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.
You will need
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Plastic wrap
- Mint flavoring
- Cranberry juice
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.
Add a drop or two of sugar-free mint flavoring.
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.
Step 3 Rinse Rinse thoroughly. Do not swallow the whitener solution.
Try rinsing with cranberry juice to get rid of the whitener’s taste; it also kills bacteria.
Step 4 Put away the extra whitener Cover the bowl with the plastic wrap and set the extra whitener aside for another use.
Step 5 Repeat Brush with the peroxide paste no more than once a week. Hydrogen peroxide can cause tissue damage if used too often.
Tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body.