I simply love having white teeth and I know for a fact that many people out there would agree with me. When my teeth are white, I feel more confident and I feel like people notice me more. The only thing is, I really do not like to undergo all the chemical treatments, dentist visits and laser treatments just to have white teeth. Furthermore, did you know that if you ruin your teeth enamel, the damage is permanent? You will have sensitive teeth, the stinging sensation when you drink or eat something cold and your teeth will be even more prone to cavities!
That is why I decided to search online for safer ways to get my teeth whitened. In the process, I have found some teeth whitening solutions that can easily be done using household materials and are also safe to use. Even though this option would take longer than the visits to the dentist, it would be so much cheaper on your finances and you can do it from the comforts of your home. All you need to do is choose one of the tricks below and stick to the treatment and within two weeks, you might start seeing the results.
1. Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking soda: Start by combining ½ teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Mix this together and apply on teeth. Let it sit for 30 seconds and then rinse with warm water. You should do this at least once a week until you get the results you want. This solution is especially good for smokers as it removes stain and reduces tartar. The only drawback to this method is you cannot use it on sensitive teeth.
2. Strawberries: This is easy. Just cut the strawberry into easy to hold pieces and rub directly onto teeth. Leave it on and rinse after about 45 minutes. Again, repeat as required once a day until you achieve your desired results. Smokers and coffee drinkers will benefit from this fruity teeth whitening solution as strawberries have mild bleaching properties and the seed acts as little scrubbers on the teeth.
3. Kaolin & Vegetable glycerin: if you have no idea what Kaolin is, it is white cosmetic clay that is abrasive (mildly) and therefore can remove stains from teeth. You can start making your teeth whitening solution by combining 1 teaspoon kaolin with 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin. Mix the two and apply onto a damp toothbrush. Brush like you normally would once a day. The vegetable glycerin is sweet to the taste making this mixture easier to use.
4. Milk of magnesia: if you are wondering what milk this is, trust me it did not come from any animal. This milk of magnesia is a liquid used as an antacid or a hydrating laxative. It has mineral magnesium and a milky white color, giving it its name. Since this liquid has both whitening and stain removing properties, it is ideal to be used a teeth whitening solution. Simply rub it on your teeth before bed and brush like normal in the morning. This treatment is suitable for people with sensitive teeth as it has no adverse effects to the gums.
The best you can do to take care of your white teeth is to avoid food and drinks that would stain your teeth. Eat more of spinach, broccoli and lettuce as these vegetables form a barrier over the teeth, protecting them from stains. Carrots, apples and celery need a lot of chewing and that means a lot of brushing action for the teeth.