Having stained teeth can be incredibly annoying and frustrating. While many people have teeth problems, usually yellow or discolored teeth, teeth stains really stick out and are much more noticeable, and can be a real detriment to your confidence and self image.
There are many ways to remove stains from teeth, some more successful than others, depending on how badly your teeth are stained. Luckily, no matter how bad your teeth stains are, there's a method or product out there that can help you. Read on and we'll go over some of the options.
1. Natural or Home Methods
These methods are a great way to get rid of stains on teeth for cheap or even free. Most are fairly gentle and not very strong, so these methods would suit people with light stains, such as the typical darkness between the front teeth, or small patches of yellow or brown on an individual tooth.
Some natural methods you can try include strawberries, which contain an enzyme that naturally whitens teeth. You can simply ad more strawberries to your diet, and rub the fruit on the stained areas while you eat, or your can mash them (remove the seeds if possible) and brush with them just like normal toothpaste. Remember to brush your teeth with normal toothpaste afterwards, as strawberries do contain a little sugar, and the seeds can also be abrasive if you did not remove them.
Another quick natural fix is to add baking soda to your toothpaste. This really helps the penetrating power of the mixture, letting it get deep into the enamel and tackles stains much more effectively.
2. Whitening Toothpastes
These toothpastes are pre formulated with whitening ingredients, some of which include peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, boosted fluoride, abrasive beads, and a number of other ingredients. These toothpastes may contain one or a mixture of the above ingredients. They are a bit more expensive than regular toothpaste, and some may have to be purchased through your dentist, but they can be very effective at helping to remove stains from teeth.
These toothpastes may be what you are looking for if you have larger or multiple teeth stains.
3. Teeth Whitening Treatments
If you have larger teeth stains, lots of stains and discoloration, or you just want the most effective solution in the shortest amount of time, your best bet is to investing in a teeth whitening treatment. These kits can be bought online, in the supermarket or from your dentist.
The first advice is to forget the supermarket variety. They are weak, take a long time to show results, and you can get better results with whitening toothpaste for much cheaper. The best ones come from your dentist (and cost a lot!) Or, you can buy the same dentist grade kits online for much cheaper, and this is the option most people go for.
These kits can be a whitening tray system, where a gel is applied to a teeth tray, which is then fitted over the teeth and worn for a period of a few hours, or a scrub and swab system, where a gel is applied to the teeth with a brush or swab in a similar manner to brushing.
Both of these methods have comparable results, so get searching and find the one that is more convenient for you and your wallet. The whitening kits available online today are very affordable, and offer a whitening that rivals the very expensive dental treatment, and they are super effective at removing teeth stains.