Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is a treatment in which the stain and yellowness of the teeth is removed. Teeth are on show every time we speak and we smile. Thus, clean and healthy teeth hold great importance from beauty point of view.
The main causes of dirty and stained teeth are improper cleaning regime, wrong food habits, excess intake of tobacco, betel, tea, coffee and high doses of antibiotics also makes the teeth yellowish. Hereditary factors, emotional shock, some type of injury, water, climatic conditions, infection and improper metabolism also contribute to discoloring of teeth.
Stains on the teeth not only looks ugly but they may also lead to teeth decay and other problems if not given due attention in time.
Mix three tablespoons bicarbonate of soda(baking powder) with two tablespoon salt and use as a tooth powder.
Cleaning teeth with pulverized orange and lemon peel helps to whiten teeth.
The ashes of burnt bread, charcoal, burnt rosemary and a mixture of honey and salt and eye meal are also effective to clean the teeth.
Strawberries can also be used to clean the teeth. They are rubbed over the teeth.
Mix half teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of mustard oil. Rub this mixture over the teeth to get reed of the yellowness of teeth.
Dip your tooth brush first in water, then in peroxide and finally into salt. This makes an effective tooth cleanser.
Herbal Remedies For Teeth Whitening:
Holy basil is one of the oldest method to whiten teeth and also to fight bleeding gums. The leaves are dried and powdered. This is used as tooth powder to clean teeth.