If you're on Pinterest and you come across the super popular pins about how to whiten your teeth at home BE CAREFUL! I saw one that had been repinned a kajillion times and it told you to use LEMON JUICE before brushing your teeth - DON'T DO THAT! Oh my goodness, my teeth hurt just reading the caption underneath that pin. That is one of the most terrible things you can do. Soaking your teeth in acid and then brushing them?! You've GOT to be kidding me! You shouldn't be brushing your teeth for at least an hour or so after eating/drinking acidic foods! Sorry, that just horified me.
On to the at home teeth whitening that will cost you $0.98. Yeah, 98 cents!
Loot at the ingredients list of those $60 white strips. Hydrogen Peroxide is a top one. and I can get a fairly large bottle for under $1.
Here's How I Keep Them Pearly-White:♥ I normally use my Crest 3D White mouth wash BEFORE brushing my teeth morning and night. (Yes, before. Everytime.) I also use the Crest 3D White toothpaste on a regular basis. These 2 products have kept my teeth white for years. You just have to keep using it regularly. I will probably never use anything else consistently.
♥When I feel like I need a little pick me up for my teeth I just use hydrogen peroxide as a little step in between mouth wash and brushing my teeth.
- I just put about a capful of it in my mouth and swish it around as if it were a mouth wash (it will foam up a little-which is kind of weird at first.)
- For about a minute I hold it at the front of my mouth so that it coats the teeth I would normally use white strips on (the teeth visible when you smile). I used to paint it on the front teeth with a Q-tip, but this works just as well if not better and is faster.
- At first, you can do this every couple days for only a week or so. After your teeth are pretty and white you only need to do this once every couple weeks/month.
Super simple, cheap, great results, and has never given me sensitivity. Can't beat that!
Let me know if you try this or what you use to get head-turning and glistening pearly-whites!