Part of a good oral health regime is keeping your teeth free of stains from foods and drinks. There are many ways to whiten your teeth today, including professional whitening treatments at your dentist, at-home whitening kits, and natural methods using foods and ingredients you already have at home. Here are instructions to help you use two natural ingredients to whiten and remove stains from your teeth.


Turmeric is a spice that has many health benefits when you take it internally, but also has the natural ability to remove stains from and whiten your tooth enamel. As you use turmeric to whiten your teeth, it is recommended to be careful with what the turmeric spice comes into contact. Turmeric's bright yellow coloring can stain surfaces, such as clothing, your toothbrush, and your bathroom counter.

The easiest way to use turmeric to whiten your teeth is to wet your tooth brush, then dip it into some turmeric powder. Then, use the turmeric-covered toothbrush to gently brush your teeth, focusing on your front teeth. Once you have finished coating the turmeric over your teeth, let the paste remain on your teeth for a three to five minutes. Rinse your mouth with water, then brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste, as usual. 

If you want to make up a turmeric paste to keep for easy access in a jar or other container, combine two parts turmeric powder with one part softened coconut oil. Dip your toothbrush into this paste to brush it onto your teeth for each application. You can use this whitening method every day until you see the desired results.

Baking Soda

Baking soda also has natural whitening properties that can lighten and whiten any stains discoloring your teeth. In fact, baking soda is a common ingredient toothpaste producers use in their whitening pastes, and it is something that is likely in your kitchen cupboard.

To make a baking soda paste to use on your teeth, combine some baking soda with water until it makes a thick paste that you can use on your toothbrush. You can also melt some coconut oil and combine this with the baking soda to make a paste instead of using water. Coconut oil also has its own whitening properties that will enhance this natural whitening method. 

As you brush your teeth with a baking soda mixture, be careful to not brush too aggressively. This can cause the baking soda to wear down the enamel on your teeth. Also, use this method a few times each week and not every day to see whitening results to your teeth.

Use this information to help you whiten your teeth naturally at home. For more information, contact a professional in your area or visit a website like