I have very sensitive teeth. I clench them when I am stressed and when I am sleeping. Although I wear a night guard and use a special toothpaste, my enamel has been worn down after doing this for years on end. My diet of spicy and acidic foods and drinks does not help the matter. Also, my green tea obsession has left my chompers less than white. So, what do I do when I want to whiten my teeth? Store-bought strips are a no-no. I have tried them in the past and they left my teeth so sensitive that even breathing was painful! I recently found an at home recipe for whitening and I gave it a go. You are supposed to do it once a week until you reach your desired whiteness and then only once a month from then on. I have only done it once, but I saw immediately results. Although there was no tooth sensitivity, this paste did affect my gums, leaving them white and irritated. Said irriation was very short-lived, so I will be trying it again this week and I will be more careful to avoid the gumline. I only anticipate one or two more treatments before I switch to monthly applications. The recipe is below.
1 tsp. hydrogen peroxide
1/2 tsp. water