How to Whiten Teeth Naturally

Having less-than-brilliant teeth doesn't have to mean a trip to the dentist or a whitening kit. Try this all-natural remedy instead.

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Want whiter teeth and fresher breath? Learn how to banish bad breath, whiten your teeth, brush and floss correctly, and maintain healthy gums with the advice in these Howcast videos.

You Will Need

  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Bowl
  • Toothbrush
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mint flavoring
  • Cranberry juice

Steps

  1. Do not whiten teeth if you have cavities, open sores, gingivitis, or other gum disease.

  2. Step 1

    Make the paste

    In a small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons each of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Stir until it is the consistency of regular toothpaste. You may need to add a bit more peroxide.

  3. Add a drop or two of sugar-free mint flavoring.

  4. Step 2

    Brush your teeth

    Apply the whitener to a toothbrush and use as if it was regular toothpaste. Leave the whitener on your teeth for at least two minutes.

  5. Step 3

    Rinse

    Rinse thoroughly. Do not swallow the whitener solution.

  6. Try rinsing with cranberry juice to get rid of the whitener's taste; it also kills bacteria.

  7. Step 4

    Put away the extra whitener

    Cover the bowl with the plastic wrap and set the extra whitener aside for another use.

  8. Step 5

    Repeat

    Brush with the peroxide paste no more than once a week. Hydrogen peroxide can cause tissue damage if used too often.

  9. Tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body.

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