Did you ever look at the price of whitening products at the store, and think that there has to be a cheaper way? With Whitening products like Crest Whitestrips costing $30 or more per set, whitening your teeth can easily take a back burner in these financially tough times. And $30 is spare change when compared to the cost of whitening your teeth at the Dentist’s office.
Here’s what I use:
This small little bottle costs $1 or less in most places. Hydrogen Peroxide? “Why in the world do you put that stuff in your mouth,” you ask? Well, before you automatically assume I am insane, check out what the main active ingredient of Crest Whitestrips is:
See my source on this, and more details on what exactly these things can cost you HERE.
That’s right. Those whitening products that you pay $30 for are just glorified Hydrogen Peroxide. Yes, they have other ingredients in there (harmful ones, I might add), but Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient that does the major whitening. What’s in a bottle of plain Hydrogen Peroxide? 3% -3.5% Hydrogen Peroxide and filtered water. It’s the same, and actually less than most of the new whitening products.
Here’s how I whiten my teeth: I use a small amount of hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash twice a day for 7-10 days. I’m very careful not to swallow it, just like I wouldn’t want to swallow the gel that is in over the counter whitening products. My teeth are significantly whiter just after a week, and guess what else! This doesn’t hurt my teeth like the whitening products do. Every time I have used whitening gel products before, I wasn’t able to use them past three days because they made my teeth hurt so bad.
So there you have it. For $1 or less, I have a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide that will last me a very long time. Not only do I use it for whitening my teeth, but it’s great for disinfecting the scrapes and cuts we get around here. Now that’s Natural and Thrifty!
Side note: Did you know that our own bodies make Hydrogen Peroxide for healing, and that it is currently being used by many to cure cancer and other ailments? Do a quick search on the internet and you will find a plethora of information on the subject.