Are you able to smile brightly without any self-consciousness with it? Then you are one of the lucky ones who aren’t self-conscious when smiling due to discolored teeth. Many people with yellow or discolored teeth would just like their teeth to appear fresher and brighter. Unfortunately for some, no matter how much they brush their teeth are still stained from the food they eat, drink they consume or due to smoking or aging.
Hence, if you want a beautiful smile with sparkling white teeth, the natural holistic way is to try my top natural whitening tips:
1. Crunchy fruits and vegetables
Crispy, crunchy fruits have a roughness that can help to lift stains from teeth and give the illusion that they whiten. They are like the toothbrush of nature. Try munching on apples, celery, and carrots; please note this roughness of tooth surfaces can pose some damage to the enamel.
2. Flossing and brushing
The best way, but not always the easiest is to always brush your teeth after eating or drinking something. This requires a lot of perseverance and even quite difficult, depending on where you are at the time. Most food does not stain teeth, but if you’re a coffee drinker or if you smoke, you pretty much count on discolored teeth from stains. If this is difficult for you, then having your teeth cleaned by professionals every three or four months may be in order.
People underestimate how important the coloring is done in between the teeth if you just floss. You can remove as much of the stains from the teeth and between your teeth to all look whiter.
There is a growing body of evidence that eating a few nuts after a meal may potentially help to prevent tooth decay and promote enamel remineralization, as they contain calcium and minerals needed to fill tooth enamel.
4. Sugarless gum or mints with xylitol
Xylitol is a natural sweetener that can really help to prevent plaque. While plaque feeds on regular sugar, it can not digest xylitol. Xylitol also neutralizes acid levels in the mouth and increases saliva production. Saliva is the natural cleaner that we put in our mouth, spilling all of the cracks and crevices.
But keep in mind that this works both ways – as saliva to wash away food and debris, it can also carry bacteria around the mouth, which means brushing twice a day and a low intake of sugar is important.
There is a small amount of evidence (largely anecdotal), which has indicated strawberries can promote whiter teeth. Strawberries contain malic acid, which removes discoloration on the surface of the teeth.
Furthermore, texture berries’ buff helps the enamel, creating a brighter, smoother appearance.
6. Baking soda
Although, it is not the ideal long-term tooth whitener because it can be too aggressive on the teeth, and finally the enamel, which can actually damage or make teeth appear darker. The abrasive particles polish the surface, while a chemical reaction between baking soda and water lighten stains. Occasionally make use of a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, or salt mixture to clean and whiten teeth.
Warning: You can damage your enamel with this abrasive mixture, so do not do it more than once a week.