There are many ways in which a person can bleach his or her teeth. There are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes available in your local supermarket. The manufacturers of these would like you to believe you can make your teeth whiter just by replacing your normal toothpaste with their whitening paste. Then there are the whitening kits for use at home. These can also be bought over the counter. Most whitening kits are based on a hydrogen peroxide gel to whiten your teeth. You'll have to apply this gel to your teeth and leave it on there for hours a day. Usually these kits are based on a strip- or a tray-system to keep the gel in place. This gel is the same gel that a dentist uses to bleach your teeth in his office. The only difference is that the dentist uses a lamp to accelerate the chemical bleaching process.

Let's cut to the chase. The whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes don't even work. You'll never get a significant amount of bleaching done with those products. Oh sure, maybe you can whiten your teeth by one or two shades, but you're unlikely to ever notice tiny improvements like these. The problem with these products is that they don't contain any hydrogen peroxide, which is the most effective tooth bleacher known to man. Which brings us the whitening kits that do come with hydrogen peroxide. These whitening kits will work, but there is the danger of using them the wrong way. You might damage your teeth because you have accidentally applied the gel to your teeth for too long. I suppose you could have a dentist do it, but paying a visit to the dentist for a tooth bleaching session can be quite costly. It costs more than most people can afford to pay without saving up for a really long time. So what exactly is the best tooth whitener for you, personally?

Natural Teeth Whitening Methods

You can whiten your teeth the natural way. It's cheap and can be very effective. You're not going to believe this, but did you know that you can actually whiten your teeth by simply eating more vegetables? Veggies such as carrots, cucumbers, celery and carrots are all natural tooth brushes. They have a scrubbing effect on your teeth and this can make your teeth a little bit whiter. Don't exect this method to be as effective as a treatment that is based on a hydrogen peroxide gel. But still, you can achieve real results simply by eating more veggies!