Many factors contribute to yellow teeth, including smoking, age, and caffeine. Here's a trick to get that sparkling smile back.
While many toothpaste brands offer whitening kits and pastes, more and more people are starting to rely on home remedies.
Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. The step-by-step video guide on how to whiten teeth can be seen below.
Teeth become yellow either through food stains or through the thinning of the outer enamel layer, which leaves a yellowish color.
There are several natural ways to whiten teeth, including eliminating certain foods and making dietary changes, such as cutting out coffee and soda.
For those who don't want to go to such extreme measures: many netizens are swearing by this quick homemade recipe
Juice of one lemon
A few tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
Mix lemon juice, baking soda, and the hydrogen peroxide in a bowl until it forms a thick paste. Put the mixture in a jar or cut open the back of a toothpaste tube.
Remove the toothpaste and rinse the tube before filling it with the homemade paste. Secure the end with a clip and use like you would regular toothpaste.
Note: Hydrogen peroxide may increase tooth sensitivity, so it is not suitable for long-term use or for people who already have sensitive teeth.
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
25-30 drops Organic food grade peppermint essential oil (Or anything else you’d prefer. Anise, Spearmint.
Mix the baking soda and coconut oil until it forms a smooth paste, and add a few drops for peppermint oil for a refreshing scent.
Place the mixture in a glass jar and scoop out a little bit onto your toothbrush. Or, just dip your toothbrush in the mixture.
In conjunction with these recipes, don't forget to follow basic oral hygiene such as flossing regularly to reduce tooth yellowing.
It's advised to brush your teeth at least twice a day, and use floss to get into the hard-to-reach places around the gums and the backs of the teeth.
While brushing removes build-up from the teeth surface, flossing will remove plaque and other particles between the teeth.