Here are some home remedies that can help you get rid of yellow teeth. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and hydrogen peroxide can be used to scrub away the surface of your teeth.
There’s a cheap miracle ingredient sitting in the back of your fridge that can zap bad smells, keep your teeth white, and more. It’s called baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, and it’s a powerful compound that has been around for centuries. The superpowers of baking soda come from its ability to alter the pH level of something. It’s this property that makes it a quick, easy way to soothe an upset stomach or cover a bad scent.
It can also zap acid in the stomach to calm indigestion and help you digest food better. And it can make your teeth look whiter by buffing away stains and making them less yellow.
Baking soda can even help relieve canker sores, those painful, ulcers in the mouth. A mixture of a tsp of baking soda and a glass of water can soothe pain and help the sore heal.
While brushing with pure baking soda can damage your enamel (especially if used frequently or for too long), using it in combination with other teeth-whitening methods can actually help protect your teeth’s enamel and make them look brighter. Just be sure to rinse well after brushing, and brush with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly for the best results.
Using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash can reduce the build-up of plaque on your teeth, which causes yellowing. It also kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a strong oxidizer and bleaching agent that is available as a dilute solution for consumer use and in higher concentrations for industrial use.
Hydrogen peroxide is the simplest type of oxygenating agent, with the chemical formula H2O2. It is a colourless liquid that is slightly more viscous than water. When it is exposed to air, it decomposes into water and oxygen, releasing a single molecule of hydrogen. This reaction produces a small amount of gaseous oxygen, which can be absorbed through the mouth’s mucous membrane.
Brushing teeth more frequently, correctly and regularly, removes plaque-forming food particles from the surface of your teeth. It can also help to reduce the discoloration of your teeth caused by certain foods and drinks, like coffee, tea and red wine.
To get the most out of this remedy, you should always use a toothpaste that contains baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. You can find these toothpastes in stores, and some of them are even marketed as whitening products. You can also try to make your own whitening toothpaste by mixing equal parts of both ingredients. Other home remedies include limiting the intake of sugary sweets and drinking water instead of coffee or tea.
Oil pulling has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to address or prevent a variety of issues, including bad breath, weakened teeth, cracked lips and gums, dry mouth, achy joints and muscles and even diseases such as diabetes and thrombosis. It’s a simple practice in which a tablespoon or 15 milliliters of oil is swished around the mouth for up to 20 minutes, then spit out and rinsed with warm water.
The theory behind oil pulling is that toxins and bacteria from the digestive tract can enter the bloodstream through the mucous membrane in the mouth. When the lipids in the oil come into contact with these toxins, they absorb them and help to reduce their presence in the body. This may include reducing yellow stains on the teeth.
Although this practice has many promising attributes, there is not enough scientific evidence to support its effectiveness as an oral care remedy. It should never replace regular brushing and flossing, especially for those with yellow stains. In addition, it’s important to avoid consuming foods or beverages that are known to cause tooth discoloration.
If you’re struggling with yellow teeth, the first thing to do is brush them twice a day for two minutes each time. This will remove any food particles that are stuck in your teeth and get rid of any surface stains that could be making them look yellow.
Using a toothbrush that has whitening toothpaste can also help you get whiter teeth over time. The whitening agents in the toothpaste can penetrate to remove any surface stains and make your teeth lighter.
Another effective home remedy for getting rid of yellow teeth is to swish healthy natural oils in your mouth. Coconut, sesame, and sunflower oil are all effective in reducing the build-up of bacteria that can cause a lot of yellow stains. Simply take a tablespoon of the oil and swish it around in your mouth for 10 to 20 minutes.
Other home remedies for removing yellow stains include a simple mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The baking soda can act as a mild abrasive to scrub away any stains while the peroxide can help lighten the enamel and brighten your smile. A recent study found that a toothpaste containing both of these ingredients was especially effective in getting rid of yellow stains.
If you’re still struggling with yellow teeth even after trying some of these home remedies, contact Ponderosa Dental Group in Missoula. We can help you understand what’s causing your yellowing and recommend professional whitening treatments that will remove intrinsic stains and get you back to your healthy looking smile.