Stained and yellow teeth are quite embarrassing and there are multiple reasons that contribute to cause this dullness. Certain foods stain the outer enamel of your teeth and plaque build-up causes them to look yellow. While it is necessary to get your teeth cleansed regularly from a professional, you can also take care of it at home. You don’t have to rely on chemical laden products, because we have revealed the secrets to brighter and whiter teeth.

Baking soda
 

Baking soda

Being an abrasive, baking soda won’t whiten but remove plaque from your teeth. It creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, this prevents the growth of bacteria. However, don’t do it too often as it can damage tooth enamel. Brush your teeth with a mixture of baking soda and water once a week.

Apple cider vinegar
 

Apple cider vinegar

A natural disinfectant and natural cleanser, apple cider vinegar can be used as a mouthwash once a week for brighter and whiter teeth. Mix it with water and swish it in your mouth for several minutes before rinsing it off.

Prevent tooth stains
 

Prevent tooth stains

Prevention is better than cure and it stands true for teeth as well. Coffee, soda, red wines are all responsible for staining teeth. We know it’s not possible to completely avoid them but you can use a straw to consume these beverages and prevent them from coming in contact with your teeth.

Banana peel rub
 

Banana peel rub

Bananas are rich in potassium, magnesium and manganese, these get easily absorbed by the teeth and help whiten them. Gently rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for two minutes and then rinse with a toothbrush and toothpaste to remove the residue.