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As we age, the outer enamel of teeth begins to thin, so the second layer becomes more visible.

  2 April 2024 19:10 - There are many dental problems that can disturb your comfort and appearance. These include teeth that appear yellow, tartar, and gum inflammation. However, among the various dental problems, yellow teeth are a common thing experienced by most people. The discoloration of teeth generally occurs slowly and is sometimes not noticed.

The reason is that as we age, the outer enamel of our teeth begins to thin, so that the second layer becomes more visible. This is what makes teeth appear yellower . Apart from age, the habit of drinking coffee or tea, consuming highly pigmented foods, being lazy about brushing your teeth, smoking, and the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth can also cause your teeth to appear yellow.

Quoting Healthline, many factors cause teeth to become dull and lose their white shine. Certain foods can stain tooth enamel, which is the outer layer of teeth. In addition, plaque buildup on the teeth can cause the teeth to appear yellow. This problem will usually occur slowly starting from several teeth, the upper or lower row of teeth, to all parts of the tooth.

Because it can interfere with your appearance and self-confidence, it is not surprising that many people are looking for ways to whiten teeth that appear yellow. Indeed, the main way to deal with yellow teeth is to brush them regularly with toothpaste that contains whitening. However, some bad habits such as smoking or drinking coffee will make it difficult to keep your teeth white.

The solution is that you can undergo treatment at the dentist, use teeth whitening products such as whitening strips, or use natural ingredients. As shared by a TikToker via his personal account @dr_shakeel_s_a, which contains how to whiten yellow-stained teeth using salt with the addition of 2 kitchen ingredients. The kitchen ingredients in question are turmeric powder and mustard oil.

"whitening at home," wrote the TikToker in the description of the uploaded video, which quoted from his personal account @dr_shakeel_s_a, Tuesday (2/4).

3 kitchen ingredients to whiten yellow stained teeth TikTok

3 kitchen ingredients whiten yellow stained teeth

Salt content can whiten yellow teeth.

Salt is a kitchen ingredient that is enriched with minerals, calcium, phosphorus and fluorine. All of these ingredients are believed to be able to maintain healthy teeth so that they are free from various problems. Salt is also a natural antiseptic that is effective in eradicating bacteria. Salt works by increasing the pH balance in the mouth so that it remains alkaline, so it is effective in preventing the growth of bacteria in the mouth. In fact, salt is also effective in releasing food particles and dirt between the teeth, which can cause plaque and the appearance of yellow teeth thanks to its rough texture.

The benefits of turmeric powder to prevent yellowing of teeth.

Turmeric powder is a kitchen spice that is generally used as a cooking spice. Contains a compound with a distinctive yellow color called curcumin, this compound has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that are good for health and beauty. Curcumin also has antimicrobial properties which are believed to be able to kill bacteria that cause dental problems, such as infection and plaque. Apart from that, its brightening ability makes turmeric an effective ingredient in removing yellowish stains and reducing inflammation of the teeth and gums.

It turns out that mustard oil can overcome yellowness on the surface of the teeth.

Mustard oil is a type of oil that is not only beneficial for skin health and beauty, but can also treat various dental problems. Mustard oil can help strengthen gums and remove plaque that causes yellow teeth. These tooth stains are generally formed due to bacteria surrounded by a fatty membrane. Apart from that, mustard oil is also claimed to reduce gum inflammation and control bleeding in the gums. This is thanks to the content of fatty acids called polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Relying on these three kitchen ingredients, you can make teeth whitening paste which is believed to be able to whiten yellow teeth. Come on, see how to make and use it below.

3 kitchen ingredients to whiten yellow stained teeth TikTok

3 kitchen ingredients whiten yellow stained teeth


- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard oil

How to create and use:

1. Pour the ingredients into the container
2. Stir all three until evenly mixed
3. Use this paste to brush all parts of your teeth down to the gaps
4. Rinse using water until clean
5. Do this method regularly 2-3 times a week to get optimal results.

3 kitchen ingredients to whiten yellow stained teeth TikTok

3 kitchen ingredients whiten yellow stained teeth

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