SmileFor many people, shiny white teeth and beautiful smile are the key elements of their image. But very frequently we are not happy with the color of our teeth. Such things as excessive amounts or coffee, tea and tobacco, as well as some antibiotics, various oral infections, metabolic imbalances or poor oral hygiene affect natural white color of our teeth to a great extent. That’s why nowadays various teeth whitening procedures are in great demand. Many people opt to go to dental clinics and have their teeth bleached by a professional. Some people use whitening toothpastes or tooth stripes. However, not everybody is always satisfied with the results of clinical teeth whitening, and a lot of people (especially young girls and women) choose to go on with natural treatments for tooth enamel darkening and discoloration.

The most known and popular way is to brush your teeth with salt, soda, wood ash, or a mixture of those. Abrasive elements of these materials help to clean the stains from your teeth and make your teeth look whiter. At the same time, this natural method is connected with several negative aspects: it can bring to physical damage of your teeth enamel, increased sensitivity of your gums, irritation of the tissues in your mouth, and so on. Another type of popular home remedies for teeth whitening is using acidic natural substances, like lemon juice, white vinegar, orange peels or strawberries. These materials are also harmful to your tooth enamel and gums, and you may end up with serious dental problems, especially if the procedures are not controlled by a professional.

If you want to use natural teeth whitening treatments with minimal negative effects, herbal medicine can offer you a number of solutions. You can rub your teeth with the leaves of sage (Salvia officinalis), or use green peals of walnuts. Also, you can brush your teeth with a mixture of turmeric powder (Curcuma longa), mustard oil (Brassica juncea and Brassica hirta) and a little bit of salt. Besides, dentists recommend using such foods as celery, broccoli, cucumbers and pineapple, which can be helpful for cleaning your teeth and removing teeth staining. In order to have healthy teeth and shiny smile, you need to add to your daily diet such products as carrots, almond, tomatoes, green and fibrous vegetables, mushrooms, dairy products, berries, and others.

A Smiling CoupleAs a rule, herbal and home remedies for teeth whitening can give very good results, and your bright white teeth and a gorgeous smile will be the best reward for all your efforts. But the important fact is that proper oral hygiene and good dental health are vital for maintaining white teeth. Brush your teeth 2 times a day, in the morning and before going to bed, floss your teeth regularly and visit your dentist for a check-up every 6 months. Treasure your dental health, and you will certainly be happier, more successful and achieve all of your most daring and challenging goals!

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

7 Responses to “Natural and Herbal Remedies for Teeth Whitening”

  1. Wei LiangNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks for the share on additional natural remedies to whiten my teeth. I would definitely try and test the results. Hopefully it could remove the stain on my teeth.

    Wei Liang

  2. Bulgaria skiNo Gravatar Says:

    Helpful alternative methods to whiten your teeth

  3. Derby KNo Gravatar Says:

    Try swishing peroxide in your mouth (don’t swallow!) Spit it out and wash out your mouth.

  4. Joseph RossNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow, what a great site and what great information! What a great service you are peforming! I have turmeric, mustard oil, and Himalayan salt on hand — and am going to brush with a mixture of it from now on!

    I know it is a delicate balance to whiten teeth without hurting them or your gums. This seems like a sensible approach from a wholistic herbal perspective. I like hydrogen perxoide but it can be caustic, so I dig what Derby K says not to hold the hp too long. I also like this approach for seeming a bit less drastic. Maybe I will try both! I am so stoked! Thank you!

    Herbs rule!
    Joseph Ross

  5. GildoreNo Gravatar Says:

    Almost all of the stains and problems in teeth is sometimes brought on by tobacco, coffee, tea or age. But sometimes such types of stains can be the result of some antibiotics also for example tetracycline or a ridiculous amount of fluoride.

  6. Monica FixicoNo Gravatar Says:

    Presently I am applying FDA approved and clinically tested home teeth whitening kit which was recommended to me by my dental professional. I am smoking a lot and I ingest a lot of coffee, but results are very good.

  7. Tara - Teeth Whitening ReviewsNo Gravatar Says:

    I wish everyone good luck with a herbal remedy, I hope you find one that works for you