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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.

Instructions

  • : Do not whiten teeth if you have cavities, open sores, gingivitis, or other gum disease.
  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: Tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body.

You Will Need

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

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