If you are an absolute coffee or tea lover, you probably struggle with yellow, stained teeth.
Several food items and drinks including tea and coffee cause our teeth to lose their whiteness and end up staining them.
What really happens is that enamel, the outermost layer of your teeth gets discolored or eroded away, revealing the second layer, dentin, that is underneath the enamel and is naturally yellow.
Although there are numerous teeth-whitening products and treatments that help whiten your teeth, most of them contain chemicals and bleaching agents that are extremely harmful for the teeth.
So if you want whiter teeth without having to spend tons on whitening products and damaging your teeth, here are some safe and natural home remedies you can try to brighten up that smile in no time.
This has to be one of the most popular home remedies because it contains natural whitening properties. It is mildly abrasive that makes it able to scrub off your teeth stains effectively. It also has some powerful ingredients that kill the bacteria in your mouth and prevent other bacteria from growing by creating an alkaline environment in your mouth.
All you need to do is mix one teaspoon of baking soda with enough water to turn it into a fine paste. Brush your teeth with it a few times every week.
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV contains acetic acid, which is one of its main active ingredients that kills all the bacteria in the mouth, thoroughly cleanses it and whitens the teeth. It has also been used as a natural cleaning product and disinfectant for centuries.
To use this, dilute a small amount of apple cider vinegar with water and rinse your mouth with it a few times.
This has been gaining quite the hype for its teeth-whitening properties. Activated charcoal contains ingredients that remove external staining on teeth and also improve whiteness.
Dip your toothbrush in activated charcoal powder and scrub your teeth with it. Make sure to wash off properly with plain water.
They key with these home remedies is to be consistent for them to work because they certainly don’t do wonders overnight!