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101 Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

Anonymous

I use hydrogen peroxcide & baking soda on my toothbrush with some toothpaste when I brush my teeth. Only do it this once a day- because if you have sensitive gums, it could wear away gum tissue in your mouth, so be careful. (And try trident gum. It really seems to help whiten your teeth!)

Johanna

Brush once with tooth paste, then apply peroxide with tooth brush and then rinse... Just started 3 days ago and my family noticed the difference.

Anne

Hello,

I would like to pass on a home remedy that has been in our family for years. It is tried and true and my results over the past 10 years have been fantastic!

Simply mix a little fish oil and butter, add a dash of salt and brush regularly. Your teeth will be noticably whiter in days!!!

tabby

alright if u want t your teeth to be clean and white take dead sea salt and baking soda the same amount of each and mix it to gether uit would be best if you crushed it so it wouldnt have big chunks of salt.. then just use it as your toothpaste ... good luck

jeremi

hydrogen peroxcide is a great way to whiten your teeth...as is baking soda. make a paste and brush it on your teeth...now if you have a black lite then keep your mouth open and your lips above your teeth while you are in direct path of the florecent lite... the lite activates the hydrogen peroxcide and your teeth come out beautiful... approved by my dentist

Jennifer

While apple cider vinegar provides many health benefits to our teeth and body it is also important to take precautions when ingesting the acidic concoction. If used incorrectly, the cider vinegar has the capability of eroding the tooth enamel. However, if diluted and used correctly, the vinegar provides us with a healthy way to whiten and clean teeth between dentist visits.

A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a glass of water becomes an easy and effective mouthwash for our teeth and gums. The mixture is weak enough to keep tooth enamel in tact, yet strong enough to remove tartar deposits that build up between dentist visits. Used daily, the mixture has the capability of reducing deposits and safely whitening your teeth dramatically. This cider vinegar mouthwash, along with daily brushing, is an effective remedy in preventing tooth decay...and making your next dentist visit much less painful!

The same cider-water mixture can also be used to relieve sore gums and ulcers. Rinsing your mouth with the concoction will ease the pain of sore gums and pesky ulcers. Just one more reason why apple cider vinegar should become a part of your daily toothbrushing routine! For ulcers, however, you may want to dilute the mixture with more water to prevent stinging from the acidic quality of the vinegar.

The rules of using apple cider vinegar for healthy teeth are simple - a little vinegar diluted with water will do the trick! Becoming a part of your daily routine, cider vinegar mouthwash will promote clean and healthy pearly whites and pain-free gums for years to come.

Now, time to mix that mineral-infused concoction, and prepare to make your dentist proud!

Jennifer Dozier

[Editor's note: sourced from http://www.teethwhiteningreviews.com/artman/publish/teeth_whitening_home_remedies.php]

Whitening Teeth with Lemon Juice

Procedure: Brushing teeth with lemon juice

Lemon juice is an acid and can harm your teeth. You may end up with a LOT of cavities and irreparably damaged tooth enamel. The reason that lemon juice 'works' is that it causes the teeth to lose calcium (which gives teeth some of their off-white color). Calcium is a major component of healthy teeth, and once it is lost, your teeth become very susceptible to decay. DO NOT use lemon juice for whitening.

Whitening Teeth with Wood Ash

Procedure: Brushing teeth using wood ash (i.e. from your fireplace)

The reason wood ash whitens your teeth is because it contains potassium hydroxide (aka lye). However, only hard wood ash contains significant concentrations of potassium hydroxide. Soft wood ash does not. Before lye was available commercially, soap was made by leeching the potassium hydroxide from hard wood ash and then combining it with tallow (rendered animal fat). You may want to exercise caution when using hard wood ash too often as a tooth whitening agent. The harshness of the potassium hydroxide could significantly damage your teeth over time.

Whitening Teeth with Strawberries

Procedure: Brushing teeth using mashed strawberries

It is not advisable to brush your teeth with strawberries. The sugar and acid in the strawberry will harm your teeth more than it will help if you don't brush your teeth after.
If you eat an acid fruit such as strawberry or any other healthy but acidic food such as yoghurt, I would advise that you wait at least 20min to brush your teeth since the acid softens the enamel and you would be brushing some enamel away if you brush immediately. After 20 minutes the saliva would have 'buffered' the acid on the teeth and would be OK to brush and floss.

Whitening Teeth with Baking Soda

Procedure: Using Baking Soda with toothpaste while brushing

Baking Soda won't bleach your teeth, but it will help get plaque off and make them shine. Be warned that Baking Soda is an abrasive and if you use it too much, the enamel on your teeth can get damaged.


Whitening teeth with Hydrogen Peroxide:

Studies on humans repeatedly using oral health products containing hydrogen peroxide have shown that:

* using mouth rinses or mouth washes that contain up to 1.5% hydrogen peroxide once or twice daily for up to 2 years had no adverse effects on the inside of the mouth, gums or tongue and can even improve gum health significantly.

However, one study reported discoloration of the inner lining of the mouth and the tongue when used 4 times daily for 5 weeks.
* adults who brushed with a toothpaste containing 0.87% hydrogen peroxide twice a day for 6 months showed no differences in gum health
* rinses containing 3% hydrogen peroxide used 3 to 5 times per day can cause irritation in people with a previous mouth injury; and
* rinsing and brushing 2 to 3 times daily with products containing more than 6% hydrogen peroxide can affect the tongue and gums in some healthy people.

There are studies being conducted upon hydrogen peroxide and DNA damage, cancer, reproductive disorders, etc.
So I cannot stress enough to use the proper dilution rate, no more than twice a day, and do not swallow!

D

DON'T brush your teeth with anything granular like burnt toast or baking soda, etc. It's like using sandpaper on your teeth. You will eventually regret it when the enamel is thinned out.

Anonymous

About using hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth; it states clearly on the package that it can be used in the mouth, as long as it is equally diluted with water. Just try not to swallow the mixture. There is nothing unsafe about this method like posts before have continually stressed.

Amanda

I am a heavy smoker/tea drinker. There are a few effective ways to whiten teeth. Baking soda and peroxide works well. Make a paste, put it on your brush, and brush away. The peroxide stings a little. Do this two times. Brush right after words two times. Do not use this method on a regular basis. You risk taking the enamel off of your teeth because baking soda is an abrasive. Strawberries...I have tried...they work decently, but the sugar in the strawberries ruins your teeth. You must also brush afterwards if try this method! I enjoy seeing white teeth in my mouth. Baking soda/peroxide!!

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