5 Simple and Natural Ways to Whiten your Teeth

by Maria Amir
5 Simple and Natural Ways to Whiten your Teeth

As ordinary as it may sound, teeth whitening is making people spend millions annually including at-home whitening products. Now, no objection on whatever your personal preference may be. Besides, no one enjoys seeing yellow teeth anyway. However, most whitening products use chemicals in their formula as bleaching agents. These bleaching agents may give you temporary whitening but in the long run it’s basically eroding your enamel. And we all know what happens from down there.

So why do your teeth look yellow in the first place?

If plaque buildup is not the case, then it’s often due to a particular food you eat. Certain foods can stain your enamel, as the outermost layer of your teeth. This type of discoloration can usually be treated with a little more focused cleaning. What’s best is that you can use natural ways to clean teeth to get instant whitening of teeth enamel.

However, in some cases teeth look yellow as the upper enamel erodes away and reveals dentin underneath. Dentin is naturally yellow bony tissue that is present just under the enamel. Even if you are not sure whether it’s the enamel or dentin, here are simple natural ways to whiten your teeth.

Get rid of Yellow Teeth in simple natural ways!

Practice Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an ancient Indian practice where people used oil to improve their oral health. They believed the practice of oil pulling removes harmful toxins from the body. Oil pulling involves using light weight oil to gargle your mouth with. Traditionally it was believed that all the harmful bacteria was killed in the process and prevented the buildup of harmful bacteria in your mouth.

The best choice for such practice is a sunflower, sesame and coconut oil. All you have to do is take a spoonful of oil and just swish it around in your mouth. Do this for a couple of minutes every day and you’ll find brightened teeth!

Side Note: You may not like the taste of it and might find this entire process to be funny but though no solid research is involved it is believed to help gut health and of course whiten your teeth.

Use Baking Soda

Baking soda never gets old! As long as I remember baking soda has been the teeth savior for any oral activity. This is because baking soda has natural whitening properties. This is also one of the many reasons why many toothpaste commercials make sure they advertise their product with baking soda. It is mildly abrasive and helps scrubs always any plaque on the surface of your enamel.

Baking soda also creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, which in turn prevents bacteria to flourish in your mouth. Now as tempting as it may seem like, baking soda does not work overnight. To use baking soda, mix 1 teaspoon of soda with 2 spoons of water and brush your teeth with it. Do this a few times a week for a fresh brightened smile.

Use hydrogen peroxide

Another natural bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria and has been used as a disinfectant for years. This is why several toothpastes have a significant concentration of hydrogen peroxide in their composition. Considerable studies have found the use of hydrogen peroxide in the toothpaste to give whiter teeth over the use of six weeks.

 Look for a toothpaste with at least 3% of hydrogen peroxide in its formula. If you choose to do a home mixture on your own, make sure you limit it to a few times a week as overuse can certainly damage your enamel.

Watch what out eat

As cliché as it will sound, certain foods have a lot of impact on the natural whiteness of your teeth. Coffee, red wine, soda and dark berries are very much known for staining the uppermost surface of your teeth. If your teeth are sensitive to the coloring of foods, you can take certain steps to avoid any staining.

  • Drink out of a straw to prevent direct staining on the teeth.
  •  Brush your teeth as soon as you consume something that has a powerful stain/color.
  •   Limit certain beverages especially fizzy sodas
  •  Avoid chewing and smoking tobacco

Start with Flossing

Many people are unaware of the plaque buildup despite regular brushing of the teeth. Regular flossing and brushing can reduce the bacterial buildup and hence the yellowish tinge on your outermost enamel. All you have to do is take out a string of thread and run it between your gums. Regular flossing when coupled with brushing can actually lead to not only good teeth but also good gum and gut health.

Bottom Line

There are several natural methods and ‘myths’ to whiten your teeth. You need to identify the ones that work the best for you. Overuse of any whitening product will definitely damage your teeth if you are unaware of the options involved, consult with one of the top dentists in your area with Healthwire.pk. 

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