How to bleach your teeth
We’re not going to deal with actual bleach because not only is it injurious to your insides, bleach destroys enamel, making it a short term whitener. From gum irritation to hot/cold sensitivity, bleach is a problem factor, even more so because it’s shown to cause tissue tingling, sore throat, headaches and tooth pains in patients who want their teeth whitened. So, if you want to know how to bleach your teeth we’re going to stick to the safe solution and offer you a few ideas, starting with the three common ways you can bleach your teeth:
3 ways to bleach your teeth
- You can buy a do-it-yourself kit from a dentist. These consist of a mouthpiece suited to your dentistry and filled with gel that you’ll need to wear for a few hours every night for about two weeks. The 10-15% peroxide content in these gels make your teeth at least eight shades lighter.
- You can choose expensive teeth whitening treatments in dentists’ offices where a 35% approved concentration of peroxide solution is used to lighten your teeth 12-14 shades.
- You can buy whitening toothpastes from department stores. These are cheaper and easier to use. Whitening strips can also be bought over-the-counter and they lighten your teeth by 2-3 shades.
Learn how to bleach your teeth
Here are some actual ideas on how to bleach (whiten) your teeth:
- With Hydrogen Peroxide – Combine some of this liquid with baking soda. Brush your teeth with it like you would with toothpaste. Leave it as such for 1-2 minutes and rinse. Do not swallow at whatever cost.
- With Lemon Juice – Mix bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) + lemon juice. Make a paste and don’t dilute the solution. Use a cotton swab to apply it to your teeth. Leave it on for 2 minutes. Rinse.
- Whitening Toothpaste – It’s advisable that you use tooth-sensitive paste like Sensodyne. Apply some baking soda to the paste and brush normally. Follow every day for one week.
- Olive Oil – Dip a cotton swab in some olive oil. Rub it on your front teeth and keep the friction going for a few minutes. This removes enamel stains.