Tooth whitening has gained its popularity in recent years. More and more tooth whitening product come in the market, yet most of it are expensive. And here come the cheap remedies to fill in the gap. There is an affordable yet effective material you that helps to make your teeth whiter at home, it is hydrogen peroxide. All you need is a simple hydrogen peroxide mouthwash.
Majority of the hydrogen peroxide bottles you find in drug store or grocery store are diluted to 3%. Yet the hydrogen peroxide concentration you found in most commercial tooth whitening products varies, some can be as much as 10%. Most of us will think that high concentration is a good thing. But the fact is, concentration that are too strong will caused teeth enamel erosion.
There are two ways to use hydrogen peroxide mouthwash as quick teeth whitener:
Swishing with Hydrogen Peroxide
Material: 1 tablespoon of water, 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide
Mix these two liquids well and shish it in your mouth for 1 minutes. After that, spit the mixture out and rinse your mouth with plain water. You can do it twice or thrice a week.
Listerine and Hydrogen Peroxide
Material: 1 tablespoon of Listerine mouthwash, 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide
Mix the ingredients well use it to rinse your mouth. Remember to rinse your mouth with plain water after this. You can do it thrice a week.
There are a few precautions that need to be take note when using hydrogen peroxide as quick teeth whitener:
- Do not use high hydrogen peroxide concentration solution.
- Do not leave hydrogen peroxide in contact with your teeth for long time.
- Do not use hydrogen peroxide more that once a day.
When you find unpleasantness when consuming hot or cold food after your hydrogen peroxide treatment, it is advisable to stop using it and consult your dentist.