If you’re looking to do teeth whitening at home but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place! This article will walk you through how to get whiter teeth in just one week, with the simplest and cheapest methods possible. Keep reading to learn more!
How to do at-home teeth whitening
First, consult with your dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for in-home whitening. If your dentist is on board with it and thinks you’ll benefit from it, he or she will provide you with custom trays. Custom trays are typically made of hard plastic or silicone that fit over your top and bottom teeth—but they can be made out of other materials as well (more on that later). Next, you fill these trays with a prescribed amount of peroxide-based bleaching solution and wear them for about an hour every day for about two weeks.
You might need some touchups after that time period, but most people get noticeable results after just two weeks. You should also follow up with your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups throughout life so there’s no deterioration in tooth health. Most dentists recommend a weekly cleaning; some recommend more frequent visits if you have certain habits (like drinking tea or coffee) or dental issues (such as gum disease).
Tips on how to make it easier
It is easy to give your mouth a brighter and whiter smile by using ingredients from your pantry. Just follow these steps:
- Gather all of your supplies – baking soda, water, lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide.
- Pour about a tablespoon of baking soda into your hands or a bowl with warm water in it (hot water could damage your tooth enamel).
- Scrub away any stains on your toothbrush with the mixture until you can’t see any more stains, then rinse off thoroughly with warm water
- Next, rub some lemon juice onto your teeth to get rid of food debris (don’t worry if it tastes weird) 5. Now that your teeth are clean, wait for them to dry
- Mix up 1⁄2 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1⁄4 teaspoon of dish soap
- Use an eyedropper or pour carefully into a small dish
- Use a cotton swab dipped in the solution and coat each tooth individually
- Hold each individual tooth completely still for one minute
- Brush again after ten minutes 11. Repeat as often as needed! (Warning: If you decide to try out these tips yourself please be careful and talk to your dentist first before trying any sort of DIY dentistry.)
Things you will need
baking soda, peroxide and a toothbrush. Mix it in with baking soda until you reach a consistency that is creamy and spreadable (similar to toothpaste). Brush your teeth for 3 minutes then rinse with water. Do not leave mixture on too long because your gums will begin to be irritated. If you do have sensitive gums, feel free to just skip brushing.
After 2 days, you should notice lighter teeth. If not, continue treatment until desired result is achieved. Here’s another tip: Adding strawberries to your regimen is said to speed up results due to its vitamin C content. Strawberries contain enzymes that remove stains from skin and are highly acidic (but don’t worry! It won’t erode away any of your enamel!). The next time you go grocery shopping, buy some strawberries and add them into the teeth-whitening recipe!
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Frequently asked questions about DIY Teeth Whitening
What results can I expect? DIY teeth whitening can sometimes be as effective as professional treatments, but not always. At-home remedies tend to take longer than professional treatments and can only remove a few shades of discoloration from your smile. Is it safe? The safety of DIY teeth whitening methods depends on which remedy you choose to use. Some may involve harmful chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide or baking soda, so it’s important to read product labels and research different options before making your selection. What’s involved in an at-home treatment? Before you buy any products, do your research! Each method has its own list of risks and potential side effects that are important to keep in mind before trying treatment at home.