Beauty Advice: At  Home Teeth Whitening Solution

Dear Budget Fashionista

I read on your site a comment from one of your readers that they use hydrogen peroxide once a day to rinse their mouth and keep their teeth white. What I would like to know is…is that a safe practice?

A: My advice is to first check with your dentist (a quick call should do the trick) about your particular dental needs and if your dentist gives the okay, go ahead with trying it out. A lot of people do rinse or brush their teeth with hydrogen peroxide and/or a hydrogen peroxide/baking soda mixture (by dipping the tooth brush in a small cup of hydrogen peroxide and then dipping it in a small amount of baking soda). I do know is that you have to be very careful not to swallow hydrogen peroxide and some people’s gums make not react well to the strength of the solution. Since I’m not a dentist, you should definitely consult with a professional first before trying this out.