A beautiful smile is one of your best assets. What makes a smile beautiful is genuineness and sparkling white teeth. Obviously, stained, discolored teeth make our smiles appear dull and less youthful.
It is common knowledge that regularly consuming certain foods and drinks lead to discolored teeth. This includes coffee, tea, and highly pigmented fruits and berries such as blueberries. This type of discoloration on the surface of the tooth enamel is known as an extrinsic stain.
Tooth discoloration can also form on the interior of the teeth known as an intrinsic stain. This can result from aging, trauma, or over-consumption of fluoride. Both extrinsic and intrinsic stains can be removed with various whitening and bleaching methods.
Many people frequently look to resources like TopDentists.com in search of dental whitening methods, even if they have healthy teeth. Many tooth whitening procedures can be invasive and lead to sensitive teeth. They can also be fairly expensive. An alternative is to use natural tooth whitening remedies that are gentle, effective, and promote overall oral health.
Natural Tooth Whitening Remedies:
- Brush your teeth immediately after consuming highly pigmented items such as coffee, tea, grape juice, blueberries, etc.. The longer the pigmented residue remains on teeth the greater chance it will lead to permanent staining. If you are unable to brush, at least rinse mouth with warm water.
- Snack on crunchy, raw fruits and vegetables. The natural abrasion that occurs from chewing raw fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots and celery remove discoloring from your teeth, unveiling the cleaner, whiter surface.
- Add baking soda to your toothpaste. Baking soda has proven very effective at removing stains from teeth. Combining it with toothpaste makes it less abrasive on tooth enamel.
- Rinse mouth with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is a widely used ingredient because of its stain-lifting properties. To avoid irritation, dilute it with an equal amount of water. It is best to use a food-grade hydrogen peroxide. If you use a conventional hydrogen peroxide sold in drug stores, it is best to rinse with it before brushing teeth. Conventional hydrogen peroxide is hazardous if swallowed, so use with caution.
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