Do you want to whiten your teeth at home but don’t want to fork out a fortune? Then how about brightening your teeth with this home made solution using Bicarbonate of soda (baking powder).
Bicarbonate of soda has been proven to significantly remove stains from teeth and leave them whiter. If you don’t expect to see any dramatic results then you wont be disappointed.
It is important not to add lemon juice or strawberries to the bicarbonate of soda. I have seen various remarks on Pinterest pins that say the addition of lemon juice and strawberries will help with the whitening effect. Unless you want to have fillings then never add anything acidic to the bicarbonate of soda. Lemon juice has a PH of 2-3 and will simply erode away the outside enamel of your teeth and cause decay. Not the way to go!
What is Bicarbonate of soda?
Sodium bicarbonate is actually a white solid crystalline product but we know it better in its powdered form. You can get a pot of Bicarbonate of soda from any supermarket for about £1.15
Using Bicarbonate of soda to whiten and clean teeth is certainly not new. Indeed the Egyptians used Natron from natural forming deposits in order to clean and whiten their teeth. As the Egyptians also found out, it has a slightly salty, alkaline taste and the first time that you use it, I am sure that you will hate the taste. It takes a little getting used to that’s all.
How to use
Simply take your toothbrush and run it under the tap to make it wet. Dip into the Bicarbonate of soda and brush your teeth as you normally would. After cleaning your teeth, rinse your mouth out well with water.
And now a word of warning! You should only use this method 2-3 times a week. Why? because Bicarbonate of soda is also abrasive and should not be used every day.