There is nothing more beautiful than a good smile, it the best form of makeup or beauty enhancement that you can have. The smile is made brighter by your teeth, but when these teeth are yellow you whole smile and beauty gets spoiled. Not just for appearance sake, but yellow teeth are an indication of poor oral hygiene that may not be such a big issue now, but in future can lead to many other issues like ulcers, boils and in some cases even cancer. The most common causes of yellow teeth are diet that stains your enamel, smoking and side effect of some treatments like chemotherapy, asthma medication etc.
White and bright teeth will increase your confidence, as you will never hesitate to smile or laugh because your teeth are yellow. There are many types of factory made whitening pastes, bleaching gels and mouth washes that are made especially to treat yellow teeth, but with the profit of getting white teeth you may even get side effect if the product doesn’t suit you. To avoid any side effects and to reduce your expenses of buying these products, it is suggested to use simple home remedies to whiten your teeth. So here are some simple home remedies that will whiten your teeth and make your smile more alluring.
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1.Baking soda gel
Baking Soda is an alkaline substance, which is very beneficial due to its antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is very easily available in any local store in the form of powder, and can be stored for a long period of time without the fear of it getting spoiled. Baking soda is useful for, skin, teeth and hair as it acts a powerful medicinal tool, to fight many issues. To make this simple gel you need:
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- Needed amount of lemon juice
- A cotton ball
Take the baking soda in a bowl and mix the needed amount of lemon juice to form a gel like solution. Apply this solution on the teeth with the help of a cotton ball, and let it remain there for at least 2 minutes before your wash it off. You will be able to see visible brightness of your teeth, and if you practice this treatment on daily basis your teeth will be bright and shining in no time.
Lemon is a citric fruit that is very affordable and easily available; therefore we ignore its many benefits. Lemon contains a high concentration of vitamin C, and is also a natural bleaching agent that will help restore your yellow teeth to its natural colour in no time. For this treatment you need:
- A few drops of lemon juice
- Little salt
Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly and massage it on your teeth thoroughly with your fingers, be gentle. Let the paste remain for a few minutes, before you risen your mouth off with water thoroughly to remove the paste. Make sure to repeat this treatment at least twice daily to get the white and clean teeth within a few weeks.
3.Orange peel trick
Orange peels are usually considered garbage, which is discarded very easily without a second thought. What we neglect to know is that, orange peels are a great source of Vitamin C and calcium. The vitamin C helps destroy the microorganisms present in your mouth, and whiten your teeth. If you have issue storing peels you can just sun dry them, powder them and store them in powder form in an airtight jar.
Take a fresh orange peel or powder of orange peel and rub it thoroughly all over your teeth, every night before you go to bed. In the morning as usual risen your mouth with water, and do your daily routine. Make sure to use this trick every night, and within a week you will be able to see visible whitening in your teeth.
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4.Holy Basil and orange peel Mask
Indian basil is known as Tulsi or Holy Basil (much more potent than general basil) that is regarded as pious plant, and is used in many Ayurvedic treatments. It is recommend going with Tulsi rather than simple basil, because it works faster and better. Tulsi has many properties like antibacterial, antioxidant; immune enhancing etc., that rid your mouth of bacteria, whiten your teeth and provide a fresh breath. For making this mask you need:
- A few fresh tulsi leaves
- Little orange peel powder (sundry orange peel and powder them)
- A few drops of water
Firstly make a fine paste by crushing the tulsi leaves, it is suggested to use a Mortar and pestle rather than a grinder, because it will be organic and you can make fresh paste in limited amount. Take the paste in a bowl and add a little orange peel power and mix them well to form a medium paste, with the help of little water. Apply this paste on your teeth, do so thoroughly and evenly. Let this paste remain for about 20 – 25 minutes before you wash off the paste with warm water. Make sure to use this gel daily, to get white and germ free teeth within a few weeks.
Turmeric is an important ingredient in many Indian curries and from ages has been in important ingredient in many ayurvedic medicines. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic, and contains many antioxidants that heal wounds and burn. When turmeric is used orally it kills harmful microbes and bacteria present in your mouth and whiten your teeth, as well as heal any issues you might be facing with your gums. It is advised to use fresh turmeric powder, which is quite easy to prepare. Just dry roast some turmeric for a few minutes, and then powder them. For this mask you will need:
- 1 tbsp Turmeric power (fresher the better)
- Little lime juice
- Pinch of salt
Take the turmeric powder in a bowl and add the other two ingredients to form a fine paste. Apply this paste thoroughly all over your teeth in massaging motion, and let it remain there for a few minutes before you rinse you mouth thoroughly with water. Make sure to repeat this gel daily for better and effective results.
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Salt is a vital ingredient while cooking any kind of cuisine, and is always present in your kitchen. Salt when used orally restores your teeth’s lost minerals, thereby making them white. Salt is also harmful for the enamel and gum, therefore never try oral salt remedies that contain only salt. Activated charcoal absorbs toxins leading your teeth to whiten, but you may have a bit of a hard time finding activated charcoal. So it is suggested that you get capsules and use the charcoal inside them. For this simple remedy you will need:
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp activated charcoal
Mix both the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, and use the resulting product to brush your teeth like you usually do. At the beginning you may feel a bit put out by the texture and taste, but when you use it on daily basis you will get used to it. So make sure to use this remedy daily to get the best results quickly.
Strawberry is a luscious fruit and has astringent properties, malic acid and is also a rich source of vitamin C, which causes the reduction of the yellowness of the teeth thereby whitening them. This is quite a simple remedy, where you will need a couple of fresh strawberries that are to be smashed and their juices extracted.
Apply this fresh strawberry juice on your teeth with your fingers or a cotton ball, whichever you prefer. Let the juice remain on the teeth for at least 5 minutes, before you wash it off with water and then brush your teeth as usual. Make sure to use this strawberry mask every day for getting quick and effective results.
8.Neem twig Remedy
Neem is a natural antiseptic and astringent, that has many properties like antibacterial etc. It treats a number of dental problems like yellow teeth, tooth pain etc. For this remedy just take a piece of Neem twig that is comfortable for you to hold, and chew either ends of the said twig till they scatter and get almost a brush type texture.
Now use this twig to brush your teeth like you would use a normal toothbrush, but make sure to brush your teeth with the twig for at least 15 minutes. After using the twig discard it and use a fresh twig the next day.
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9.Banana peel remedy
These are simple tricks and remedies you can use to whiten your teeth, but it is advisable that along with such treatments you should also follow a good oral hygiene to maintain the whiteness of your teeth. Keep Smiling!