A young woman goes for shopping…she buys a lovely bright colored dress and then, goes on to buy earrings, clutch, and other accessories of the same color to ensure perfect matching. Happy and satisfied with the bargains she made, she steps out of the mall and that’s when the world comes down crashing on her!
A little boy observing her for so long tells her innocently that her newly purchased yellow dress and the yellow accessories match perfectly with her yellow teeth!!!
This can be the worst nightmare for anyone! Now there is only one thing this girl and all those with yellow teeth can do and that is to use the 9 natural ways given below to whiten back those pearls!
1. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide produces a mild bleaching effect, which can make your yellow teeth white again.
You can use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash to rinse and gargle with. But, make sure you do not swallow it. Alternatively, you can also make a thick paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and brush your teeth with it.
However, you must use hydrogen peroxide with extra caution as it may cause irritation of the gums and increase the sensitivity of your teeth causing pain.
2. Baking Soda
The best way to whiten your teeth lies in baking soda. It gives faster results and is very easy to use.
Mix one-fourth teaspoon of baking soda in a small amount of toothpaste. Use this gritty mixture to brush your teeth for three minutes. Then, rinse with warm water. Do this once or twice a week. It will remove the plaque and help the pearly whites shine again.
Alternatively, you can add half a teaspoon of baking soda in a few drops of lemon juice, and white vinegar and brush your teeth with this mixture.
Lemons work as a strong bleach. But, it can also irritate the gums and make your teeth sensitive. Hence, it is best to reserve this remedy for emergency situations. Lemons should not be used for teeth whitening on a regular basis. You can use it occasionally as and when needed.
The bleaching property of lemons helps to get rid of the yellow discoloration and its acidic nature dissolves the plaques.
You can use lemon water for gargling or scrub your teeth with a lemon peel. You can also mix together a few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and apply this mixture on the stained teeth. Rub it vigorously over the teeth and leave it on for 5 minutes. Then, rinse it off thoroughly with water.
4. Orange Peel
Orange peel offers an effective way to keep your teeth sparkling white. You can clean your teeth with a fresh orange peel every day for two to three weeks to see noticeable results. It will reduce the yellow tinge on your teeth.
You can also rub the orange peel over the teeth just before going to sleep. The calcium, and vitamin C in the peel will fight the microorganisms throughout the night and reduce the appearance of plaques.
Strawberries are also rich in vitamin C, which can make your teeth whiter. Take 4 to 5 strawberries and grind them to make a fine paste. Rub this paste gently on your teeth. Do this twice every day for one month. It will help vanish the yellow tinge on your teeth.
Another option is to add the pulp of one strawberry in half a teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of lemon juice and spread this mixture onto your teeth. Let it sit for a few minutes and then, rinse it out.
Eating one apple every day can keep you away from doctors as well as dentists. It will help you get rid of the yellowish stains accumulated on your teeth.
Eating a crunchy apple works like a scrub and cleans the plaques accumulated on your teeth. The scrub also works like a toothbrush and makes your teeth whiter.
Make sure you chew it well so that the rough fiber-rich flesh and the acidic nature of apples get enough time to work on your teeth.
Charcoal has a powerful crystal-based substance that can whiten your teeth. Just mix charcoal powder in your regular toothpaste and brush your teeth with it. Do this twice every day to keep your teeth sparkling white.
You can also use the ashes of burnt rosemary or burnt bread in a similar way if you do not have charcoal powder.
Salt is the fundamental dental cleansing agent used for ages for cleaning the teeth. It helps to replenish the lost mineral content of the teeth and revives their white color.
You can use salt as a tooth powder to brush your teeth every morning instead of toothpaste. Another way of using salt to whiten your teeth is to mix common salt in charcoal powder and use this mixture to brush your teeth.
9. Holy Basil
Holy basil is one of the most revered herbs known to possess strong medicinal properties. The leaves of Holy basil possess whitening properties. They can also protect the teeth from pyorrhea, a periodontal disease, which causes inflammation and infection of the gums and the bones that hold the teeth.
To use Holy basil for better oral health and whitening your teeth, put a few leaves in the sun for at least 2 hours to let them dry. Then, grind the dried leaves to make a powder. Mix this powder in your regular toothpaste and use it to brush your teeth.
What else you can do?
- Avoid drinking too much tea or coffee as they can cause stains on your teeth
- Avoid sugary drinks as the carbohydrates in these drinks feed the bacteria in the oral cavity and help them grow faster
- Quit smoking as it can cause significant tooth decay and discoloration and damage your teeth beyond repair
- Make it a habit to brush right after eating
- Replace your toothbrush every three months
- Don’t forget to clean your tongue after brushing
A sparkling set of shining white teeth can make you appear more attractive, younger, and healthier. Now onwards, do to hesitate to smile when you are needed to. Follow the home remedies given above and spread the joy of life with an infectious smile.