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Top 10 Home Remedies for Yellow Teeth

Sparkling white teeth are every person’s dream. Not just they enhance the beauty of your smile but also contribute to give you a magnetic personality. So you might be thinking it’s about time you should visit a dentist and finally get rid of the yellow stains. Wait a minute! You can have a glowing smile without wasting hundreds of dollars on bleaching trays and other so called whitening solutions.

Here are some easy remedies, coming out straight from your kitchen shelf and giving you a wide white smile:

Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the best ingredients that you can use to get rid of your yellow teeth. You can make a whitening mouthwash with baking soda by mixing two tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of cold water. Now use this whitening mouthwash to rinse your mouth two to three times in a day. This remedy can easily correct minor yellow stains. At the same time you can also scrub your teeth gently for at least two minutes with diluted baking soda for sparkling teeth. Follow this remedy twice a week for the first week, and then follow it in every fifteen days. It is essential to note here that excess use of baking soda can strip your teeth of its natural enamel.


Strawberries contain good amount of vitamin C, which help in making your teeth whiter. Take a few strawberries and grind them to make a paste. Now use this paste to rub your teeth gently. If done twice daily for a few weeks, the yellow tinge on your teeth will vanish. Another option is to mix the pulp of one strawberry with half a teaspoon of baking soda and then spread the mixture onto your teeth and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Finally rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth with toothpaste to get rid of any residue.


The bleaching property present in lemon can also be used to get rid of yellow teeth. In fact, gargling with lemon juice and scrubbing teeth with lemon peel is also one of the best ways to make your teeth white. Take a few drops of lemon juice and add some salt to it. Now apply this mixture on the stained teeth and rub the paste vigorously over your teeth and gums. Leave for a few minutes and then rinse your mouth properly with normal water. Follow this remedy twice daily for about two weeks to get rid of tartar and yellow tinge.


Apple is a kind of crunchy fruit that can scrub your teeth like a toothbrush and make your teeth look whiter than before. Try to eat one or two apples daily to get rid of the yellow stain accumulated on your teeth. When eating an apple make sure to chew them properly so that the acidic nature of apple and the fiber rich rough flesh get ample time to work on your teeth and help to remove the yellow stain. Apart from apples, you can also eat other crunchy food items such as raw carrots, cucumbers and broccoli.

Holy Basil

The leaves of holy basil have whitening properties and hence it can be used to make your teeth whiter. At the same time holy basil can also protect your teeth from gum problems such as pyorrhea. Take few leaves of holy basil and keep them in the sun for few hours. Once the holy basil leaves become dry you need to grind them to make some powder. Now mix this powder with your regular toothbrush and then use it to brush your teeth. Another option is to make a paste of holy basil leaves with mustard oil and then use it to clean your teeth.


You can also use margosa to enjoy white healthy teeth. You can use margosa twigs as a toothbrush to brush your teeth. Chewing margosa branches helps in tackling teeth problems and clears the yellowness from the teeth. At the same time you can use margosa oil and mix it with your regular toothpaste and then use it to brush your teeth. Due to the astringent and antiseptic properties, regular use of margosa oil also help to get rid of bad breath and dental cavities.


Salt is one of the fundamental dental cleansing agents used since ages as it helps to replenish the lost mineral content of the teeth and help them to regain their whiteness. You can use common salt regularly each morning as a toothpowder instead of toothpaste. Another option is to mix common salt with charcoal and then use it brush your teeth regularly. You can also mix common salt with baking soda and then use it to rub your teeth gently in order to reduce the yellow tinge accumulated on your teeth. When using salt you need to be extra careful as salt can cause damage to gums and enamel if used roughly.


Charcoal is one of the best known home remedies for yellow teeth. Charcoal, has a powerful crystal based chemical which results in teeth whitening. Take some charcoal powder and mix it with your regular toothpaste and use it to gently brush your teeth. Do it twice daily to make your teeth sparkling white. Along with charcoal you can also use the ashes of burnt bread and burnt rosemary in order to make your teeth whiter.

Orange Peel

You can also clean your teeth with fresh orange peel on regular basis in order to reduce the yellow tinge accumulated on your teeth. To make your teeth white, rub orange peel on your teeth every night before going to sleep. The vitamin C and calcium present in the orange peel will combat with the microorganisms all through the night. Within a few weeks you can notice effective results and your teeth will appear more shiny, stronger and whiter. If fresh orange peel is not available then you can use dried orange peel powder.

Hydrogen Peroxide

The mild bleaching effect of hydrogen peroxide can also help a lot in getting rid of yellow teeth. You must gargle with a mouth wash having hydrogen peroxide in order to reduce yellow staining from your teeth. While gargling make sure not to swallow the hydrogen peroxide. At the same time you can make a paste of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and use it to brush your teeth gently. Later brush your teeth with your regular tooth paste to make your teeth whiten. However, it is important to note that you need to use hydrogen peroxide with extra caution as it can cause irritation of gums and make your teeth sensitive.