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If your teeth have begun to dull from food stains, you may wonder if there is anything you can do at home to remove the stains and brighten your smile. If so, use the home remedy below to remove surface stains using household ingredients.
What You Will Need
Before you start your home treatment, you will need to gather the supplies and ingredients listed below.
The baking soda used in this treatment has a gritty texture that helps to remove surface stains and food particles. The hydrogen peroxide penetrates deep into your tooth enamel to remove the stains at the root.
The citric acid in lemon juice has both bleaching and antiseptic properties. Any remaining bacteria and stains are removed by the juice when applied repeatedly.
A Word Of Caution
When doing the below treatment, do not leave the lemon juice on your teeth for longer than recommended. The acid in the juice can break down your tooth enamel. If you already have thin tooth enamel, you may want to ask your dentist if it is safe to use.
Also, if you have gum disease, you may want to skip the lemon juice portion of this treatment. Any open areas on your gums could be damaged further by the acid, as well as cause you great discomfort when it comes into contact with the sore tissue.
Once you have everything you need, follow the directions below to apply your home treatment.
After using the above treatment twice a week for a month, you should start to notice your teeth becoming whiter. However, if you have damaged teeth or have dark stains, you may want to speak with a cosmetic dentist to discuss any treatment options available to you. You can also look at websites like http://www.allaboutsmilesinc.com/ for more information.Share