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DIY Teeth Whitening Recipe with Secret Ingredient Baking Soda

Updated on January 27, 2013

Having your teeth whitened professionally by your dentist or cosmetic specialist can be an expensive exercise. Unfortunately some of the more professional techniques also make you teeth very sensitive, sometimes painfully so. So why not cut down on the cost and DIY, do it yourself. You'll have more money in the bank, be able to whiten your teeth more often, and you won't have to worry about the nasty side effects of harmful chemical making your teeth overly sensitive.

There are three similar teeth whitening formulas listed below, each is very effective.

The first teeth whitening recipe has been in use for many years and is the basis for many toothpaste companies secret formulas for teeth whitening toothpaste. The ingredients are 1 tablespoon baking soda, 5 drops hydrogen peroxide 3%, few drops of water. To make the teeth whitening solution mix the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a small container until a consistent paste develops, add water only if necessary. Apply the solution to your teeth evenly with a toothbrush, brush on gently making sure to get a good and even coverage. Allow to stay on the teeth for 5 minutes. Brush off with normal toothpaste and rinse thoroughly with mouth wash. For consistent results repaet this process once every week. If your not satisfied with the results leave the mixture on for 10 minutes at a time, no more though because you may get an uneven application and your teeth will not look right. For best results go slow by taking small steps, and establish a weekly routine. Note that hydrogen peroxide is a chemical and should not be swallowed or used excessively. It is very important to make sure that your thoroughly rinse after using this DIY teeth whitening solution, and stop if you experience any pain.

Do It Yourself (DIY)  teeth whitening strawberries
Do It Yourself (DIY) teeth whitening strawberries

The next 2 methods are very similar to the first but without the hydrogen peroxide. This method uses natural products. Ingredients, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 2 large strawberries. Cut the straberiies into small piece and place in a bowl, mash the strawberry pieces with the back of a folk well until a consistent paste is established, this takes a bit of effort over a few minutes. Next add the baking soda and again mix in well. As per method one, apply the mixture to your teeth with a toothbrush and leave on for 10 minutes. This method is a bit messier that method one so make sure you do this in the bathroom. To finish rinse mouth brush teeth with normal tooth paste and rinse with mouth wash. For best results establish a routine to perform this method twice per week.

Do It Yourself (DIY) teeth whitening with lemons
Do It Yourself (DIY) teeth whitening with lemons

The last method again uses baking soda. This time with a lemon, citric acid is great to remove plaque and tartar buildups. Ingredients, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 medium sized lemon. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze a small amount of lemon juice into a small container and add the baking soda. This solution may be easier to use a cotton tip to apply the solution to each individual tooth. Simply dip the cotton tip into the solution and apply to the teeth for 10 minutes twice per week.

The ideal consistency of all of the above DIY teeth whitening recipes will be able to be applied to a toothbrush without falling off, and yet will be runny enough to smear over your teeth.

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      RickyTRocket 4 years ago

      Hi lesann, the answer may depend on where you live, you can try your local supermarket or your chemist / pharmacy.

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      lesann 4 years ago

      Where do I purchase hydrogen peroxide for teeth?

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      Great ideas! Thanks for sharing them. Voted up and useful.

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      RickyTRocket 6 years ago

      Hello Moxyl, thanks for your question. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for me) i have never had sensitive teeth so am unable to offer advice on this matter from any personal experience. Hopefully other will be able to offer you a qualified answer.

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      Moxyl 6 years ago from Global Village

      Interesting... would it be painful for sensitive teeth to have baking soda rub against??