Getting Rid of Stains in Teeth Naturally
Dental health maintenance is important for long lasting teeth. Regular brushing (minimum twice in a day), dental flossing, tongue scraping, and gargling will ensure that you are on your way to own whiter and brighter teeth for your entire lifetime.
Prevent stains from appearing with regular brushing and dental flossing. Strong coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, tobacco chewing all contribute to teeth stains. Avoiding them would be a better option, but if all this is a must, after use of them make it a habit to brush away any remains. If this is not possible swish and gargle your mouth with plain clean water to get rid of any remnants that may be lingering in your mouth.
Munch on fresh crispy apples, pears, strawberries, celery, and carrots as these have an abrasiveness that will help lift stains off tooth enamel giving them a more intense white appearance.
As one ages, the tooth enamel begins to thin out which makes the lower yellow layer of dentin more visible. A regular glass of milk consumption, low-fat yogurt, and chewing on a small piece of cheese after every meal will help in re-mineralization of tooth enamel the natural way.
However, when one fails to follow proper brushing techniques, over time, foods, drinks, and other substances taken in will leave a stain on your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide has mild bleaching qualities, an ingredient found in most teeth-whitening commercial toothpastes. This can be utilized to get rid of stains in teeth by mixing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda in equal quantities. Blend until a paste-like consistency is achieved, apply on teeth and rub gently. Do this regularly once a week to reduce stains gradually. Similarly apple cider vinegar is found to have bleaching qualities. It is high in acetic acid which will harm teeth when used directly. To minimize its harshness, dilute it in water and use as a mouth gargle to lighten yellow teeth stains gradually.
Other elements used commonly for teeth whitening purposes are salt mixed in lemon juice. A small amount of crystal salts may be mixed in lemon juice and applied on teeth surfaces to exfoliate the yellow stains off your teeth. The insides of an orange peel can be rubbed gently on your teeth surfaces, both inwards and outwards, for the same purpose. Take care not to overdo it, as lemon and orange can erode your tooth enamel with over use because of their acidity.
You can substitute orange peel with a ripened banana peel for its natural minerals will help in whitening your teeth safely. After its use, brush your teeth with any tooth whitening paste to double its effects.
Mushrooms have natural elements that prevent plaque formation and will restrain growth of harmful bacteria in your mouth. Sesame seeds will help cast off plaque formed on teeth and gums and its high calcium content will assist in forming tooth enamel.
After regular brushing, take 1 tablespoon of olive oil and swish it in your mouth for 15 minutes. Spit it out and rinse your mouth thoroughly with clear water. This removes plaque by dissolving it and lightens stains when done regularly.
No grown adult will enjoy displaying chipped, stained or missing tooth while smiling. Thus follow regular dental checkups to maintain your oral health throughout.