Homemade Teeth Whitening Recipe - Before and After Baking Soda

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As good as the tooth whitening toothpaste available at your local supermarket are, simply brushing your teeth won't get you very good results, at least not in the near term. If you want to get white teeth but don't want to pay too much by visiting your dentist or cosmetic surgeon then theere are a few option. There are commercially available products, also somewhat expensive and then there is the homemade teeth whitening solution.

Whitening your teeth at home with inexpensive and readily available products is easier than you may think. Many people are starting to think about adding teeth whitening into their personal appearance, and lets face it, white teeth look much better than yellowing teeth.

The yellowing of your teeth may be caused by many things, coffee, tea, smoking, poor oral hygeine, gum disease, or even just not bothering to see your dentist at regular intervals. What ever the reason the following homemade tooth whitening recipe is not only very effective but it is also the cheapest and easier soulution i have found so far.

To make your homemade toothpaste take 3 teaspoons of baking soda, 3 to 5 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide and mix into the baking soda or baking powder. Mix the two ingredients together until a smooth consistent paste is formed, add a little water if the mix is too gluggy. Apply to your teeth with either a toothbrush or if your prefer a cotton bud. Its very important to make sure that the soultion is well mixed and that it is applied evenly to all teeth. Uneven applications or for unequal times will produce varying results, i.e. your teeth will not come out all the same shade of white.

Leave the solution on your teeth for 5 minutes, rinse with water, brush your teeth with normal toothpaste and then rinse again with mouth wash. If you are not getting the results that you expected you should persist with this method but try for 10 minutes instead of 5 minutes for each application. For best results this homemade teeth whitening procedure should be performed at least once per every week. Once the desired level of whiteness is achieved back off the procedure to every 2 to 4 weeks to maintain the look of those pearly white teeth.

A word of warning, try to resist the temptation of whitening every day. This may be hard when you first start to see results but you should remember that hydrogen peroxide is a dangerous chemical. In small doses it is fine but repeated use and overexpose or ingestion is not healthy. You should also not use the homemade teeth whitening recipe if you have ulcers, sore gums or bleeding gums. And of course if you experience adverse reactions stop and find another way to whiten your teeth. Enjoy your new whitened teeth and happy smiling.

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CentralParkPeriod 6 years ago

Very interesting hub indeed.And yes....it is always better to have white teeth than having yellowing teeth.

Jan 5 years ago

I do not recommend this for everyday usage. The baking soda will wear off the enamel if used everyday which will cause sensitivity. Use sensitive toothpaste [any brand] every second day if you are to try this recipe.

Timothy McLaney 5 years ago

Oh, it's another homemade teeth whitening solution! Before I came across this blog, I've read some articles about different tips for whitening teeth, and your homemade toothpaste is absolutely budget-friendly! Stained teeth depends on what we eat, that's why dentists always remind their patients to regularly brush their teeth so they can avoid dental problems like tooth lost. It's also important that you find time to visit a dentist so you can monitor your oral health. =)

Jacy 5 years ago

Where can I buy the hydrogen peroxide solution?

mamene 5 years ago

Jacy : Walmart, or any pharmacy

Haley 4 years ago

It should say 3 TEASPOONS not TABLESPOONS.

prettycel 4 years ago

can i used baking powder?

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RickyTRocket 4 years ago Author

Haley, you are correct i use 3 tea spoons not table spoons, i have changed that now, thanks for pointing that out.

Prettycel, i believe baking soda and baking powder are the same thing. The box i have at home says baking soda, i have added baking powder into the above, thanks.

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clgarces 4 years ago

RickyRocket: Baking Soda and Baking powder are not the same thing. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, but it also includes an acidifying agent (cream of tartar), and also a drying agent (usually starch).

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RickyTRocket 4 years ago Author

Thanks clgares, this link http://chemistry.about.com/cs/foodchemistry/f/blba... explains the differences between baking soda and baking powder in greater detail. I have not personally used baking powder but as it contains sodium bicarbinate i don't see too much of a problem, maybe just that is will be somewhat diluted. If anyone has tried baking powder please comments and share with us all.

brooklyn 3 years ago

Does anybody know the homemade recipe for teeth whitening cause i need it for a science project

Me 3 years ago

Can i replace the peroxide? and with what?

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RickyTRocket 3 years ago Author

Brooklyn, the homemade toothpaste recipe is above, just need to read.

Me, you don't necessarily need to use peroxide, although you will get better results. The peroxide does the whitening part, however the other ingredients will help to loose any stains. Therefore if you can get rid of all the stains you teeth should be whiter. In reality this is not easy so we use peroxide as well.

Unknown x 2 years ago

With what can we replace peroxide ?

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