Teeth Whitening at Home

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    Lyle MacLeod

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    Does anyone know of any method for whitening your teeth at home? I'd like to try some of these out before I get them professionally whitened just in case I find them white enough afterwards.

    I've heard of eating strawberries and oil pulling but are there anymore I could try? Cheers
     
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    Busybee

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    I had a yoga teacher who cleaned her teeth by pulling coconut oil. She had really white teeth. I have no idea of the risks or benefits. Seemed a lot of fuss though and you have to keep doing it.
     
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    I guess it is but could be worth it.

    I've heard you need to do it everyday for 2 weeks and then twice per week afterwards.
     
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    I think she did it every day instead of brushing in the conventional way.
     
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    Aw I never realised you could do it this way. I guess it could be more convenient.
     
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    Try brushing with baking soda, baking soda has natural whitening properties, which is why it's a popular ingredient in commercial toothpaste.
     
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    Be careful about using baking soda, it can cause damage to your enamel. You should research what a safe amount to use is and for how long.

    The best way to whiten your teeth without causing any damage is using coconut oil and mixing it with activated charcoal. I have my son do this since he doesn't really need professional whitening (hes 13).

    If you're looking to get really pearly whites, then try Crest 3D whitening strips. I used them myself and my teeth were 3-4 shades lighter within a month. Be careful with these as well, my teeth were sensitive after using them (when used daily). Sensitivity wore off after a day or two. Try not to use them daily, should help with that problem.
     
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    Cheers guys, I'll do some research into baking soda and I'll also check out those Crest 3D whitening strips. I'm not too bothered about getting really white teeth, just a few shades whiter than they are now - probs best to try the baking soda first.
     
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    You should try to use toothpaste that have active ingrediant like Sodium Fluoride. I have found few toothpastes like Colgate, Burst, Meswak that have sodium fluoride in it.
     
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