- How To Whiten Teeth With Strawberries
- Do strawberries help whiten your teeth?
- Does eating strawberries whiten your teeth?
- Is strawberry and baking soda good for your teeth?
1. Do strawberries help whiten your teeth?"The only benefit of the do-it-yourself method — strawberries and baking soda — is, while it seems to make your teeth look whiter, they look whiter because you're just removing plaque accumulation on your teeth," Kwon said in a statement. "You really want something that penetrates into your teeth and breaks down the stain molecules. If you don't have that, you get just the superficial, and not the whitening from the inside, which was what you really want."
The main reason the strawberry and baking-soda recipe failed to work is that the mixture lacks the chemicals hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, which are key ingredients in tooth-whitening products, according to the American Dental Association.
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2. Does eating strawberries whiten your teeth?According to Dr. Irwin Smigel, president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the fruit's malic acid is a natural astringent that removes surface tooth discoloration. For a stronger whitening solution, you can also combine a strawberry with baking soda for a natural tooth whitener, but you shouldn't do this more than once a week because of the risk of enamel damage.
Either way, strawberries may be a delicious, less expensive alternative to commercial teeth-whitening products.
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3. Is strawberry and baking soda good for your teeth?The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from wine, coffee, and dark sodas. While its no replacement for a bleaching treatment at your dentists office, “this is a fast, cheap way to brighten your smile,” says Adina Carrel, DMD, a dentist in private practice at Manhattan Dental Arts in New York. “Be careful not to use this too often, though, as the acid could damage the enamel on your teeth.”
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4. How To Whiten Teeth With Strawberries
Strawberries contain malic acid which is used in many commercials teeth whitening products to help remove surface stains. Baking soda is a mild abrasive which helps gently buff away discoloration
Servings: 1 servings
Ingredients: You need and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
- 1 strawberry
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- Mash 1 strawberry in a bowl with a fork
- Add a half a teaspoon of baking soda with the mashed strawberry
- Mix with the baking soda until blended
- Dip your toothbrush into mixture and brush teeth
- Let strawberry/baking soda mixture sit on teeth for 5 minutes and rinse. You can apply once a week.