White teeth are an expectation of grooming nowadays. Yellow or discoloured teeth, although quite natural, do tend to look unsightly. You may have considered going in for professional teeth whitening at your dentist’s and discovered how expensive it can be. Plus, it’s not like it’s something you can do once and then forget about. You have to repeat the procedure, and thus the expense, at regular intervals. That’s not a feasible option for many people. But don’t be disheartened. Your money woes don’t have to stop you from achieving the perfect look. All you need is a little help from a common kitchen staple.
How To Whiten Teeth with Baking Soda
What you will need
- A little baking soda
- Your toothbrush
- A small bowl
How to Get Whiter Teeth with Baking Soda
This is no rocket science. It’s ludicrously simple.
- Put perhaps a teaspoon of baking soda into the small bowl. This will be your ‘toothpaste’.
- Wet your toothbrush.
- Dab the toothbrush into the bowl so that a layer of baking soda sticks to it. Make a scooping motion if necessary to get a little more baking soda on the brush.
- Now just brush your teeth like you normally would and rinse out your mouth well when you are done.
- Baking soda has an unpleasant flavour so you may want to gag the moment you put that brush in your mouth. But this will pass over time as you get used to the taste. In a few days, you will not even notice. However, if you still find it repulsive, mix it with your regular toothpaste and then brush.
- Do NOT use baking soda if you have receding gums, ulcers or any kind of oral injury or bleeding. Even if you have perfect oral health, avoid brushing the baking soda directly over your gums.
- You will see a noticeable difference in the color of your teeth after about two weeks of brushing, twice each day.