The teeth are the hardest substances in the human body. Besides being essential for chewing, the teeth play an important role in speech.
As important as the teeth is to the mouth and body as a whole, there has been increasing worry over the health of the teeth. One of the major concerns of the teeth is the colour.
People with the yellow teeth constantly seek ways and methods to whiten the teeth but before this can be decided we have to know why they get yellow in the first place.
There are several factors that play a part, including genetics, what kind of food and drink you consume, and how well you practice oral hygiene.
A tooth is made up of 4 tissues;
Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.
Dentin: A layer underlying the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard mineral substance.
Pulp: The softer, living inner structure of teeth. Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth.
Cementum: A layer of connective tissue that binds the roots of the teeth firmly to the gums and jawbone.
Periodontal ligament: Tissue that helps hold the teeth tightly against the jaw.
The enamel and dentin is what play the biggest role in colour. Certain food and drinks will directly stain the enamel, yes, but over time the two biggest culprits are the nasty food and drink that actually break down the enamel, and weakening enamel as we age. As the enamel breaks down, it reveals the yellow dentin underneath.
Below is 3 natural remedy for a yellow teeth. These remedies will focus on whitening teeth that have already lost some white enamel.
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