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Tired of using trays and sticky strips to whiten your teeth? Try this simple DIY treatment to help brighten your smile!

Strawberry-baking soda teeth whitener

A mix of strawberries and baking soda might sound like you're ready to bake something tasty, but instead of baking, make yourself an easy DIY teeth whitener. Save your dentist visit for your cleaning.

One, two, smile

Just two ingredients are needed to make this simple whitener: a strawberry and baking soda. Strawberries contain malic acid, an ingredient that acts like an astringent and can help remove surface stains and remove some plaque buildup. The sodium bicarbonate in baking soda is what makes it fizzy and can also help remove surface stains on your teeth.

Take note

Brush your teeth with the strawberry-baking soda mixture for just a few minutes, and then rinse your mouth out and brush with your regular toothpaste. Floss your teeth, too, as the strawberry seeds can get stuck between your teeth.

Don't use this method too often (consider once or twice per month), as it may be too harsh on your tooth enamel if used too much. Talk to your dentist if you have concerns or to determine what whitening method is best for you.

Strawberry-baking soda teeth whitener

Strawberry baking soda teeth whitener

Supplies:

  • 1 strawberry, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Toothbrush

Directions:

  1. Mash the strawberry in a small bowl and mix it with the baking soda.
  2. Place the mixture on your toothbrush, and brush for a few minutes.
  3. Follow by brushing your teeth with your regular toothpaste and flossing.

Show off your beautiful smile!

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Comments on "DIY teeth whitener with strawberries"

blah January 15, 2014 | 1:25 PM

Yeah dont do this its absolutely horrible chemical reaction to your teeth

Brittani June 07, 2013 | 12:06 PM

I don't quite understand this. I've heard that Strawberries have more acid than we think, which can cause damage to the enamel

Priscilla Ramos May 21, 2013 | 9:43 AM

This seems like a simple and inexpensive way to approach teeth whitening, not to mention foolproof. I am always looking for ways to whiten and brighten my smile and I will definitely be trying this out at home. Thanks for the great suggestion!

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