The perfect Hollywood smile is something we all want, perfectly white teeth, aligned to perfection making your smile even prettier. There are a number of dental procedures which can help you get your teeth pearly white, but they can be quite costly and not everyone can afford them. However, there are also some natural alternatives which can have even better results and without damaging the tooth enamel, whiten your teeth completely naturally.
Let’s see first why do our teeth get yellow. It can happen as a result of a number of reason but it’s mostly linked to genetics, food and drink stains, illness, antibiotic use, poor dental hygiene and poor diet.
All teeth have an enamel covering, which is the strong outside white protective layer. Over time, some foods and drinks, especially dark colored ones like coffee or coke for example, stain the enamel causing discoloration. These break down the enamel and weaken it, exposing the yellow dentin underneath.
Natural remedies can be quite effective in restoring your teeth’s whiteness and the best thing is that they won’t cost a fortune.
Here are some of the most effective natural remedies you can use
- Baking soda and lemon juice
- Strawberries, salt and baking soda
- Coconut oil
- Food grade hydrogen peroxide
- Good dental hygiene
You may think it’s strange to use charcoal to whiten your teeth, but it works like a charm. It is not the barbecue kind of charcoal but a reheated, oxidized version. It has natural teeth whitening properties. It acts by stripping away the stains and plaque. Charcoal is a natural adhesive, binding with the residues that stain your teeth. It will instantly eliminate tea, coffee, wine or plaque stains when you spit it out. Be careful with it because it’s a messy substance, it can remove the stains on the teeth but it will stain your clothes in the process if you’re not careful.
However, it should be noted that some people have a naturally darker or yellow shade of teeth. In such a case some of these natural remedies will not change the teeth color, just remove the stains. But there is a solution for this as well – a bleaching agent like hydrogen peroxide can work wonders. Read the rules and follow them properly.
Coconut oil is the super-oil which can be used for everything from skin, hair and diet to teeth whitening and dental hygiene. Brush your teeth with coconut oil, or put coconut oil on your finger and massage it into your teeth and gums. Make sure you use good quality and organic coconut oil.
Most importantly, you must maintain proper dental hygiene. Brush your teeth in the morning and before you go to bed, floss regularly and visit your dentist for any tooth decay you notice, before it spreads to other healthy teeth. Try some of these remedies and be persistent, they won’t work if you use them once in a while. Implement them in your morning or evening dental routine and soon you’ll notice significant improvements.