All of us want naturally white teeth but they start to get yellow with time. To figure out how to whiten our teeth, we have to know why they get yellow in the first place.
Some of the reasons our teeth turn yellow:
- Drinking excessive coffee or tea
- Smoking cigarettes
- Thinning tooth enamel due to old age
- Breathing through our mouths and having blocked nasal passages.
- Suffering from dry mouth
- Eating an improper diet.
- Excessive fluoride intake
- Usage of antibiotics
- Genetic factors
1. Brushing Your Teeth
The best way to whiten your teeth naturally is to simply brush your teeth after eating or drinking something. This takes a lot of persistence and can even be kind of difficult depending on where you are at that point in time. But you can cultivate this good habit over a period of time. It’s only going to help you.
2. Flossing Your Teeth
Flossing doesn’t come as easily to people as brushing. For best results though one must floss twice daily. Just flossing can easily remove the staining between your teeth helping them to look whiter and healthier.
3. Coconut Oil Pulling
Simply put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for five to fifteen minutes. Alternatively you can add a few drops to your toothbrush and brush with it.
Coconut oil helps as it has antimicrobial properties. It is great for protecting and cleaning your gums as well.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is helpful for removing stains due to various culprits like coffee and nicotine (smoking).
After brushing with ACV, you need to brush again with regular toothpaste for best results. Take your finger and rub apple cider vinegar on your teeth for about two minutes. Then rinse your mouth out with water and check out your teeth in the mirror.
5. Lemon or Orange Peels
As is the case with ACV, if you use lemon or orange peel on your teeth always rinse your mouth afterward to be on the safe side. Use the hydrogen peroxide oral rinse formula described below for best results with this trick.
6. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is an antibacterial agent and works great as a total mouth and gum cleaner and keeps the mouth free of germs. For early results, use this trick once every week. Use half water and half hydrogen peroxide, swish around in your mouth for about one minute, and then rinse. Make it a regular habits.
7. Baking Soda and Lemon
This is one of the most natural teeth whitening home remedies. The chemical reaction of baking soda with the citrus of lemon juice has a great effect. Only brush with this preparation once a week. If you experience irritation of any kind then discontinue the usage.
8. Eating Strawberries
Berries contain many beneficial antioxidants that can benefit the health of your teeth. The quality of your diet overall is highly tied to the health of your teeth. Remember That!
9. Activated Charcoal
To whiten your teeth naturally with charcoal, wet a toothbrush and dip into powdered activated charcoal. Brush teeth normally and then sip a bit of water, swish throughout your mouth and spit.
10. Eating Crunchy Fruits and Veggies
Apples, celery, and carrots are all very beneficial for your teeth and gums. Simply chewing removes excess food and microbes from your mouth. It also helps to scrub away the surface stains. Not only does the texture remove food particles stuck in your teeth but the acids in the fruits and vegetables keep the teeth whiter naturally.
11. Using a Straw
Coffee, tea, soda, and wine can all cause serious damage to the enamel of your teeth. Whenever possible, use a straw to reduce direct exposure to teeth. I presume this is an easy way out to avoid the teeth getting stained further.
A healthy and bright smile is definitely something to be happy about. People with attractive smiles are found charming and approachable by others. Having a list of natural teeth whitening home remedies can improve your toothy glow without exposing you to unknown and unwanted chemicals