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There’s a large number of tooth whitening methods and products on the market today – everything from whitestrips to UV lights. However, a growing number of us are interested in using only natural tooth whitening products to produce the same effects as store-bought products. Thankfully, there is a number of you natural tooth whitening methods for you to choose from.

5 Tips for Naturally Whiter Teeth

Here’s five simple, yet effective ways to whiten your teeth with items you can find around the house:

1. Baking Soda
Using baking soda on your teeth is a great natural tooth whitening agent. You must be careful with this method though, because baking soda is a strong substance to be put on your teeth and definitely proceed with caution, since you are able to scrape the enamel off of your teeth if you are not careful. Only use baking soda on your teeth a few times a week and you will notice shinier, naturally whiter teeth.

2. Fruits & Vegetables
Eating certain types of fruits and vegetables will naturally whiten your teeth. The trick is to consume “crunchy” fruits and vegetables that naturally clean your teeth. Foods like apples, celery and carrots are all great natural tooth whiteners and natural tooth cleaners.

3. Water
Swishing water in your mouth after every meal can greatly influence how white your teeth appear. Many surface stains on teeth appear after eating dark colored foods and if you swish a good amount of water in your mouth after eating these particular foods, it greatly will cut down on your teeth staining. Make sure you swish water in your mouth for at least 20 seconds to get the most out of the stain reducing properties.

4. Olive Oil
Using olive oil on teeth is a great way to whiten them naturally. Olive oil has natural properties that release stains and whiten teeth. Just use a few drops of olive oil when brushing your teeth or put some olive oil on a washcloth and gently rub your teeth. You will notice a positive difference after using the olive oil on your teeth.

5. Flossing
One of the most important parts of cleaning your teeth aside from brushing them is to floss! Floss at least once a day and you will notice your teeth getting much whiter. Many of us don’t realize all the leftover food that is in-between our teeth contributing to the darker overall color. Flossing teeth gets rid of the food in between our teeth that can even be leftover after brushing thoroughly.

Your Natural Tooth Whitening Tips

Do you have a killer natural tooth whitening tip that’s not in our list? Share it with us in a comment below.

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Cory Kemp is the founder and chief editor of DentalPlanCards.com. He's committed to providing consumers with helpful tips for saving money at the dentist. Follow me on Google +