Would you like to restore the gleam of your smile? When your pearly whites have gone yellowish or dingy gray in color, youíll be glad to know there are many ways to bring back the white color of your teeth.

With age, our teeth gradually loses its luster. Blame it on the food and drinks we have. Add to that are the lifestyle factors such as tobacco use. To stop the discoloration further, you can use over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions to bring back the bright smile you once had.

Common DIY teeth whitening products come in the form of toothpastes, mouth rinses and strips. With chemicals and abrasive compounds, these oral care items can remove surface discolorations through regular use. However, these solutions are only limited to removing superficial stains or at least lighten the color of stained, yellow teeth. On the other hand, deep stains may require a dentistís help.

Teeth Whitening Strips and Mold

These virtually invisible, thin strips are coated with peroxide-based whitening agent that can get rid of the stains on teeth. Wearing them for a couple of minutes each day for a week or two and youíll see significant results. Strips are very convenient and easy to use.

As an alternative to strips, you can wear a whitening kit laced with carbamide peroxide gel. Simply apply this chemical agent on the teeth mold and wear it for about 30 minutes every day. It can actually remove the coffee stains.

Whitening Toothpaste and Mouth Rinse

Ask your dentist regarding over-the-counter toothpastes and rinse. These products contain abrasive agents that removes the discoloration without changing the natural color of your teeth.

Teeth-Whitening Remedies That Are Available at Home

Not interested in over-the-counter, chemical-based whitening products? You can use age-old remedies like baking soda to restore the luster of your smile. Eating apples, celery and pear can stimulate saliva production, which is a crucial teeth-cleansing mechanism.

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