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Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Naturally White And Removing Surface Stains

If you noticed that your teeth are beginning to look a bit yellow, then you will be happy to know that there are many things you can do to whiten your teeth at home without buying expensive bleaching products. Since most yellowing is caused by stains on the surface of your teeth, you can use some basic household products to safely remove them. 

To whiten up your teeth and improve your smile, follow each of these important tips:

Tip: Remove Surface Stains with a Combination of Toothpaste and Baking Soda

The first thing you should do to remove surface stains and yellowing discoloration from your teeth is to brush them with toothpaste and some baking soda. Put some baking soda into a small bowl or cup. Put toothpaste on your toothbrush and then dip your toothbrush into the baking soda. Brush your teeth well, making sure to spend time scrubbing each tooth and along your gumline. Repeat this process once each day for a week to remove surface stains. The baking soda acts as an abrasive and will manually scrub the stains from your tooth enamel. 

Tip: Rub Citrus Fruit on the Surface of Your Teeth

Since citrus fruits are high in acid, they can help to naturally remove surface stains from your teeth. You can mash the flesh of any of these citrus fruits to whiten your teeth:

  • lemons
  • limes
  • oranges
  • grapefruit
  • tangerines

In addition, you can also use strawberries to naturally whiten your teeth.

To get the most whitening from fruit acid, simply smash the fruit in a bowl until it turns into the consistency of a paste. Brush the paste onto your teeth and let it sit for a couple of minutes. After a couple of minutes, then rinse your mouth with clean water and then brush with your combination of toothpaste and baking soda. This will remove any stains that have been loosened by the acidic fruit. 

Tip: See a Cosmetic Dentist if Your Teeth Are Still Too Discolored

Finally, if you have taken all of the steps above to whiten your teeth and they are still too discolored for your liking, then you should make an appointment with a local cosmetic dentist. It is possible for the dentist to use a bleaching product to remove the remainder of the stains from your teeth. Once that has been done, then you can maintain your new white teeth using the suggestions above.