Remedies for your yellow teeth

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Sparkling white teeth can make one’s appearance attractive. White teeth bring confidence while chatting and smiling with others. Consuming coffee, tea, chocolates, aerated cola drinks, wine, smoking, over usage of fluorides, and aging are the main reasons for your teeth color to turn yellow. The discoloring of teeth is attributed either due to the wearing down of enamel to reveal the yellow color dentine or external stains due to certain foods. We lose our confidence and embarrassed to talk or smile in front of others. Fortunately treatments are available for yellow teeth. It is always advisable to visit expert dentists in Pune for your yellow teeth problem. But few simple and effective home remedies that do not cost a fortune are available. It is advisable to consult a dentist before following any remedial measures on your own. If the stain is stubborn even after following these remedies visiting a dental clinic in Pune is highly recommended.

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Baking soda

Baking soda can be used as solution or paste and it is a good option for teeth whitening.

  • Mix quarter teaspoon of baking soda in your tooth paste and brush gently for a minute or two and rinse thoroughly.

  • Add one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and rinse your mouth.

  • Mix baking soda in water and make a paste. Apply it on teeth and after 2 or 3 minutes rinse your mouth.


Strawberries and Tomatoes

  • Mash the strawberries or tomatoes and apply it on the teeth with the help of tooth brush and rinse thoroughly after 3 minutes.

  • Add a quarter teaspoon of baking soda to the above paste to balance the acidity. Do not rub vigorously as baking soda is abrasive and may cause damage to enamel. Just apply and leave it for a minute to 3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Munch on carrots, apples, and raisins

Eat carrot, raisins, and apples. The fibers and the extra saliva produced help in removing stains and also kill bacteria. They assist in keeping the mouth clean. Basically munch on any fibre rich fruits and vegetables.

Banana and orange peel

Rub the inside part of the banana and orange peel on your teeth before going to bed. They help to fight with bacteria and also to remove stains.

Neem twigs

This is a traditional method followed by many to keep their gums and teeth stronger and healthy. Chew the neem twigs and dispose it after use and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Neem twigs also helps in stain removal. This has anti-bacterial properties that help in curing cavities and fights bad breath.


Dry tulsi leaves and grind them into powder and form a paste with the help of water. Apply this paste directly on your teeth and leave it for 5 minutes and rinse with water.

Hydrogen peroxide

Mixing equal amount of hydrogen peroxide 3% with water and using it as mouth wash helps in removing stains and also in getting rid of bacteria and other micro organisms that cause cavities.

To avoid direct contact with teeth, straws can be used to drink coffee, tea and other drinks that cause stains. Flossing your teeth daily is highly recommended by all dentists. If the yellow stain is stubborn and when these remedies are not helpful, then it is time for you to avail the dental services in Pune for advice and suggestions. The experts in dental field will assess the problem and suggest treatments to whiten your teeth and help in bringing back the confidence in you.

Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr. Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S. from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S. in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital, Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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