Easy Methods for Teeth Whitening at home

Your teeth are the second thing someone notices upon meeting you after your eyes. A healthy set of teeth is a sign of health and confidence. It shows to everyone else at least that you take care of yourself and love yourself. But often times we find that confidence being lowered when we have faced not only the shape our teeth are in but the color of them.

Although the color of your teeth has little to do with the health of said teeth as it can be caused by genetic, lifestyle choices such as smoking and eating a poor diet and age, it has not stopped the world from obsessing over the perfect pearly whites and let’s be honest; who doesn’t love sparkling white teeth? However, shy not away from smiling anymore, as these easy ingredients found readily can be used for natural teeth whitening treatments in the comfort of your own home;

Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide

Make a paste using a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and brush your teeth with it. Alternative you can rinse your mouth with water and hydrogen peroxide, swishing around in your mouth for about a minute. Hydrogen peroxide has been proven to be an antibacterial agent effective against gum diseases and killing bad bacteria.

Activated charcoal           

Many know it as a neutralizing medicine against food poisoning but it can do more without even ingesting it. You can purchase this at your local pharmacy in pill form, crash them and add water to form a paste. Dub the paste on your teeth rather than brushing or rubbing it on your teeth and leave it for 3-5 minutes before finally rinsing it off and proceeding with brushing your teeth per usual. Though not an at-home remedy, it bears no side effects when ingested.

Citrus Peels

The acids present in citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, can help wear away the discoloring of teeth by rubbing it against the surface of the teeth for one to two minutes. After this, however, you will want to rinse your mouth as the acidity may weaken your enamel (the substance that covers of your tooth) further if you leave it for too long.

Apple cider vinegar

Again like in the case of the citrus peels, apple cider vinegar has acidic properties that can harm you enamels so you will want to be careful in rinsing after use. But these same acidic properties can be used to weaken plaque and make it easier to remove hence teeth whitening. Apple cider vinegar can be used as a mouthwash or by rubbing in on your teeth using your finger.

Coconut oil pulling

As the name suggests, all you have to do is swish a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. Being one of, if not the most well-known remedies out there, this practice is estimated to be over 3000 years old with other documented benefits including killing harmful microbes present in the mouth and pr

How to Successfully DIY Repair Your Windscreen

Whilst driving to my local beach to do some morning yoga I was confronted with a flying rock that left a small crack on my windscreen. Being the avid DIY’er I thought I would take up the challenge of self repair. So here is what I learnt when I researched for completing this job.

Repairing a windscreen is a special art done by professional artists. A DIY repair kit will never match a professional result, but what better way to save a few bucks if you only have light damage.

To repair a windscreen scratch or chip, simply follow these simple steps. Small scratches can easily be repaired by a proactive DIY’er, extensive damage however is best left to the professionals. The repair will also restore the structural integrity of the car.

Tools and Material Required

  • Glass cleaner
  • Glass repair kit
  • Dry soft cloth

Evaluate The Damage

Try to find out whether the scratch is on the surface or deep inside the glass, you can run your finger along it. If it is smooth you are in luck. If you get caught as you trace across it is may be too large for you to repair.

Trying to repair damage that is too much for you to handle will ultimately result in you needing a full windscreen replacement. Unfortunately glass repair kits are only to be used for minor damage so best to read the instructions on your chosen repair kit and don’t bite of more than you can chew.

Purchase a Glass Repair Kit

Visit your local automotive store. They should have a few options for you in terms of glass repair kits. After you have evaluated the damage you need to find a product that can handle what you need.

Clean the Windscreen and Follow The Instructions

Clean your windscreen to remove any dust and debris that would affect the repair kit from achieving the best results. And always follow the instructions as each product has different processes and time required for setting.

Another Method Using Resin

  1. The windscreen must be completely dry before you start your task. Clean the crack, you may use a dust blower or a small amount of acetone.
  2. Set up the applicator by identifying the syringe or barrel where you load the resin. Check the instructions.
  3. Load the resin into the applicator.
  4. Position the applicator to repair the crack.
  5. Apply the resin along the start of the crack.
  6. Seal the rest of the crack.
  7. Fill chips and dents with thicker resin.
  8. Cover all resin with curing tape.
  9. Let the resin cure.