Teeth Whitening

15-Aug-07 at 01:57PM:

NAME: rayne

INGREDIENTS: water baking soda and strawberrys
INSTRUCTIONS: First you take 4 straw berrys and cut ofthe stem thenyou take 1/4 a cup of water and 1/2 a cup of baking soda, then you through it all in a blender and blend on low util it becomes slightly pastie,then brush youre teeth with it and re brush with youre regular toothpaste. !!!!WARNING!!!!! it taste horrible but works.

15-Jul-06 at 10:43 AM:
NAME: Kakie
EMAIL: crkaka1@juno.com

INGREDIENTS: hydrogen peroxide
INSTRUCTIONS: Twice a day, I swish my teeth with hydrogen peroxide for about 1 minute. Then I brush my teeth as usual. I could not believe
the quick results I got! So much whiter! I got my husband to do this also (he just stopped smoking) and those brown stains on his teeth are almost all gone after one week!

Date/Time: 2006-04-07 03:26:55 PDT
email address = truevirgo28@yahoo.com
Country of Remedy = us

Ingredients = raw spinach
Instructions = chewing on raw spinach whenever u want to is also good ...........thats if u like spinach!

My daughter is 11 and was concerned about the color of her teeth. She asked the dentist about it and he suggested Gly-oxide. It can be found at your local drugstore. It's works well and is not harsh like modern cleaning kits (it's also cheaper).

Date: Friday, April 9, 2004
Time: 10:42 AM EST
Email address: Alex

Country of Remedy: Venezuela

Ingredients: bicarbonate of soda
Instructions: bicarbonate of soda, not bakin soda that is different, brush your teeth, helps to remove calculate too, so then use dental floss, and then use your normal toothpaste, i do it every 15 days. because i smoke help me to keep my teeth white!

I am a dental student and I was concerned by some of the remedies shared on your tooth whitening section.As for lemon juice... don't do it! It's an acid and can harm your teeth. You may end up with a LOT of cavities and irreparably damaged tooth enamel.
The reason that lemon juice "works" is that it causes the teeth to lose calcium (which gives teeth some of their off-white color). Calcium is a major component of healthy teeth, and once it is lost, your teeth become very susceptible to decay. DO NOT use lemon juice for whitening.If you choose to brush with strawberries, be sure to brush your teeth IMMEDIATELY afterwards with fluoride toothpaste and also FLOSS. The sugar and acid in the strawberry will harm your teeth more than it will help if
you don't immediately brush your teeth with regular toothpaste. Also be cautious of brushing too vigorously as the strawberry seeds could damage the gums (or even the teeth).The best home methods are baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. Try to
stick with these. Remember that these are not a substitute for brushing with
fluoride toothpaste -- you must brush with fluoride toothpaste after ANY whitening method to prevent tooth decay.Thanks for sharing this with your readers!

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Time: 5:08 AM EST
Email address: David
email_address: davidbankson@hotmail.com
Country of Remedy: USA

Instructions: I would just like to say that Vitamin C will damage teeth quicker than anything else. So brushing with Lemon juice is BAD. It makes your teeth whiter at first because it breaks down the composition of your teeth...first the stained layer, then the regular layers of enamel until you are getting them pulled. I would suggest only using lemon juice when brushing for a short time, and very sparingly!

Shannon Jamison
Sugar Land, Texas 

Take some foil and fold it to form to your teeth. Take alittle toothpaste and bakingsoda and mix together really well. Put some of the mixture into the foil and place on your teeth. Leave on for one hour everyday. Brush teeth normally afterwards. You will notice whiter teeth in just a few days.

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Time: 12:05 PM EST
Country of Remedy: Canada

Ingredients: Wood Ash
Instructions: This is an update to the suggestion to brush with wood ash. The reason wood ash whitens yourteeth is because it contains potassium hydroxide (aka lye). However, only hard wood ash contains significant concentrations of potassium hydroxide, soft wood ash does not.Before lye was available commercially, soap was made by leeching the potassium hydroxide from hard wood ash and then combining it with tallow (rendered animal fat).
You may want to exercise caution when using hard wood ash too often as a tooth whitening agent.The harshness of the potassium hydroxide could significantly damage your teeth over time.

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2003
Time: 3:27 AM EST
Country of Remedy: united states

Ingredients: strawberries
Instructions: mash several strawberries in a bowl (form as close to pastey consistancy as you can) and use this to brush your teeth, just as you would toothpaste. whitens really well

I`m not sure what information you need personally but I live in Japan. I teach English here and heard a great home remedy from one of my students.
Gather ashes from a fire (a wood fire) and dip a wet toothbrush into the soot. Simply brush with the soot. Brush with toothpaste after to get the minty taste. The Crystals in the ashe really make your teeth whiter right away! Try it! It works wonders.
Chad Edison  (Japan)

Elizabeth Krzewski
Every time you brush, add baking soda to your toothpaste. Within 14 days your teeth will become visibly whiter!

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Time: 4:29 AM EST
Country of Remedy: canada

i read the teeth brightening method and realized those people do not tell the the types of peroxide to use or they do not know
about it. there are two different grade. the tech. grade you can not swallow but the fruite grade is save for internal use. my son is 22 years old and has serious skin problems. i am giving him the fruit grade dilute with bottled water and it works the wonders. it was introduced to me
by zion church fellows.

Date: Monday, March 17, 2003
Time: 4:15 PM EST
Email address: barrie
Country of Remedy: usa

Ingredients: fresh crunchy veggies
Instructions: eating fresh crunchy veggies and fruits such as: carrots, broccoli, celery, apples, strawberries, and cucumbers can help whiten your teeth. remember that any food or beverage that can stain a white t-shirt, can stain your teeth. I've worked in the dental field for years and have seen many teeth damaged because people thought that brushing with baking soda or eating lemons whitened their teeth.

Date: Friday, January 17, 2003
Time: 11:25 AM EST

Kari Diefenderfer
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Baking Soda, Peroxide, & a Minty toothpaste

Instructions: Start out by taking some baking soda & putting it on your toothbrush add a few droplets of peroxide & apply your toothpaste. Brush your teeth as normal. Afterwards, if you still have a baking soda & peroxide taste brush your teeth with just toothpaste. When brushing is complete use peroxide as a mouthwash then rinse with water. Never swallow, due to the nasty stuff the peroxide takes off. Also only due this 2 to 3 times a week. Baking soda is abrasive & if you use it to much, the enamel on your teeth will be brushed away.

Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Hydrogen Peroxide
Instructions: Each time after brushing your teeth just gargle with a
small capfull of peroxide, concentrating it on your teeth (don't
swallow), and rinse thoughroly with water. You should see results in about a

Subject: Home Remedy


Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Lemon Juice
Baking soda

Instructions: First of all, brush your teeth as usual. Next, take your
wettened toothbrush, put baking soda on it,then put a dab of lemon juice on it (the baking soda will begin to fizz) brush your teeth with it. rinse with water. do this everyday and you will DEFINETLY see the results! GUARENTEED!
P.S. email me with your results i would love to hear from you!


Before you brush your teeth gargle peroxide. It makes it all bubbly and doesn't have a strong taste, but the taste is not very pleasent. After you gargle as long as you can brush your teeth to get the nasty taste out. It also will brush away everything you just gargled off. It really works and it is safe for use in your mouth.

I heard this one on the Home Shopping Network. Just crush a strawberry (or berries) and put the pulp on a tooth brush. Brush. And then brush again with baking soda, or regular toothpaste (maybe baking soda and peroxide, tastes better the regular baking soda)!

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