Teeth whitening is the process in which teeth are made look whiter, where the original color of the teeth is lightened and not changed, and there are many teeth whitening systems, including bleaching gel, bleaching paste and bleaching pastes in addition to bleached mouthwashes, although there are many options for teeth whitening, most of these options include the use of chemicals, which makes some people hesitate to use them, so there are some natural options for teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening using natural materials
- Brushing teeth twice a day with a dental brushing process that takes at least two minutes.
- Use whitening toothpaste.
- Cleaning between teeth once a day.
- Reduce the intake of foods and beverages that discolor teeth such as tea, coffee, and red wine.
- Refrain from smoking or tobacco use.
- Regular visit to the dentist for the purposes of detecting and cleaning teeth.
There are a number of ways to whiten teeth naturally, including the following:
- Oral oilwash, there are few studies that have indicated that the use of oil daily reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth, and unfortunately there are no significant studies to prove that the use of oil bleaches teeth, but some tribes used sunflower oil or sesame oil to remove bacteria, and some people still say that using oil regularly daily makes teeth whiter.
- Baking soda, where baking soda has properties that make it whiten teeth, and for this reason it is used in toothpastes, where baking soda is based on scraping surface pigmentation in addition to its ability to create a base environment that prevents the growth of bacteria, where a study has shown that toothpastes containing baking soda have a great effect on teeth whitening than those that do not contain them, so the higher the percentage of baking soda in toothpaste was its ability to whiten teeth, and many other studies It has been proven that toothpastes containing baking soda have the ability to remove plaque from the roofs of the teeth more effectively than those that do not contain baking soda, and to prepare the baking soda mixture, a teaspoon of baking soda is mixed with two teaspoons of water, then the teeth are brushed with this mixture.
- The use of apple cider vinegar, since apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a sterile substance and a natural detergent, and contains apple cider vinegar on acetic acid, an active substance in apple cider vinegar that kills bacteria, and this property that resists apple cider vinegar makes it a good material in cleaning the mouth and whitening teeth, on the other hand apple cider vinegar has the ability to scrape tooth enamel and therefore it is not used daily, and must reduce the time in which the vinegar touches the surfaces of the teeth, Apple cider vinegar is used as a mouthwash, which is diluted with water, and is applied for a few minutes, and be sure to cover with water immediately after the apple cider vinegar.
- The use of vegetables and fruits, helps to scrape the plaque layer from the surface of the teeth, it is said that strawberries and pineapplein in particular have the ability to whiten teeth, where strawberries with baking soda are used as a mixture to whiten teeth, as the malic acid found in strawberries can pour teeth and baking soda spit them, although there are some studies that have shown that strawberries and baking soda have little effect in teeth whitening but use them frequently To prepare the mixture, a fresh strawberry seed is mashed and mixed with baking soda until it becomes a paste, then brush the teeth using it.
- As for pineapples, some say that it has an effect on teeth whitening, as pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, removes this enzyme pigmentation, whitens teeth, and enters the manufacture of toothpastes, since the toothpastes containing this substance have more ability to whiten teeth than other types of pastes that do not contain them, yet there are no studies that prove that eating large amounts of pineapple gives the same effect. There are some circulating but not scientifically proven methods such as the use of active charcoal where teeth are brushed with coal powder, there are also some clay types such as kaolin clay, and some use fruit peels such as bananas, lemons and oranges, where the teeth are rubbed with the crusts of these fruits.
Prevention of tooth discoloration there are some actions that can be taken to prevent tooth pigmentation
These measures include:
- Reducing the intake of foods and beverages that cause tooth discoloration, such as coffee, red wine and berries, where the time during which these substances come into contact with dental surfaces is reduced, it is recommended to drink straw-colored beverages to avoid contact with teeth, and it is recommended to brush the teeth immediately after taking these substances.
- Refrain from smoking and chewing tobacco because of their effect on tooth discoloration.
- Reduce the amount of sugar in food, because sugar increases the growth of bacteria and therefore plaque and gingivitis, so it is necessary to brush the teeth immediately after eating sugary foods.
- Eat calcium-rich foods to strengthen the structure of the teeth and avoid the breaking of the enamel that makes the teeth look yellow.