homemade beauty: whiten your teeth with strawberries
January 24, 2012
People spend big bucks on expensive teeth bleaching treatments, but you all know I’m a fan of natural beauty remedies whenever they’re an option. Here’s my personal favorite homemade teeth whitening recipe:
1 tbsp. baking soda
Now you have a couple of options. You can cut a strawberry in half, rub the inside on your teeth and then brush with baking soda. I prefer to crush or puree the strawberry into a pulp and then mix in the baking soda to create a paste. You then cover your teeth with the paste and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Why does this work? To be honest, I wasn’t even sure myself, so I did a little research and it turns out that strawberries have malic acid in them, which just so happens to be a natural stain remover.
I’m glad I did my homework because I also read that due to the high sugar content of strawberries, it’s important to brush your teeth with toothpaste when you are done with the treatment, AND because of the acid in the strawberries, you don’t want to do this treatment too often. I guess too much of a good thing, can be a bad thing if you know what I’m saying.
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