How to whiten your teeth; cheap

You can spend thousands of dollars on cosmetic dentistry and whitening techniques. But for most people just a few dollars, and a few secrets used at home will do the trick.

Whitening toothpastes are not all that effective in reality. For best results try making a paste of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and a dash of salt (optional) to use as a toothpaste about every three days. It's best to do this at night, as teeth may become more porous after a good cleaning and absorb stains from coffee, tea, etc that you consume throughout the day.

Additionally, opt for a baking soda and peroxide toothpaste and/or add a thin layer of Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster on top of your toothpaste. The bottle costs around $5.00, and adds a whitening boost to any toothpaste.

Brush morning and night, and be sure to floss once daily. Flossing helps to remove stains and plaque from between teeth, the hardest place to reach.