You can make your own homemade teeth whitening

Many people with discolored teeth blame the reason why they can't get rid of their stained teeth on expensive dental charges. Gone were the days when the only option to getting your teeth whitened is to consult with a dentist.

Today, there are so many other options available which are very affordable and yet are so effective. Although the best procedures for teeth whitening is a secret that lies with dentists, that doesn't mean you should live your life at their mercy. There are a number of homemade teeth whitening items that can help you get your teeth whitened, giving consistency.

You can make your own homemade teeth whitening gel or liquid with which you can get rid of all the discoloration on your teeth. A homemade teeth whitener can even be better off at times than most teeth whitening products that sell at high rates in the market. A very good example of homemade teeth whitening is baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. In this article, we are going to examine these two substances.

Baking Soda

You can easily purchase baking soda at your local grocery store or pharmacy at very little money. It is a very active ingredient used in most teeth whiteners and toothpastes. A simple paste of baking soda can be used for teeth whitening. It works as an oxidizing agent which takes out the stains in the teeth when applied in proportion.

How to use Baking Soda for teeth whitening

You can use it singly but since it is a very active substance, it is better when it is mixed with another substance. You can mix it with small amounts of strawberries. Add about 4 or 5 strawberries to half a cup of water and one cup of baking soda. Blend the whole mixture together till it is completely smashed and mixed. You can store this in a refrigerator when not in use. To use, dip your toothbrush in the mixture and use it to brush your teeth. Be careful not to brush too vigorously as it may damage your gums or teeth.


Doctors suggest that you do not use baking soda more than twice a month on your teeth. You can however use it as directed by a dentist. Dentists also recommend that you do not brush with it for more than 2 minutes maximum.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is a very active chemical compound that is used in bleaches, disinfectants and rocket propellants. It is a very reactive bleaching agent which is also being used as an antiseptic in most homes. Interestingly, it is found in most of the teeth whitening products as the active agent. The bleaching property of this compound is what makes it acceptable and effective for teeth whitening.

While it is cool to have a mixture, gel or powder with higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, you should know that excess of it can cause damage to the teeth too. It is therefore advised that you adhere to instructions when using this chemical compound as a teeth whitener. There is no doubt that it is effective but caution is to be exercised.

How to use Hydrogen Peroxide for teeth whitening

Mix about 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water in a bowl or cup. Apply the mixture on your teeth and allow to wait for several minutes. This mixture is very sour so it is advised that you have a flavorsome beverage on the side so that you can have something to douse the sour taste after you rinse you mouth.


Excessive use can cause hypersensitivity of the teeth. It also causes irritation of the teeth and gums. You should therefore only use once in a while. Where you are using a teeth whitening product with hydrogen peroxide, be careful to follow instruction correctly to avoid damages to your teeth and gums.
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