DIY Teeth Whitener

Lifestyle / Saturday, November 30th, 2013

I anticipate many pictures will be taken this upcoming month. What with the wedding, Christmas and new years. So many smiles… my face already hurts. I want to make sure my teeth are as presentable as my baby bump, and got to looking for easy at home solutions that might make my pearly whites a bit more white.

Sure, I brush and floss and mouthwash. But teeth do stain and there isn’t much you can do except go get them whitened. Well I don’t want to take a trip to the dentist if there is a cheaper solution at home. And I found one that worked well and gave me results.
Materials Needed:
2 tspn 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
3 tspn Baking Soda
Measure out the two ingedients listed into a small container. Preferably one with a lid for storage.
Mix together.
Use your toothbrush and scoop a generous amount out of the container.
Brush your teeth for about 2 minutes.
Do not swallow.
It tastes bad, I know.
The first time you use it, it will feel extra weird, but it gets easier after the initial brush.
I would’t let kids use this. Just as they might swallow. Not that kids are generally worried about how white their teeth are.
Don’t use for longer than a week without a little down time to let your gums and teeth de-sensitize from the peroxide. I’d suggest two weeks.
I used this once a day for a week. You can, of course, brush your teeth afterwards to get another clean. But it isn’t necessary. I did, however, use mouthwash to get all the residual peroxide out of my mouth, and any grit from the baking soda as well. My teeth didn’t come out a billion shades whiter, but I noticed a small difference that made me happy for this easy at home remedy. I already had all the things to make this in my home, so it didn’t cost me a penny. But I know baking soda is usually a dollar, and hydrogen peroxide can be bought for less than $3, depending on the brand, bottle size and where you get it. Cheap, quick, easy to make for a nicer smile.
Let me know how it works out for you!
Please note, I am no dentist, nor a doctor, so if this doesn’t work for you, I’m sorry. But not every home remedy works for everyone.