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Which home remedies ensure white teeth?

Apples: Apples have a cleansing effect when chewed. The acid can have a whitening effect. When chewing, the gums are massaged, the flow of saliva is stimulated and a cleansing effect is created.

Natron: Natron has an abrasive effect. This temporarily reduces discolouration. However, its use is not recommended, especially for sensitive teeth, as the enamel is rubbed off and staining substances can be deposited again more quickly.

Baking soda: Baking soda has been considered the best at-home treatment for beautiful teeth for years. The leavening agent does indeed help to brighten teeth, but the baking soda, on the other hand, causes extreme sanding. Its use is strongly discouraged.

Strawberry: The small seeds on the surface of the strawberry have proven themselves as a home remedy. They remove residue and the acidity of mashed strawberries has a brightening effect. With infrequent use, however, the whitening is minimal and with frequent use, the tooth enamel suffers.

Indian basil: Chewing the leaves stimulates blood circulation, stimulates salivation and reduces bacteria in the mouth. The leaves can be chewed daily. However, ground the Indian basil has an abrasive effect and should be used at most every two weeks.

Activated charcoal: This household remedy can now also be found in many whitening toothpastes. However, grated, medicinal activated charcoal also acts as an abrasive cleaning agent. It should therefore only be used seldom in order not to damage the enamel in the long term.

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is said to fight tooth decay and thus also prevent tooth decay-related discoloration. Regular brushing or oil pulling with coconut oil has a positive effect on the pH value in the mouth and protects against stains and damage in the mouth.

Turmeric: The yellow spice home remedy acts as an abrasive cleaning agent and can thus ensure white teeth.

Clove oil: The ingredients can kill germs and thus prevent discolouration caused by tooth decay. For whitening, a few drops should be added to the toothpaste. The oil can also be used as a mouthwash when dissolved in water.

Neem tree and neem oil: These have been shown to promote healthy teeth and gums. Use should be on toothpaste, by chewing the twigs, or by oil pulling.

Olive Oil: This home remedy is meant to be used in conjunction with salt. Salt and olive oil are mixed and used as toothpaste. The salt has an abrasive effect, while the oil binds staining tannins and thereby removes them from the teeth.

Orange peels: The vitamin C and calcium contained in orange peels are said to fight microorganisms on the teeth and thus ensure white teeth.

Sage: To whiten teeth, you can chew a fresh sage leaf or two after eating and rub it repeatedly with your tongue over the fronts of your teeth.

Hydrogen Peroxide: The solution has been shown to whiten teeth, make teeth appear whiter, reduce the number of germs in the mouth and may help with inflammation. It should be used in the form of a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution further diluted with water.

Lemon juice: The acidity of lemon juice has a bleaching effect, but it also attacks tooth enamel.

Overall, it is advisable to avoid simple home remedies such as baking soda, which damage tooth enamel over the long term.

Which foods cause yellow teeth?

Acids that we ingest with food attack tooth enamel and our teeth become discolored with age. A number of foods are responsible for deposits on the teeth, which can also cause dark teeth or stains.

You should avoid the following foods or only consume them to a limited extent in order to keep a white smile for a long time:

  • Acidic Fruit Juices

  • white and red wine

  • Balsamic vinegar

  • Soft drinks such as Cola, Fanta and Co.

  • Spices like curry or saffron

  • nicotine

  • Chemical chlorine water

  • coffee and black tea

How do I prevent discolouration in good time?

Regular tooth brushing is considered an absolute preventive measure against discolored teeth. Without thorough dental care, plaque and tartar build up, causing discoloration. Professional tooth cleaning at the dentist should also be part of the usual preventive care. Although the treatment has its price, it effectively removes tooth discoloration, plaque and stone. At the end of a treatment, the tooth surfaces are polished, making it harder for new plaque and discoloration to form. Statutory health insurance companies do not cover the costs of professional tooth cleaning.

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