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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ashamed of. How can I whiten my teeth using daily life home products? I am thinking of brushing my teeth with lemon and baking soda and with normal toothpaste 15 min after which I have heard of. Is it helpful or not? please suggest me a good info about this. And also I drink coffee twice a day, is this also a reason to yellow teeth? thank you.

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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Teeth become discolored, turning yellow or even a beige or brown color, due to stains that develop on both the surface of teeth (the enamel) as well as deeper in the teeth structure. Tooth enamel is the hard, white surface of your teeth. Underneath enamel is a pale brown substance called dentin, which can become more visible when enamel gets thinner a very common occurrence for many adults. (2) Dental erosion (erosive tooth wear) results from chronic loss of dental hard tissue that is chemically etched away from the tooth surface by acid and/or chelation (without bacterial involvement). (3) Some of the reasons enamel thins? Risk factors include aging, genetics and intake of foods that promote erosion and/or staining. Many of these same unhealthy habits also increase your risk for gum disease. While it's unrealistic to expect that your teeth will remain shiny and very white into older age, many factors that accelerate the rate of teeth discoloration can be avoided. Some of the reasons teeth turn yellow, beige or brown include: Drinking coffee or tea Smoking cigarettes Thinning tooth enamel due to aging Eating a poor diet. This includes consuming lots of processed foods high in acid, including soft drinks/soda, candies or sometimes certain fruits. Even some supplements can worsen enamel thinning due to containing acids. Suffering from dry mouth (since lack of saliva means less protection for enamel) Breathing through your mouths and having blocked nasal passages. These lower saliva and prevent the teeth/mouth from remoisturizing Antibiotic use Excessive fluoride intake, especially if this habit starts when you re a child Genetic factors. Brush After Drinking or Eating The best way to whiten your teeth naturally, however not always the easiest, is to simply brush your teeth after eating or drinking something. This takes a lot of persistence and can even be kind of difficult depending on where you are at the time of eating (such as work or school). Avoiding smoking cigarettes, drinking too much coffee and/or soda, improving your oral hygiene overall, and eating a healthy diet also help prevent yellow teeth. If you do regularly drink staining beverages, do so through a straw and try to cut back. Try to drink more plain water after eating or drinking something staining or acidic to help reduce the negative effects. Most food does not stain teeth, but if you are a coffee drinker or if you smoke, you can pretty much count on having discolored teeth over time due to thinning enamel and/or staining. If this is the case, then having your teeth cleaned every three months may be in order, besides trying some of the natural remedies listed here. 2. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogen peroxide is an antibacterial agent and works great as a total mouth and gum cleaner and keeps the mouth free of germs. A good oral mouth rinse can be made using hydrogen peroxide; use half water and half hydrogen peroxide, swish around in your mouth for about one minute, and then rinse. Research shows hydrogen peroxide keeps breath fresh by eliminating bad bacteria due to acting as a natural antiseptic/antibacterial agent. (4) According to the Dentistry Network, it has many uses in dentistry today, with its most common application to whiten your teeth. It also capable of providing natural protection against gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. For another way to use this product, mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a small amount of baking soda in order to make a paste that helps remove more plaque from teeth. A review published in the Journal of Dentistry found that results from the five controlled clinical studies on over 270 subjects consistently demonstrate that Arm & Hammer baking soda dentifrices enhanced plaque removal effectiveness of tooth brushing to a significantly greater extent than the non-baking soda dentifrice products. (5) Results from measurements of patients tooth surfaces (such as facial, lingual, proximal and gingival surfaces) also demonstrated statistically greater reductions in mean plaque scores when using baking soda compared to when using baking soda-free products. To use these products safely to whiten your teeth, brush your teeth as usual first, making sure to reach the back of the teeth too. Baking soda is a gritty substance like sandpaper so be careful that you have enough hydrogen peroxide mixed in with the soda because if you don it can very well scrub the enamel right off your teeth. This is a big problem, considering enamel does not grow back. The paste should not be gritty at all; in fact, it should be a runnier paste than a stiff paste. Rub the paste onto your teeth for about 30 seconds, then rinse well. For guidance when using baking soda on your teeth you can also refer to these directions for making homemade remineralizing toothpaste or homemade probiotic toothpaste. 3. Coconut Oil Pulling Can it be true? Coconut oil to clean your teeth? Just when you thought you heard it all when it comes to coconut oil, along comes the news that coconut oil pulling can serve as a natural teeth whitener. Some people attest to their teeth becoming whiter and overall healthier by applying coconut oil to their teeth after they brush, and most people praise the results of oil pulling. Simply put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it between your teeth for five to 20 minutes, or add a few drops to your toothbrush and brush it on. Another option is to apply coconut oil to a corner of a clean washcloth and rub it on the teeth. A bonus regarding coconut pulling? Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it great for protecting and cleaning your gums as well. A study featured in the Journal of Contemporary Dental Hygiene found, Edible oil-pulling therapy is natural, safe and has no side effects. Hence, it can be considered as a preventive therapy at home to maintain oral hygiene. (6) 4. Use Apple Cider Vinegar It makes sense that apple cider vinegar (ACV), which effectively works as a natural antibiotic and teeth/gum cleanser, would also be able to remove stubborn stains on the teeth. ACV is especially helpful for removing stains due to common culprits like coffee and nicotine (smoking). Studies suggest that for many with dark stains it even works just as well as commercial products as a natural teeth whitener. No wonder some report that after using ACV it looks like you just got your teeth professionally cleaned. What the secret of ACV? It contains compounds including acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes, which kill germs (dangerous bada bacteria) and at the same time foster the growth of beneficial good probiotic bacteria. Since itâ naturally acidic, it helps break down plaque or other substances stuck to the teeth. The pH of apple cider vinegar can remove stains from your teeth, which helps naturally whiten your teeth. The key to using ACV for teeth whitening is to be consistent, using it for at least a month continuously in order to see the best results. However, be careful, as with all acids, it can remove the enamel on your teeth if you brush too hard or use too much. After brushing with ACV, you need to brush again with regular toothpaste, preferably a non-fluoride paste, or rinse your mouth out well. Take your finger and rub apple cider vinegar on your teeth for about one minute. Then rinse your mouth out with water or a hydrogen peroxide rinse. 5. Lemon or Orange Peels Similarly to apple cider vinegar, some swear that using citrus fruits — including lemon and/or orange peels, or lemon essential oil, which contain beneficial acids also does the trick for whitening teeth. These foods overall are very healthy, such as benefiting digestion due to regulating levels of stomach acid, but the high acid content can also eventually wear away the enamel on the teeth if used too aggressively. Like with ACV, if you use lemon or orange peel on your teeth always rinse your mouth afterward to be on the safe side. Use the hydrogen peroxide oral rinse formula described above for best results. potassium magnesium
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
No donot do all these things, start brushing after each meal, get a scaling done from a dentist.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Hi. Don't try those things. They can harm your teeth. Go for teeth whitening or ceramic laminates for better solution. Regards.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Drinking coffee or tea will also cause yellowish discolouration to some extent. Use SNOWDENT tooth paste apply it overnight and then brush with the same paste in the morning.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Hi Mr. lybrate-user. Baking soda is harmful for long term usage. For long term usage we should use inside part of banana peel. That's not harmful. Also stay away from habits likes smoking, tobacco, more amount of tea an coffee. Rinse your mouth with hot water after every meal. Few things will help you make you teeth natural shade maintained.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Hello Lybrate user, discolouration of our teeth is most commonly caused by gradual deposition of plaque from the food or drinks that we have. In your case coffee is the primary reason for stain. I will suggest you instead of looking for home remedy, visit a dentist and let him have a look of the condition. Commonly cleaning and polishing of tooth surface through an ultrasonic instrument removes this stain. Also start brushing twice daily. Your dentist can teach you the exact technique of brushing.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Discolouration of teeth can be due to internal or external factors. Topical application of any agent would help you only in external stains. As far as using kitchen products are concerned they may giv you result but are not hallmark treatment neither do they guarantee results. Be careful in not using any abrasive substance on your teeth fr prolonged period as they may lead to other problems. My advice would be to consult your denstist and know more about the discolouration/ stains that you are facing a problem.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foodstuffs use of lemon soda etc may lead to senstevity in the long run.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
Do not at home remedies because it may cause more harm than any good Any means of teeth whitening is temporary. Incorrect or frequent usage can cause teeth sensitivity Visit a dentist for professional teeth whitening.
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I am 21 year old male. I have yellow teeth which I am ash...
No. Usually the home remedies will not help much. They are good for maitaining but not for making them white. You will have to do scaling and cleaning by a dentist.
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