To whiten my teeth, I just dip my toothbrush into a container of activated charcoal powder. I brush my teeth, rinse then brush with water to get rid of the black left from the charcoal. I don't do it every day because I don't want the charcoal to reduce the tooth enamel.
(St Paul, Alberta)
I have been using baking soda as toothpaste twice a day for a couple years. I can say hands-down that it is the best toothpaste I have ever used. Not only during the first few weeks did my teeth get whiter, but when I go in for cleanings, they are so much quicker and easier to clean because there isn't as much plaque.
I mixed a little baking soda a little seasalt and a little lemon together brushed my teeth it was amazing much whiter teeth.
(San Antonio, TX, USA)
(Sacramento, Ca, Usa)
Baking soda, Tooth Paste, Hydrogen Peroxide .3%, and water
I started brushing my teeth with those items to whiten my teeth. It works slowly put you can see results in two days... but it also helps if you have black gums. cause my top gums were black but I notice after I started brushing with my mix (baking soda, hydrogen peroxide .03%, toothpaste, and water) after a few days 95% of the black on my gums were gone. You have to make sure you do it twice a day like your supposed to.
Just got dentures and one particularly good piece of advice for stains is to drink things like coffee and tea through a straw BUT I prefer both my coffee and tea hot, so...hot liquid and a plastic straw? No! Paper? Even worse.
Solution! A certain site that starts with an "A" has glass straws!
I tried 3% HP mixed with an equal amount of water for two days for stained teeth but didn't notice any difference. Then I tried 3% HP straight with no water, swished it around in my mouth as long as I could then brushed with regular toothpaste. Result was quite noticeable with my teeth turning at least a shade whiter with just one application. I was pleasantly surprised and plan to make this a part of my daily routine.
After my tooth experiment I purposed to use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth daily and see if I could whiten my teeth a bit. They have never been very white, though I have been blessed with pretty healthy teeth over the years.
I put a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in my shower. (Brown bottle from anywhere.)
Every day when I shower, I put some warm water into my mouth and then add some hydrogen peroxide. (My bathroom is cold the the peroxide is too cold to use straight. I also find straight 3% to feel a little strong to me anyway.)
I keep the hydrogen peroxide in my mouth for a few minutes. (But less than 5 because it really does foam up.) Then I just spit it out in the shower.
I started this a few weeks ago.
Yesterday I thought that my teeth were looking whiter. Today someone commented about my teeth looking whiter.
I plan to keep doing this. I just put a bigger bottle of hydrogen peroxide into my shower. I love EASY and SIMPLE remedies. The easier and simpler they are, the more likely people will follow through with them. I am no exception, here.
~Mama to Many~
Hi, Has anybody ended up with a sore tongue after swishing 3% peroxide for teeth whitening? I only done this twice but for weeks now I feel I can still taste it, and my tongue is really sore. HELP! WHAT CAN I DO TO EASE THE SORENESS? Thanks.
I just bought the full strength HP at health store to whiten my teeth, but how much should I dilute for it to be safe and effective?
I have been using fghp after I brush my teeth. I take a swing of fghp & hold it in my mouth for 2-3 seconds & discharge into the sink. Then I will take my mouth wash & do the same. Your teeth will be whiter & cleaner. My dentist told me that fghp prevents plaque buid up.
Fghp=food grade hydrogen peroxide
(Falls Church, Virginia, U.s.a)
(Somewhere, Indiana, Usa)
After reading about "whitening teeth with the H/P", I decided to try it. I have been rinsing with it now for about four months (started doing it religiously - two to three times a day - 1 Tablespoon of H/P swishing and rolling it around in my mouth, leaving it in for up to ten-fifteen minutes before spitting it out, (after I brushed my teeth), and the results: my teeth are now absolutely... WHITE! I get a lot of compliments about how nice they look and I did it without getting them professionally whitened. Although they are not the chalky white, they are pretty close to it! I did not see results right away, however. It took probably a week or two before I started seeing some really significant improvement. I went to the dentist a while back and they wanted to know what I was using that got my teeth so white. I told them about the H/P. I asked my dentist if it was harmful to continue rinsing with it also. My dentist said my gums and mouth looked very healthy and she didn't see any reason to discontinue. She also commented that I had hardly any plaque build-up (I am guilty of flossing every day!), and that my gums and teeth looked very, very healthy! H/P works. Give it at least a couple weeks to see some results.
(Danville, Illinois, United States)
(White River Jct, Vermont)
Better But With Side Effects
The other night I swished with drug store hydrogen peroxide to see if it would indeed remove the tea and coffee stains from my teeth. The peroxide was 3% (the kind that says it's for oral use) mixed with an equal amount of water. The directions say to swish it for at least a minute, I did it for ten minutes. There was no apparent difference immediately afterward. The next day (or was it the day after that?) I made a recipe with turmeric in it and immediately after eating it brushed my teeth with baking soda. I was surprised because then the teeth suddenly seemed whiter. But now my gums are very sensitive to my toothbrush and bleed a bit. I have been using a hard bristle brush with baking soda once a day at night, and never had a problem like this before. They were not sensitive prior to this incident. Just a word of caution.
My Secret for Whiter Teeth: I really like this site. I've read numerous helpful suggestions on here I plan on trying. Here is one that I have been doing for many years now that I would like to pass on to you. Dentist are making a fortune off bleaching teeth when you can do it yourself at home for a few cents per day. I have been using regular off the shelf 3% hydrogen peroxide to bleach my teeth for years now. I am a male 52 years old and even today when I go to the dentist they are astounded at how white my teeth are and find it hard to believe that I don't have them bleached. Every day after you brush your teeth grab your bottle of peroxide and put enough in your mouth to fill it up but not to the point of gagging on it. I like to do this while I am shaving but it also works well to put it in your mouth as you are stepping into the shower. Leave it in your mouth the entire time you are in the shower and right before you turn the water off spit it out and rinse well with water. While it is in your mouth swish it and just keep doing that the whole time it is in your mouth. Try to do it once per day every day of the week. You should see a difference within a week or two. If you are a smoker or heavy coffee drinker you will probably see a difference even quicker. I happen to like really strong black coffee. I drink about 4 cups every morning. I buy several big bottles which you can get at places like Costco or Sam's. The cost is very minimal and for just a few cents per day you will have gleaming white teeth. Watch, people will start commenting on what white teeth you have and ask how you get them so white. I always reply I just brush with that baking soda and peroxide type tooth paste. I guess you can answer however you choose. Hope some of you get some use out of this.
(St. Paul, MN)
(Fort Worth, Texas)
(Richmond, Va, Us)
(Richmond, Va, Us)
(Lorimor, Ia, Usa)
(Westwood, New Jersey, Usa)
(Auburn, New York)
What I've been doing for ages now is take one capful of peroxide dunk my toothbrush in it to moisten it then dip it in baking soda, I then take the capful of peroxide and dump it under my tongue and then proceed to brush with it, it will foam up get ready for that, I brush for two minutes then I spit it all out and rinse and then I use toothpaste to coat my teeth with whatever ingredients toothpaste has to further protect my teeth and also have the chance to scrape my tongue with the toothpaste to get rid of any excess peroxide. I do this about once or twice a month. My friends started questioning why I had such white teeth so I had to tell them my secret, some of them have done it daily, I've seen the results and they are so happy. But my teeth are white and don't need any more than what I do, as you go along you know what works and what doesn't. I'm 53yrs old and have beautiful white teeth because of the care I took throughout the years.
My understanding on this is that you find peroxide included in all of your teeth whiteners that are sold and we have toothpaste that has baking soda, so I went full strength with both to get the best effect.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
Having noticed that I was developing two quite noticeable stains on my upper 2 front teeth from coffee, I was concerned about yet another dental bill. I didn't want to buy commercial teeth whiteners so I thought I'd check EarthClinic before I made my appointment. One reader had recommended brushing with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. I thought she meant that 'with time' the stains would go away. I immediately went in to brush these 2 teeth and within 30 seconds, both stains were completely gone! Be warned that if you have an electric toothbrush---your surrounding gum tissue may turn white but it only lasts 20 minutes or so. I am very pleased.
(Newcomerstown, Ohio, USA)
(Cape Town, South Africa)