Yellow Teeth – Know the Cause and Remedy


Everyone likes to have a set of shining white teeth. A bright smile makes one look more attractive, younger and of course, healthier. However, not everyone is blessed with pearly whites and even if you are, a string of reasons can make your teeth lose their sheen and colour. Read more:

 

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1. Food & Drinks:

Staining of teeth is inevitable if you consume tea, coffee, soda beverage, wine, oreven fruits like apples and potatoes.

 

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2. Environment:

Teeth will lose their whiteness if you live in an area where the water has excessive levels of fluoride.

 

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3. Poor Dental Hygiene:

It is obvious that if you don’t brush your teeth twice a day and floss enough, your pearls will lose their natural sheen and turn yellow; in short, look dirty!

 

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The fortunate bit is that there are a number of home remedies that can help you make your teeth shining white again. Have a look:

1. Oil Pulling:

An ancient Ayurvedic remedy, massage with sesame or sunflower oil in your mouth, especially around the teeth, for 20 minutes before spitting out. Since the oil removes bacteria and dissolves plaque, the teeth become whiter and healthier.

 

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2. Strawberries & Apples:

Slice and rub a strawberry on your teeth or crush and mix them with baking soda to apply on your teeth. Strawberries are known to have malic acid that’s effective in removing stains. Apples too contain malic acid.

 

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3. Baking Soda:

Mix a small amount of baking soda with water to form a paste. Apply it as regular toothpaste to clean and whiten teeth.

 

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4. Salt:

One of the oldest dental cleansing agents, salt not only revives the white colour but also replaces the lost mineral content in the teeth.

 

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In addition to these home hacks, a quick visit to the dentist can also help in getting you a bright smile. Here’s how:

1. Bleaching:

This is the easiest way to lighten the existing colour of your teeth. Bleaching happens over a course of several sittings with the dentist, who applies a coat of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide on the teeth.

 

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2. Power Whitening:

This bleaching product is applied on the teeth and a laser is shone on them to set the whitening on an active mode. This procedure is quicker and takes not more than an hour.

 

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Best is to try home remedies that can help you say ‘bye-bye’ to yellow teeth. Also, don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day and floss!