Are you looking to make your pearly whites even whiter without spending an entire paycheck on those silly $50 white strips? We all know how hard it is to really maintain a perfectly white smile, especially considering the amount of coffee we take in each morning. I mean really, what is a morning without coffee anyways? I’ve found a few different methods, both cheap and easily accessible that should help whiten our not-so-perfectly-white smile.
1. Baking Soda
Just add a little bit of baking soda to the top of your toothpaste before brushing! This isn’t the kind of whitening method you want to use every day, but once or twice a week won’t hurt, and you should see results in no time!
2. Banana Peel
WHAT! WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT! This method caught me off guard but after actually looking into it, it makes sense. The next time you finish your banana, before throwing out the peel, try rubbing it on your teeth in two minute intervals. After fifteen minutes, brush your teeth or rinse with warm water.
[Bananas peels contain essential minerals like potassium, manganese and magnesium. These minerals penetrate into the teeth and helps to whiten them.]
3. Hydrogen Peroxide
This element acts as a natural and powerful whitener or bleaching agent as it is. This is why we use it after getting cuts and what not, to clean out the bacteria we may have been in contact with. Mix this chemical with equal parts water, (maybe 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons of water) and swish the substance around in your mouth like mouthwash for a few minutes before brushing again or rinsing with warm water.
- How I Whiten My Teeth At Home (thehealthandwellnesszone.com)
- What Does Color Say About Your Teeth? (facevaluesmile.wordpress.com)