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My friend's teeth are yellowish. Would cleaning with a mixture of mustard oil and salt or with mixture of baking soda and lemon juice help in making the teeth whiter? Are there any side effects of using the abovementioned mixtures? Please help
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Yellowish are two types. One due lots of plaque and tartar on our teeth, Food stains tea and coffee .Other naturally your teeth is yellow in colour which can not treated with any home remedies . Yellow teeth need to be first cleaned then go for bleeching which gives good results. Home remedies are not effective they may or may not help.
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Dr. Kshitiz Rohilla Faridabad | Oral Pathologist
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In today's world where science has advanced so much that we have objective treatments available for different oral problems, why are you interested in making your mouth a salad plate....?????
please avoid these non specific home remedies and go for a clinical examination first and follow your dentist's instructions for the best and the most efficient long term results.....
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Hello, As a cosmetic dentist I wouldn't suggest the techniques as mentioned by you.It could severely damage/erode your enamel.Do visit a dentist who will guide you with proper methods of tooth whitening.Regards,Dr Suman Makam,Deental Arts,Jayanagar.
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Mustard oil helps to strengthen teeth, reduces bad breath and maintains healthy gums. Mix 2 drops of fresh lemon juice with a tsp of mustard oil and ½ tsp of salt. Massage your teeth with this mixture for few minutes. Then rinse the mouth with water. Follow the process everyday after brushing your teeth. This doesn't have any side effects.
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Buddy Throw these mixtures in dustbin  and visit a dentist instead of trying these home remedies.
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Dr Vidisha Parashar
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Home remedies might help or might worsen the situation depending on the case. Better to see your dentist and get is cleaned . It will help you in long run.
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after get your teeth cleaned then try follow the precautions so that it will not happen again.
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I would suggest u to visit a dentist before doing any thing
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Dr. Ketan Garg Nagpur | Oral And MaxilloFacial Surgeon
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Baking soda and lime juice will be very acidic and can eventually lead to loss of enamel and lead to sensitive teeth. Mustard oil and salt helps to heal bruised gums. If that is what you want then these time tested home remedies are OK. For a more info on professional whitening or bleaching, you should visit your dentist. P.s : bleaching or whitening does not have same result on everyone, it differs from one individual to other
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it might help & might not help.. also rather than doing in this trial & error measures please go through a time tested scientific approach.  please visit a dentist & get a check up done & follow the dentists instructions.  that way atleast you are assured of desired results
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Dr. Pranay Bangalore | Dentist
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Hello good morning
Instead of doing all these things kindly visit a dentist and get the teeth cleaning done...and get the case diagnosed..
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