Having whiter teeth can make a big improvement on your appearance. It makes you look younger. In addition, it boosts your confidence and self-esteem. Use the following methods to get rid of gray teeth. If they do not help, talk with your orthodontist about whitening treatments. Before trying any of the below treatments, you should first understand the culprit to your problem. Knowing the problem helps you eliminate it, and get on the path to a whiter smile.
Know the cause for your stained teeth. This way, you can stop the cause from continuing to stain your teeth. Known causes include smoking, alcohol, genetics, high fluoride and certain foods (i.e. coffee or soda).
Brush your teeth the right way. Use a soft toothbrush instead of a medium or hard brush, which makes your teeth yellow or gray by rubbing off the enamel. Brush your teeth for two to five minutes, at least two or three times a day.
Use whitening toothpaste. You can also make your teeth white by mixing your current toothpaste with baking soda and salt. Mix the baking water with your toothpaste and water until it becomes pasty. Sprinkle on some salt and brush correctly.
Purchase teeth whitening systems. Types include whitening gels, whitening strips, whitening trays or bleaching kits. You can purchase these at your nearest pharmacy.
Change your diet. Increase your intake of milk, orange pulp or strawberry pulp. All of these foods will gradually change the color of your teeth. These natural methods do take time and patience.
Talk with your dentist about alternative treatments. Most orthodontist offices have laser-whitening treatment. Note that your dental insurance may not pay the costs for this service.