Most people do not really enjoy having teeth that appear to be yellowed or stained. There are several different things you can try to help brighten your teeth. Some of these ways can be found in your kitchen. Here are some methods for you to try to whiten your teeth.
Make a mixture of a teaspoon of baking soda and about a quarter cup of water. It will have the consistency of toothpaste. Place this paste on your toothbrush and brush it on your teeth in the same manner as you would a regular toothpaste. You will only want to leave it in your teeth for a minute at the most. Only use this method, at maximum, once a week. Using baking soda on your teeth will remove surface stains noticeably. If you do the procedure too often, however, you can remove enamel from your teeth, as well.
You can use hydrogen peroxide as a way to whiten your teeth. Pour a teaspoonful of hydrogen peroxide into a small glass of water and use it in the same way as you would a mouthwash. You could also try pouring a little hydrogen peroxide on top of your toothpaste before you get ready to do your regular brushing procedure.
Strawberries contain malic acid, a natural whitener, in the red part of the fruit. Cut the top off of a strawberry and mash the fruit into a pulp. Place it on your toothbrush and apply to the teeth. Leave it on your teeth for a full five minutes before rinsing it off. Do this a few times a week to remove surface stains, leaving you with whiter looking teeth.
You can use the inside of a banana peel to whiten teeth. Simply rub the peel on your teeth. The vitamins in the peel will help remove tartar, thereby making your teeth appear smooth and white. You can also try using the inside of an orange peel for similar results.
There are several whitening products on the market that you can give a try to help your smile become brighter. Whitening toothpastes, gels, films and strips can all be used to remove surface stains from the teeth. These should be used in moderation, as they are known to cause tooth sensitivity when they are used too often. A safer method would be to ask your dentist, such as Daniel M. Bade, DDS, to perform a tooth whitening procedure right in the dentist's office.