Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Who doesn't like to have a bright, sparkling smile? A healthy teeth actually makes you look great and boosts self-confidence as well. While teeth discoloration is part of the ageing process, you can still fight it and avoid stains or tooth discoloration.
Teeth can also become yellow because of tobacco usage or the kind of food and drink (acidic) you consume, or sometimes it just runs in the family.
Teeth whitening is safe and effective under a dentist's supervision, however, there are a number of natural remedies that can de done at home and get that radiant smile yet again. One such well-known natural remedy being the orange peel, which has been extensively used for teeth whitening.
That's because the albedo (or white part of the orange peel) contains vitamin C, pectin, limonene, glucarate and soluble fiber which act as natural teeth whiteners.
Just peel the orange and rub the white part of the peel over your teeth. Let the juice sit on your teeth for 3-4 minutes before brushing if off to remove the pulp and peel. But, make sure that the orange is thoroughly washed before peeling to remove dirt.
Other fruits that contain natural bleaching agents are lemons, strawberries, apples and raisins.