Teeth Whitening is the most important part of Dentistry these days with the increase in awareness and the desire for a better smile, when you interact with people on a daily basis and your job demands more of speaking and interaction with clients it is necessary to have a good smile which helps you attract the attention of the people we are speaking to. And teeth whitening is the best way to do that.
Cosmetic Dentistry a branch of dentistry has become very popular and Teeth Whitening is the main treatment aspect in it. Teeth Whitening in earlier days was mainly done in natural ways with the use of natural substances. And according to me if your teeth are healthy they will automatically look beautiful. So Teeth whitening just does not mean undergoing a procedure and leaving your teeth unattended. But you should also maintain your oral hygiene to prevent a need for teeth whitening to arise.
Natural Teeth whitening tips are for people who want to keep their teeth white and healthy at home. Natural procedures do not help relieve the stains on your teeth but can prevent them from appearing and help in maintaining a healthy smile. These techniques are for those who want to avoid those costly Bleaching procedures at the Dentists and want to avoid chemical treatment procedures. So here are some of the best Natural teeth whitening techniques coming from a Dentist himself:
Baking soda, white vinegar and salt
The presence of Baking Soda makes this solution a chemical corrosive which helps in dissolving the surface stains on your teeth, in a small cup take half a teaspoon of Baking soda and mix it with another half a teaspoon of white vinegar and add a pinch of salt to maintain the alkalinity. Use this paste to brush your teeth once a day till you find better results. Make sure you rinse your teeth thoroughly before applying the paste, do not allow the paste to stay for a longer period of time on your tooth surface as it is a corrosive agent and can cause depletion of enamel on prolonged use age. Do not use this preparation for a prolonged period of time as it can corrode the surface enamel of the tooth and lead to sensitivity.
In India people still use charcoal to clean their teeth, it is known that charcoal has the property of activated carbon which absorbs impurities from water. And hence in Ancient India people used Charcoal as a form of Tooth paste. Take a Piece of Charcoal and grind it into powder, then use a toothbrush or with your bare finger apply the charcoal onto your tooth surface and massage your tooth surface thoroughly and rinse immediately after rinsing for 2 minutes. Charcoal can also act as a staining agent if you have cracks on your tooth surface. There is something called as Activated Charcoal available in the market, which has been proved to give a better whitening to the teeth.
Lemon juice and baking soda
Like Baking soda and Vinegar Baking soda and Lemon Juice is also a corrosive combination due to the presence of Citric acid in Lemon juice. Take half a tea spoon of Baking soda and mix freshly squeezed lime juice into the baking soda, mix it thoroughly and apply the paste onto the Stained tooth surface, the Baking soda and Citric acid act on the enamel of the tooth and oxidate and help remove the surface stains from the tooth surface. It acts as a natural bleaching agent.
Dried and powdered Orange peel
Dried Orange peel powder along with bay leaf powder was used in earlier days as a tooth paste due to the refreshing taste of orange and the presence of citric acid making it a mild teeth whitening paste. The consistency of Orange peel should be made such that it can be applied as a paste on the tooth surface to be rinsed. You cannot find immediate results and should be continued for a few weeks before results appear.
Strawberries from long have been considered to be natural teeth whiteners but the action is very mild and negligible and it takes a very long period of time to show effect. Strawberries have the teeth whitening effect mainly due to the presence of Astringents and Vitamin C. The astringent in strawberries effectively aids in the removal of surface stains while vitamin C whitens teeth by clearing away plaque. Hence eating strawberries has long been considered to aid in teeth whitening.
Carrot and Apple a day keeps the stains away
You might be thinking you have read it wrong it must be An Apple a day keeps the doctor away but this is true apple a day keep the stains away too. The hard outer layer of the Apple and the fibrous nature of the carrot help in cleaning the surface of the tooth and preventing plaque accumulation on the tooth surface. As you know that neither Apples or carrots have any corrosive chemicals in them it is safe even if taken in large amounts and they do not cause any harm to the Enamel surface of the tooth.
Sugar Free Xylitol Chewing gum
Chewing Gums have become sugar free these days with artificial sweeteners, anti-cariogenic agents and teeth whitening chemicals included into the chewing gums has made eating chewing gums much beneficial these days. Along with the properties of the Chewing Gum the active munching mechanism from chewing gums helps increase salivary secretion and flow which is helpful in preventing plaque accumulation.
Eat More Fibrous Foods
Fibrous food or Spartan diet has been long known to help in maintaining oral hygiene and also helps in keeping your teeth clean and white. The fibers in the diet acts a natural brushes which clean the surface of the tooth with the abrasive surfaces and prevent any accumulation of food or plaque. So have a more fibrous diet and avoid eating foods that stain your teeth.
Avoid Foods that Stain your teeth
Foods that stain for example: Coffee, Tea, cigarette, tobacco, artificially colored gums .. etc are the foods when taken in excess can stain your teeth. Avoiding such food stuffs can be the first step to maintain stain free teeth.
Brush your teeth Twice daily
the first and foremost part of maintaining stain free teeth is following a daily routine of brushing your teeth twice or thrice daily after each meal which will prevent plaque formation and in turn prevent teeth staining.
These Natural techniques of Teeth whitening do not assure you positive results, these are not scientifically proven methods but commonly followed techniques with substances available in your household. And the use of Natural techniques requires prolonged usage and patience to see results. So if you want sure results go to a professional trained in teeth whitening procedures – Visit a Dentist and have a better smile.