I have been obsessed with whitening my teeth since I was 16, when you’re pale its really hard to make them look really white but this is what I do… (THIS IS ALSO something that you MUST keep up with, you can’t do it once and expect it to last forever, its a serious commitment!)
What you’ll need:
- Crest 3D White professional effects advanced seal (these are the best, they stay in place and whiten soooo well) they are also the most expensive kind but they are worth it, I have used a TON of other whitening kits that were just messy and didn’t get the job done!
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Baking soda
- Plus white just 5 minutes speed whitening gel (its like 2 bucks!)
- SENSODYNE TOOTHPASTE I AM TELLIN YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your teeth are going to be EXTREMELY sensitive when you whiten them. Even the WIND will hurt them if you’re not careful. I really like the isoactive kind!
- AVOID COFFEE/DARK DRINKS (if you do drink them, use a STRAW and brush your teeth after!!
Do not use more than 2 of the methods in one day (white strips/homemade remedies), you want to take it slow or else you can hurt your teeth. Enamel has absolutely no way of regenerating itself, and if you’re not careful and too harsh on your teeth it can permanently wear down.
If you are just starting out:
If you want your teeth to be really white use the crest white strips, they work 23983938 billion times better than home remedies, I really like the home remedies for upkeep and just making my teet super clean!
Use the crest white strips as directed, after you take them off brush with sensodyne. Your teeth might be really sensitive at first but eventually they will not be. It hurts really bad but remember that the pain is only temporary and the results will be worth it! But if the pain is like excruciating then you can take them off.
If using them as directed is causing too much pain just take a few days off then your teeth will feel better, then just resume using them for what works for you.
It might take a couple of boxes depending on how yellow your teeth are!
Upkeep / home remedies:
BASIC ORAL HYGIENE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Toothbrush: soft bristled tooth brushes are te best for your teeth and gums because they are very gentile which makes it easier to brush your teeth longer with less irritation!
BRUSH AT LEAST TWICE A DAY!
Floss: I use dentak flossers that look like this:
MOUTHWASH: I really only use it at night after I whiten / brush my teeth!
ok this is where the baking soda / hydrogen peroxide/ plus white just 5 minutes all comes into play!
BEFORE YOU WHITEN WITH HOME REMEDIES:
BRUSH/FLOSS!!!!!!!!!!! make sure you have no plaque on your teeth! even with just whitening in general make sure there is no plaque on your teeth! especially in between the crevices because then they will not get as white as the rest of the tooth!
Baking soda / hydrogen peroxide whitener:
make a thick paste with the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and scrub it into your teeth with your toothbrush. this is probably my least favorite way because it tastes like crap and in all honesty it really doesn’t do that much!
Plus white just 5 minutes and hydrogen peroxide:
this is my absolute favorite because it doesn’t taste THAT disgusting and it totally cleans your teeth super well to the point where you won’t have any plaque on your teeth! what you do is get a capfull of hydrogen peroxide and put a little bit of the plus white in it, then apply it to your teeth with a q-tip. it will start to foam and just keep applying it with a q-tip about 3 times around all of your teeth, even on the backsides of them on the inside. then scrub with a toothbrush and AVOID YOUR GUMS!!!!! spit, then brush with your toothpaste. this is really good for upkeep and just keeping your teeth really clean!
brushing with a little bit of baking soda is also good for giving your teeth a little boost when you brush!
AND just coating your teeth with hydrogen peroxide helps too, i used to do that a lot but i don’t really anymore.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE THOUGH ONLY BEAUSE IT CAN REALLY DRY OUT YOUR MOUTH AND MAKE IT GROSS!!!!!!!
I usually ALWAYS have a box of crest white strips on hand and use one about once a week or once every two weeks. I will use home remedies like once a week maybe twice if that.
It is a little extreme but in the end I think its worth it because ultimately its going to save you a lot more money than having your teeth professionally whitened!
THE RESULT OF ALL MY HARD WORK
this was taken with my iphone but ok in front of my lights so they look a lil whiter but still i am a slave to my teeth and its just something i really enjoy doing idk why hehe
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK
JUST STAY STRONG THROUGH THE PAIN, IT IS ONLY TEMPORARY FOR YOUR PEARLY WHITES
and i cant tell you how nice it is to not be self conscious about what color your teeth are, mine used to be EXTREMELY extremely yellow and gross but with all these things it has completely turned them around yikes