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15 Simple Ways To Get White Teeth Overnight

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15 Simple Ways To Get White Teeth Overnight November 6, 2017

“You will find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile,” said Charlie Chaplin. But what if you have yellow teeth? You would obviously not want the world to see them! It is necessary to take care of your teeth and make sure they are healthy and white. And this is not just for cosmetic reasons. The color of your teeth reflects your dental health.

It is true that the easiest and fastest way of getting rid of teeth stains or discoloration is visiting cosmetic dentists. They use specialized teeth whitening strips and fluids that can eradicate teeth stains quickly. However, these methods are not healthy for your teeth in the long run. There are many other less expensive and effective teeth whitening methods that you can try at home. They do not cost much and have little or no side effects. Besides, these methods can also give quick results.

Want to know how to do that? This post has listed all the wonderful remedies for teeth whitening. Read on!

How To Get White Teeth Naturally Overnight

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar
  2. Baking Soda And Lime Juice
  3. Banana Peel
  4. Coconut Oil
  5. Orange Oil
  6. Sesame Oil
  7. Charcoal
  8. Gargling With Peroxide
  9. Salt And Lemon
  10. Turmeric
  11. Epsom Salt
  12. Guava Leaves
  13. Neem
  14. Orange Peel
  15. Strawberries

Top Teeth Whitening Methods You Can Try

1. Apple Cider Vinegar For White Teeth

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • A cup of water
What You Have To Do
  1. Add the vinegar to the water and mix well.
  2. Gargle with this water before brushing your teeth.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this 2-3 times in a week in the mornings.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar contains mild acids that can remove the yellow stains from your teeth and make them whiter with usage (1).

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2. Baking Soda And Lime Juice For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon lime/lemon juice
  • Toothbrush
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the baking soda and lemon juice.
  2. With the toothbrush, apply this paste on your teeth.
  3. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes and then rinse your mouth with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week initially, and then use it once in 7-10 days.

Why This Works

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is a common ingredient found in nearly every kitchen. It is mildly abrasive in nature and helps eradicate surface stains on the teeth. It is also alkaline in nature and helps reduce acidity inside the mouth (2). Lemon juice is slightly acidic in nature and helps to remove teeth discoloration. It is also a natural antiseptic agent (3).

Caution

Make sure you do not keep it on the teeth for long.

[ Read: How To Whiten Teeth With Baking Soda And Lemon? ]

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3. Banana Peel To Whiten Teeth

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You Will Need

Banana peel

What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the banana peel into small pieces.
  2. Take a piece and rub the inside of it on your teeth. Rub gently all over your teeth for a minute or two.
  3. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once every day or every alternate day till you get whiter teeth.

Why This Works

Banana peel contains minerals like manganese and potassium that help in teeth whitening (4).

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4. Coconut Oil To Whiten Teeth

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You Will Need

Organic coconut oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Rub some coconut oil on your teeth with your fingers. Ensure you do not swallow it.
  2. Rinse with adequate water and follow with brushing.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this every day in the morning.

Why This Works

You may find this somewhat odd as coconut oil is mostly known to be beneficial for skin and hair health. The lauric acid present in coconut oil eliminates the plaque-causing bacteria in the teeth (5). It also helps in keeping your breath fresh.

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5. Orange Oil For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 drops orange essential oil
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
What You Have To Do
  1. Put the orange oil on your toothbrush and then put toothpaste on it.
  2. Brush your teeth as usual.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every morning for a week or so.

Why This Works

Orange essential oil is prepared from the rind of the fruit. The citrus content aids in teeth whitening, while the essential oil has antifungal properties and promotes gum health (6, 7).

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6. Sesame Oil For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need

1 tablespoon sesame oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Swish the oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. Make sure you do this on an empty stomach. Do not ingest the oil.
  2. Swish it around slowly.
  3. After 20 minutes, spit the oil out and rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. You can add a pinch of Himalayan salt to this water if you like.
  4. Brush as usual.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once in the morning.

Why This Works

Swishing with sesame oil has been shown to remove not just teeth stains but also dental plaque (8).

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7. Charcoal To Whiten Teeth

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You Will Need
  • Powdered activated charcoal
  • Toothbrush
What You Have To Do
  1. Wet the toothbrush and dip it in the charcoal.
  2. Brush your teeth with this using gentle circular motions for two minutes.
  3. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this remedy once or twice a week.

Why This Works

Activated charcoal absorbs impurities and whitens teeth effectively and quickly. It is also useful to prevent cavities and maintain teeth and gum health (9).

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8. Gargling With Peroxide To Whiten Teeth

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup 2-3.5% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 cup distilled water
What You Have To Do
  1. Dilute the hydrogen peroxide with water.
  2. Gargle with this solution for 30-40 seconds and spit it out.
  3. Rinse your mouth with plain water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week.

Why This Work

As it is a bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide is an excellent remedy to whiten teeth at home (10). Dentists use higher concentrations of this in commercial teeth whitening treatments.

Caution

Do not ingest the solution. Also, do not use it on a daily basis.

[ Read: 3 Best Ways To Use Hydrogen Peroxide For Teeth Whitening ]

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9. Salt And Lemon For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the lemon juice and salt.
  2. Use this mixture as a toothpaste. Brush as usual.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a week.

Why This Works

The natural bleaching quality of lemon juice removes yellow stains from the teeth, and the salt acts as a gentle exfoliant (11). It scrubs away the stains that have built up on the teeth.

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10. Turmeric For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Toothbrush
What You Have To Do
  1. Sprinkle some turmeric powder on your toothbrush and brush your teeth.
  2. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes and then rinse your mouth thoroughly.
  3. Brush with your regular toothpaste after this.
How Often You Should Do This

The one-time use of this remedy will give you instant results. Repeat after a few days if required.

Why This Works

Do not let the coloring turmeric gives food (and your clothes after an unfortunate spill) scare you from using this remedy. The mild abrasive property of this herb helps remove deep stains from the teeth. It also makes your teeth and gums stronger and free of unhealthy microbes (12).

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11. Epsom Salt For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need
  • 1 part Epsom salt
  • 1 part water
  • Toothbrush
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the Epsom salt and water so that the salt dissolves in the water.
  2. Brush your teeth with this.
  3. Add some more water to the remaining salt-water solution and gargle with it.
  4. Follow it up by gargling with plain water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this 2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

This salt exfoliates the yellow layer of staining that has formed on the teeth. It is also antibacterial in nature (13).

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12. Guava Leaves For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need

1-2 guava leaves

What You Have To Do
  1. Crush the guava leaves to get a coarse paste.
  2. Rub this on your teeth and leave it on for a minute or two.
  3. Rinse your mouth and brush your teeth as usual.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every alternate day for a few days.

Why This Works

Guava leaves can be used to treat a variety of dental issues such as plaque, infections, and gum swelling. Its flavonoids and phenols remove the oxidative stress caused on the teeth by different microorganisms, which is one of the reasons for the teeth staining (14).

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13. Neem For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need
  • 4-5 neem leaves
  • 1 ½ cups water
What You Have To Do
  1. Boil the neem leaves in warm water for a few minutes. Do not let the water heat up too much.
  2. Strain the solution and let it cool down to lukewarm temperature.
  3. Gargle with this water before or after brushing your teeth.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every day or every alternate day.

Why This Works

Neem is a natural astringent and also a soothing agent. Its regular usage will ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and without any stains (15).

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14. Orange Peel For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need

Orange peel

What You Have To Do
  1. Rub the inside of the orange peel on your teeth for a minute or two.
  2. Brush your teeth as usual with your regular toothpaste.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this every alternate day for a week or two to see results.

Why This Works

The acidic content of orange peels whitens teeth and also acts as an antimicrobial agent.

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15. Strawberries For Teeth Whitening

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You Will Need
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the strawberry and mix it with baking soda.
  2. Use a toothbrush or your finger to apply the mixture on your teeth. Leave it on for a few minutes.
  3. Rinse off and do another round of brushing with your regular toothpaste.
How Often You Should Do This

This can be done once a week.

Why This Works

The acids, namely malic acid and ascorbic acid, present in strawberries lighten the teeth stains. With a few uses, you will see that your teeth have become whiter and brighter (16).

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So, these were the home remedies for teeth whitening. Most of them might need a few repetitions to show effective results. Do not use more than the recommended amount of the ingredients as the natural acids present in them will damage the tooth enamel on excessive usage.

Let us now look at some other diet and nutrition recommendations that can help in teeth whitening.

What Are The Best Foods That Whiten Teeth?

  • Eating citrus fruits like oranges can be advantageous for your health as they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants (17). Their vitamin C content makes them suitable for nearly everyone. However, these fruits contain acids, which can erode the teeth enamel and cause deeply etched teeth stains. This does not mean you should stop eating lemons and oranges. Make sure you rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after eating such fruits every time to ensure the acids do not affect your teeth.
  • It would be a good idea to include plenty of crunchy vegetables and fruits in your diet. Examples include apple, celery, and carrots. Their abrasive texture will rub the teeth and peel off the yellow coating gradually.
  • Taking milk-based products can help balance the pH levels in the mouth. This aids in not providing the right breeding environment for microorganisms. By doing this, the microbes will not be able to secrete harmful chemicals that cause teeth staining.

Some foods and drinks need to be kept to a minimum to keep your pearlies white. They are:

  • A few foods with dark pigmentation can lead to teeth staining. It is better if you reduce their consumption. Examples are blueberries, soy sauce, and marinara sauce.
  • A refreshing morning tea or a cup of hot coffee after work is what most people cherish. However, these beverages and energy drinks lead to teeth staining, and, at times, can even lead to enamel erosion. It may not be possible to avoid such drinks and beverages at all times. However, try not to swish them in your mouth while sipping.
  • Use a straw to drink energy drinks and soda so that there is minimum direct contact of these with your teeth.
  • You must have heard this already. Quitting smoking not only offers you teeth whitening benefits, but it also helps your lungs and heart. Give up smoking in every form to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Is It Bad To Get Your Teeth Whitened?

When done the right way, teeth whitening is not bad for your health. The bleaching agents are solely used on your teeth, and the process is carefully administered by a dentist. However, there is some debate regarding the effects of this procedure on the tooth enamel after a number of sittings.

Also, teeth whitening treatment is not a recommended procedure for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Now that you know how to get white teeth naturally, what are you waiting for? The cosmetic treatments offered in the market are expensive and may have side effects in the long run. It is always better to opt for at-home remedies that are both safe and effective. Time to get your smile back!

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