Poor oral hygiene and habits like smoking and drinking can leave stains and marks on your teeth. Fortunately if you visit a dentist regularly or follow a thorough oral care regimen you can get rid of these stains.
Sparkly white teeth can take your personality and look up a hundred notches. Keep on reading to unveil some teeth care hacks and home remedies that will make your teeth look like you never miss an appointment with the Best Dentist in Karachi.
Coconut oil is such a versatile gift of mother nature to human beings. After working like a charm for fixing hair and skin it doesn’t disappoint if you use it on your teeth. Oil pulling or swishing coconut oil around your teeth is an effective remedy to fix pale and stained teeth. All you need to do is grab a bottle of edible coconut oil and pour two to three tablespoons of the oil into a cup. Now brush and floss your teeth as per normal and put the oil in your clean mouth. Swish it for 10-20 minutes, spit it and you’ll have bacteria free sparkly teeth. If you are not comfortable with swishing oil in your mouth you can always put the oil on your toothbrush. Brush your teeth with the oiled toothbrush, rinse the teeth as per normal and you are done.
Baking soda to the rescue
Not everyone can undergo costly in-office teeth whitening treatments. Fortunately a very economical solution to stained and pale teeth lies in your kitchen cabinet, it is called baking soda. Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a salty, alkaline powder in white color. For teeth whitening you can make a baking soda paste by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of water. Apply it on your teeth, let it rest for 2-3 minutes and rinse your teeth thoroughly after it. Other than mixing baking soda with water you can also mix it up with your toothpaste or lemon and apply the paste on your teeth with a toothbrush. Let the paste sit for not more than 2-3 minutes, now rinse your mouth. Since baking soda is abrasive it can cause tooth erosion and inflammation of the gums if you leave it on for longer duration. Incase of any unexpected reaction after the baking soda whitening treatment discontinue using the treatment immediately. If your gums or teeth do not get better connect with Dentists in Aga Khan University Hospital.
Milk powder hack
Our teeth are made of calcium, so the amount of calcium that we have in our body is proportional to how strong and white our teeth are. Unfortunately not many of us take calcium rich foods in our day to day diet due to dietary restrictions and other reasons. This problem can be easily resolved if you start brushing your teeth with milk powder. You can do so by mixing half teaspoon of milk powder in your toothpaste twice every week. Brushing your teeth with milk powder will bring out the natural pearly glow of your teeth by providing them the calcium they need.