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Home remedies to whiten teeth

Home Remedies To Whiten Teeth

Your smiles talk a lot about your personality. If you are a regular consumer of dark drinks such as coffee, black tea, beer, red wine among others, you may end up staining your teeth.

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Home Remedies To Whiten Teeth

Your smiles talk a lot about your personality. If you are a regular consumer of dark beverages such as coffee, black tea, beer, red wine among others, you may end up staining your teeth. Most of these drinks are known for staining or yellowing the teeth. So how do you whiten the yellow like teeth without visiting your dentist? There are teeth whitening home remedies that can work within a short period. Baking soda is one of the most common home products used to whiten the teeth.

Whitening your teeth is the key to a healthy smile! It is true that the fastest way to whiten your teeth is visiting your cosmetic dentist, but did you know you can whiten discolored or stained teeth at the comfort of your own house? The good thing is that home remedies are healthy for your teeth even in the long run. Home remedies are less expensive, and some methods can produce quick results. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the products that you can use at home to whiten your teeth and enhance the smile.


Why do you need to whiten your teeth?

Does your teeth color look so unnatural? Are your teeth yellow in color? Are your teeth stained? If the answer is yes, then you need to whiten them. Most people are used to visiting a dentist for any teeth problem including discoloration. Nevertheless, there are other less expensive home based methods that can help removed the stains on the enamel. Most people whiten their teeth to brighten the smile! Teeth whitening come with other benefits such as boasting your self-esteem and confidence, and enhancing your dental appearance.

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Who is more susceptible to needing teeth whitening?

Having white teeth is everyone dream, but what happens when the teeth turns yellow. It becomes very hard to smile often or even talk to people. You will feel uncomfortable talking to people with your discolored teeth. You might even try to talk or smile with your mouth covered with hands. Some of the causes of discolored teeth could be avoided.

Some people are more susceptible to needing teeth whitening. If you have a habit of taking too much tea or coffee, you are exposed to teeth discoloration. Not only does drinking too much dark drinks stains your teeth, but also erode the enamel. Another person who is at risk of having stained teeth is the one who likes sugary drinks. Drinking of sugary drinks regularly can stain the teeth. In addition, smokers are more susceptible to needing teeth whitening. In fact, smoking causes severe discoloration and tooth decay. Smoking frequently can stain your teeth beyond repair after a long period. Smoking stains your teeth and makes permanent grey stains that are impossible to remove.

If you have one of the habits mention above, you are more likely to need teeth whitening in future.

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How do you use home remedies to whiten teeth?

Over the years, use of coffee, tea, cigarette, tobacco and other substances has been associated with teeth discoloration. The unnatural color and stains can be removed with just few drops of apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and other natural home products.

  • Baking soda

Brushing with baking soda can whiten your teeth. You can make paste with a mixture of baking soda and water. Use toothbrush and the paste to brush your teeth carefully and rinse with water until all the traces of baking soda are removed. For good result, repeat the procedure once a week in a span of few months.

For instant results, you can mix the baking soda with lemon juice. Put a little baking soda and lemon juice paste on your toothbrush and brush for about two minutes, then rinse with water thoroughly. This paste is quite effective! You should use it once in two or three months. Don’t use the paste frequently as it might harm the teeth enamel.

  • Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar acts as a natural bleach as well as potent cleanser. As a deep cleaning-agent, it helps to remove all the bacteria that affect the natural color of your teeth. As a bleaching-agent, it helps to balance the pH in your mouth and make the teeth shine. Mix a ½ spoonful of vinegar with one cup of water. Rub your teeth with this mixture every day before bedtime using a toothbrush, and brush your teeth later using the usual paste. However, don’t use this mixture more than once a day as it might damage your teeth.

For better and quick results, mix vinegar with baking soda. Mix equal amounts of baking soda and vinegar. For instance, mix a ½ teaspoon of baking soda with a ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Form a paste and brush your teeth with it before bedtime. Use it once a day for the next 15 days, and don’t over use it as it might damage your teeth.

  • Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a common home remedy for whitening yellow teeth. Coconut oil has a bleaching agent, which can help to remove stains or make the teeth a bit lighter. This technique is popular among the ancient Indian. Place a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth.  Wait for it to liquefied, and swish it for 15-20 minutes until all the teeth covered. Spit out, and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Alternatively, you can mix coconut oil with your usual toothpaste. Brush with the paste and within few weeks your teeth will be white. The same procedure applies for sesame oil.

  • Charcoal

Charcoal is a simple method to whiten teeth! Put a capsule of charcoal on your toothbrush, and brush your teeth. Alternatively, you can brush with powdered charcoal. Rinse with warm water!

  • Others
    • Salt and lemon
    • Fruits peel; banana peel, orange peel
    • Turmeric
    • Guava leaves
    • Strawberries
    • Epsom salt


What are the symptoms of someone who needs to whiten teeth?

There are symptoms and signs that show one need to whiten their teeth:

  • Yellow teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Teeth with unnatural color/discolored
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14:17 10 May 18
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