White teeth have always been everyone’s dream, but it is not easy to have those perfect white color. A teeth whitening treatment could cost a lot, and here we have listed several tips to whiten your teeth naturally and won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Before we start the list, here are some reasons why your teeth could turn yellow.
1. Drinking a lot of coffee regularly
2. Smoking, especially in a massive amount
3. Certain antibiotics could cause your teeth to become yellow
4. Genetic factors
and now, onto the tips.
Make sure you have a healthy dental routine that you do after drinking or eating. You might feel lazy at first, but by brushing your teeth after eating you can prevent your teeth from turning yellow. Another tip when you drink soda, alcohol or coffee, use a straw and try to reduce the amount you’re drinking.
Cut down the smoking
If you’re smoking, you might want to reduce the amount of tobacco you smoke every day. Smoking too much might cause your enamel to stain or thinning if you can’t cut on smoking consider for a whitening treatment every now and then. Reducing the amount of soda, and coffee also helps for your teeth.
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
It is no secret that both Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide have been used by a lot of dentists nowadays for whitening your teeth. To whiten your teeth, mix a small amount of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and then rub the ‘paste’ to your teeth, make sure you already brushed your teeth before you do this. Besides whitening your teeth, this method will also provide you with protection for your gums, which could save you from gum disease.
Apple cider vinegar
Not just for cooking, apple cider vinegar can also be used to whiten your teeth, multiple studies have shown that apple cider vinegar can kill bacteria, germs and even plagues on your teeth. Although useful, be careful when using apple cider vinegar, as it is still an acid, it can thin your enamel if you brush too hard or too much. After brushing with apple cider vinegar, brush your teeth again with regular toothpaste or rinse your mouth thoroughly.
Tip: to be extra safe use non-fluoride toothpaste after using apple cider vinegar. This is to make sure that your teeth is safe without any harsh chemical staying on your teeth.