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How To Whiten Teeth With Baking Soda

baking soda for teeth whitening

These are tested , trusted and safe ways to whiten your teeth in the corners of your homes with ease! All this will happen without any teeth whitening kit, teeth whitening pen or any teeth whitening products!

Does the colour of your teeth give you concern? Have you tried to whiten your teeth and had little or no result? Look no further. This guide will show you detailed methods and steps of teeth whitening using baking soda. These methods are safe for whitening your teeth, so there is no need to entertain the fear of ingesting harmful chemicals.  With few easily sourced materials from your immediate locality and a little bit of determination, you can begin to see results in a couple of days.

It is important to mention that frequent intake of some drinks, is majorly responsible for dark or coloured set of teeth. Such drinks include coffee, beer, and red wine. Equally, regular chewing of cola nut and smoking can lead to coloured or dark set of teeth. Using the methods in this write-up does not necessarily mean entirely giving up the consumption of the above mentioned. In fact, the methods listed here are a measure to ensure that your teeth remain white and sparkly irrespective of what you eat or drink. So, without further ado, let us dive in.

baking soda for teeth whitening

Method One for Whitening Teeth: A Simple Paste (Baking Soda Plus Water)

Items Needed:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Water
  3. Cup
  4. Teaspoon
  5. Toothbrush

Steps:

  • Measure half teaspoon of baking soda into a cup
  • Add a little quantity of water inside the cup and stir the mixture thoroughly to form a paste
  • Use a toothbrush to fetch the paste (you can use your finger if you choose to)
  • Brush your teeth in an up/down stroke and apply low brushing force for no more than two minutes
  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly. Also rinse your toothbrush very well.
  • Repeat the method every other day. That is, use it on day 1, skip day 2, and use again on day 3, skip day 4, and so on.

Note:

This is the simplest method to use. You are, in effect, adding water to baking soda and brushing with the mixture. An alternative way to use this method is by simply dipping a wet toothbrush into the baking soda and using it to brush your teeth. It may taste like salt because baking soda and salt both contain sodium, but please do not mistake baking soda for salt. Avoid swallowing baking soda.

Method Two for Whitening Teeth : A Tasty Paste (Baking Soda Plus Lemon or Lime)

Items Needed:

  1. Cup
  2. Teaspoon
  3. Toothbrush
  4. Baking soda
  5. Lemon or Lime

Steps:

  • Measure one full teaspoon of baking soda into a cup
  • Pour freshly squeezed lemon or lime onto the baking soda and stir the mixture while pouring to form a smooth paste
  • Dip a toothbrush inside the mixture (or you can use your finger to fetch the paste)
  • For about two minutes, use low brushing force to brush your teeth in an upward/downward stroke
  • Rinse your mouth and toothbrush thoroughly.
  • Repeat the method once a week.

Note:

Lemon and lime contain citric acid, which is a very good bleaching agent. If you choose to use this method, then remember to quickly and thoroughly rinse your mouth within two minutes of use. If left longer, citric acid is corrosive and may cause damage to the teeth.

Method Three for Whitening Teeth : Soda-Paste (Baking Soda Plus Toothpaste)

Items Needed:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Regular Toothpaste
  3. Toothbrush
  4. Small bowl
  5. Small Spatula

Steps:

  • Pour half teaspoon of baking soda into a small bowl
  • Press the regular quantity of your toothpaste into the baking soda
  • Use the spatula to thoroughly mix the baking soda and toothpaste into a fine blend
  • Use the spatula to fetch the mixture onto your toothbrush
  • Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with clean water

Note:

This is one of the safest methods to use as the presence of fluoride in the toothpaste will protect the teeth against cavity and helps to strengthen the enamel. You can choose to apply the mixture to your teeth and leave it for a minute before you start brushing. The mild abrasiveness of baking soda is sure to remove stubborn stains that may be present on the teeth. But please do not swallow while the mixture is on your teeth.

Method Four for Whitening Teeth : Red Paste (Baking Soda Plus Strawberry and Salt)

Items Needed:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Strawberry (2 or 3 large ones)
  3. Salt
  4. Toothbrush
  5. Small bowl
  6. Small Spatula

Steps:

  • Use a spatula to mash the strawberries inside a small bowl
  • Pour one teaspoon of baking soda into the bowl and thoroughly mix using the spatula
  • Add a pinch of salt to the blend and mix again
  • Use the spatula to fetch the mixture onto your toothbrush
  • Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with clean water
  • Remember to always thoroughly rinse your toothbrush with clean water

Note:

Strawberries contain ascorbic acid which acts as bleaching agent. The combination of baking soda, strawberries and salt is a trusted and effective remedy for teeth whitening. The red colour of the strawberries may give the paste a reddish appearance.

Caution

Baking soda is a mild abrasive agent. Excessive use of it can erode your enamel. All the methods described above should not be used more than once in a day. Whatever method you choose to use, do bear in mind that you should only use the method for no longer than two weeks in a row. Remember to give a one week break and if need be, repeat the method.

Do take your time to brush gently with low brush force and preferably using a soft brush while using the teeth-whitening remedies. Do not scrub your teeth or gums too furiously. If your gum hurts or bleeds after using any of these methods, it is strongly advised that you discontinue its usage immediately, and consult your dentist.

Fluoride is a very important ingredient and is always present in most toothpaste. It is therefore not in your best interest to abandon your normal toothpaste for baking soda. Use baking soda for teeth whitening purposes, and continue to use your regular toothpaste to brush your teeth.

In conclusion, how to whiten your teeth with baking soda is as easy as the methods outlined above. These are homemade remedies on a very low budget that won’t affect your pocket negatively. Use these methods to boost your self-image as you confidently flash your teeth with the most amazing smile.

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