In order to whiten teeth one must know what causes the teeth staining in the first place and that needs to be reversed. The outer part of the teeth which is hard is the enamel which is meant to withstand chewing and biting, it is quite strong but might chip or thin out in the long run with age, if the enamel is well mineralized ,it appears brighter and lighter but the enamel is often translucent and takes color from the bone underneath.However there are super simple ways that work over time to lighten the enamel and make your teeth look naturally. Below is a list of things you can use for the purpose and also some things you could avoid.
Take a look at the things you can limit and control in the first place to avoid teeth staining:
Heredity may be a reason for your yellow teeth.Then of course our lifestyle changed of frequent coffee and tea consumption, bad brushing habits and hygiene and age can also contribute to the same.
Acidic foods like berries, spicy curry and soy sauce can stain your teeth as well as cola, red wine, dark beer.
Consumption of tobacco and smoking is your sure short way to teeth staining.When you dont brush often and well aid in the accumulation of foods that stain teeth.
Avoid overuse of mouthwash containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride.Medicines used to control high blood pressure as well as age age contributes to wear and tear of your teeth. Your teeth, over time, experience a thinning of the enamel. As a result, they will more closely reflect the natural color of the dentin/bone inside the enamel.
Home remedies for teeth whitening:
Seeds and nuts that feel lightly abrasive to chew can act as hard foods rubs plaque and stains off the surface of teeth.
Onions work in two ways, these dont stain the teeth at all and consuming them would make you want to brush, so you might want to be friendly with them.
Crisp apples strengthen gums and their high water content increases saliva production, which in turn attack the bacteria in your mouth to disperse thereby avoiding plaque.
Baking soda:Soda which is actually a form of salt,is actually like a bleach,try brushing with this a mild abrasive that works to scrub off plaque and surface stains.Do not use it more than once in 15 days.
Broccoli: Consume raw broccoli to get a in between brushing effect for your teeth.
Water is a must to keep mouth hydrated and you should rinse your mouth in between wine sips or after consuming darker fruits and berries.
Eat crunchy foods. They will help remove many of the sugars and chemicals that cause stains and cavities. Sticky food items cause the staining.
Removing any leftover food or residue from your teeth will help prevent stain and decay. This is an especially good idea if you’re away from home and can’t squeeze in a good tooth-brushing.
Certain fruits have the ability to whiten teeth naturally. They act as excellent and simple tooth whiteners or bleachers. Take strawberries, for instance — they contain natural whitening agents and are one of the popular home remedies for tooth whitening and bleaching.
This is relatively new but eating some cheese after meals helps to mineralize the enamel making it look white(read para one)
Brushing and flossing are the biggest actors for avoiding staining and discoloration in the first place.
You could use hydrogen peroxide is a chemical substance with the composition H2O2 — this is close to water. This is an antiseptic, disinfectant..(Consult your dentist before using)
Citric acid or Lemon juice:Brushing your teeth with either of these helps you get rid of the yellowish tint developed on the teeth.
Walnut:Walnut which is crushed is also used for preventing discoloration of teeth and helps in keeping the teeth bacteria free.
Vinegar:Dilute vinegar and water and rinse your mouth with it.
Bay leaves and orange peel:Grind dried bay leaves and orange peel together and use it as a toothpaste top or simply rub it on your teeth with your finger.
Clove oil:Before brushing your teeth, have a drop of clove oil on your toothpaste.
Olive oil:Rub virgin olive oil with the help of a sponge on your teeth.
Chewing teeth whitening chewing gums also helps.
So take these smaller step towards teeth whitening and keep smiling 😀
Consult your dentist for any tooth troubles in the first place.
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