DIY – How to Prevent Stained Teeth

By on December 15, 2013

Tooth discoloration results in a yellowish stain on the teeth that makes them look dull and unhealthy. It can be either caused when the teeth enamel is stained from consumption of substances like tea or coffee or can be caused because of the inner part of the teeth called dentin getting exposed due to excessive fluoride exposure. There are many ways in which dental discolouration can be prevented and cured. Here are some remedies to prevent stained teeth.

Brush. Brush.Brush

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I cannot stress enough on how important it is to brush your teeth well twice a day. Also remember to gently brush your teeth or rinse your mouth well after consuming staining foods like coffee or tea.

Avoid smoking

Not only is it injurious to health, it also discolours the teeth. So kick the smoking habit to say hello to nice bright teeth.

Limit snacking

Rather than constantly munching on snacks, do it at stipulated intervals. This is because, each time you snack, you are eroding some enamel away from the teeth.

Try using a straw

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When you drink juices that can stain your teeth, try using a straw so that the liquid does not come in contact with the teeth.

Floss regularly

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Flossing helps you get rid of the plaque build-up between the teeth. If you let the plaque to build up, it ends up staining your teeth.

Limit acidic food consumption

Acidic foods can erode the enamel on the teeth and expose the inner part of the teeth called dentin. This is yellowish in colour and hence your teeth start looking stained. So avoid acidic foods as much as possible. If you do consume them, then sip on some milk as it helps neutralise the acidity.

Use baking soda

Once a week, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth with it, as you would brush with toothpaste. The baking soda acts as a whitening agent and helps remove the stains from the teeth.

Add a dash of salt

Kya aapke toothpaste mein salt hai? Even if it does not contain salt, the best way is to sprinkle some salt on the toothpaste while brushing. The salt will gently scrub out the plaque and give you whiter looking teeth.

Eat foods that whiten teeth

Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables that do not stain the teeth. Cucumbers, apples and pears are good for the teeth since they help cleanse the stains on the teeth.

Avoid foods that stain teeth

Coloured foods like beets, grapes, soy sauce, red wine can stain the teeth when consumed. If not entirely avoidable, limit their usage and rinse the teeth immediately after you consume them.

Chew gum

Chewing sugarless gum is very beneficial for removing stains from the teeth since it increases the saliva flow in the mouth. Also, cinnamon flavoured gums contain cinnamic aldehyde that will prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth.

Along with all of this, it is essential that you get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly. Maintain good oral hygiene and drink lots of water to make sure that your pearly whites are nice and bright!

Also Read – 10 Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening Here

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