If you want blinding white Suze Orman teeth, you need to seek a professional. If you’re a DIY-er like myself who loves frugal beauty and just want your pearly whites to look fab for cheap- you can do it my way for $20 and in three steps.
Target: With a coupon, go grab some at-home whitening strips. Do this every day as directed (or as much as you can handle, teeth get kind of senstive) and you’ll notice that you’re teeth are a tad bit whiter. My favorite strips are actually Target brand I’ve tried the name brands, but I found that I don’t like the flimsy kind that are intended to wear on-the-go. I never wear my strips out anyway, and I hate that they’re so thin they don’t stay put. Target brand is a bit thicker and the wax strips mold to your teeth they stay put, even if they’re conspicuous.
Prevent: Be sure to brush your teeth after drinking or eating things that stain– ESPECIALLY coffee and tea. Have you ever noticed that if you leave coffee in a cup for a few hours, it leaves a brown residue? My dental hygienist pointed this out- the tannins in tea and coffee can do that to your teeth over time, but of course, a good scrubbing will alleviate the stain power, much like scrubbing a coffee cup.
Maintain: After concluding the whitening strips, give your gums and teeth a week or two to heal, as they might be sensitive. Then, once a week, follow up with a paste blend of peroxide and baking soda. For about $1.30 you can keep your teeth looking fabulous for months. Do NOT do more than 1-2 times a week!