Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

: April 30, 2015
 
 
Home Remedies for Yellow Teeth
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Sparkling white pearls is how we want our teeth to be for life. Unfortunately this is far from being true because discoloration and yellowing of teeth happens gradually due to a number of causes. Not smiling and hiding your teeth is not the solution to the problem. You have to work on it to prevent or reduce the yellowness so that you can flaunt that perfect smile always.
 
There are various reasons for the discoloration of teeth.

Causes for yellow teeth:

  • Old age.
  • Hereditary
  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • Vices like chewing tobacco and smoking
  • Drinking tea and coffee in excess.
  • Use of some antibiotics.
  • Weather conditions
  • Infections.
Some of the causes can be avoided like smoking, drinking tea and coffee etc but certain factors like age, hereditary factors are beyond our control. In order to gain back those sparkling pearls we fall prey to several market products but these products are not only expensive but also the chemicals present in them can damage our teeth .It is therefore advisable to use basic home remedies for the perfect set of teeth. 

Home Remedies for Yellow Teeth:

1. Baking Soda:

Baking soda
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Baking soda removes plaque and gives the perfect white teeth. There are several methods of using baking soda on teeth:

Method 1:

  • Add a little baking soda to toothpaste.
  • Mix it well.
  • Brush teeth with this mixture.
  • Wash with warm water.
  • Use this remedy twice in a week 

Method 2:

  • Mix baking soda and lemon juice.
  • To this add a little hydrogen peroxide
  • Brush teeth with this mixture
  • Use this remedy twice in a week 

Method 3:

  • Add 1 tablespoon baking soda to one and half teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Add this mixture to a glass of cold water.
  • Gargle with this mouthwash daily for best results 

Method 4:

  • Brush with dilute baking soda.
  • Start with twice in a week.
  • Later follow the procedure once in 15 days.
It should be noted that excessive use of baking soda can strip the teeth of its enamel. 

2. Orange Peel:

Orange Peel
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Orange peel reduces the yellowness of the teeth .The vitamin C and calcium are effective against micro organisms hence it is useful in maintaining oral hygiene. Rub a little orange peel every night before going to bed. This remedy should be followed for few weeks daily.

3. Strawberries:

Strawberries
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The vitamin C in strawberries gives white teeth.
  • Crush a few strawberries.
  • Apply it to teeth.
  • Rub it on the teeth gently to get white teeth.
  • Follow the remedy twice in a week.
  • Alternatively mix the strawberry pulp with baking soda.
  • Apply this layer on teeth.
  • After 10 minutes wash mouth with water and brush your teeth.
  • Follow the remedy once in a week 

4. Hydrogen Peroxide:

Hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleaching agent.
  • Add 1 tablespoon baking soda to one and half teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Add this mixture to a glass of cold water.
  • Gargle with this mouthwash daily for best results
Hydrogen peroxide can irritate the gums and teeth can become over sensitive. 

5. Lemon:

Lemon
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The bleaching action of gums gives white teeth. Gargling regularly with lemon juice and water mixture or rubbing lemon peel on teeth helps remove yellowness.
  • Mix lemon juice and salt.
  • Rub teeth with this mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Leave it for few minutes.
  • Wash mouth with water.
  • Use this remedy twice daily.
  • It helps remove tartar and yellowness. 

6. Salt:

Salt
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Salt is a very good cleaning agent of teeth. It restocks the minerals and whitens teeth. Salt can be used like tooth powder by combining it with some other teeth cleansing and whitening agents.
  • Simply brush your teeth with common salt every morning.
  • Mix salt and charcoal and use this mixture as tooth powder.
  • Mix salt and baking soda and rub this mixture gently.
  • Rough use of salt can cause damage to the gums and enamel. 

7. Apple:

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The acidic nature of apple and its fiber content help in removing the yellow stains. Apple acts like a toothbrush. Chew the apple thoroughly for best results. Eat at least one apple twice daily.

8. Charcoal:

It has crystal based chemical which removes the yellowness of teeth.
  • Take charcoal powder
  • Mix it with the toothpaste
  • Brush teeth twice daily with this mixture.

9. Margosa:

Margosa
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The antiseptic and astringent properties of margosa help in maintaining oral hygiene and also give white teeth. Chew the twigs or branches of margosa twice daily to get best results. 

10. Basil:

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Basil leaves help in removing the yellowness of teeth and are also effective against bleeding gums.
  • Take a few leaves of basil
  • Dry it in the sun
  • Make a powder of the dries leaves.
  • Brush teeth twice daily with this powder.
Along with these useful and simple home remedies make it a point to practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily. Do not forget to gargle after you have eaten something. These good habits not only help in maintaining your teeth white they also keep at bay dental problems like bleeding gums, plaque, tooth decay. So if you want your 32 undamaged then do put in a little extra effort so that you can show off your perfect smile always.

AUTHOR

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan born and brought in Mumbai has a degree in Masters in Analytical Chemistry and a wide work experience in various fields...

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