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    Teeth whitneing.

    I was curious if there was a home remedy to whiten teeth as I have used the crest white strips and like them but they irritate my teeth after awhile and are VERY expensive. And I found this and I'm going to try it.
    Did you ever look at the price of whitening products at the store, and think that there has to be a cheaper way? With Whitening products like Crest Whitestrips costing $30 or more per set, whitening your teeth can easily take a back burner in these financially tough times. And $30 is spare change when compared to the cost of whitening your teeth at the Dentist’s office.

    This small little bottle costs $1 or less in most places. Hydrogen Peroxide? “Why in the world do you put that stuff in your mouth,” you ask? Well, before you automatically assume I am insane, check out what the main active ingredient of Crest Whitestrips is:
    3-7% Hydrogen Peroxide


    See my source on this, and more details on what exactly these things can cost you HERE.

    That’s right. Those whitening products that you pay $30 for are just glorified Hydrogen Peroxide. Yes, they have other ingredients in there (harmful ones, I might add), but Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient that does the major whitening. What’s in a bottle of plain Hydrogen Peroxide? 3% -3.5% Hydrogen Peroxide and filtered water. It’s the same, and actually less than most of the new whitening products.

    Here’s how I whiten my teeth: I use a small amount of hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash twice a day for 7-10 days. I’m very careful not to swallow it, just like I wouldn’t want to swallow the gel that is in over the counter whitening products. My teeth are significantly whiter just after a week, and guess what else! This doesn’t hurt my teeth like the whitening products do. Every time I have used whitening gel products before, I wasn’t able to use them past three days because they made my teeth hurt so bad.

    So there you have it. For $1 or less, I have a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide that will last me a very long time. Not only do I use it for whitening my teeth, but it’s great for disinfecting the scrapes and cuts we get around here. Now that’s Natural and Thrifty!

    Side note: Did you know that our own bodies make Hydrogen Peroxide for healing, and that it is currently being used by many to cure cancer and other ailments? Do a quick search on the internet and you will find a plethora of information on the subject.
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    About 7 years ago, I won a professional teeth whitening at my dentist's office. He told me when the process was all done, to brush my teeth with hydrogen peroxide once a week for maintenance. It does work!

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    But have your teeth gotten noticeably whiter?
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    I drink gallons of coffee a week.
    I think I shall try this

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperpot View Post
    But have your teeth gotten noticeably whiter?
    they really did get a lot whiter. I keep this up and they stay white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specailk3342 View Post
    they really did get a lot whiter. I keep this up and they stay white.
    Do you make a baking soda paste with the peroxide? I've heard of that, but isn't that a little abrasive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperpot View Post
    Do you make a baking soda paste with the peroxide? I've heard of that, but isn't that a little abrasive?
    nope. just pour some on my brush. The dentist says you can also swish it around in your mouth.

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    i smoke alot alot alot and that has an effect on my teeth, thanks i would try this out for sure!

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    very interesting thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperpot View Post
    Do you make a baking soda paste with the peroxide? I've heard of that, but isn't that a little abrasive?
    I have used just regular baking soda without peroxide and it will whiten your teeth. It takes a while to get use to it as it is very salty tasting. I would just put some in my hand and add a few drops of water and push the toothbrush bristles into it and brush away.

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    I have dipped my toothbrush in a bowl of peroxide, and then in a small bowl of baking soda, the baking soda stays on the brush a lot easier, then brush my teeth like usual...some may want to brush their teeth again afterwards to get rid of the baking soda/peroxide taste, but I never have. Gets you teeth pretty white!
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