Almost 18% of us ‘usually conceal their teeth in photos.’ Having great teeth is very important in our culture today. Do you have yellow or discolored teeth? The sad truth is some people, no matter how many times they brush their teeth, have stained teeth from drinking coffee, tea, and or smoking.
Your teeth are one of the first things people notice. They are a sign of health as well as confidence. When making a first impression, having teeth that look like you don’t brush them can send a signal that you don’t really care about yourself. Who doesn’t want to have a beautiful smile with white sparkling teeth? The good news is I have 6 ways to naturally whiten teeth and some tips on How to Whiten yellow discolored teeth.
6 Ways to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth
1. Brush After Drinking or Eatingwhite teeth, woman’s smile
The best way, but not always the easiest is to simply brush your teeth after eating or drinking something. This takes a lot of persistence and can even be kind of difficult depending on where you are at the time. Most food does not stain teeth, but if you are a coffee drinker or if you smoke, you can pretty much count on having discolored teeth from staining. If this is the case then having your teeth cleaned every three months may be in order, besides trying some of the natural remedies listed here.
2. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
This works great as a natural teeth whitener. Many people confirm to the fact that it does make their teeth look whiter. Mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a small amount of baking soda to make a paste. Brush your teeth as usual, making sure you brush those back teeth too. Hydrogen peroxide is an anti-bacterial agent and works great as a total mouth and gum cleaner and keeps the mouth free of germs.
Baking soda is a gritty substance like sandpaper so be careful that you have enough hydrogen peroxide mixed in with the soda because if you don’t it can very well scrub the enamel right off your teeth and enamel does not grow back. The paste should not be gritty at all, and in fact it should be a runnier paste than a stiff paste.
Try making your own with this homemade remineralizing toothpaste recipe or this homemade probiotic toothpaste recipe.