Here Are Some At Home Teeth Whitening Techniques

Here are some at home teeth whitening techniques.

Please be advised that these are tried and true methods but may not work for EVERYONE as everyones teeth, teeth conditions, and other oral conditions, such as hygiene are different. Also note that some of these whitening methods contain HIGH ACID CONTENT which corrodes (damages) the tooth enamel if used to frequently so please practice with caution and/or contact your dentist (as I am not one) with any questions or additional information that may benefit your personal teeth whitening process.

  • A recommendation from my local dentist is that you get your toothbrush wet, dip it in baking soda, brush for a minute or two, and rinse with diluted hydrogen peroxide (3%). then brush teeth as normal. It is safe, you will see amazing results in about a week! This method works because the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are the essential ingredients in white strips, so you achieve the same results for much less
  • According to a statement made by Tyra Banks,  Catherine Zeta Jones rubs strawberries on to her teeth to whiten them. So to see if it seriously works and for tried and true proof, Tyra tried it. Behold the truth to the claim….YES it worked and it whitened!! Apparently the key to having this work is brushing about a half hour after the strawberry treatment.
  • Crushed strawberries and baking soda does work (it can do damage to your enamel on the teeth due to the acid and sugar content in the strawberries so don’t use it too often and be careful!
    You need:
    1 ripe strawberry
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking powder until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking powder mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.)

  • Rubbing the backside of a dry orange or lemon peel on your teeth…LOTS of acid content so be careful!
  • Using a mixture of lemon juice and salt is said to work. However please be advised that lemon juice being an acid will wear away your tooth enamel over time so please be careful when trying this method.
  • Brushing the teeth every night with apple cider vinegar will help to remove stains nightly while helping the whitening process.
  • On aluminum foil,  spread a paste made from toothpaste and baking soda and cover the teeth with the aluminum foil. Leave it for an hour and brush the teeth afterwards. Repeat this twice a week.
  • Eat Celery!!! This helps remove plaque from between the teeth and is a natural teeth whitener!

Please try the peroxide methods first, as these are the safest on your teeth. ANY acid or acid containing fruits or products, such as lemon juice or peels, orange peels, and strawberries will wear away at your tooth enamel over time so I do not highly recommended these methods to be used frequently!

To keep teeth whiter and brighter avoid coffee, tea, and soda as they all leave stains on your teeth over time. I hope this teeth whitening information will help the ones who have always wanted to whiten their teeth but couldn’t afford or fit the whitening treatments or strips into their budgets.

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