Keeping Teeth white

United States
December 2, 2008 5:20pm CST
I am very concerned about my teeth, so i do everything I can to keep them clean and healthy. Since i could not afford whitening kits, I have been swishing with peroxide after brush. It has a nasty taste and a slight tingle, but has been working great. Does anyone here whiten?
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5 responses
@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
2 Dec 08
no I have sensitive gums and I worry that the whitening products may not be very good for them. I brush my teeth regularly and hope that will be enough to keep them pearly white! I have heard that peroxide can be used in this method but I have never been able to fathom the taste, even the thought turns my stomach so well done you for giving it a go. I am glad it had worked for you.
• United States
2 Dec 08
Yes, I forgot to mention that i dilute before using. But it does work. I have only been doing this for a week and a half and i noticed my teeth getting whiter. I also like Crest with Oxygen bubbles for whitening.
• India
3 Dec 08
my teeth are yellow in color. i too wondered how to get my teeth white in color but i didn't find the way to make my teeth white .many of them suggested that i can use a lemon to whiten my teeth but that too didn't succeed. but i didn't try peroxide to whiten my teeth but now i left my teeth as it is and not caring about it.
@Crizhant (187)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
I am concerned with my teeth too, and i got a dentist friend which advised me a more inexpensive way to whiten teeth, which is by gargling mixed salt and water. I've done it for quite a while and i agree it's true. SMILE. :)
@hildas (3031)
2 Dec 08
Bleaching Teeth at home or in the dentist office now days is completely safe. The American Dental Association has endorsed it saying: Twenty years ago, a big advance in professional teeth bleaching was discovered. Dentists found that using a 10% carbamide peroxide solution would allow them to bleach teeth without burning the surrounding tissue or accidentally poisoning the patient. Bleaching Teeth at home or in the dentist office now days is completely safe. The American Dental Association has endorsed it saying: "Dentist-prescribed, home-applied bleaching made by a reputable manufacturer or used under the supervision of a dentist in a relatively short-term treatment duration is safe and recognized as most effective in lightening the color of teeth." Today, bleaching teeth is so easy to do you don't even have to go to the dentist to have it done. Some over the counter teeth whitening kids are available though. Yes! I use peroxide but I do dilute it slightly and swish it out well after using it. It really works better than anything else and is quite cheap too. Take care and happy brushing bellamommy.
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Is peroxide affective in whitening teeth? I also want to try it since its cheaper then whitening kits.