Thursday, September 27, 2007

Whiten Your Teeth With Strawberries!

I just read this interesting article on about whiten your teeth with strawberries and I thought it might interest those who want to do it the natural way.

The article mentioned that hydrogen peroxide is the ingredient that tooth-whitening products use, both over-the-counter and the ones dentist's use. The problem is that peroxides can cause your teeth to become sensitive and that hydrogen peroxide forms radical intermediates that can damage and destroy your gums and nerves.

If you’re looking for a safer alternative to brighten your teeth, you can try this simple trick:

  • Crush one ripe strawberry and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Spread the mixture onto your teeth and leave on for five minutes.
  • Brush your teeth with a little toothpaste (non-fluoride, of course) and rinse.

This natural mixture works because of the malic acid it contains, which acts as an astringent to remove some of the surface discoloration on your teeth from coffee, red wine, blueberries and dark sodas. Though this method is perfectly safe to use on occasion, don’t use it too often (no more than once a week) because the acid could potentially damage your tooth enamel.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Living in Divine health,

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool stuff, I will have to get some strawberries.