The Frugal Widow Tip #1 Teeth Whitening
So, looking in the mirror one day I decided that my teeth were not white enough. 40+ years of drinking Diet Pepsi had taken its toll. So, I set out to the store to look at teeth whitening kits. Holy Cow, they are expensive. I started reading the ingredients and many of them could not be pronounced in any way. However, I noticed a couple of common ingredients that I was familiar with.
In many products there was Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide. OK, so how about not spending $45? I decided to buy a box of baking soda and a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide. I did a little internet reading on what would be a good amount of each and settled on a teaspoon of each.
I keep a little shot glass on the bathroom sink and mix it in the shotglass. I mixed it up and put it on my teeth. I didn’t really brush my teeth, just sort of put it on there and let it foam up. It tasted not to so good and oddly salty. I followed it up by brushing with my regular toothpaste which is Sensodyne whitening.
Wow, there was a noticeable difference. I was Shocked. Had I known I would be writing a blog, I would have taken before and after pictures to demo the difference. I use the baking soda and peroxide mixture 3-5 times per week and my teeth have whitened up considerably. So, before you spend a bunch of money, give it a try. It will only cost about $2.00. The only caution I give is to make sure you don’t brush the baking soda into your gums. It can be irritating. Let me know how it works for you. Smile!