You can eliminate yellow teeth in different ways. Among them: self-whitening with folk remedies at home, teeth whitening with professional drugs under the supervision of a doctor and hardware whitening in a dental clinic. The choice of this or that method of dealing with yellowed tooth enamel depends on the cause of the problem.
Many people dream of having a Hollywood smile, because it not only looks beautiful, but also symbolizes health and success. In fact, healthy white teeth do not exist in nature, since the minerals responsible for their strength give the tooth enamel a slight yellowish tint.
The reasons for the intense yellowness of the teeth are very diverse. Repeated consumption of strong tea or coffee during the day leads to yellowing of the teeth due to the introduction of pigment into the tooth enamel. Smoking is a fairly important etiological factor in the appearance of yellow enamel coloration, as teeth turn yellow from nicotine resins. Regular poor-quality cleaning of teeth leads to the accumulation of plaque on the enamel. Yellow teeth are a consequence of blood diseases and endocrine disorders.
How to eliminate this problem depends on the cause of the discoloration of the tooth enamel.
Professional teeth whitening
If the teeth turn yellow from exposure to pigments, then they can be whitened in a dental clinic in several tones at once by applying a special composition to the enamel and exposure to ultraviolet radiation, acids or a laser.
At home, you can use professional tools: gel, sticks, adhesive strips. They are used according to the instructions. You can also buy whitening toothpastes in the pharmacy, which contain chemical reagents instead of abrasive substances.
Rinsing the mouth with 3% hydrogen peroxide solution gives a good result - the teeth become noticeably lighter. But this method is contraindicated for persons suffering from tooth decay or other gum disease.
Teeth whitening with folk remedies
Among the popular methods for whitening teeth, brushing your teeth with fresh strawberry puree or rinsing your mouth with its juice is quite common. The healing effect is due to the action of fruit acids, which are found in large quantities in strawberries.
At home, you can fight yellow teeth with ordinary baking soda. To do this, it is enough to dip a toothbrush in a solution or soda powder and brush your teeth. After such a procedure, they become whiter, but the gums can be injured and hurt. In addition, baking soda can damage the top layer of tooth enamel, so you can use it as a whitening agent no more than once a month.
Wood ash whitens teeth well. It contains a lot of potassium hydroxide, a compound with whitening properties. Microscopic crystals of this substance remove plaque in hard-to-reach places, leaving teeth clean and snow-white. Wood ash is mixed with toothpaste or used neat, directly applied to the toothbrush.