Whitening treatments are some of the most popular dental treatments for patients across the world in dental clinics. Yellowish teeth and stained teeth are often results of poor dental and oral care, and may even be caused by certain types of food. Treating these stains with whitening treatments may cost quite a lot, but you can try out some natural home remedies for teeth whitening.
1. Brushing with Baking Soda
Baking soda is effectively helpful for teeth whitening if taken with water or lemon juice mixture. Over usage of baking soda may cause harm to your gums, however, weekly brushing with sodium bicarbonate is not harmful at all. Being mildly abrasive in nature all you need to do is gently scrub it over the stains to obtain a comparatively whiter shade. Do not expect shining and crystal clean teeth after just a few brushing, but it will make a difference over time.
Again, baking soda being alkaline in characteristic nature can also help you to balance the pH of your mouth. If you eat too much of acidic food or have acid secretion in mouth, brushing with baking soda will help.
2. Use Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has is a natural teeth cleaning agent as well as disinfectant. Not only for teeth whitening but acetic acid is helpful for overall improvement of oral hygiene because acetic acid helps in killing bacteria. Apart from the antibacterial action, acetic acid also exhibits bleaching power, which helps to minimize the erosion of enamel, and thereby minimize stains and yellowish color of teeth.
You can effective use vinegar as a mouth wash to swish it inside the mouth. But do not gulp it. ALSO, make sure to dilute it before using it as a mouthwash because vinegar in its raw form can be damaging for your teeth.
3. Strawberries with baking Soda
Strawberries are completely natural and they are known to have malic acid. Malic acid has the ability to minimize discoloration of teeth while baking soda or sodium bicarbonate quite effectively removes stains. The combination has proved to be beneficial and effective in acquiring whiter shades of teeth. Strawberries are known to contain potential amount of Vitamin C, which helps to break down and shatter the deposition of plaque on teeth offering it a yellowish appeal. You can also add salt to the mixture to enhance the abrasive power and effectively scrub away the stains, with the mixture of strawberries, baking soda and salt.