A little while ago, I came up with the idea of whitening my teeth. I wanted to do something for myself to make myself feel a little better, you know? Raise that self esteem a little bit! You can never have too much self confidence, I always say! The one problem with teeth whitening products is that they cost quite a lot and I’m not a very rich person. Have you ever looked at the cost of laser teeth whitening? That’s a couple of hundred bucks at the very least! So what was I going to do? Here I am with my stained teeth, the result of years of drinking red wine and smoking a few cigarettes every once in a while, and I can’t afford a visit to a whitening dentist to have my teeth bleached back to their natural whiteness.

So I started investigating on the Internet. Most people are saying that whitening toothpastes don’t really produce any significant results, so I decided to keep my money in my pocket and spend it on something else. I also looked around for whitening kits that you can use to bleach your teeth in the comfort of your very own home, also taking into account teeth whitening safety. Those are known to produce great results, but they are so expensive. I can’t afford them. Whitening kits work because they come with a gel that’s based on hydrogen peroxide. That’s the same kind of chemical that dentists use when they are going to bleach your teeth in their office.

I wasn’t going to pay hundreds of bucks just to have some hydrogen peroxide applied to my teeth. So I decided to concoct my own whitening toothpaste at home. What I was was buy some baking soda and a low concentration hydrogen peroxide solution. I put those together in a cup and kept stirring until I got some sort of pasty substance. That was my very own home made whitening toothpaste. I brushed my teeth with once per day and later twice per day. After a week I was already seeing some results. I kept it up for another week and my teeth are almost back to being completely white now!

Remember, if you are ever going to give this a try yourself: use a very low concentration of hydrogen peroxide and always be sure to rinse your mouth with lots of water afterwards. If you don’t, some of the peroxide will remain in your mouth and this can do serious damage to your teeth enamel!

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