How to whiten teeth - the most googled question regarding oral care.
Updated: Apr 1, 2020
In the market, there are many kinds of toothpaste and products available which claim to bring back the lustre and shine of your pearly whites. But are they safe and easy to do?
Let's first understand what causes teeth to look yellow.
The buildup of plaque can result in yellow teeth.
Certain foods or acidic elements can stain the outer layer.
Erosion of hard enamel can also result in revealing of the
Dentin which is a yellow tissue present underneath.
But don't worry, we are here to solve all your problems!
Sticking to our Indian roots, oil pulling is a technique in which people swish oil in their mouth - sunflower, coconut, sesame oil. The method is to put one tablespoon of any oil in your mouth and swish it through your teeth and continue doing for 15 minutes. If using coconut oil, make sure to wait a few seconds to melt it as it turns solid at room temperature.
This method is safe as it does not expose your teeth to acid or other ingredients that erode the enamel.
Baking soda helps in scrubbing away surface stains on teeth and also halts bacteria from spreading. Studies have also suggested that toothpastes containing baking soda were more effective at eliminating yellow stains from teeth than toothpastes without baking soda. The more the amount of baking soda, the better.
Hydrogen peroxide is a common bleaching agent that kills bacteria. For acne remedies, hydrogen peroxide is recommended. Many people have been using this from decades to heal a wound as well.
But, the amount of hydrogen peroxide in your toothbrush is important to note as it should not exceed more than 2-3%.
Raw crunchy fruits help in eroding away the plaque and should also be included in out diet for better heath.
And last, never underestimate the value of brushing and flossing your teeth!