Everyone wants whiter teeth, myself included. I’ve tried a number of the products on the market, and, unfortunately, they all cause too much tooth pain and sensitivity for me. So what am I to do if I want to whiten my teeth without pain?
Well, I’ve found something that works well, and is cheap and totally do-it-yourself. It differs from many of the other do-it-yourself methods out there, because it’s intended specifically for sensitive teeth.
What to Avoid if You Have Sensitive Teeth
I’ve tried the following, all of which are promoted as good do-it-yourself methods online, and all of which hurt my teeth: lemons, oranges, baking soda, salt, or some combination of those things.
The problem with using the above substances for me is that because they are abrasive and acidic, they destroy too much of my enamel and cause pain.
The over-the-counter whitening strips are also to be avoided, because the concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide is too high for me to use without pain and sensitivity. Instead of white strips and the abrasive and acidic items above, I use the below method.
What I do is simple. After eliminating all the problematic teeth whitening agents above, I’m left with simple and cheap over-the-counter 3% hydrogen peroxide.
I pour some hydrogen peroxide into a cup, soak my toothbrush in it, and then gently dab and brush my teeth with the toothbrush. I do a few rounds of this for a minute or so, and then rinse my mouth out. Because the concentration of hydrogen peroxide is low, and because I don’t leave it on my teeth for too long, I don’t have any pain with this method. And I get significant whitening effects!
Give it a go, it’s safe, simple, and if your teeth are like mine, won’t cause pain like the other methods do.
If you have sensitive teeth, let me know your thoughts in the comments and share methods that work for you.