This DIY at-home teeth whitener only uses 2 ingredients you probably have in your home


Being quarantined at home puts a damper on your beauty routine — there’s no way around that.

Whether you’re trying to cut down on trips outside of your home, or you’re merely attempting to slash your personal spending, personal care items can fall pretty low on the list of priorities during a global health crisis.

But for those looking to indulge in a little makeshift beautification amid this madness, you’re in luck, as this popular DIY teeth-whiteningtreatment involves just two ingredients — both of which you probably have sitting in your home right now.

To begin, mix together half a teaspoon of baking soda with half a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice in a small dish. Then, use your toothbrush to brush the bubbling mixture onto your pearly whites as you would with normal toothpaste, allowing it to sit for two minutes.

Then, rinse the paste off and voila! Your teeth should appear noticeably brighter in one simple treatment. However, as one dentist’s office points out, you should limit the use of this mixture to every once in a while, as citric acid and baking soda can both prove damaging to tooth enamel when used long term. Use it sparingly and for touch-ups only!

Also important to note is that the mixture is not a substitute for normal toothpaste, as baking soda is not effective enough at removing plaque on its own — although it can help you manage bad breath.

Watch the video above to see the life hack in action.

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