Everywhere you go the importance of good oral hygiene and the need for a sparkling smile is advertised. One of the first things that you notice when you meet someone new is their smile and their teeth. It seems like the only way to ensure you have a fantastic smile is to undergo an expensive bleaching procedure at your dentist’s office.
If you want to skip the expense, and the harsh chemicals, then you can make a simple natural teeth whitening baking soda toothpaste at home. When used consistently a natural teeth whitening baking soda solution can be just as effective as any commercial product.
Brushing alone with baking soda alone can be a little unpleasant, though highly effective. It is often recommended by dentists. If you would like a homemade solution that doesn’t taste unpleasant and also keeps your breath fresh then try this recipe for natural teeth whitening at home.
Mix 6 teaspoons of baking soda with four teaspoons of glycerin. Add one third teaspoon of salt, and finally 10 drops of peppermint extract. Mix this all up thoroughly and keep in an airtight jar or container. Use this in place of your normal toothpaste and see the difference in your teeth.
Hydrogen peroxide is something regularly used with natural teeth whitening baking soda recipes. It might sound a little daunting to actually put hydrogen peroxide in your mouth but when diluted it is perfectly safe.
You will only need a few drops of hydrogen peroxide with about a teaspoon or two of baking soda. Mix the two ingredients together and brush your teeth with the solution. You want a paste like consistency that you can brush your teeth with.
Another way to use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a natural teeth whitening baking soda recipe is to first use the recipe for baking soda toothpaste with glycerin and salt. Once you have brushed your teeth with this toothpaste you can gargle with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. You want the solution to be 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide.
The hydrogen peroxide you use should be food grade so that it is safe to use as a rinse. Remember that you should not swallow hydrogen peroxide. You should also rinse your mouth water after using the hydrogen peroxide solution. When a natural teeth whitening baking soda recipe is used with a hydrogen peroxide solution you can get very fast results.