Smiling can make a person instantly look young and attractive to others. However, poor oral habits, diet and lifestyle can stain those pearly whites in the long run. Fortunately, there are DIY teeth whitening kits available which can give that instant fix and bring back your beaming smile for everyone to see.
Having the teeth professionally whitened isn’t an option for everybody. It can cost a fortune. Not to mention there are individuals who are simply afraid of going to the dentist’s office! But these kits are affordable. They’re more expensive than ordinary whitening toothpastes, but they’re definitely cheaper than having it done by the dentist.
Everything you need is provided when you purchase a kit. Often, it contains solutions, trays, applicators, instruction manual, etc. While one kit may vary from another, they’re all basically hassle-free to use. In fact, they’re so simple that you don’t need anyone to help you out when using one, even if it’s your first time to do so.
They’re sold over the counter – meaning you don’t need to have a prescription for it. All you got to do is purchase a pack at the pharmacy, beauty store or even grocery. If you want to keep your privacy and the reason behind your white choppers a secret, you can always go online to place your order.
Why they can be purchased over the counter is they have milder formulations. Due to this, they’re very safe for use. While it’s not advisable to swallow some of the solution, there’s no need to fear even if you do. There are practically no side effects involved because they’re mild and safe for everybody’s use.
Since not all of these kits are cut from the same fabric, it pays to do a little researching of your own. Go online and read user reviews, which you can find a lot of in discussion boards or forums. You may also look for recommendations from relatives or friends as some of them may have already tried one.
Other than using these kits, there are also some tried-and-tested home remedies which you may try. Brushing with baking soda helps in removing stains. You may also add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to it for enhancing the effects. It may sound weird, but it’s also possible to use the ash of hard wood when brushing.
You may also rub the peel of lemon or orange directly on your choppers. That’s because of the mild acid they got, which can help dissolve stains. It’s also possible to apply lemon juice. However, it’s not recommended for use on a regular basis as it may abrade the surface, the enamel, and can cause more harm than help.
In using DIY teeth whitening kits or the above home made solutions, it’s best to pair them with steps that prevent staining in the first place. Cut back on tobacco smoking as tar can cause stains that are difficult to remove. Minimize consumption of drinks such as cola, coffee, tea and red wine. See to it that you brush after every meal to prevent bacterial growth and staining.