White teeth define a great smile. And we are born with these white pairs. But as we get older, these white pairs tend to discolor resulting to some yellowish hue which kind of irritating and disgusting to look at. And why does this happens to so many people? One possible reason for this is when you do not know the available home remedies to whiten teeth. Here are some of them.
Did you know that this is one of the most common causes of discolored teeth? Many people wanted to have lovely, white smiles but refuse to stop smoking. Even if you have a professional whiten your teeth, the same yellowish hue will just resurface. This is because chemicals found in the tobacco leaves tend to discolor the teeth surface, even permanently. Other than that, smoking tends to damage the gums which can lead to other problems. So, quit smoking and you can diminish that yellowish hue you have.
Use Salt In The Morning
As we age, our teeth tend to lose some important mineral, especially those found on the enamel. Salt works on two ways here. First, it replenishes the lost mineral, and second, it helps scrub off the outer, discolored surface gently. You can do this at home and it cost almost nothing really. In the morning, you can try to substitute your toothpaste with salt. Fill your brush with salt powder. Then brush as you would all over the teeth’s surface. After a week or so, you can see a difference. But be careful with this as it can do harm over your gums as salt is desiccant. It’s safe to have it in your mouth for not more than a minute.
Eat Lots Of Crunchy Fruits And Vegetables
This method is not just simple but very healthy as well. How does this one work anyway? This is actually nature’s way or cleaning your teeth. Crunchy fruits and veggies have rough surfaces. When your teeth are in contact with it, it acts as a natural scrub thus cleaning your teeth while you munch on it. And there are small amounts of acid found in these fruits. This helps in dissolving the stain on the surface as well.
This fruit works like a cleaning agent. Think about it as a cleaning agent you use over stubborn stains found on your kitchen sink. Lemon has a very acidic nature. For that it can naturally dissolve the stains that may have formed over time. And lemons actually work with either its peel or the juice. With a lemon peel simply scrub it over your teeth.
Do this once each day for 10 days to see the results. And for the juice, simply mix it with a fine table salt. Brush with it once each day for at least a week to have a noticeable outcome.