How to get white teeth without bleaching
Who doesn’t want to have a beautiful smile with white sparkling teeth? When making a first impression, it is one of the first things people notice. Having yellow teeth can send a signal that you don’t really care about yourself. A professional bleaching works well, but it can cause sensitivity and pain. Talk with your dentist to find out if teeth-whitening is a good idea for you. If not, don’t worry, we have the best secrets to naturally whiten your teeth without bleaching. Get the brightest smile of all!
1. Try to avoid foods that cause teeth stains
Yellowed teeth can come from a number of sources-primarily food related. These foods are real stainmakers: Coffee or tea, soda, energy drinks, red and white wine, grape or cranberry juice, blueberries, beets, soy sauce and tomato sauce.
Giving up your coffee is no acceptable solution for you? Try this: After finishing your coffee, you can then rinse your mouth out with water or brush your teeth to remove the potentially yellowing pigments.
3. Drink with a straw
When you drink iced coffee or tea, using a straw helps keep the liquid away from the visible front surfaces of your teeth.
4. Don’t forget to floss!
It can help you fight bacteria, tooth decay and plaque, a white, hard material that forms on your teeth. It makes them sticky and gives stains something to hold on to.
5. Get your teeth professionally cleaned
Make an appointment at least twice a year with the dental hygienist at your dentist's office. It will keep your mouth healthy and your teeth white.
6. Don't use tobacco
It stains your teeth whether you chew it or smoke it. And of course, the habit can lead to cancer. Ask your doctor for advice on how to quit.
7. Coconut oil pulling
It sounds strange, but Coconut oil can clean your teeth. After brushing your teeth, simply put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for 5 to 20 minutes. While common bleaching methods all feature an abrasive, coconut oil pulling works by extracting the bad bacterias found in plaque that cause your teeth to become yellow. Therefore it’s great for your gums as well.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar
It has been proven that Apple Cider Vinegar can remove stubborn stains, especially from coffee and nicotine. It does work but you have to be consistent and it takes at least a month of continuous usage to see results. Nevertheless you have to be careful: as with all acids, vinegar can remove the enamel on your teeth as well. After brushing with Apple Cider Vinegar, you will need to rinse your mouth out really well.