Yellow teeth or a decolorized teeth is really not a good thing. Truthfully, it’s very shameful and it’s really not something someone can be proud of but that’s gonna end today after you read this article. A lovely smile is really a nice legacy. There are a lot of reasons that causes the teeth to turn yellow but we’ll see the most common.
Reason the teeth turns yellow although you brush it everyday
Smoking is one of the top causes of yellow teeth. Smoke stains can be quite stubborn to remove. The best way to stop having smoke stains is to actually quit smoking.
Some foods actually make the teeth to turn yellow. Certain foods that are high in tannins, such as red wine, are potential causes of yellow teeth. These substances get into the enamel of your teeth and can cause long-term discoloration. To avoid our teeth turning yellow, we should reduce our intake of cola, red wine, fruit juices, tea and coffee.
Poor oral hygiene
Poor oral hygiene is really bad for the teeth. We are supposed to take care of our teeth just like any other part of our body. But even the most diligent brushers can develop the discolored teeth that occur simply with age.
Excessive fluoride exposure is also among the causes of yellow teeth, especially in children. Fluorides found in tea, coffee, shellfish, grapes (raisins, wine, grape juice), artificial sweeteners, sodas, potatoes, flavored popsicles, baby foods, broths, stews, and hot cereals made with tap water.
How to whiten the teeth:
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is done at a dentist’s office and it includes the application of a bleaching agent directly to your teeth. Special lights or lasers may additionally be used to enhance the performance of the bleach.
At-home teeth-whitening options include over the-counter whitening strips and gels, both of which use peroxide-based whitening gel. Initial results are typically seen in just a few days and last for up to twelve months for products. These options are actually more economical.
Those were the artificial methods, but here are the ways of whitening your teeth at home naturally
1. Practice oil pulling
2. Brush with baking soda
3. Use hydrogen peroxide
4. Use apple cider vinegar
5. Eat fruits and vegetables
6. Prevent tooth stains before they happen
There’s yet another local method which is not yet scientifically proven but it works for me
7. Brushing with activated charcoal
Brushing with powdered charcoal supposedly pulls toxins from the mouth and removes stains from teeth. How to do this? Just get activated charcoal gotten from firewood maybe that was used a day or two days ago. Grind it to powder form and use it to brush your teeth. It hasn’t been proven scientifically but many Nigerians have used this and we know it works.