I have gotten a lot of questions regarding my teeth whitening routine; Instead of answering everyone individually I figured I could just make a quick post about the topic. So, that is what today's post is going to be. Remember this is my routine, I am not saying my routine is better than anyone else's routine, nor am I saying that these products will work for everyone. If you would like to try only one product than that is okay. Think of this as a guideline and not a mandatory routine. With all of that said let's jump straight into it!
What products do are used in your routine?
I use normal toothpaste, a manual toothbrush, and mouthwash to clean my teeth. I floss twice a week or more. (more if need.) I use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to whiten my teeth.
How do you use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to whiten your teeth?
- I first brush my teeth as usual with my toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Then, I wet my tooth brush and apply baking soda to it. I proceed to brush my teeth with the baking soda. Repeat this step if needed.
- Rinse the mouth thoroughly. Make sure to remove all of the baking soda.
- Then, put hydrogen peroxide in your mouth as you would with mouthwash. Swish the solution in your mouth for 30 seconds to a minute. The longer you swish the solution around the whiter your teeth will be.
- Lastly, to freshen the breathe further swish your favorite mouthwash.
- Rinse your mouth out with lukewarm water after drinking coffee, orange juice, or anything else citrus like or with artificially color.
- Brush your teeth after every major meal.
You will notice a difference in the coloring of your teeth slower with this routine than with whitening strips or with a whitening treatment from the Dentist. This routine is more natural and more of a maintenance routine in my opinion. I've never a huge problem with my teeth yellowing or becoming darker than they should. If your teeth are extremely yellow or sallow in appearance I would suggest you try something else more extreme and once you are at your desired color use this routine to maintain that color.
That's all folks!
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