Discoloration of teeth is probably everyone’s worst nightmare that actually comes true. With the consumption of teeth staining consumables, foods that support bacteria, etc, your teeth naturally turns yellow as you age. All the bacteria in our mouth, which can even turn into plaque, results in erosion of outermost layer of your teeth – enamel.
However taking a few measures helps in naturally whitening your teeth. Check them out:
- Baking Soda – A part from being a mild abrasive, Baking soda has natural whitening properties, which is why it is a popular ingredient in commercial toothpaste. Directly brushing with Baking Soda in low to moderate concentration helps in whitening your teeth gradually.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – Like Baking Soda, Hydrogen peroxide is also a natural bleaching agent that kills bacteria in your mouth. Using it in not more than 1.5% or 3% concentration as mouthwash is one of the ways of whitening your teeth.
- Oil Pulling – A traditional remedy of the Indians, swishing oil around in your mouth removes bacteria, along with reducing plaque and gingivitis when used daily.
- Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that may help whiten your teeth. However, overuse of vinegar can also erode the enamel on your teeth, so its use must be limited to a few times per week.
- Fruits and Vegetables – Certain fruits like Strawberry may have properties that help whiten teeth. Regularly chewing raw fruits and vegetables help rub off plaque on your teeth.
- Prevention – Limiting the amount of time teeth staining consumables like coffee, red wine, soda and dark berries substances are in contact with your teeth are preventive steps you can take apart from avoiding smoking and chewing tobacco, both of which can cause tooth discoloration.
At the end of the day, daily brushing and flossing, along with regular care, prevent the build-up of yellowing plaque on your teeth and give it a healthier life.
As for getting those pearly white straightened, you can always opt for the Clear Aligner treatment.