While preparing for my wedding I began thinking about how my dress would make my teeth look really bad in pictures. I know it is kind of vain, but it was my wedding, I only get one. I was saving all my money for other parts of the wedding and did not trust commercial brands not to harm my sensitive teeth. I also did not have the time to devote hours to wearing a silly whitening agent. I had been using whitening toothpaste for a while but really hadn’t noticed any results. When I found this recipe and realized that I had all of the ingredients I figured it was worth a shot, and I’m so glad I tried it!
All you need is 2 ingredients!
- Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide
There is no magic ratio here, as long as it is a paste it does not matter how much you add. I recommend starting with baking soda and slowly adding peroxide until it seems like a liquid-y paste. This way you can make as much or as little as you want. I keep the mixture in my bathroom next to my tooth brush so that I remember to use it. It does not need to be used often. Use it 1-3 times a week for up to a month, that would get you ready for any big event. After that use it no more than once a month or it will harm your teeth. I admit it does not taste the best but is worth it for the results. I have found that over time it gets thicker so you may want to add more peroxide every few months.
* I store mine in a small glass container from Pyrex. I use these glass containers for everything, I definitely recommend it!