This is a continuation from a previous entry on how to make homemade natural toothpaste. As promised, this is entry responds to people who need an even more powerful and urgent approach to whitening their teeth. The key ingredient of this recipe is hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1/8 tsp 3% strength hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide kills both bacteria and viruses by exposing them to oxygen. Since bacteria and viruses cannot develop a resistance against hydrogen peroxide, this toothpaste will not loose its effectiveness as could be the case with many commercial alternatives.
We will soon post an entry on preparing hydrogen peroxide so that you could improve your experience further.
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 3 drops peppermint oil (optional)
(See our discussions about the science behind baking soda and peppermint oil and how and when to make recipe adjustments.)
- a toothbrush
- a saucer
- Mix the baking soda & hydrogen peroxide until their consistency is that of commercial toothpaste
- Add peppermint oil (optional)
- After flossing, brush your teeth, tongue and gum as normal with the toothpaste
- Use your tongue to move the paste around inside of your mouth for about 1 minute
- Repeat this only about once weekly (since excessive use of hydrogen peroxide can be harmful to sensitive tissue for some people)
- The quantities above apply for single use. However, if you wish to store the toothpaste, increase the volumes and leave the paste in a sealed, opaque container.
The results of this recipe are phenomenal regarding its cleaning and whitening effects. Having not used it for more than a few weeks, I cannot speak about the effects over extended periods as a user.
However, I met a man recently who claimed to have been using a drop each day for over 20 years. His teeth were so white that, in my mind, went beyond what seems natural. I cannot be certain but I thought that the edges of his teeth even seemed translucent. My personal preference is a more natural white look. I therefore found his teeth to be distracting whenever I had to speak with him.
Why do we bother to make our own toothpaste? Are we fanatics? Are we well informed? We have explained in our entry known as “The Dangers of Fluoride / Fluoride - The good(?), the bad and the alternatives”.