Did you know that one of the most effective ways to whiten your teeth from home is by using hydrogen peroxide? I didn’t know this until recently, but the liquid in the little brown bottle is actually the main active whitening ingredient in most commercial products. Although the concentration is usually 3% or under, if your teeth are yellow, you can still effectively remove surface stains with the following remedy that I am about to share with you.
Today, I want to teach you how you can use hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth, step-by-step. I will also talk about the positives and negatives of using this remedy. Finally, I want to share with you some final recommendations, and tips that I have learned over the years, as these tips have really helped me brighten my smile, and I know they will help you brighten yours also.
Using hydrogen peroxide is extremely simple. You’re first going to want to put a small amount of the liquid into a small glass. Use about as much as you would use for regular mouthwash. If you would like, you can dilute in 50% water, although I don’t find this necessary. Swish the solution in your mouth for between 30 to 60 seconds. Follow up by brushing your teeth, or flossing and then brushing. Be sure to never swallow any of the solution. If you do, you should probably contact poison control.
The Good News.
The good news is, hydrogen peroxide doesn’t only whiten your teeth; It also kills bacterial, heals canker sores, kills bacteria on your toothbrush, and can even help to prevent gingivitis. Also, as I discussed above, this is the same active ingredient used in most commercial teeth whitening products.
The Bad News.
The bad news is, although you’re using the active ingredient found in most commercial products, you’re only using a 3% concentration solution. Most commercial products are between 8% and 14% hydrogen peroxide, and will provide people with much more significant results.
Using hydrogen peroxide is a cheap and effective way to whiten your teeth from home. I have been using this remedy for 6 years, twice a day, and I continuously see great results. To be honest, I’ve been slacking on it a little bit lately. I’ll have to head down to the store to get some more hydrogen peroxide tomorrow.
Nevertheless, if funds are low, and you’re looking for a cheap, effective home whitening solution, then this is definitely something to try. By the way, hydrogen peroxide doesn’t taste very good. That’s why I recommend brushing afterward. Just a reminder, never swallow the solution.