Most of us have dental problems, but the most common of them is not having shiny white teeth. With time they become pale and yellow which looks bad. Whereas shiny white teeth gives you a confidant edge over others. Though there are several products available in the market, but most of them have harsh chemicals which are not good for a long run. Its always better to choose natural products, as they do not have side effects and are chemical free. Though Baking soda and lemon mixture work good for once in a while use, but it is not recommended as it had adverse effects on enamel. Here are few natural teeth whitening tricks you can use….
Water– We know the benefits of drinking plenty of water, one of them is having a good dental health. Also gargling with a lukewarm water after every meal, cleans out the particles of food and other tiny food particles.
Citrus Fruits– Citrus fruits like strawberries, Oranges, Pineapples etc. are good source of Vitamin C and high in antioxidants, and are good for dental health, preventing from gum infection. They help in stain removal from teeth which in result makes them more whiter.
Apples– Apples also have a high concentration of Malic acid, which is used in some toothpastes. Malic acid increases saliva, which cleans your teeth and helps remove stains. You can also eat crunchy foods like carrots, radish etc., they act as a scrub and wash away unwanted particles from teeth.
Broccoli– Broccoli keeps the enamel reduction in control by providing a extra layer of protection, as it has iron. The basic reason of pale teeth is loss of enamel from the teeth, Broccoli helps retaining it, resulting in better finish of the teeth.
Cheese– This is a good news for cheese lovers, it helps keep your teeth strong with minerals, calcium and phosphorus, and protein that protects tooth enamel. It also helps fighting tooth decay.
Milk– Drinking milk makes your bones stronger as it has calcium. This will also help in retaining the enamel hence making the teeth look whiter.
Apart from this there are few basic things which can also help you in keeping a good oral health…
Oil Pulling– Its an Indian Remedy. We use oil for almost all healing, for body massage too. Take a little pure and organic oil and swish it around your mouth. Keep this for 15-20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Second and very effective method is also an ancient Ayurvedic treatment, which was used by our ancestors for a good dental care. Mix turmeric and salt in some mustard oil and gently massage your gums and teeth with this mixture. Let the saliva drop naturally from mouth, after 5 minutes wash off thoroughly. This method is not only for teeth whitening but for all dental and gum problems.
Use Straw– People who consume more tea and coffee or other high on caffeine products, also face the problem of teeth staining. Its better for them to use a straw, so that the liquid comes in least contact with your teeth.