Like thick, shiny hair and properly filed nails, whiter and shinier teeth are also a desire of everyone. It is estimated that Americans are spending $1.4 billion dollars on teeth products every year. It is a huge chunk of money to spend just on the shade of your teeth. Let me confess that I am the first who tried OTC teeth whitener and I have paid money to my doctor to do it once. It worked for some time but my teeth became so sensitive that I couldn’t stand it. I also felt that I shouldn’t be so obsessed with the color of my teeth and I paid a bunch of money just for the sake of the color of my teeth. I still don’t know the enemy of my teeth who made them hurt. So, I started looking into more natural ways. With a little patience, you can restore the whiteness of your teeth naturally. You should keep your white pearls safe and healthy rather than just polish and bleach them like crazy. To whiten your teeth should not be a dilemma for you anymore after reading these useful tips.
The Cause Behind Yellowish Teeth?
To figure out the solution to get whiter teeth, firstly you have to get the reason of their yellowness. There are many reasons which make teeth yellow includes genetics, what kind of food we eat and how well you practice oral hygiene. Let’s know about the structure of teeth, teeth are made up of four tissues:
- Enamel: This is strong white covering which protects the tooth.
- Dentin: It supports the enamel and is a hard-yellow material that contains nerves.
- Pulp: There is blood along with lymph vessels at the center of a tooth. Pulp is basically the cementum that protects the root of a tooth.
The Enamel and Dentin are what play the biggest role in color. Some foods directly stain the enamel and nasty drinks and food are the two main culprits and monsters which break the enamel gradually. Nasty foods and drinks also weaken the enamel as we age. As the enamel removes, it reveals the yellow dentin underneath. Teeth look yellow and dull because of this dentin. These effective remedies will focus on the repairing of enamel and give them strength to make a shield over them to protect them from the ingredients that act like the nightmares for our teeth and whiten our teeth gradually without making them sensitive. Enamel is a very important part of your teeth and you must be very careful about it. As it said that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
1. Baking Soda and Lemon Paste:
Baking soda has the attributes of cleaning and scrubbing the stains gradually and it’s a natural remedy to keep you orally clean and healthy. Sodium bi Carbonate is the official name of baking soda, a mild and gentle salt which removes stains and protects the Enamel at the same time. It helps to repair the upper layer of teeth and get you, your whiter teeth again for a happy and beautiful smile. It also gives you two in one effect as it also has alkaline properties so if you have a very acidic mouth or you eat very acidic food it also helps to balance the PH of your mouth along with its hygiene. Acid actually is the reason of breakage of Enamel from your teeth so by using this solution can be an ultimate solution or protection for your teeth. Lemon juice is acidic in fact but baking soda also balances its PH by reacting with it. Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties so it helps to give your teeth an ultimate and captivating shine. You just need following things to give your teeth, life again.
- Several spoons of Baking soda
- lemon juice to make paste
DIRECTIONS: Mix these two ingredients well and form a paste. Apply this paste on your teeth and leave it for 1 minute then rub it gently for a couple of minutes and then rinse your mouth with water. It will hardly take three minutes in a day. Giving three minutes from your precious time to your pearly assets every day can bring them to life again.