Get Rid of Yellow Teeth
It is natural for your teeth to look more yellow or become less white as you age. The outer enamel wears away as we age, making the yellow dentin underneath more visible. Are there ways to get rid of yellow teeth?
When looking for teeth whitening, most people turn to home remedies. But be careful on using at-home whitening because it may damage your teeth if products are incorrectly used. Your teeth may be prone to sensitivity or cavities.
Remedies for Discolored Teeth
There are several natural options for getting rid of yellow or discolored teeth. But some of these remedies do not have studies or research to support their efficacy. And one or another may not work for you. Experiment to find the best treatment that may work for you.
Brushing your Teeth
The most common remedy is to brush your teeth. Brushing your teeth after consuming foods that may discolor or stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soft drinks, is essential. However, be cautious with brushing immediately after consuming acidic foods or beverages. Brushing immediately can make the acid brush away enamel, which can lead to tooth erosion.
But be sure to brush your teeth more often and correctly. Brush at least twice a day for 2 – 3 minutes. Make sure to brush every surface of each tooth. Brush your teeth gently and in a circular motion. Avoid brushing your gums or brush them very gently.
You can also use whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste may help get rid of yellow teeth. They contain mild abrasives that gently scrub the teeth to remove some tough stains. Whitening toothpaste may contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These chemicals help lighten tooth color, reduce the yellowing of the teeth, and improve whiteness.
Use Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Make a paste at home by mixing one tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. It is said to remove plaque build-up and bacteria to remove stains. Brush your teeth using the paste made of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Be sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after brushing.
After about six weeks of using the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste, you can see results.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar Solution
Using apple cider vinegar mixture may reduce stains and can whiten teeth. Make a mouthwash by mixing two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 6 ounces of water. Swish the solution around your mouth for at least 30 seconds. Rinse with water, and then brush your teeth. However, apple cider vinegar can damage the surface of your teeth when used too often or in large quantities. Use the mixture with caution and for a short amount of time only.
Coconut Oil Pulling
Coconut oil pulling is said to remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth, which helps eliminate yellow teeth. However, there are no specific studies to confirm the effect of this home teeth whitening remedy.
Swish 1 to 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil into your mouth for 10 to 30 minutes. Spit it into the toilet as it can clog drains. Rinse thoroughly with water, and then drink a glass of water. Brush your teeth afterward.
Activated Charcoal to Get Rid of Yellow Teeth
Toothpaste that contains activated charcoal is said to whiten teeth. It is believed that charcoal can remove pigments and stains from your teeth. It is also thought to eliminate toxins and bacteria in the mouth, which cause tooth discoloration.
But be mindful that all these teeth whitening remedies need further studies to prove their effectiveness.
If you want a faster way to get rid of those yellow teeth, leave those home remedies and try our teeth whitening treatment that can give you two or more shades whiter in less than an hour. Whiter and brighter teeth can give you an extra boost of confidence. Give us a call to secure your schedule or book your treatment online.
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