No matter how much you try to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy, they become less white over time as the mineral structure of your teeth changes and as your enamel becomes more porous.
Teeth can become more yellow than they used to be due to smoking, coffee, red wine and even fluoride from tap water. There are a variety of methods to whiten teeth, including whitening toothpaste, trays, strips and pens. If none of these methods work, then you can have your teeth whitened at the dentist’s office. However, these whitening treatments can have some harmful effects, such as:
- Loss of protective enamel
- Increased sensitivity
- Risk of tooth fracture
- Gum irritation
The good news is that there are plenty of natural solutions to whiten your teeth without destroying your enamel.
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a low abrasive compound found in many toothpastes and teeth-whitening products. It is used to remove stains from teeth.
How to use it: Put a pinch of baking soda into a small glass or bowl. Then, add a small amount of purified water and mix it into the baking soda. When it becomes slightly runny, dip your toothbrush in to get some of the solution on the brush. Brush your teeth, starting with your molars and then moving to the facings and the backs of your teeth. Rinse well with water after brushing.
2. Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is the practice of swishing or holding oils from plants in the mouth for long periods of time to produce health benefits. Some popular oils used in oil pulling are sunflower, coconut, sesame, olive and palm. The most effective is considered to be the coconut oil.
How to use it: Take a tablespoon of oil and swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes.Be careful not to swallow it! The longer it’s been in your mouth the more contaminated it will become, as it is literally pulling bacteria, fungi, and viruses into your mouth from your whole body. When you finish, spit it out and you can brush your teeth as you usually do.
3. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent substance. It removes toxins when they adhere to the surface of the charcoal. It is not absorbed by the body, but passes through the GI system, so chemicals and toxins adhere to it, which then pass through the body and are expelled by the digestive system.
How to use it: Dip a clean, wet toothbrush into the powdered charcoal. Lean over the container of charcoal and quickly put the charcoal covered toothbrush in the mouth (this is to protect your sink). Brush in small, gentle circles for 2 minutes, spit carefully and rinse really well.
White kaolin clay has a low abrasivity score, and it is high in zinc, calcium, silica and magnesium. It polishes the teeth and removes the stains. If your teeth are sensitive, this is the solution for you.
How to use it: Apply the clay onto your toothbrush. Start with your front teeth and then, as it mixes with your saliva, move on to the rest of the mouth. You can also combine it with baking soda.
5. Diluted Hydrogen Peroxide
The hydrogen peroxide must be diluted between 1% and 1.5% concentration at the very most. Anything higher will damage your teeth, even a mere 3%. Our body produces hydrogen peroxide primarily in the lungs, gut, and thyroid gland, and the presence of hydrogen peroxide calls the immune system to an injury. This may explain how diluted hydrogen peroxide aids someone who is fighting gum disease.
How to use it: Use a very low concentration and swish around the teeth for 3-5 minutes.
Turmeric teeth whitening process is a 100% natural that is free from side effect after use. Moreover, turmeric contains a component called curcumin. This component has antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which relieve dental ailments such as gingivitis and tooth ache. It is also relieves sensitive teeth.
How to use it: Mix one tablespoon of turmeric powder with an equal amount of water to make a thick paste. Use the paste to brush your teeth gently for 3- 4 minutes Spit and rinse until the water coming out is clear. Remember that turmeric taste awful and will stain your brush.
With so many ways to treat yellow teeth, there’s no reason to hide a beautiful smile.