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They Called Them Mellow Yellow: Four Quick And Easy Ways To Whiten Your Teeth

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Need a quick way to whiten your teeth but don't have the extra money to buy an over-the-counter whitener? You are in luck with some common kitchen ingredients. No longer do you have to shell out the extra funding to get a brighter and whiter smile. The homemade remedies listed below are so weird that they just might do the trick.

Banana Peels

Do you have an extra banana laying around your kitchen? The peel of the banana is full of potassium and magnesium. These two minerals, along with several others that are found in bananas can be absorbed through your teeth, making them whiter and brighter.

This teeth whitening method is quick and easy. After you are done eating your banana, run the peel along your teeth for two to three minutes. The peel will remove the hard stains and leave you with a whiter smile. You can repeat this process before you go to bed at night.

Tea Bags

Tea is great for your teeth for a multitude of reasons. It is full of flavonoids, which combat bacteria and keep it from sticking to your teeth. Tea also contains high traces of fluoride which works to remove dark stains.

To use tea bags to help whiten your teeth, simply bring a pot of tea to boil on the stove. Once the tea is warm enough to touch, rub the bag over your teeth for about five minutes and brush afterward. You can repeat this process before you brush your teeth at night for the best results.

Burnt Toast

Now you have an excuse to burn the toast in the mornings. Burnt toast works as a great abrasive and will remove stains caused by smoking or drinking dark beverages.

Take a piece of burnt toast and rub it over your teeth for two minutes. Do this every day until you begin to see the results. Remember to brush and floss your teeth after every time you try this method.

Strawberry Paste

If you have a few extra strawberries laying around in your refrigerator, you can use them to make a strawberry whitening paste for your teeth. Strawberries are full of malic acid, which is a natural way to remove hard stains from your teeth.

Take three to five strawberries and mash them into one tablespoon of baking soda until it turns into a paste. Brush your teeth with the paste and let it stay on your teeth for about five minutes before rinsing and brushing with your regular toothpaste.

If you need a quick and easy way to whiten your teeth but don't want to reach in your bank account, use one of the simple homemade methods listed above and you will be on your way to a brighter smile in no time. Contact a dentist in your area for help.