At Home Teeth Whitening Recipes: Fact or Fiction

Conduct an online search for teeth whitening and Google returns nearly 4 million results. A search for “teeth whitening at home” generates nearly 2 million. Look to YouTube and you’ll find more than 5,000 videos (3 of the best below) with millions of views regarding a variety of do-it-yourself teeth whitening methods, ranging from take-home whitening strips, to whitening pens, to boil-and-bite mouth guards.

Teeth Whitening Recipes

Then there are the at-home remedies and recipes for whitening teeth that seem harmless enough, as the inexpensive ingredients are often readily available in the average American home.

  • Brushing with baking soda, iodine-rich salt, and vinegar
  • Applying a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
  • Scrubbing teeth with a powder of crushed walnuts, or better yet, walnut tree bark
  • Brushing with wood ash
  • Rubbing teeth with a banana peel, an orange peel, or crushed strawberries

Share Your Teeth Whitening Remedies

Have your own teeth whitening recipes? Check out the videos below, then visit the Rosemont Media Facebook page and share your own at-home treatment. And for the cosmetic dentists in our audience that find these enamel-dissolving methods as delightful as fingernails on a chalkboard, visit our Facebook page and share your safe and effective teeth whitening methods.

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Keith Humes


Keith Humes is Rosemont Media's CEO and Founder. Since 1998 Keith has been at the forefront of Internet Marketing with Surgeons and Dentists. He continues to stay ahead of the curve and offers innovative insights to the world of healthcare marketing. Keith also lectures nationally at leading industry events, such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium.

Keith is an avid fisherman and master-griller. Next to fishing, Keith’s favorite activities include surfing, and spending time with family & friends.