Brown Yellow Teeth: 11 Ways to Get Rid of Brown, Yellow Teeth
Brown yellow teeth? Do you want to achieve white teeth? Come along in this article and learn 11 ways to get rid of brown or yellow teeth.
Let us start with the facts on yellow teeth as provided by MedicalNewsToday:
- “As the enamel on teeth wears, the yellowish dentin underneath starts to show through.”
- “An easy way of reducing discoloration of the teeth is to brush them frequently.”
- “As people age, their teeth will naturally become slightly discoloured.”
Brown Yellow Teeth: 11 Ways to Get Rid of Brown or Yellow Teeth
Dentists often offer the option of teeth whitening agents to help you get rid of the unwanted brown or yellow colour in your teeth. This article rather presents you with eleven (11) ways that may help to get rid of yellow or brown teeth at home. These are easy to practice and probably more economical.
1. Brushing frequently
There are various teeth whitening options that can be tried at home or offered by dentists.
This is most important after consuming food or drink that may discolour the teeth, such as: cola nut.
Here are some tooth brushing, best practice tips:
*Brush your teeth two to three times daily
*Brush for 2 to 3 minutes at a time
*Be sure to brush both the back and front surface of each tooth
*Make circular motions when brushing
*Avoid brushing the gums or brush them very gently
*Be sure to reach the teeth at the back of the mouth
2. Whitening toothpaste
Whitening toothpaste may help reduce yellowing of the teeth and improve whiteness. These products contain stronger ingredients than standard toothpaste, helping to remove tough food stains.
Whitening toothpaste does not contain bleach but may contain a small amount of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These chemicals help to lighten tooth color.
According to a 2014 study, whitening toothpaste typically lightens tooth colour by one or two shades.
3. Tray-based tooth whiteners
Some dentists offer tray-based tooth whitening, but home versions are also available over-the-counter. Tray-based tooth whiteners can lighten the teeth by one or two shades.
This tooth whitening method involves wearing a fitted tray over the teeth. The tray contains a bleaching gel and is worn for 2 to 4 hours a day or overnight.
It is important to look for products that contain 10 percent carbamide peroxide. These are recommended as safe by the American Dental Association (ADA).
4. Whitening strips
Whitening strips deliver a thin layer of peroxide gel on plastic strips. These are shaped to fit onto the surface of the teeth.
There is a range of whitening strip products available online and instructions for them vary. Most suggest they should be applied twice a day for 30 minutes.
Strips can lighten the teeth by one or two shades. That said, a 2016 study notes there is no evidence whitening strips are any more effective than 10 percent carbamide peroxide gel. The use of carbamide peroxide gel is the ADA recommended method.
5. Whitening rinses
Whitening rinses are another way to get rid of yellow teeth. They contain oxygen sources such as hydrogen peroxide. Whitening rinses react with the compounds staining the teeth and help to lift them off.
“Using a rinse twice a day for 1 minute at a time can lead to a one to two shade improvement in tooth color within 3 months.”
6. Activated charcoal
Toothpaste that contains activated charcoal may help to reduce staining on the teeth.
A 2017 review found that charcoal toothpastes may help remove external staining on teeth. Further studies are needed into the extent or rate of stain removal that can be expected.
Charcoal toothpastes should be used with caution, as they can cause staining. The charcoal may be hard to remove from the crevices of the teeth and around restorations. Therefore, thorough washing is with clean water is recommended.
7. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
Using a toothpaste containing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide may help reduce yellowing of the teeth. It is possible to make a paste at home by mixing 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide.
A 2012 study found that using a toothpaste containing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide reduces tooth staining and improves whiteness.
8. Vitamin C
A 2007 study found that vitamin C deficiency may worsen peridontitis, which is a buildup of bacteria on the teeth and gums. This buildup contributes to discolouration.
It follows that keeping topped up on vitamin C may reduce discolouration of the teeth. More research is needed into whether vitamin C consumption may have a whitening effect on the teeth.
9. Fruit enzymes
When added to toothpaste, certain fruit enzymes may combat discolouration.
A 2012 study found toothpaste that contains papain enzyme from the papaya fruit and bromelain enzyme from pineapples helps remove tooth stains.
10. Apple cider vinegar
When it is used in small quantities, apple cider vinegar may reduce staining on the teeth and improve whiteness.
A 2014 study found that apple cider vinegar has a whitening effect on teeth. It should be noted, however, that this was a study on animals.
Apple cider vinegar may damage the surface of the teeth if used too often. More research is needed into the use of apple cider vinegar, as a tooth whitener. In the meantime, it should be used sparingly and with caution.
11. Coconut oil pulling
A 2015 study found that oil pulling or swishing in the mouth with coconut oil could be an effective way to reduce plaque buildup on the teeth. As plaque buildup can contribute to yellowing, it follows that coconut oil pulling may reduce discoloration.
More research is needed into coconut oil pulling to establish the extent to which it may help whiten the teeth.
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