Teeth Whitening Tips
Be sure to read up on the latest tooth whitening methods before beginning. One excellent source for this is Wikipedia's "Tooth bleaching" article.
Baking soda if used gently and lightly is an abrasive teeth whitener that you can use (sparingly) with a soft tooth brush to help whiten your teeth.
Malic acid is a natural tooth whitener that exists in fruits such as strawberries. Crush some berries and apply the pulp to your teeth for 5 minutes.
Natural charcoal (not BBQ) contains carbon which can help dramatically brighten your teeth in a natural way if applied before brushing.
Dental trays and teeth strips that recommend 20 minutes or more per application, with high peroxide levels, are considered the most effective methods.
The basics matter. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least daily and use mouthwash containing fluoride.
Look for products containing peroxide. This is the key ingredient used to make your teeth white. It's safe although it can cause temporary sensitivity
Dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt can help your teeth regain lost minerals and strength.
If you have a crown or visible filling it's possible that trying to whiten your teeth will only make the crown/filling look darker so be wary!
Coffee, tea, red wine and smoke stain your teeth the worst. It's good to rinse your mouth with water after drinking these items or smoking.