How-to: make a homemade tooth whitener
No matter how bold your lippie is or how radiant your foundation makes your skin look, no amount of makeup can detract from a mouthful of really discoloured teeth. Unfortunately, professional teeth whitening can be exy, with some treatments costing up to $2000.
Thankfully though, there is a way to cheat white teeth without coughing up the cash. Make your own at-home teeth whitening treatment in just a few simple steps…
DIY tooth whitener
What you’ll need:
1. Squeeze toothpaste onto your toothbrush as usual.
2. Holding your brush over the sink so as not to make a mess, carefully tip a flat teaspoon full of baking soda onto your toothbrush; the toothpaste should help it to stick.
3. Now brush as usual.
The baking soda applied on top of your usual toothpaste works as a tooth whitener to attack stains on your teeth caused by coffee, red wine and other teeth-staining foods. Don’t expect instant results, but if you use it twice daily over a period of weeks you will definitely notice significant fading of stains and discolouration on your teeth.
If you need white teeth in a hurry, you can brush with a larger amount of baking powder on it’s own after using your regular toothpaste – this will be more potent, however the dryness and flavour of the powder in your mouth is much less pleasant than when combined with toothpaste, so not for the feint-hearted!