Today, 01:20 PM
I use it because I hate the taste of toothpaste. I've never liked it. I used to just use baking soda but as I got older and learned about coconut oil, I started mixing baking soda, kosher salt, and coconut oil together to make my own toofpaste. I also tried a whitener once and it burned my gums and made my teeth sensitive. My dentist gave some professional strips to try because the Franzia was staining my teeth. They weren't gnarly, they just didn't look dazzling.:D Anyway, I tried one and gave the rest away - those damn strips were 10.00 each. My dentist gifted them to me but I saw on my receipt the retail price for a 4 pack was 40.00.:eek: I ended up learning about activated charcoal for tooth whitening and it works. I'm not sure how well it would work on badly stained teeth but it makes mine look like they've been professionally whitened. I bought the activated charcoal caplets off amazon for around 5.00. I opened them all up (very messy), put the powder back in the bottle and I use it once a week. I just dip a toothbrush in the powder (warning, use a dollar tree toothbrush because the charcoal will turn it black) get it all over my teeth, jump in the shower and when I get out, I rinse out my mouth with a waterpik and brush my teeth good. WARNING - I've heard it can stain dental work. I only have a few small fillings on some molars and haven't noticed any staining but I've read online that some people have turned their crowns black.:eek:
Brush twice a day
Waterpik at night
Activated charcoal once a week or whenever I feel like I need it. It doesn't hurt your teeth so you can do it as much as you want.
Since I got on that routine, my dental cleanings only take about 15 minutes. :cool: