I enjoy making homemade recipes for whitening teeth. They really do make a difference in your smile.
A Cheap Way to Whiten Your Teeth
As good as whitening toothpastes are, simply brushing your teeth with them will not get you instant or dramatic results. If you want white teeth but don't want to pay the hefty price to see a dentist or cosmetic surgeon, then I have a simple option that you can try at home.
This teeth whitening recipe is easy to make, inexpensive, and also easy to use!
Causes of Yellow Teeth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Gum disease
- Not seeing a dentist on a regular basis
Homemade DIY Teeth Whitening Recipe
- Small mixing bowl or cup
- 3 teaspoons of baking soda
- 3–5 drops of 3/5 hydrogen peroxide
- Toothbrush or cotton bud (to apply the paste)
- Water (optional)
- Pour the baking soda and the hydrogen peroxide into a small bowl or cup.
- Mix the ingredients together until a smooth paste is formed.
- Add a little water if the mixture is too gloppy.
- Apply to your teeth with either a toothbrush or a cotton bud. It's very important to make sure that the solution is well-mixed and that it is applied evenly to all teeth. Uneven application will produce uneven results (i.e. your teeth will not all be the same shade of white).
- Leave the solution on for 5 minutes. Then rinse with water and brush your teeth with your usual store-bought toothpaste.
- Rinse again with mouth wash.
- For best results, this procedure should be performed at least once every week.
If you are not getting the results you want, continue with this method but try leaving the paste on for 10 minutes instead of 5 minutes. Once the desired level of whiteness is achieved, space out the application by doing it every 2 to 4 weeks to simply maintain the look of pearly white teeth.
Warning: Do not use this paste every day (even if it is tempting). This may be hard when you see results for the first time, but you should remember that hydrogen peroxide is a dangerous chemical. In small doses it is fine, but repeated use and overexposure or ingestion is not healthy. You should also not use this homemade recipe if you have ulcers, sore gums, or bleeding gums. And, of course, if you experience adverse reactions, stop and find another way to whiten your teeth.
Enjoy your new pearly whites and happy smiling!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2010 RickyTRocket
unkown on October 14, 2018:
I thankee kindly
Unknown x on July 25, 2014:
With what can we replace peroxide ?
RickyTRocket (author) on June 09, 2013:
Brooklyn, the homemade toothpaste recipe is above, just need to read.
Me, you don't necessarily need to use peroxide, although you will get better results. The peroxide does the whitening part, however the other ingredients will help to loose any stains. Therefore if you can get rid of all the stains you teeth should be whiter. In reality this is not easy so we use peroxide as well.
Me on May 06, 2013:
Can i replace the peroxide? and with what?
brooklyn on April 23, 2013:
Does anybody know the homemade recipe for teeth whitening cause i need it for a science project
RickyTRocket (author) on February 03, 2013:
Thanks clgares, this link http://chemistry.about.com/cs/foodchemistry/f/blba... explains the differences between baking soda and baking powder in greater detail. I have not personally used baking powder but as it contains sodium bicarbinate i don't see too much of a problem, maybe just that is will be somewhat diluted. If anyone has tried baking powder please comments and share with us all.
clgarces on February 02, 2013:
RickyRocket: Baking Soda and Baking powder are not the same thing. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, but it also includes an acidifying agent (cream of tartar), and also a drying agent (usually starch).
RickyTRocket (author) on December 14, 2012:
Haley, you are correct i use 3 tea spoons not table spoons, i have changed that now, thanks for pointing that out.
Prettycel, i believe baking soda and baking powder are the same thing. The box i have at home says baking soda, i have added baking powder into the above, thanks.
prettycel on August 28, 2012:
can i used baking powder?
Haley on August 21, 2012:
It should say 3 TEASPOONS not TABLESPOONS.
mamene on January 26, 2012:
Jacy : Walmart, or any pharmacy
Jacy on July 27, 2011:
Where can I buy the hydrogen peroxide solution?
Timothy McLaney on April 25, 2011:
Oh, it's another homemade teeth whitening solution! Before I came across this blog, I've read some articles about different tips for whitening teeth, and your homemade toothpaste is absolutely budget-friendly! Stained teeth depends on what we eat, that's why dentists always remind their patients to regularly brush their teeth so they can avoid dental problems like tooth lost. It's also important that you find time to visit a dentist so you can monitor your oral health. =)
Jan on March 06, 2011:
I do not recommend this for everyday usage. The baking soda will wear off the enamel if used everyday which will cause sensitivity. Use sensitive toothpaste [any brand] every second day if you are to try this recipe.
CentralParkPeriod on February 11, 2011:
Very interesting hub indeed.And yes....it is always better to have white teeth than having yellowing teeth.