Can Hydrogen Peroxide Really Whiten Teeth?

The whitening trend is not going anywhere, and if you don’t have a bright, white smile nowadays it can close a lot of doors for you (as quiet as that is kept). We live in a very visual world, and appearance means a lot. More times than not people with a nice smile will have more confident than one who may try to hide their teeth in shame or dissatisfaction. The good news is that even those on a budget can whiten, and we are here today to tell you how.

Teeth just darken ads you get older, and it seems to be the natural order of things. There are also other things that will cause them to yellow even more, and that only serves to make the problem worse. Tea and coffee had chromosome agents that make yellowing worse, and we won’t even go into what smoking or wines can do to your teeth.

It is not a secret that dentist offices now offer their services to help whiten teeth, and it is also known to be very expensive. However, there and also kits on the market that you can but from most drug or department stores. This is not a cheap way to whiten, but it is much cheaper than the professional alternative.

With all of that being said, an effective home whitening method is to simply use hydrogen peroxide. If you use a 3% solution made from hydrogen peroxide the ADA says it is a safe whitening alternative.

So, go to your local drug store and grab yourself a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Yes, the same you would use on a minor scrape. It is a great antiseptic, but it is also an excellent oral health solution. Remember, the 3% is safe. You will use it as a rinse every day before you brush.

All you need is about 2 tablespoons straight to the mouth, and swish it for 30 seconds being careful not to swallow any of it. Foaming is to be expected, and that will let you know that it is actually working. The foam is the rinse killing bacteria in the mouth! Spit and brush, it’s that simple.

From there you can use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide once a week to brush. The solution will be 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide to 3 teaspoons of baking soda mixed to form a paste. You can add to or take from the ingredients a bot to form a consistency that works for you. You do want it to be somewhat similar in texture to toothpaste though. You can eve add a hint of mint toothpaste to flavor it, and a dash of salt for exfoliation.

Avoid drinking, coffee, tea, wines, eating blueberries, and smoking to avoid staining or yellowing of the teeth. Sodas are also on the no-no list. Avoid swallowing the peroxide, and remember, overuse will cause more harm than good by damaging the enamel on the teeth.

In retrospect, you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars whitening your teeth.