By scrubtherapy, Oct 10 2014 10:24PM
Baking soda– For a white bright smile, even if you happen to indulge in red wine, coffee, nicotine, or any other thing that’s known for removing the luster from your smile.
Source- My Grandfather. Believe it or not this is what he used, and at some point in my childhood he told me about it. In terms of whiteness and brightness, this is much more effective than the different baking soda infused toothpastes or the blue gel whitening trays you see on the shelves today.
Take a fresh box of baking soda, using a portion of it to fill a small jar with a lid. Store the jar with your other tooth cleaning supplies, probably somewhere near your bathroom sink. Use this 2-3 times per week, in place of your regular toothpaste.
Side notes- I ALWAYS use before going out on a date night or to any special event, as it makes my smile gleam. I like to follow up with a rinse of mouthwash for a minty fresh flavor. When I first moved here it was a few months before I figured out that baking soda here is called Bicarbonate of Soda, so my baking soda smile regimen went on hiatus for a minute there. I didn’t notice a huge difference myself, but when I did start to use it again, I got multiple compliments on my white teeth the very first day.