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Whitening teeth sounds like an easy job with tons of whitening products available in the market. Some may deliver it to your doorstep.
But are those making-a-hole-in-the-pocket products worthy of your time & money? Especially for something you can fix naturally at home.
You heard it right. Your yellow teeth can easily be replaced with shining white teeth without costing even a penny.
We understand how switching from teeth whitening products to homemade remedies requires a lot of trusts. But little did you know that some products include strong chemicals and bleach to clean teeth and remove yellowish marks from them. And believe us – artificial chemicals and strong bleach are not healthy for teeth.
Why Do Our Teeth Get Yellow?
Our research has combined two main reasons behind yellow teeth. It includes:
Enamel is in the outer layer of our teeth which is white and underneath we have a lower layer called dentin which is yellow. As you start ageing, the enamel gets weaken and tore down, which brings the yellow part on display.
These natural remedies will whiten teeth and slow down the enamel weakening process.
There are several foods and beverages such as coffee and soda can fasten the process of enamel breaking down forcing the yellow teeth to show up.
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These 6 natural remedies can help you bring back the whiteness in your teeth and reverse the process of enamel breakage. Let’s start!
1. Brush & Floss Your Teeth, obviously
Brushing and flossing teeth can never go out of the list. As these are the basic hacks to whiten teeth and keep them in their best shape.
As you age, the bacteria and plaque in teeth starts to buildup in the corners. It might be not clearly visible to the eyes but these bacteria can eradicate the whiteness away.
Regular brushing at least twice a day keeps your teeth white, strong, and bacteria-free. Visit your dentist for dental checkups every 6 months.
2. Consider Oil Pulling
Many of you might not have heard about it but oil pulling is a process to clean teeth and remove dirt, plaque & bacteria. Don’t misunderstand it with the substitute for brushing or flossing because you don’t have to do it daily.
Although the ADA has never been in the favor of oil pulling as they state “it’s an unconventional dentistry method that has no proven studies to whiten teeth.”
But still, people find it useful after trying. Some oils that can be beneficial for oil pulling are:
- Coconut Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Sunflower Oil
3. Brush Using Baking Soda
Many of us do that already because brushing teeth with baking soda has been one of the best ways to whiten teeth and prevent tooth decay.
People have always been concerned about the strong texture baking soda has that it might weaken the enamel layer from the teeth. But many types of research have shown that using baking soda to remove yellow stains is completely safe and healthy.
Take a pinch of baking soda and a few drops of water. Form a paste and brush it by using a toothbrush for a minute.
4. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide is a mild bleach that is highly effective in whitening teeth. In fact, many teeth whitening kit that we buy contains a higher amount of hydrogen peroxide than any other ingredient.
It is not yet discovered that using hydrogen peroxide solely on teeth is 100% safe but people who have used it with baking soda stated to have whiter teeth in less than 6 weeks.
It is advised to limit the usage of hydrogen peroxide as it increases tooth sensitivity and can damage gum if used frequently for a long-term.
5. Eat Certain Fruits
Some fruits such as pineapple and papaya contain papain and bromelain enzymes that can help whiten teeth effectively by removing stains.
Strawberries, on the other hand, are suggested to use with baking soda because the malic acid present in a strawberry helps to remove plaque from teeth.
As there is no such proper way for brushing teeth with these fruits, so instead, you can include them in your daily diet because they can cut down plaque as you chew. As a result, your teeth will sharp white and strong.
6. Maintain Oral Hygiene
Although there are tons of other ways that might not be scientifically proven yet but they are known as the most effective ways to whiten teeth respectively.
Maintaining oral hygiene in the first place is utmost important because you can stop teeth getting damaged before it even begins. Good oral hygiene combines:
- Brush your teeth twice a day (at least). Not just randomly, brush it thoroughly into your gums and back of your teeth to prevent plaque.
- Visit dentist every 6 months for a dental checkup to make sure your teeth are in a good shape.
- Use Fluoride toothpaste. It contains hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, both keep teeth safe from tooth decay.
- Floss between your teeth to remove stubborn plaque stuck there.