.

Apple Cider Vinegar

This method will not give you instant results. In fact, you will have to wait for a few months to pass by. A couple of months after you start applying it on your teeth; you will experience a pearly white texture forming on the surface.

Lemon or Orange Peels

The peels these really tasty fruits can have a brilliant impact on the whitening of your teeth. Just gather some peels together and rub the inner white area that they have against the surface of your teeth. You will soon see a white glow on your teeth.

Hydrogen Peroxide

This chemical may sound dangerous due to its name, but it is really recommended for whitening your teeth in a natural way. Since it is a bleaching agent, the mixture also helps get rid of pesky debris and bacteria in your mouth.

Holy Basil

Holy Basil is a plant used for numerous purposes because of its beneficial properties. Dry out the leaves in the sun, make a powder out of the leaves and mix it with your toothbrush to experience a fresh wave of whitening on your teeth.


If you want to experience the real feel of going natural than you should try using Margosa twigs instead of your normal tooth brush. This would help clean your teeth in a perfect way and would help you realize the difficulties your ancestors went through.


Sage is blessed with natural anti-fungal, antibiotic and astringent facilities that make it a really awesome method of whitening and cleaning teeth. It will not only help remove stains, but also keeps your teeth save from the bacteria that can harm them later on.


Licorice whips unfortunately do not whiten your teeth. It is the licorice root that works here. The licorice root is used as a replacement for a toothbrush by chewing on the ends and making them soft. We do strange things for beauty.

Did You Know...


Celebrities are no strangers to changing their looks for a role. And in some instances, they have to get pretty extreme. From 500-calorie-a-day diets to drinking pints of ice cream, Actors and actresses know what it takes to change their bodies in preparation for a new film.


Charlize Theron is no stranger to gaining and losing weight for movie roles, as we remember her transformation in Monster. Charlize Theron gained close to 50 pounds for her role as Marlo in Tully. Theron said that “for the first time in my life I was eating so much processed foods and I drank way too much sugar. … I remember having to set my alarm in the middle of the night in order to just maintain the weight.”


You’re used Chris Hemsworth's hulk-like figure in Thor, but In the Heart of the Sea required a totally different diet. The movie required the cast members lose a ton of weight to make their stuck-at-sea plight more believable. Chris Hemsworth said there were days when all he ate was one boiled egg, a couple of crackers, and a celery stick.


Anne Hathaway wanted to get serious for her role in Les Misérables, as she was playing Fantine, a starving prostitute with tuberculosis. So Anne Hathaway went on a diet of “rabbit food” to drop 25 pounds. Hathaway explained her diet was essentially just starving herself, but she didn’t want to give details, as she doesn’t want to encourage anyone to copy her emaciated look. She did note that she “just had to stop eating for a total of 13 days shooting,” however. And at one point, her bones became so frail that she reportedly broke her arm.


Matthew McConaughey's portrayal of Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club, a man with HIV/AIDS, was spot-on, earning him the title of best actor at the Oscars. But it also required a serious physical transformation. Matthew McConaughey said he lost 38 pounds for the role. During filming, he said he lost a lot of energy from eating so little — and he hit plenty of plateaus along the way. Finally, with a strict diet, he got down to 143 pounds. And while he did cardio to help with the weight loss, he said it was 90% what he was eating and portion size.


Hilary Swank had to put on 23 pounds of pure muscle for her role as a boxer in Million Dollar Baby. The process doesn’t sound easy, however. “I started working out five hours a day — I had to eat 210 grams of protein a day,” Swank said. She also mentioned that she had to consume 60 egg whites per day, and when that proved too difficult, she had to drink them. And to keep the muscle on, she would get up and drink protein shakes in the middle of the night.

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