Teeth whitening. Let’s be honest, no one likes yellow teeth. Yellow teeth are a visible sign of ageing and even poor health. The No1 cause of teeth yellowing is lifestyle.
Smoking, drinking coffee and tea, and chewing tobacco are the worst. Although not everyone smokes or chews tobacco, millions of people around the world love their caffeine.
There are also many other pigment producing substances that help stain our teeth, including red wine, cola and even fruits like grapes, blueberries and pomegranates.
Eating a poor diet. If you consume lots of processed foods high in acid, especially sweets.
There are many expensive treatments out there. Some teeth whitening programs can run into hundreds, even thousands of dollars and if your teeth are in very bad shape, replacing them with dental implants can run into multiple thousands of dollars, with $20,000 – $30,000 for a full set of replacements, not being uncommon.
There are also many good solid teeth whitening systems
However, all is not lost. There are many ways to keep your teeth looking nice and white well into your later years, here are 6 tips to brighter, whiter teeth.
Best Teeth Whitening – 6 Teeth Whitening Tips
Tip 1. Brush teeth with Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide can clean the mouth and gums, keeping the mouth free of germs. Baking Soda can help remove plaque from teeth. Add a small amount of Hydrogen peroxide to some baking soda to create a fine paste.
The paste should not be gritty, if it is too gritty it can rub the enamel off. Baking soda can be very rough and should be mixed well with the Hydrogen peroxide. Clean your teeth with toothpaste first and then rinse, rub the paste on to your teeth for approximately 30 seconds then rinse off.
Tip 2. Use Coconut Oil. Put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for 5 to 10 minutes. You can also add a few drops to your toothbrush and brush it on. Coconut Oil is great for protecting and cleaning your gums as well.
Tip 3. Use Apple Cider Vinegar. ACV works as a natural teeth and gum cleanser. It is especially good at removing stubborn coffee and red wine stains. ACV contains aceatic acid and other compounds such as magnesium, probiotics and enzymes, these can kill bad bacteria.
As with any “acidic” compound, it can also remove enamel. Always rinse well after use and clean your teeth with your regular toothpast afterwards. Rub a little ACT on your teeth for about 1 minute, then rinse.
Tip 4. Lemon Peel. Lemons have lots of health properties, but one virtually unknown one is that lemons can help whiten your teeth. Simply rub the peel of a lemon into your teeth for a minute or so. Rinse your mouth well afterwards and using your regular toothpaste, clean your teeth.
Remember, all acids can remove enamel too, so don’t leave any acidic compound on your teeth for longer than 1 minute..
Tip 5. Strawberries. Now, I know, this sounds a totally “bonkers idea but this is a favourite with “celebrities”. Simply mash up 4 or 5 strawberries rub this mixture on your teeth. Berries contain many beneficial antioxidants and other compounds that can benefit your teeth, however as always, don’t leave the mixture on your teeth too long, and rinse and clean afterwards.
Tip 6. Charcoal. Whaat! you say. Put black charcoal on my teeth?. Dip your toothbrush into some powdered activated charcoal. do this two or three times a week as part of your normal cleaning routine. If you don’t want the messiness of dipping your toothbrush in charcoal, you can buy black toothpaste containing charcoal. This is generally made in Asia in countries such as Japan, but can be purchase in any country online.
I hope you found some good value in the 6 tips. If you did, please share the post and leave a comment below. There are also many other ways of keeping your teeth nice and white, including teeth whitening systems.
Peace and prosperity.