26 January 2011

10 Best Natural Teeth Whitening Tips



In the past when you wanted white teeth you would have to go to your dentist because that was the only way to get teeth whitening, usually with corrosive tooth bleach. Although bleach preparations have improved they can still be harsh. Today there are many ways to whiten your teeth; however most of them involve dangerous chemicals that may be able to seep through the delicate tissues in your mouth, under the tongue. You can avoid the potential problems, from whitening your teeth, that you might get from chemical exposure through tooth bleaching and whitening products, kits, strips, gels and systems.

There are a few natural ways to whiten your teeth or prevent them from discoloring and a form of natural bleaching in some cases. In this article I'll list a few tips for natural treatments you can do at home.

1. First of all the obvious one of making regular appointments for cleaning your teeth is first on the list. Many people let this slide but it's important to not only get on a regular schedule with the dentist's office setting up future appointments but also having them call and remind you to come in. Once you get on a schedule of once or twice a year then you will find you don't need to worry about whiter teeth as often, except if you smoke.

2. Make sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Make sure to floss at bedtime and use a cheap gum massager to get under the gum flap. You want to prevent the buildup of plaque, which can discolor your teeth. Focusing on your teeth will help you prevent some staining of your teeth.

You want to avoid getting plaque as much as possible. Carry floss with you. And floss discreetly when eating out. At home you can floss while you watch TV if you seem to not get around to it after meals. But make sure to floss at bedtime because you have six to nine hours or more while you're sleeping when the bacteria can go to work on the enamel. Make sure to rinse your mouth after eating.

3. Avoid drinking water with any added fluoride or using toothpaste with fluoride as it's been reported that it can discolor or stain your teeth. Also many other countries have banned fluoride in their drinking water due to diseases and symptoms that have been connected with it.

4. If you smoke, try to cut down as much as possible and of course it's better for your health to quit smoking altogether as you no doubt know. Smokers have a more difficult time keeping their teeth white than non-smokers so you may have to work harder at it.

5. Coffee and tea are notorious for causing teeth staining. Make sure to sip or rinse your mouth with water while you're drinking coffee or tea and after you're done. Colas and wine can also cause stains on the teeth.

6. Some fruits such as strawberries are excellent tooth whiteners. Strawberries can be rubbed on the teeth or mashed up in a paste and brushed on. Leave on the teeth for five minutes. Rinse well.

You can use the inside of an orange peel which is also good for whitening. You can rub the peel right on your teeth, or take organic dried orange peel and ground bay leaves and make a paste and brush it on. Some people swear by a lemon juice and salt mixture too. In any case make sure to rinse your mouth well after using these natural tooth whitening treatments.

7. Baking soda has long been used for dental whitening. Many types of toothpaste have baking soda in their ingredients because of its effectiveness. You can make your own baking soda whitener though. Just mix baking soda with a little salt - a good cheap teeth whitening home remedy.

8. Avoid using mouthwashes. Besides alcohol they contain other chemicals that can stain or discolor teeth. They can easily absorb through the delicate tissues under your tongue and be absorbed into your system. One well-known mouthwash was reported recently to actually discolor the teeth with brown stains.

9. Drinks lots of water. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after every meal or snack to make sure no food residue is sticking to your teeth.

10. Try to eat a better diet with lots of raw foods - fruits and veggies. Make huge salads. Avoid fast food and processed food as much as possible. Avoid constant snacking. All of this will help give you brighter, whiter teeth with fewer cavities. 

Teeth whitening by using natural treatments will prevent exposure to harsh chemicals. Natural whitening is cheap and almost free in most cases. You can have a winning smile without hurting the tissues in your mouth and damaging the enamel on your teeth.


That's it for today. Have a healthy Wednesday.. :)

 

24 comments:

  1. Paling ngam la ni post ko, saya punya gigi bertahun2 sudah kuningg saja. Nanti saya cuba lah ah...thanks for the tips..

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  2. ada ba hati sia p buat teeth whitening ni.. ba lps ni sia guna baking soda + salt ja la.. thanks stel!

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  3. alamak, nda mau guna mouthwash la lepas ni, uhuk uhuk..

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  4. that said mouthwash is LISTERINE. Used it regularly for about a month, went to the dentist to go for scaling, then dentist he couldnt remove the brown stain CAUSED by Listerine. He even knew I used Listerine. Babi sekali ba.

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  5. bah..nice jg ni oo..I'll try la bila dapat..huhu...thanks for d info!

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  6. hello stella claire.. very informative post..

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  7. bh sa mau cuba ni tip...baking soda + salt tu

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  8. sa pun mo cuba baking soda+salt..pernah dingar juga dulu2..hehe

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  9. Gunsirit:
    Bah ngam laitu..ko cuba2 lah ni tips. Manatau mujarab hehehehe

    Just:
    ya, sya pun mau try tu Just..:)

    Zezebel:
    ya, sya pun ndatau mouthwash blh menyebabkan stain itu kasi discolor teeth

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  10. Amanda:
    Ya ka LISTERINE?.. adoii.. saya ada oh LISTERINE di rumah, tp lama suda sya nda pakai. Thanks for sharing this Amanda..nasib baik ko kasitau sya.. Nda sangka ko ada experience mcm tu aa.. Boikot LISTERINE hehe!

    Isabelle:
    Ya, nice. Mau kasi cantik senyuman dgn gigi yg putih! hehe

    Reanaclaire:
    Thanks reana.. do visit here often :)

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  11. Biskut:
    Better ko stop smoking hehe!

    Beaty:
    Okay, sya pun! :D

    Dev:
    Ko pernah dgr pula. Bah mari sama2 try hehe..:D

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  12. opss! i almost lupa my dentist appoinment...hehehe... bt, b4 pigi mo try dulu the baking + garam.. kasi sinang ckit keja d dentist... ;p

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  13. Hi all,

    Nice picture you are posting. Through teeth whitening tips we can get whiter teeth and some crucial teeth. Thanks a lot...
    Teeth Whitening

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  14. Very interesting and informative post.. I'd like to give it a try later.. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. will you please speak in English!

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  16. White teeth will give anyone a boost in self-confidence. When brushing sensitive teeth, do it gently to avoid dental problems. Considering fruits and vegetables as part of a diet will surely lessen the chance of teeth discoloring.

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  17. Whitening your teeth the natural way will be challenging, especially if you rarely brush your teeth or you're never had dentist appointments before. Proper oral care should do the trick to help maintain healthy teeth. These tips will be useful for those who are having a hard time dealing with their dental problems.

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  18. Its a good article to read out. Thanks for such a nice article.

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  19. Not having a white set of teeth makes a person self-conscious. Eating apple should be good since it has an effect similar to a toothbrush because of the presence of fiber-rich flesh and skin that it was hailed as a mini-toothbrush. You should also avoid smoking, since it can discolor a person's teeth and give him bad breath.

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  20. Raw food helps a lot in making one's teeth and gums healthy, especially nuts. You see, as you chew nuts. They also scrape your teeth which helps whiten them. Also as you are chewing nuts, the bits massage your gums which are very healthy for it.

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  21. im on my progress with the baking soda. hope can see the changes soon. nice info!

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  22. Thanks for sharing the effective info regarding the natural teeth whitening tips which are really good, This will help a lot to have the natural caring to procure the betterment.

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  23. Good post! Thanks for sharing this information I appreciate it. God bless!

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