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5 Natural Ways To Treat , Avoid and Remove Teeth Stains

Updated on August 26, 2014

Having White, Clean Teeth Matters?

We all have heard of Lindsey Lohan’s teeth stains in the media recently, right? If not, that’s okay. Basically, Lohan created a lot of chatter recently because she had been seen with stains on her teeth (Some say because of her love of coffee, cigarettes, and probably wine and tea too!).

Though, I don’t smoke, I do like coffee, tea, and wine and I was recently noticing a yellowing of my teeth! Yuck! I was pretty nervous, so I made an appointment to see my dentist. He cleaned my teeth and told that my teeth and gums were in great shape. I told him I was concerned about the color of my teeth.

He was honest with me. He said he that whitening my teeth were pretty expensive. He said that I need to do it every few years if I continued with my coffee and tea drinking.

So, I decided to do a little research and here is what I found out: Five natural ways to treat and avoid teeth stains.

Your Teeth Can Cause Quite A Stir

How To Naturally Keep Your Teeth White

#1: Drink water in between coffee and tea drinks.

The next time you have your morning coffee make sure you also grab a glass of water with it too. After every few drinks take a sip of water and rinse your mouth with it. This will help keep the resins in tea and oils in coffee from sticking to your enamel. (It will also freshen your breath too!)

#2: Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great detergent and is one of the oldest teeth cleaners. It is also very effective at removing stains. Simply wet your toothbrush and poor a bit of baking soda on it and brush repeatedly. Don’t swallow it, of course! Do this once, every few days as a complement to your normal brushing.

#3: Brush with a whitening toothpaste more often.

Most of us brush our teeth twice a day (in the morning and right before bed) These are great habits but it is the absolute most minimal number of brushings! You should be brushing your teeth 4 times a day – after every meal and snacks. You also need to spend a little more time with your brushing. I often brush my teeth in the shower. Doing so, I am able to brush my teeth 5x more!


#4: Saliva is Your Friend

Do you know why we having “morning breath”? We avoid our significant other in the morning because saliva isn’t able to wash away our bacteria. In addition, to washing away your bacteria it also protects your teeth and provides a protective barrier too! So, every now and then slide your tongue of your teeth and spread that saliva around.

#5 Use Hydrogen Peroxide

Ever bleach your hair with hydrogen peroxide? Well, it works because HP works like a gentle bleaching system. When you are done brushing, get a glass of water, place about two table spoons in it, stir, and simply brush your teeth again. Do this twice a week.

Remember: Chill on the Coffee, Tea, Wine, Cola, and Cigarettes

Trust me, I know that these can be rather enjoyable. Cut down on these teeth strainers! If you can’t then try to rinse with water or milk!

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Get Your Pearly Whites Back

Regardless of what state your teeth are in, you can always make improvements. Brushing four times a day (for longer periods of time), flossing, gargling, and reducing your cigarette smoke can help.

The more you avoid your oral hygiene and health the greater the problems you're setting up for yourself later.

  • If you can floss or brush your teeth, simply get a glass of water and gargle. This will help wash away your bacteria.
  • Chewing on a sprig of mint or parsley after dinner also does wonders too.
  • Avoid sugary beverages, like juice and soda which can create an explosion of bacteria in your mouth.

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    • rls8994 profile image

      rls8994 

      4 years ago from Mississippi

      Great tips to help whiten teeth naturally. I will be trying this. Great hub! :)

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      Kirsten 

      4 years ago

      That's the kind of Hydrogen Peroxide I use. I take about a teaspoon of Baking Soda and about a Teaspoon of Hydrogen Peroxide and a little bit of my normal whitening toothpaste, in a cup, mix them together with your toothbrush and then brush your teeth normally. It seems to be helping with the deeper stains too.

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      kerlynb 

      6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      I'm a fan of natural remedies so you can just imagine how excited I was to be reading your hub! I'm going to try out baking soda. It's cheap and looks effective :) About the hydrogen peroxide, I don't know where I can find them. The only hydrogen peroxide I know of is the one my mom buys at the drugstore and uses to treat wounds, cuts.

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