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9 Natural Home Remedies for a Brighter and Whiter Smile

We all want to make a great first impression, and one way to do that is by having a brighter and whiter smile. Whiter teeth enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence. Having healthy teeth and gums makes you smile more, making you seem friendlier and trustworthy. White teeth give you a more youthful appearance, while stained teeth indicate poor dental hygiene, even if you brush every day.

CAUSES OF YELLOW TEETH

The enamel is found on the outside of the teeth. It wears away as we get older and becomes yellows. Eating foods high in tannins and smoking can cause teeth to turn yellow. Teeth can also become darkened or yellowed because of some medications.

Your teeth can be whitened and brightened through a number of ways. Teeth whitening procedures are expensive when done by an orthodontist, especially sans health insurance, and more often than not, require more than one visit. These procedures utilize chemicals that may be harmful. Natural homemade remedies are inexpensive and can take place in the privacy of your home.

Here are nine natural homemade remedies for whiter teeth and brighter smile:

1. Brushing and Flossing Regularly

Brushing your teeth gets rid of built-up plaque, while flossing removes food particles and bacteria that get wedged between teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Whitening dental floss contains calcium peroxide, which disintegrates proteins that can cause teeth to become yellow. Cleaning your teeth at least twice a day can reduce staining.

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