Several factors can cause your teeth to become dull and lose their bright sparkle. Some foods can stain your enamel, additionally, plaque buildup on your teeth can cause them to look yellow.This discoloration can usually be treated with regular cleaning and whitening remedies.
However, sometimes teeth look yellow because the hard enamel has eroded, exposing the dentin underneath and is naturally yellow.
Here are simple ways you can naturally whiten your teeth.
1) Oil pulling
Is a traditional Indian folk remedy meant to improve oral hygiene. It involves swishing oil around in your mouth to remove bacteria that can turn into plaque and cause the yellow colour. Coconut oil is also high in lauric acid, that can reduce inflammation and kill bacteria.
Using hydrogen peroxide
Is a natural bleaching agent that kills bacteria in your mouth. You can use it as a mouth was or mix with baking soda to form a whitening toothpaste.
2) Brushing with baking soda
It has natural whitening properties, which is why it’s a popular ingredient in commercial toothpaste. Is a mild abrasive and can help scrub away surface stains on teeth, it also creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, that prevents bacteria from growing.
3) Eating fruits and vegetables
A diet full of fruits and vegetables may be good for your teeth.
While they’re no substitute for brushing them, crunchy, raw fruits and vegetables can help rub plaque away as you chew, strawberries and pineapple are preferable.
4) Never underestimate the power to brushing and flossing
While some tooth discoloration naturally comes with age, it’s largely a result of plaque buildup.
Regularly brushing and flossing can help your teeth stay white by reducing bacteria in your mouth and preventing plaque buildup.
Toothpaste gently rubs out stains on your teeth, and flossing removes bacteria that lead to plaque.
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