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How To Get Rid Of Yellow TeethChanges in the color of your teeth may be subtle and happen gradually. Some yellow color may be inevitable. Teeth can look more yellow or darken especially as you age. As the outer enamel wears away, the yellowy dentin underneath becomes more visible. Dentin is the second layer of calcified tissue beneath the outside enamel layer. If you are looking to whiten your teeth, you do have some alternatives to conventional methods. Please be careful with at home whitening because you may damage your teeth if products are used incorrectly or for too much time. You may wear away too much of your enamel, which could put you at risk for sensitivity and cavities.Here are seven natural options for getting rid of yellow teeth.
1. Brushing your teeth;
Your first plan of action should be to brush your teeth more often and in the correct manner. It is especially important that you brush after consuming foods and drinks that can lead to yellow teeth. However, be careful with brushing immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks. Brushing right away can make the acids brush away more enamel and lead to erosion. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes at a time. Make sure you get into all of the cracks and crevices. Brush your teeth gently in a circular motion to ensure you are protecting your gums. Brush the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of your teeth.
2. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide;
Using a paste made of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide is said to remove plaque buildup and bacteria to get rid of stains. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after brushing with this paste. You can also use the same ratio of ingredients to make a mouthwash. Or, you can try baking soda with water.
3. Coconut oil pulling;
Coconut oil pulling is said to remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth, which helps to whiten teeth. Always shop for a high quality, organic oil, which you can purchase online, that doesn’ t contain harmful ingredients. Swish 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid coconut oil in your mouth for 10 to 30 minutes. Don’ t let the oil touch the back of your throat. Don’ t swallow the oil as it contains toxins and bacteria from your mouth. Spit it into the toilet or a wastepaper basket, as it could clog drains. Rinse your mouth with water and then drink a full glass of water. Then brush your teeth.
Apple cider vinegar can be used in very small amounts to whiten teeth. Make a mouthwash by mixing 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 6 ounces of water. Swish the solution for 30 seconds. Then rinse with water and brush your teeth.
5. Lemon, orange, or banana peels;
Some people claim that rubbing lemon, orange, or banana peels on your teeth will make them whiter. It is believed that the compound d- limonene and/or citric acid, which is found in some citrus fruit peels, will help to whiten your teeth. Gently rub the fruit peels on your teeth for about 2 minutes. Make sure to thoroughly rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth afterward.
6. Activated charcoal;
You can use activated charcoal to remove stains from your teeth. It is believed that charcoal can remove pigments and stains from your teeth because it is highly absorbent. It is said to also get rid of bacteria and toxins in the mouth. There are toothpastes that contain activated charcoal and claim to whiten teeth.
7. Eating fruits and vegetables with a higher water content;
It is said that eating raw fruits and vegetables with a high water content can help to keep your teeth healthy. The water content is thought to cleanse your teeth and gums of plaque and bacteria that lead to yellow teeth. Chewing on crunchy fruits and vegetables at the end of a meal may increase saliva production. This can help to remove food particles that are stuck in your teeth and wash away any harmful acids.
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