Can peroxide help whiten your teeth?

Yes. Hydrogen peroxide is a very effective remedy used to help whiten the teeth. You can simply brush your teeth with hydrogen peroxide by dipping the brush in the solution and using it to brush your teeth. For more effectiveness you can combine hydrogen peroxide and baking soda (few drops of H2O2 added in a tsp of baking soda) and use this paste to brush your teeth. When done on regular basis with in 4-6 weeks you would get nice lustrous white teeth. Besides hydrogen peroxide you can also try the following simple home remedies to whiten your teeth:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene and completely avoid smoking and chewing tobacco.
  • Avoid eating foods at extreme temperatures that is either too hot or too cold.
  • Avoid any foods that cause stains on your teeth like strong coffee, strong tea, colas or acidic juices.
  • Eat apples, the fiber ad pectins in it will help to clean your teeth naturally.
  • Drink plenty of water (preferably tap water as it is a good source of fluorine) to clean your mouth throughout the day.
  • Avoid eating sweets and chocolates in between meals to avoid tooth decay.
  • Use a toothpaste containing fluoride for healthy teeth and to prevent tooth decay. Rinse your mouth after every meal and brush twice daily.

answered by Dr S

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