I’ve always been embarrassed to smile as my teeth are quite yellow. I can’t afford to have them whitened at the dentist but wonder if any mums out there have any other tricks for whitening? Thanks


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  • defs only a dentist – the other products will damage your teeth enamel



  • I use a whitening toothpaste and it works quite well but l can really notice a difference when l get a normal clean from the dentist.



  • kits are cheap enough and easy to do it yourself at home. plus the stuff that the dentist uses, they have to put a protective layer of gel on your gums and use a light thing to activate the whitening product



  • I have heard rubbing banana peel on your teeth works. I haven’t tried it but I have heard it a few times.



  • there is a brand of whitener that my sister uses-( i think it’s colgate but i keep thinking that is a red container) and it’s made a noticeable difference to her teeth



  • Try whitening toothpaste and a mouthwash or rinse.



  • I use salt for whitening, my teeth love it. But I get tea stains and am trying to find a home remedy as can’t always afford a clean at the dentist.



  • Just be careful as I used a tooth whitening toothpaste, large tube, completely on my own and have ruined the enamel on my teeth. Seems it is just my bad luck, no remedy.



  • We use a whitening toothpaste, as per the directions on the packaging, every alternate day.



  • Some good advice here thanks ladies.



  • We use whitening toothpaste as just a normal part of our daily dental ritual along with the mouth wash that has whitening properties and once a year I buy a whitening teeth kit for each of us. Also pop along to your dentist for a good scale and clean.



  • A whitening toothpaste is your best bet, use it everyday and you should notice a difference. Personally the teeth of those actors and presenters on tv today just look way over the top. Baby teeth aren’t even that white.



  • We use equal parts coconut oil and baking soda mixed together and a drop of oul peppermint oil.



  • Check with a few different dentists because whitening treatments are no longer as expensive as they used to be. I had the trays made especially for my teeth and had at home and in dentist kits and it cost me in total $105. Now that I have the trays i just get more whitening treatments and brighten them up yearly and a kit costs $65 and lasts me just over 2 years.



  • Hey there Cherz. Some time ago I mean a few years (as I don’t drink red wine anymore) I had red wine build up stains, as well as coffee on my teeth and tried the method you described and it most certainly does work. I had been desperate and ringing around to get a good price but back then tooth whitening was even more expensive than it is now and I saved myself hundreds of dollars. Great advice from Cherz.


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