3 Steps to White Teeth for $20 or less

May 28, 2011


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.





    1. 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.


    1. 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.


  1. 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!
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8 responses to “3 Steps to White Teeth for $20 or less”

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  2. katieben says:

    Heya, just found your blog – cool stuff! 🙂 Question for you – have you tried *drinking* hydrogen peroxide, a few drops in a bottle of water, for better skin? I haven't tried it myself, but I'm curious!

    • Shannyn@FruBeautiful says:

      I haven\’t tried it, it kind of makes me nervous, then again- brushing with hydrogen peroxide did too!

  3. katieben says:

    Hmm, it makes me nervous, too – I think I'd want more evidence that it's a good thing before trying it. Still curious though. 🙂

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