First impressions are very important, studies say, and to make a good first impression, an attractive smile is crucial. Yellow teeth can make you self-conscious and suppress your personality as you feel embarrassed to smile freely. There are many reasons for yellow teeth and many remedies too.
Home whitening kits are one of the most popular ways to get rid of teeth stains. While you can ask your dentist to prescribe you an at-home whitening solution, many people have also been able to whiten their teeth with one of these whitening kits from Love My Teeth.
But if you’re looking for a natural remedy for your teeth stains, here are some tips for you.
Lemon juice and baking soda paste
Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda, is mildly abrasive, so it gently scrubs the surface stains on your teeth and whitens them. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent so baking soda and lemon juice paste can help to whiten your teeth naturally.
To make the paste, you would need a few spoons of baking soda, enough lemon juice or water to make a paste. After wiping your teeth with a paper towel, apply the paste on your teeth with a toothbrush and leave it on for a minute. If you use only water (and no lemon juice), you can leave the paste on your teeth for three minutes. Be sure to rinse after the prescribed time, or else your enamel might be damaged.
Coconut oil pulling
Coconut oil has been used traditionally for teeth and gum health for ages, and people who have used it swear by this remedy. All you have to do is, before brushing your teeth in the morning, put a scoop of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it or pull it around your mouth for 10-15 minutes. Then spit it out and rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth. You may be surprised with the results.
Avoid beverages and foods which cause stained teeth
Tea, coffee, wine, hard candy, berries, juices such as cranberry juice, tomato sauce are foods which can cause stained teeth, or tooth discoloration. To retain the natural white color of your teeth, you should avoid these foods. If you cannot do without your favorite beverages like tea, coffee or wine, you should start drinking them with a straw to avoid your teeth being stained by them.
To regain your beautiful smile by whitening your teeth, you can try these tips at home. You will see the results gradually, after applying these remedies regularly.