Yellow teeth can be a sore subject for many people as they are concerned with how the discoloration looks to others. There is hope other than those expensive dentist treatments and uncomfortable whitening gels in the drugstore!
Who would have thought a delicious fruit could serve as a teeth whitening agent? Mash up 2-3 medium berries and smear them all over your teeth. Make sure to get all the sides, cracks, and even the backs of your teeth for even whitening. Leave sit for 5-10 minutes then rinse well after.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is often used around homes as a cleaning agent, but there is now evidence showing consistent use can help naturally whiten teeth. Swish the cider in your mouth for 3-4 minutes or brush your teeth with the apple cider vinegar. Just as other acids, however, too much can erode your enamel. Be sure to brush well a second time with toothpaste after brushing with the vinegar. This method takes longer to show results but is worth the wait.
Orange Or Lemon Peels
Another acidic option to helping naturally whiten your teeth, rubbing orange or lemon peels on your teeth has been shown to increase whiteness. Just as with vinegar the acid can erode enamel, so be careful. These peels are also great for increasing saliva production which can help wash away harmful debris and help prevent stains.
Baking Soda And Peroxide
Possibly one of the most popular at home whitening methods, baking soda and peroxide can lift deep stains where over-the-counter whitening strips only get surface stains. This method, however, has a few important rules to follow. Baking soda can be very gritty and rub your enamel off, so when making your paste make sure it is not gritty. Your baking soda and peroxide mix should be runnier than toothpaste and smooth. Brush all over and do not rinse.
Coconut oil is said to have many health factors, being good for you skin, healthier than other oils for cooking, and now even for your teeth! Brush with the oil, swish it around in your mouth for 5-10 minutes (it has a very low melting point), or use a cloth to rub the oil on your teeth. This method can be left on without further rinsing.
Whitening your teeth naturally doesn’t have to be hard. Get that beautiful white smile you’ve always wanted with these 5 little secrets.
Information credit to Eastgate Dental Centre, a Burlington dental clinic.