It’s easy to let teeth become discolored over time. Plaque build-up, staining from food and drink, and even old age is part of the equation.

The good news is that, of course, yellow stains can be removed from teeth. 

In this article, you’ll learn Royal Dental Care’s (natural and conventional) at-home tips to remove yellow stains from teeth.

Let’s start by understanding why teeth turn yellow.

Why Teeth Turn Yellow

Teeth can become yellow for a few reasons. The biggest culprits are surface staining chemicals, plaque accumulation, and enamel deterioration.

The last reason is difficult to avoid because it’s a normal element of the aging process.

Surface staining can be avoided by limiting the following:

  • soda
  • coffee
  • red wine
  • beetroot
  • blueberries

Additionally, smoking and tobacco products are known to stain teeth.

Plaque accumulation can be decreased by avoiding sweet or high-carbohydrate meals, brushing on a regular basis, and using mouthwash.

Natural Ways To Whiten Teeth at Home

Natural treatments are great for upkeeping dental hygiene between visits. However, the tips we share with you here are not a replacement for conventional tooth care like brushing and flossing.

While these methods are safe, each procedure tends to have varying levels of effectiveness, depending on the individual.

Get Plenty of Vitamin C

You’ve probably heard that getting plenty of vitamin C is good for your health. Well, it’s also great for your teeth!

Keeping your vitamin C levels high may help to decrease tooth discoloration.

According to 2007 research, vitamin C deficiency may inhibit periodontitis. This is a bacteria accumulation on the teeth and gums.

Some foods high in vitamin C are:

  • Bell peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Parsley
  • Cabbage (cooked)
  • Kale
  • Brussel sprouts

Add Fruit Enzymes

Certain fruit enzymes, when mixed into toothpaste, may help to prevent discoloration.

According to one study, toothpaste with enzymes from pineapples and papaya fruit help eliminate teeth stains.

Rinse With Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a number of health advantages.

Some individuals use it to whiten their teeth as well.

To do so, use 2 tablespoons vinegar mixed with 6 ounces of water. Wash it around your mouth for 10 seconds.

Be sure, after rinsing with the apple cider vinegar solution, to rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth.

Mix Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

Using toothpaste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide may help prevent tooth discoloration.

According to a study, this combination of substances reduces teeth discoloration and increases brightness.

Dentist-Recommended Whitening Tips

Not all home remedies have to be natural. Conventional dental care is still the foundation of good dental hygiene and keeping teeth white.

Additionally, you can have your teeth whitened by dental practitioners. Highly effective approaches, such as AirFlow technology, are used to remove yellow stains.

Here are Royal Dental Care’s recommended whitening tips that you can do at home.

Brush Your Teeth Regularly

Brush for at least two minutes twice a day. Take care to get into all the nooks and gaps.

Brush in a circular manner on the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of your teeth to preserve your gums.

Brushing your teeth after ingesting stain-causing foods and drinks is also crucial to stop teeth from yellowing.

Use Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste can help eliminate discoloration and increase tooth brightness.

Products have more potent chemicals than regular toothpaste, which aid in the removal of difficult food stains.

They don’t contain bleach but may include trace amounts of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.

These substances aid in the lightening of tooth color.

Bleach Your Teeth With Whitening Trays   

Some dentists provide tray-based teeth whitening, but there are also home versions accessible.

Wear the bleaching gel-filled tray for 2 to 4 hours each day or overnight.

It’s critical to seek products containing 10% carbamide peroxide. The Canadian Dental Association recommends these as safe (CDA).

Lighten Your Teeth With Whitening Strips

Whitening strips are plastic strips with a tiny coating of peroxide gel applied to them. These are contoured to fit the surface of the teeth.

Most people see results using them twice a day for 30 minutes each time.

Try Different Whitening Rinses

Whitening rinses containing oxygen sources such as hydrogen peroxide are another option for removing yellow teeth.

These react with the substances that stain the teeth, assisting in their lifting.

Using a rinse for one minute twice a day for three months can result in a one to two-shade improvement in tooth color.


We’ve covered a few natural remedies and our most recommended conventional dental hygiene tips to remove yellow stains from teeth.

However, the best tip for keeping your teeth white is to give them proper care and attention at home while scheduling regular trips to see your dentist.

Professionals have access to technology that is not practical (or affordable) for home use. With these cutting-edge tools, we are able to greatly speed up the whitening process. You’ll notice a difference after one visit!

If you’d like to know how Royal Dental Care can help you whiten your teeth, schedule an appointment with us here.