Hydrogen Peroxide For Teeth Whitening

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Title: Hydrogen Peroxide for Teeth Whitening, Hair and More Category: (SD) (Live) Tags: bleaching hair, lightening hair, whitening teeth, removing earwax, cleaning wounds Teaser: Use hydrogen peroxide to safely remove earwax. Article: When I was a teen, hydrogen peroxide was my go-to teeth-whitener, and something I would spray on my hair to get that “sun-kissed” look. Years later, you can still find a bottle in my medicine cabinet as an inexpensive way to whiten teeth, and disinfect cuts and scrapes. Let’s take a closer look at hydrogen peroxide and see what it can do for you. What is hydrogen peroxide? Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a pale blue liquid, which appears colorless, and is slightly more viscous than water. It’s a weak…show more content…
Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: • 2 tbsp hydrogen peroxide • 1 tbsp baking soda Tools: • Small bowl • Spoon • Toothbrush Instructions: 1. Add the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda into a small bowl. Stir to combine into a paste. 2. Dip your toothbrush in the mixture and start brushing. 3. Allow the paste to stay on your teeth for about a minute, and then rinse thoroughly. I personally use this homemade whitening paste, but only once or twice a month. If you have very bad stains on your teeth, you could use it initially, once a week until you notice an improvement. More often, however, and the baking soda could break down the enamel over time, causing sensitivity. And of course, make sure to maintain your regular oral care regimen. Remove earwax All humans and other mammals have earwax. It consists of shed skin cells, hair, and the secretions from glands of the outside ear canal. Although gross, it serves its purpose. Namely, protecting the ear canal against bacteria, fungi and water. But, too much earwax and your ears may feel full, affecting your hearing. Although, most experts agree that removing earwax is not entirely necessary, you may still want to clean your ears time and again. The problem is, rooting around your ear canal with a Q-tip can actually push wax further inside. So, instead of cleaning your ear out, the wax gets stuck. As a result, wax builds up on top of it, creating a dangerous blockage or “impaction,” according to NYU
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