It’s natural for an individual’s teeth to change color, often growing yellow as the outer enamel wears away. As this happens, the yellowy dentin (second layer of calcified tissue) becomes more visible. This change happens gradually, but you might not even be aware of the color change until it’s too late.
Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive home remedies you can try that can whiten your teeth. These remedies are natural and safe to use. Get started today to reverse your teeth’s aging.
Brush With Hydrogen Peroxide And Baking Soda
Hydrogen peroxide is the most effective way to bleach your teeth. The natural bleaching agent immediately kills the bacteria in your mouth. Meanwhile, baking soda also contains natural whitening properties. It helps remove the surface stains on your teeth, most likely caused by drinking too much coffee, soda, or wine.
You can create a toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda that will gently remove these yellow stains. First, add two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and one tablespoon of baking soda in a small bowl. Stir to form a paste. Then, dip your toothbrush in the mixture. Start brushing your teeth and allow the toothpaste to set on your teeth for one minute before rinsing thoroughly.
Make A Mouthwash With Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been proven to have a positive bleaching effect on cow teeth. With small amounts in a mouthwash, it can help whiten your teeth.
Make this mouthwash by mixing two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with six ounces of water. Swish this solution for about 30 seconds, and then rinse your mouth. Immediately brush your teeth afterward.
It’s important to use a small amount of apple cider vinegar to prevent any damage to the hardness and surface structure of your teeth. Use the vinegar with caution and only the recommended amount.
Eat Your Fruits And Vegetables
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, well, an apple a day also keeps your dentist happy. Fruits and vegetables with a high water content, especially strawberries and pineapple, help cleanse your teeth and gums of harmful plaque and bacteria.
In addition, eating crunchy fruits and vegetables increases saliva production, which also helps break up food particles and wash away acids. Try to consume raw fruits and vegetables in your daily diet to keep your teeth looking nice and bright.