Can Strawberries Whiten Teeth? The answer is YES!
We all seem to want whiter teeth. Teeth cannot seem to get white enough for us most of the time. There is a great, big market out there for whitening strips and dental procedures which promise a more alabaster smile. Some of the procedures and strips are successful at providing an ivory grin.
But: Whitening strips are not regulated by the FDA and do not undergo the rigorous testing that drugs and medicines do. Some worry that the strips strip enamel from teeth, although they seem relatively safe if used correctly.
Still, whitening strips generate a lot of garbage and concern to do something that can be done naturally with organic, garden-grown strawberries.You might say, “Strawberries are too tasty and sweet to be any good for your teeth.” Yes. It does seem counter intuitive, but strawberries contain a whole lot of malic acid, a tooth-whitening agent.
Strawberries also contain natural sugar, so if you do end up whitening with strawberries, you’ll need to brush afterward.
How use strawberries to whiten your teeth: You need 1 strawberry and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking soda until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry/baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.) You can reapply once a week! 🙂
Don’t forget to visit Valley Dental twice a year to help maintain your beautiful smile!