When you get up, swish with a small bit of sesame oil,
for about a minute.
Rinse with a light solution of baking soda in water.
Swish and spit,
then follow up with
a very small amt of apple cider vinegar,
diluted in water.
Swish and spit.
try to start a day with a little bit of fresh lemon
squeezed into room tmeperature water...
then rub gently, the lemon peel part on teeth and gums.
then continue with your drink.
do NOT do this more than once a day (the lemon peel rub)
The sesame oil will help draw off toxins in mouth,
and is antibacterial /antiseptic as well.
Baking soda swish solution will help freshen breath,
re-alkalize the mouth area,
get the oil that has drawn off toxins,
completely out of mouth,
and help remove stains.
Baking soda plain,
or in a toothpaste can be harsh on teeth.
Apple cider vinegar (greatly diluted),
helps remove stains as well.
Lemon Peel rubbed on gums lightly on teeth,
will help lighten and is good for gums as well.
Do not overdo the lemon rub,
once a day with the morning water drink is sufficient.
Most teas do stain teeth, that have tannic acid in them.
A great many teas you should not drink simply because
if the high caffiene lvls.
there are some teas with have tannic acids and caffiene,
such as your green teas,
but the form of the caffeine ot tannic acid is different
in them, so you do not see the toxin effect.
There are a great many teas I can think of in the herbal
context that would stain teeth also:
such as blueberry teas (which I love )
sage / rosemary teas / etc.
many spices in teas will stain also,
cloves is a good example.
many berry teas.. is another.
The proper way to drink green tea
to actually get any benefit from it,
is far different from steeping other teas.
Green tea should have water that has JUST
been brought to a light boil
poured over the tea.
Steep for 30 seconds only.
at TOP steep MAYBE one minute,
tho I personally would not even go that high.
All the properties of green tea will then be used.
beyond that time . it is all disapated.
This is the correct way to drink green tea.
Other teas, the time will vary depending on
intended useage and whether the form being used is
of a bark nature, leaf, dried or fresh , etc.
For a simple leaf/ or berry type tea,
of this variety, the common steep time is to pour
boiling water over tea, let steep 3 minutes,
strain and drink.
you can then generally re-use the herb once more
or steep once for 5 minutes if you like a bitter tea.
The longer a tea steeps,
the more bitter it will be.
hope this helps.
Ami Joi Benton