2 years ago
mikayla
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Whiten Your Teeth with Strawberries
Ditch those pricey whitening strips. Here's a natural and sweet way to whiten your teeth! Ingredients: Strawberries Baking Soda 1. Mash one strawberry with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a small dish or bowl. It will darken in color and get slightly foamy. 2. Use a toothbrush to apply the mixture to your teeth. 3. Rinse the strawberry mixture off of your teeth and then brush them well. Then rinse again. NOTES: - You should only whiten your teeth with strawberries no more than once a week. - You shouldn't leave it longer than 5 minutes. The same malic acid that whitens your teeth can break down the enamel if left on too long.
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strawberries actually are very acidic which isn't good for teeth. I wouldn't recommend this trick...
2 years ago·Reply
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@WinterJustice Thanks for commenting. You're right about this being acidic, but this method is definitely safer than whitening strips (which contains other chemicals). As long as the strawberry concentration is not left on teeth for 5 minutes it's fine. 2-3 minutes wouldn't harm the enamel.
2 years ago·Reply
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Maybe even without the baking soda strawberry alone will do the work. More reason to love eating strawberries!
2 years ago·Reply
I've never been comfortable investing in white strips, but this is great! I can do this without having to stress about the cost of the chemicals. Only in really small doses, though!!
2 years ago·Reply
I don't think it's the strawberries that's brightening the teeth. If you use plain baking soda or baking soda and peroxide, your teeth will whiten.
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