A whiter smile often comes with a hefty price. Professional whitening treatments could break the bank since some run upwards of $400. The strips and creams are proven to do the job, but contain harsher chemicals and cause your teeth to hurt if you use too often. Thankfully, there are natural home remedies we can use to make sure we keep our sparkly whites shiny and healthy. 

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No one wants yellow teeth, but the truth is that plenty of culprits like wine and coffee can severely stain your teeth. Here are six natural ways to whiten your teeth

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Pineapples

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The tropical fruit is heavenly when it comes to improving mouth health and whitening teeth. The secret is in pineapple's powerful enzyme called bromelain, which helps lift teeth stains naturally while you chew. It also helps prevent tooth decay. 

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Baking Soda

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This is another great natural way to whiten teeth. Just mix about a tablespoon of baking soda and the same amount of hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl and mix until you form a paste. Brush your teeth and watch the stains get lighter. 

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Strawberries

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Strawberries can whiten your teeth as good as a professional session! Mash a strawberry and mix in baking soda until combined. Brush your teeth for at least 5 minutes and watch the magic happen. The seeds help brush away all of the grit and layers of stains. 

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Apple cider vinegar

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The vinegar helps remove pesky wine and coffee stains. The trick is to dip your toothbrush in the apple cider vinegar and brush for a few minutes. Then you have to rinse and brush your teeth with toothpaste again. It will do the trick!

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Lemon Rinds

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Rubbing the skin of the lemon on your teeth can help lift stains. The only warning is that you should rinse your mouth afterwards since the acid could end up affecting your tooth's enamel. 

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Banana peel

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Rubbing the inside of the banana peel on your teeth for a few minutes will help combat nasty stains and help whiten your teeth. The potassium will be an extra boost of nutrition for your teeth. Make sure to repeat several times a week.