Having yellow teeth is not really attractive and it can even result into you getting very insecure. So what can we do about it? Continue reading to find out!
If you haven’t paid a visit to the dentist in a while, or if you have been drinking coffee for a long time, or if you are a smoker, your teeth are probably not in the best shape. I think it is even safe to say that your teeth are discolored. In this list we will tell you how to achieve getting whiter teeth without having to go to the dentist. These remedies are completely natural and are very easy to try at home, without any risks. If you follow our advice, you will have brightly shining smile in no time! Especially the mixture you will find on page 6 will do wonders to your teeth.
2. Whiten your teeth with strawberries
Strawberry is rich in vitamin C and has astringent property that breaks down the plaque which causes yellowness. Additionally, the malic acid that strawberries contains removes stains and cleans your teeth. There are several ways that you can do this.
Firstly, you can mash the strawberries into a paste and spread it over your teeth. What you can also do, is to bite the strawberry in half and rub the inside layer of the fruit on your teeth. This method will not only get your teeth whiter, but it is also very tasty and healthy!
If you want naturally whiter teeth, we dont really see a reason why you should not try this. After using the strawberries for your teeth, you can just eat the remaining fruits. Just dont forget to rinse your mouth thoroughly afterwards, to get rid of all the excessive bacteria in your mouth.
3. Naturally whiten your teeth by using coconut oil
You can use coconut oil for all sorts of things. You can use it to prepare meals, moisturize your skin, remove makeup, as lipbalm but also to whiten your teeth. I have been doing this for years myself, and I can promise you that it really works! Using coconut oil for whitening your teeth is better known as Oil pulling and is an Ayurvedic technique that helps to achieve overall health by curing a variety of illnesses and also whitening your teeth.
It removes the bacteria and plaque so that you get a happy and healthy smile. It has to be done first thing in the morning just after you wake up before brushing your teeth or eating. Oil pulling is very easy. You take a spoonful of coconut oil and swish the oil around your mouth. Pull the oil throughout your teeth and from one side to another side to get rid of the bacterial and other germs. Keep doing this for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can repeat this process 3 to 4 times a week till you get rid of the yellow on your teeth.
4. Eat cheese
This trick will not only make your teeth whiter, but it is also very good for the overall health of your teeth.
Eating a piece of cheese will protect the enamel on your teeth en the high percentage of fat that cheese contains will remove the bacteria on the surface of your teeth, which will lower the risk of dental erosion. Additionally, the phosphorus and the calcium that is found in cheese, will strengthen your teeth and helps to restore enamel. If at some point you forgot to brush your teeth before leaving the house, just eat a piece of cheese instead to achieve the same results.
5. Whiten your teeth with baking soda
Do you want whiter teeth without having to spend lots of money on expensive products and procedures? Luckily, there is a way to achieve the same results, but without having to pay unnecessary high amounts. Baking soda is an age old remedy that has been effectively used to whiten teeth for years. However it has abrasive nature (alkaline) that clears the enamel of the teeth but also removes stains caused by tea, coffee and nicotine, and removes plaque of the teeth, all at the same time.
There are a couple of ways to use baking soda as a natural teeth whitener. One of the most popular ways, is to mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a small amount of regular toothpaste. Stir it well and brush your teeth using your tooth brush. You can repeat these steps regularly.
Another method you can apply, is to mix the baking soda with lemon juice. If lemon juice is mixed with baking soda, it further wears down the teeth with its citric acid, that in turn unlocks some of this calcium present in your enamel and helps to whitening the teeth. Just like explained before, you stir the baking soda and lemon juice in a bowl to make a paste. Add a little bit of salt and use the paste to brush your teeth. Afterwards, you can brush your teeth with your normal toothpaste.
6. Make your own turmeric toothpaste
A lot of people still use commercial teeth whitening products, but are they worth the costs and the health risks? Some DIY-beauty professionals claim that there is only one thing you need to get that Hollywood smile; turmeric. Turmeric has a strong anti-inflammatory property that helps to give relief from gum problems.
It also has strong anti-microbial that kills germs and other micro-organisms that prevent tooth decay and gum disease. To make your own turmeric teeth whitener, mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with water to make a pate. Afterwards brush your teeth with the mixture and leave it on for about 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water till the yellow strains has been removed from your mouth. To achieve the best results you should repeat this process regularly.
7. Use the peel of an orange to whiten teeth
People in Thailand have used this trick for centuries. It is believed that the peel of an orange will make your teeth whiter due to the Vitamin C and calcium. These substances fight with micro-organisms in your teeth to get rid of the yellow decoloring.
You can use fresh orange peel or dried orange peel powder. This is how you can use your orange to get rid of your yellow teeth. Firstly, peel the skin off an orange and dry in the shade for a couple of minutes. Afterwards, rub it on your yellow teeth for a few minutes and rinse your mouth with water before going to sleep. Try not to do this too often because the acid in the peel can damage the enamel on your teeth. Nevertheless, using an orange peel is a fast, cheap, and easy way to whiten your teeth.
8. Use clove oil
Clove oil is very beneficial for your oral health and it has been used in dentistry for over a century. Its a great pain killer (even for babies when growing teeth) and it is also used for teeth whitening. There are several ways that you can use clove oil, but there are two methods that are the most popular.
Firstly, you can rub a small quantity on your teeth after brushing before going to sleep at night. In the morning you should brush your teeth normally. The other option, is to use 2 to 3 drops of clove oil on your toothbrush before brushing your teeth with toothpaste. The advantage of using clove oil, is that it also gets rid of bad breath. Do remember that clove oil can be toxic in large amounts, so be cautious of the amount that you are using at a time.