Ways to Get Rid of Yellow Teeth

images-3Do you want to get rid of your yellow teeth? Your smile is the one of the first things that someone will notice about you yet for many of us it is not something we think about often. First you need to realize why your teeth are yellow and then you can do something about it.

The first step towards getting rid of yellow teeth is to know why you have yellow teeth. There are many things that can cause your teeth to get yellowish. Smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and pop, and old age are all causes of teeth turning yellow. Even eating food that has dyes in it can stain your teeth.

Another cause of teeth being yellow is from childhood illnesses. This is much less common now because doctor’s started to realize that some of the medicine they were prescribing to children were destroying their teeth.

If this is why your teeth are yellowed then the best thing to do is to see your dentist. The at home whitening method’s to get rid of yellow teeth are for surface stains on teeth.

There are many different ways to get your teeth white and they range from everything to eating crunchy foods to visiting your dentist.

Eating crunchy foods (carrots, not Doritos) to get rid of yellow teeth falls under the category of exfoliating your teeth. The hard materials will gently rub the surface of your teeth and over time will remove some of the staining. This can take a long time to see results.

Another method is to use crushed strawberries or lemons to brush your teeth. This will get your teeth whiter but you need to be careful. The way this gets your teeth white is by eating off the enamel of your teeth. Without a sufficient amount of enamel on your teeth they are more likely to get cavities or just rot completely out.

There is also the baking soda and peroxide method. To do this you need to make a paste with the baking soda and peroxide and then brush with it. Do not swallow this mixture. Leave it on your teeth for two minutes and then brush with regular tooth paste. If you are going to use this method then make sure that you do not use it too often because this will also destroy the enamel on your teeth.