There are quite a few ways to whiten your teeth. This one sounds especially odd but it actually really helps and it’s totally natural: use strawberries!
Strawberries are great for a natural toothpaste that you can make yourself at home. The malic acid in strawberries is a natural emulsifier, helping to remove crumbs and plaque. Besides that, strawberries contain folic acid, which whitens teeth and removes coloration, especially yellowness. Who’d have thought the sweet summer berry would be the key to a radiant smile!
It works similarly to hair bleach. Apparently even eating just one strawberry after a meal can start the process of lightening your teeth. Or get even better results with this toothpaste recipe.
- 2 to 3 strawberries
- ½ tsp baking powder
Why baking powder? It’s a mild abrasive that cleans stains from your teeth. Mash the ingredients together in a small bowl, dip your toothbrush into the mix, and go to it. After you’ve used it for a couple of weeks, you’ll notice a clear difference: much whiter teeth! Always use dental floss after brushing to remove strawberry seeds that might get stuck between teeth or in your gums.
Take note: this method shouldn’t replace your normal toothpaste but it will complement it beautifully. With this trick you won’t have to buy expensive bleaching paste ever again!