Five Natural Teeth Whitening Solutions

On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Society has left the lasting impression that teeth should be bright, pearly white. The truth is teeth come in all shades. Commercial whiteners can be damaging to your teeth. Not only can whiteners damage the enamel but can also leave them sensitive.

Natural solutions are a way to enjoy whiter teeth without the high cost or risking damage to your teeth.

Strawberry Red = Pearly White

Strawberries are said to contain enzymes that can remove stains from your teeth. In addition, strawberries are high in vitamin C.

Vitamin C is known to help remove plaque from your teeth.

Apples: Nature’s Toothbrush

Apples are mildly abrasive. While you are enjoying the crunch of that juicy apple, the meat of the apple is abrasive enough to help brush away stains.

Due to apples being only mildly abrasive, they will not damage the enamel.

Floss Away Stains

If you examine your teeth closely, you will notice that between your teeth will naturally appear darker or more yellow than the rest of the tooth surface. That is because brushing isn’t enough. Food particles settle in the cracks and crevices of your teeth, as well as the surface. Brushing removes the debris from the surface, but not in-between. These particles lead to staining of the teeth. Flossing helps get these particles off the teeth so they can’t stain.

Avoid Certain Medications

Certain antibiotics, especially taken by children or during a pregnancy, will discolor the teeth. This kind of discoloring is done from the inside of the tooth, rather than the outside.

Ask your dentist if your medications could lead to tooth discoloration. If the medication can discolor, you might want to ask your doctor if there is an alternative. Keep in mind that your health is more important than appearance, though.

Whiten With Tea

Black tea is known for staining teeth, however, some teas do the opposite. Green tea has very little staining properties to it. In addition, it contains fluoride, which is essential to protecting the teeth against stains and cavities. Tea Tree Oil is now available in some toothpaste. Tea Tree Oil helps to remove stains and protect against periodontal disease.

There are many ways to whiten your teeth. Some ways can cause damage by removing the enamel or leaving your teeth overly sensitive. Brushing and flossing daily will naturally help remove stains. Drinking tea or using Tea Tree Oil infused products will help remove stains, too.

Eating healthy not only helps you to be physically healthy but can also help whiten your teeth. Always use caution when it comes to products that sound extreme or harsh. Be good to your teeth, after all you only get one permanent set.

About - Narendra is the editor of, a freelance writer, photographer, style blogger and PR strategist. He loves fashion and style and unashamedly expresses his interests.

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