Whitened teeth often come with messy trays, stinging solutions and awful formulas you’re really not supposed to swallow (but it’s going in your mouth!!), and the thought of using them has you feeling like you might just settle for a nice shade of pale yellow. Not to mention the cost! Professional teeth whitening can run you a small fortune!
We suggest you do what you can at home, in a safe, inexpensive and gentle manner. Here are three DIY teeth whiteners to get you on your way to pearly whites.
The malic acid in strawberries acts as an all-natural stain lifter for your teeth. We recommend doing this once a week, as overdoing it can wear away your enamel.
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fork, or muddler
1. Mash up strawberries into a paste.
2. Apply the paste to your teeth and let it sit for a few minutes, giving the malic acid time to work.
3. Brush teeth with strawberries.
Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
It seems there’s nothing this power couple can’t accomplish. Add bright, white teeth to the list!
- Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide
1. Mix equal parts of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.