Everyone wants to have a bright, white smile. Your smile is your passport to the world because it offers a friendly and approachable look to others around you. When you smile, you want to show off beautiful pearly whites. You do not want to show off yellowing and browning teeth.
Why Do You Get Stained Teeth in the First Place?
Some people are more prone to stained teeth in the first place because their teeth tend to be more porous. These people will also end up having the most problems with cavities and rotting teeth.
But the truth is, anyone can get teeth that eventually get stained with a little yellow, grey or brown tinge. There are several reasons for this.
- Coffee and tea are the biggest culprits when it comes to stained teeth. These drinks have strong ingredients in them that can stain anything from your teeth to a white t-shirt.
- Red wine can also stain your teeth. The initial color tends to be a reddish brown, but if you drink a lot of red wine, over time, you will get a brownish stain.
- Smoking can also cause staining of the teeth. In this case, the teeth tend to get a grayish stain to them, which is caused by the ashes and smoke in the cigarettes they use.
- Finally, just getting older will give you discolored teeth. It might be none of the foods or habits above that give you the stains. It might just be that you’ve been around a long time and eating and drinking various foods and drinks has made your teeth less white.
1. Whiten Teeth With the Ancient Process of Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a technique developed by the ancients to actually clean out the tongue, gums, teeth and mouth from impurities. It was used before there were methods to brush and clean the teeth, but it can also whiten teeth.
- You’ll need to add .5 to 1 tablespoon of sesame or coconut oil to a small bowl. Put this oil into your mouth right away. As a side note, the coconut oil must be virgin and raw. This means it will be solid at room temperature, so give it a few minutes in your mouth to become a liquid.
- When the coconut or sesame oil is in your mouth, swish it around. Coat all of the areas of your mouth, including all of your teeth. Use your tongue if you need help getting it everywhere. Do not let the oil come in contact with your throat, and do not swallow any of it as this could be dangerous.
- Swish the oil around for about 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure people know what you are doing so that they don’t try to talk to you during this time. Oil can clog the drain, so spit the oil into the trash or the toilet when you’re finished. Rinse your mouth with water and a mouthwash if you want a minty tastes afterwards.
2. Try a Baking Soda Scrub to Bleach Teeth
Baking soda is a great cleaning agent. In fact, many people use it as a natural alternative to home care cleaners. It can clean soap scum off your bathtub floor, and it can also clean and whiten your teeth.
- You’ll need a few different things for this teeth scrub. You will first want to have a lemon, a knife and a juicer. You will also need a small dish, a little bit of water (about a 1/2 teaspoon), a toothbrush, a spoon and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Mix the 1/2 teaspoon of water with the juice from a quarter of a lemon in a small dish and when it is thoroughly mixed, add in the teaspoon of baking soda. With the fork, mix the three ingredients. Now, you should have a paste of these ingredients. Put a little bit of the paste onto the toothbrush. Splash some water into your mouth.
- Brush your teeth as you would normally with this home made paste. Keep in mind that lemon is often irritating to the mouth, and you should omit the lemon if you have an active mouth sore or canker sore. Otherwise, it acts as a great bleaching agent that is 100% natural.
- Finally, after about 5 minutes of brushing, making sure that you got all surfaces of the teeth, rinse your mouth with a lot of fresh water.
3. Whiten With a Wash of Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a great cleaner for your teeth as well. Its bubbling action goes to work on hard to get off stains that may be hanging in the spaces between your teeth.
- You will need a small wash cloth, some water and some hydrogen peroxide for this step. Get the wash cloth moist or damp with some warm water. Do not soak the wash cloth. On one area near the top of the cloth, put a little bit of hydrogen peroxide.
- Scrub the wash cloth onto the front of your teeth where the most stains are. Do this for about 2 to 3 minutes. Don’t be too aggressive, but try to get in the cracks.
- When you are done scrubbing, simply rinse your mouth. Remember never to swallow hydrogen peroxide.
4. Quick At Home Fixes to Bleach Teeth Naturally
There a few quick fixes you can do as well if you are really in a bind with some stained teeth.
- Strawberries are actually great for removing stains, so have a few with dessert to clear up coffee or wine stains.
- If you know you will be drinking wine, try eating a piece of cheese before taking a sip. This will ensure that the wine does not stain because the cheese’s calcium with protect the teeth.
- If you know you will be drinking or eating something that stains teeth, put some petroleum jelly on your teeth first.
Try the methods for teeth bleaching mentioned here to get the smile you’ve always wanted. There’s no reason to walk around with yellow and stained brown teeth. Look fabulous by bleaching your teeth at home, and feel great knowing that you did it naturally!
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