3 Sparkling DIY Teeth Whiteners
Nov 09, 2012 - by Zosia Baroody
Fashionably speaking, white teeth are like a brand new Birkin, and yellow, dirty teeth are last years Louis Vuitton knockoff. A smile is your best accessory, so its vital to keep your chompers in tip top shape. Teeth whitening products can rack up quite the bill, but dont let those price tags discourage you! Weve found three brilliant DIY whitening solutions that are a fraction of the cost.
Recipe 1 2 Tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Ground Salt
Baking soda is known as the best homemade teeth whitener, and salt is a fantastic stain remover. Mix the salt and soda together in a small container. Scoop up half of the mixture onto your toothbrush and brush your teeth as usual. After rinsing, cover your teeth with the remaining mixture and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse out completely. *Only use this in the short term. Over time, polish and salt can wear down enamel and weaken teeth.
Recipe 2 2 Tbsp 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
Hydrogen peroxide is the perfect mouthwash because it whitens teeth without abrasives. After brushing your teeth, swish the peroxide in your mouth for 30 seconds to a minute. Hydrogen peroxide creates bubbles, so youll have to spit it out whenever you feel like theres no more room to swish. Rinse your mouth with water.
Recipe 3 1 Ripe Strawberry 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a strawberry a day will keep your teeth looking pearly white. Mash the strawberry with the baking soda until a paste is formed. Brush on your teeth and leave it on for 5 minutes, once or twice a week. Rinse off with water.