How to Whiten Your Teeth

Teeth are essential part of your aesthetics. If you have discolored teeth or cracked teeth, you will be self conscious, but don’t worry, there are lots of synthetic materials that can change your smile ūüôā . Having a brilliant smile will actually help you be more attractive as well. So always think about a brighter smile ;). A brighter smile can have a great impact on your aesthetics, so it can contribute to your future as well.


There are many reasons which can lead to change in your teeth color. One reason of change in color is your age, as age passes, Enamel gets thinner and thinner, and becomes more transparent. It leads to exposure of underneath Dentin which is yellow in color. So age is the one factor that leads to yellowish color of your teeth. Teeth can also absorb many colored liquids through out your life. So drinking coffee, tea, Cola and other drinks can lead to staining of your teeth. Do not forget smoking, that can also lead to staining.


There are so many ways to whiten your teeth. You can seek professional advice by going to Dentist, or you can use materials at home. The main ingredient for teeth Whitening is Peroxide. Peroxide make bubbles on the surface of Enamel that lift away stains. The higher the concentration of peroxide the whiter will be your teeth, but remember the bleaching molecule can trap in nerve passage ways that can lead to sensitivity of teeth.

You can use Strips, Kits and Toothpastes at home. These kits and strips have instructions on it.

There are many tooth pastes which contains the whitening agents, that can be used at home. Toothpastes use abrasives and chemicals to remove surface stains.

If  you want to use whitening kits, contains carbamide peroxide. Carbamide peroxide is a bleach that can remove both deep and surface stains and actually changes your natural tooth color. If you have coffee-stained teeth, a tooth-bleaching kit can help. In some kits, you can apply a peroxide-based gel (with a small brush) to the surface of your teeth. In other kits, the gel is in a tray that molds to the teeth. The tray must be worn daily (for 30 to 45 minutes) for a week or more.


Tooth Whitening strips can also be used at home. These strips are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. You can wear these strips for few minutes daily for a week or more. It will lead to whitening of teeth. Remember one thing, Strips are not that much effective as Whitening Kits. So for much better results or dark staining you should go for the whitening Kits.

Close up of young woman using a teeth whitening strip

Some people try to use natural ways of Whitening their teeth, yes you can use natural ways as well.  Some people uses Age-old home remedy of baking soda and a toothbrush to gently whiten teeth at home. There are some foods such as celery, apples, pears, and carrots that can lead to increase production of saliva, which helps wash away food debris on your teeth.People can use sugarless gum that can lead to tooth-cleansing action and also triggering of saliva. What is the use of more saliva? Well It neutralizes the acid that causes tooth decay. With teeth, more saliva is better all around.


But remember one thing, “At-home whitening is an option for anyone with a healthy mouth who has been to the dentist in the past year”. If your dentist give you permission of home whitening method, then you should go for it, as there are many cases in which you have to avoid home tooth whitening. People having Teeth sensitivity should not use home whitening method, they should go for professional method. Similarly people having crowns, veneers and fillings on their front teeth should avoid tooth whitening at home. One more case is if your teeth are grey in color then Home bleaching will not be beneficial for your teeth.

The best way for whitening your teeth is to seek a professional advice. As your dentist is well aware of your mouth health and condition. Many dentist uses office bleach for whitening your teeth. There are some cases in which Bleach can not have whitening effect on your teeth, in such cases Dentists use Veneers or covers of Whiter color for your teeth. So it is better to seek a professional Advice.


Remember, teeth which are yellow in color can be whitened with bleaching, and those are stains on the surface of enamel, but if your teeth are grey in color, then these are intrinsic (inside) staining, which can not be whitened by Bleaching.

After teeth whitening you should avoid all those foods that can lead to staining of teeth. As too much Bleaching will lead to translucent and blue color teeth. So its better to maintain your new smile by avoiding those foods.

Try to avoid smoking as it is not only injurious for your health but it causes staining of your teeth as well. Those stains are very difficult to clean. So its better no to smoke.

Try to avoid drinking all those juices or drinks that stain your teeth. now how come you get to know, which juices can stain your teeth, here is a simple trick. All those juices which can stain a white cotton T-shirt can stain your teeth. So better to check those drinks. Try to avoid too much coffee as it can lead to staining. If you still use those drinks, you should immediately rinse your mouth after drinking them.

Fruits and vegetables having dark colors can stain you teeth as well. Blueberries, blackberries, and beets can stain your teeth. But it does not mean you should not eat them. Eat them for your health but avoid staining of your teeth by immediately rinsing your teeth and brushing them.


  1. I really like how you said that, “Fruits such as apples and strawberries contain malic acid which removes surface stains from your teeth and whitens enamel.” I had no idea that you could naturally whiten your teeth. I have really bad teeth because I love to snack. Thanks for sharing because now I can snack on food that whitens my teeth.

    1. welcome Jordan. you should be wise in selecting all things whether food or using stuff. Be smart & live smart . Have a nice day .

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