Everybody wants to look good and beautiful. We all want fair and glowing face along with shiny hairs. What about teeth? You also want strong and white teeth that shine like pearls. Yes! You brush your teeth once or twice every day, but still you are not able to maintain whiteness? Brushing your teeth twice is recommended for oral health but it does not guarantee you white teeth. There are so many teeth whitening products in the market but they are not good for your teeth health. You can see some results but there is a risk that your teeth will become sensitive and weak. Many people experience sensitivity problem after using these products. So what to do? No need to worry! There are many natural methods to whiten teeth which are easy and can be applied at home.
Why Teeth Turns Yellow?
Before knowing how to whiten teeth lets first understands why our teeth become yellow. There can be many reasons for your yellow teeth like what kind of food and drink you eat and how serious you are towards your oral health. Human tooth is made of 4 layers enamel, dentin, pulp and cementum. Enamel in form of white covering and dentin that carries nerves is a hard yellow material plays most important role in colour of tooth. As we grow older certain foods and drinks we consume directly attacks our teeth and stains the enamel making it break down consistently. Weak enamel coating reveals the yellow dentin layer which makes our teeth look yellow. Let’s look at the home remedies that help in whitening the teeth.
Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening
1. Eat Crunch
Crunchy foods don’t stick to your teeth and helps in cleaning the cavity causing chemicals. Fruits like apple contain malic acid which is the main ingredients of teeth whitening products. So adding apples to your meal will keep the dentist away. Coming to vegetables like cucumber, celery, carrots, radish are crunchy and don’t sticks to your teeth. Avoid oily and greasy food items that stay on your teeth for long time.
2. Rinse After Every Eating
After every meal your takes in a day, make a habit to rinse your mouth with water. It will help in whitening teeth by flushing the leftover food that mostly cause stains, decay and bad breath. It is most important and effective way to keep your teeth white and healthy.
3. Eat Cheese after Meal
Although it sounds a bit odd but eating a slice of cheese after meal supports enamel and prevents tooth from decay and cavities. Milk and yogurt that contain high amount of calcium and phosphorus helps in building the teeth stronger and white. Calcium is important for healthy and strong teeth.
4. Baking Soda and Lemon
Baking soda is alkaline in nature. If you eat foods that are more acidic will disturbs the PH balance of your mouth. Baking soda helps in PH balance and prevents enamel from breaking down. Lemon juice is a natural beach useful in stains removal. Mixing baking soda and lemon juice will reduce the acidity of lemon and will help immensely in whitening your teeth.
Directions to Use
Mix adequate amount of baking soda and water to make a smooth paste which is not so thick and not so hard. Take a clean cloth and wipe your teeth gently. Apply a good amount of paste we just made on your brush and apply on your teeth all over. Rinse with water after 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Strawberry and Salt
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and malic acid. Both are effective in teeth whitening in a way to remove stains and plaque. Salt is also effective in preventing the teeth from cavities and keep them stronger.
Directions to Use
Make a pulp of 3 to 4 large strawberries and add a pinch of salt in it. Clean your teeth with cloth and apply generous amount of that pulp on your teeth. Leave it for 4 to 5 minutes and rinse your mouth with water. It works well if done at night.
6. Coconut Oil
Are you mad? This is what you might be saying to me, but coconut oil is one of the effective remedy for teeth whitening. Lauric acid found in coconut oil helps in removing the plaque bacteria that cause yellowness and promotes good oral health.
Directions to Use
Take a tablespoon full scoop of coconut oil and put it in your mouth. Push it around your teeth for 10 to 15 minutes and spit it out. Now brush your teeth as usual you do.
Besides it being black in color, Charcoal is one of the best teeth whitener you can have. It sounds bit wearied but charcol is powerful crystal chemical which helps to whiten teeth. Use some charcoal powder along with your toothpaste and brush your teeth gently. Doing this twice will help.
Salt is one of the common product used to cleanse teeth especially in India. Salt not only prevents cavities and gum problems but also makes teeth whiter. Use common salt to brush your teeth or you can put pinch of salt every time you brush along with regular toothpaste. Make sure you don;t use excess amount of salt, only a small pinch is enough to gain benefits.
9. Brush Twice a Day
Not just for white teeth that sparkle like pearls but for overall oral and gum health you need to brush your teeth twice a day. You normally do brush your teeth at morning but brushing your teeth before going to bed is more important than at morning. Because your mouth is full of germs and bacteria resulting from food you ate throughout the day. So it is important to flush all the germs before going to sleep, hence brushing is extremely important at night too.
These are some remedies that will help in teeth whitening but remember you need to be patience. You won’t see instant results but as you apply these remedies gradually you will start seeing results. People tend to compare themselves with their role model celebrities and wish to appear like them. We forget to understand the difference between on screen and real life and waste lots of money to look like them. This is wrong way of going in life be natural, don’t compare with any one because what is good for him will not necessarily be good for you.