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Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:52:51 AM »
Anyone have any tricks they've picked up over the years? Baking soda seems to be the crowd favorite online.

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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 04:36:10 PM »
I have been using activated charcoal and it works great! It does make a bit of a mess in the sink so be prepared to clean out the sink afterwards. Another thing that really helps is using a timer to make sure you are brushing for a full minute. This works with the charcoal and even with regular toothpaste. My kid brought home a little hourglass timer after a dentist visited their school and when I brushed my teeth alongside him I was amazed how much whiter my teeth were.

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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 11:45:02 PM »
Best trick is to stay off the black coffee! I love my coffee, but if I stop for a few days the difference on my teeth is amazing!

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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 09:37:15 AM »
Oh, great tips. @worms I drink a lot of black coffee without putting 2 and 2 together!

Thanks a lot :)


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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 07:56:31 AM »
Ultrabrite toothpaste is cheap and seems to work well.  Doesn't give you that Hollywood peroxide look, but I never noticed any stains when drinking coffee.

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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 08:45:51 AM »
I did a little experiment for a while last year and noticed a difference.  No hot tea/coffee, no sugar, no grains, minimal vinegar-y things (and always immediately rinsed with water thoroughly after anything vinegar-y).

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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 05:19:44 PM »
Peroxide and baking soda.

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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 05:42:53 AM »
Try oil pulling, it's my fav technique so far along with brushing with charcoal.

https://wellnessmama.com/7866/oil-pulling/




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Re: Best DIY teeth whitening tips?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2019, 08:27:06 AM »
I had to quit with whitening toothpaste as it was making my teeth sensitive. Try to whiten too aggressively and you can damage your enamel. Best to balance whitening with preventative (e.g. alternative to tea and coffee).