Good morning! Er...evening. :)
But I took this picture this morning (so I have no make up on and I'm not dressed, but let's be real, I still don't have make up on and I'm still not dressed). So... morning! :)
Today's pin has intrigued me for a while. I've seen several variations of this home remedy for teeth whitening floating around.
I pinned this one and this one. But I sort of mixed a bunch of them (pinned and not pinned) all together for my test.
*Every night I swished with a couple tablespoons of home grade Hydrogen Peroxide. There were some pins that said to dilute this with 50% water and 50% peroxide. This is the least potent kind of hydrogen peroxide and even says you can use it as a gargle right on the front of the bottle. So, I just swigged it straight from the bottle.
*I swished it every night for 30 seconds or so after I brushed my teeth. When I spit it out, it would continue to foam on my teeth. I kept spitting it out until all the foam was mostly gone and then went right to bed. I did this to allow the remaining peroxide to continue to work while I slept.
*I also tried one application of a Hydrogen Peroxide, baking soda mixture. I didn't want to do it too much since there were a lot of warnings about how abrasive this method can be. I simply mixed equal parts of baking soda and peroxide and applied it my teeth with my finger (not a toothbrush). I let it sit for a minute, then rinsed it out.
Not that noticeable. ha ha...A few pins said you would notice a difference within a week. I did this for two. I think if I keep it up, maybe it will be more noticeable. I have felt like my breath is better overall and my teeth feel smoother/cleaner. In person, I think they look whiter, but that could just be my wishful thinking.
I think I will keep the peroxide swish up, but the baking soda/peroxide mixture isn't really my thing. Plus, all the warnings about it being harsh on gums makes me nervous.
So there you have it. It sort of worked. I guess.
What about you? Have you tried this teeth whitening home remedy?
If you want a sneak peak at what I might be testing next time, check out my pin board. It's mostly full of kid's activities at the moment. :) And...if you have a great pin that you would like me to be the guinea pig for, let me know. I might give it a go.
Hope you're having a great day!