Yellow Teeth: Other Causes
Aside from the aforementioned, there are a number of other factors which can turn white teeth into yellow. Some of these include:
— Genetics – it is likely that if one of your parents or grandparents suffered yellow teeth, so will you.
— Smoking – tobacco is especially harmful to the teeth, especially when combined with
— Carbonated and sparkling drinks, including sodas, energy drinks, and alcohol (champagne).
— Fluorosis, a condition caused by excess fluoride coming into contact with the teeth.
— Accidents, where the tooth’s interior was damaged.
— Teeth grinding, which can not only lead to teeth discoloration but teeth cracking and damage, too.
Whiten Yellow Teeth Naturally
1. Baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide.
With first results coming in six weeks, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, thus creating a paste. Use this paste to brush the teeth with it for 2-3 minutes. Don’t go overboard with this paste, as baking soda may damage the enamel.
2. Activated Charcoal.
Great for removing stains, infections, and bacteria from the teeth use charcoal to brush the teeth for 2 minutes daily. To those with more sensitive teeth, activated charcoal can be rather abrasive so it may not be an ideal option for your case.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar.
Before using ACV, rinse the mouth well. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into 5 ounces of water and gargle with the mix for 20-30 seconds.
4. Coconut Oil Pulling.
Able to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the teeth, swish 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil in the mouth for at least 10 minutes. The same effects can be also achieved with sesame oil.
5. Water-Rich Fruits.
Fruits containing plenty of water, like oranges, watermelon, melon, and grapes can clean the teeth and whiten them properly. At the same time, these help remove food stuck in the teeth and bacteria inside the oral cavity.