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How to naturally whiten your teeth

How to naturally whiten your teeth

The best way to whiten your teeth is by feeding your body lots of healthy foods (these are also important for strong bones), brushing and rinsing your teeth and gums every day, plus working on omitting coffee, tea and sugary foods in your diet.

Everyone desires for naturally white teeth and its very rightfully said that your smile speaks volumes about your confidence.

Our teeth tend to get yellow with age and due to various other reasons,

Smoking cigarettes cause deposits of nicotine, tar, and tobacco to built on the tooth surface.

Aerated and carbonated drinks, Soda can cause acid erosion of enamel layer of the tooth.

Tea and coffee contain tannins which are acid polyphenols; they lead to discolorations and staining of enamel.

Wine tasters have usual staining of their teeth due to regular consumption of wine.

Certain fruits like blueberries, Blackberries, pomegranates which are pigmented can cause staining on regular consumption.

Acidic fruits, like lemons, citrus fruits, clementines can cause acid erosion of enamel layer.

Certain antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline can discolor teeth.

Mouth rinses like chlorhexidine can also cause staining of teeth.

Genetic factors also contribute to yellow teeth.

Excessive fluoride intake during early childhood.

Methods to whiten the tooth naturally

1.Strawberries

When strawberries are rubbed on the tooth surface, the malic acid present in berries mildly bleaches the enamel of the tooth, the seeds of strawberries can also act as a mild abrasive.

How to naturally whiten your teeth

2.Oil pulling

Squishing oil in our mouth for at least 15-20 minutes a day can remove the plaque deposits on the tooth and give you the sparkling whites.

How to naturally whiten your teeth

3.Baking soda and peroxide

Two tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide when mixed with one tablespoon of baking soda foams up and makes a paste.
Brush with this paste and let it stand for a minute. Rinsing post it will give you an overall clean mouth and white teeth.

How to naturally whiten your teeth

4.Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal, when brushed on the tooth surface, may help whiten your teeth

5.Kaolin clay

The abrasives present in kaolin clay are mild, but at the same time, they have high ability to remove stains.

Dr. Nisha Kumar

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