How To Whiten Teeth With Hydrogen Peroxide
Usually used to treat minor cuts and scrapes, this chemical ingredient can be found in toothpastes and mouth washes. The reason you don’t see this small brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide gaining fame is because it doesn’t look as fancy as the more attractive and highly advertised toothpases and mouth fresheners. But the ingredient in all of them is yours truly.
You need to know a few things before you learn how to whiten teeth with hydrogen peroxide. See that the bottle of hydrogen peroxide you want is a 3% solution. Higher concentrates are industrial strength peroxides and are certainly no good for your mouth let alone your teeth.
How Hydrogen Peroxide works
If there’s redness or sorenes in your gums or mouth, stop using this solution. For kids under the age of twelve, ask a dentist if it’s okay to use hydrogen peroxide. Here’s how to whiten teeth with hydrogen peroxide.
- Brush your teeth with some fluoride toothpaste.
- Set a timer on your watch for one minute and during this time rinse your mouth with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Take some water and mix it with an equal quantity of hydrogen peroxide to make the solution. Swish using small amounts because the solution will foam inside your mouth.
- Spit it out completely and rinse. Do no swallow.
Second method for teeth whitening with Hydrogen Peroxide
All you need to do now is not eat or drink anything for the next half an hour. Don’t even use a straw to drink. You can whiten teeth with hydrogen peroxide once everyday (once in 24 hours) until you see results. There’s another method you can try. This one uses baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and can be very hard on your gums so ask a dentist before you opt for this one.
- Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide until you’ve made a thick paste.
- You’ll need to take time applying the paste to your teeth using your finger or toothbrush, completely avoiding your gums because they harden them
- Leave it like that for 2 minutes; it’s alright to close your mouth, small amounts won’t harden your gums too much
- Rinse with water and brush with a fluoride toothpaste. This is yet another effective way to whiten teeth with hydrogen peroxide.