Bright Smile: A Simple Natural Teeth Whitening Solution

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Your smile may be more important than you think; in fact, recent polls showed that 94 percent of people notice a smile before anything else. But what else can you do besides brushing your teeth? The truth is you can do a lot more to improve your smile; for one, you can try to brighten your smile with the following simple solution. 

Secrets Within The Whitening Solution

The secrets comes from the--somewhat unusual but effective--ingredients. The following will show you a few reasons why these ingredients may be helpful:

Baking Soda

Baking soda is slightly abrasive and should help lift any grime and particles stuck to your teeth--without damaging your enamel. Furthermore, baking soda also has a high pH value. This should help prevent even more unsightly damage to your teeth because it neutralizes the pH balance in your mouth, preventing oral pathogens from flourishing. Most of the bacteria in your mouth reproduce and cause the most damage to your teeth in an acidic environment.

Banana Peel

The inside of a banana peel is packed with several types of minerals, like potassium and magnesium. These minerals--aside from whitening your teeth--are important because they assist in remineralization. Your teeth are better protected against tooth-staining oral pathogens if they are properly coated with the right minerals.


The third ingredient that you want to pay attention to is the strawberry. The reason is strawberries contain high amounts of malic acid. Malic acid is an active ingredient in some fruits, like apples, but strawberries are easier to mash. Malic acid is important because it helps activate your salivary glands, inducing the production of saliva. Saliva is important because it is full of enzymes and minerals. These minerals and enzymes help remineralize your enamel and kill oral pathogens.

How To Use This Whitening Solution

  1. You want to remove the crown from the strawberry, and discard it. Mash the rest of the strawberry.
  2. Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda into the mashed strawberry. 
  3. Peel a banana (you can eat the banana now or freeze it), and keep the peel. 
  4. Smear a thin layer of the strawberry paste over the inside of your banana peel. 
  5. Brush your teeth with the inside of the banana peel. Leave the residue on your teeth for a few minutes. 
  6. Rinse off the residue.
  7. Brush your teeth with your toothbrush and toothpaste as you normally would.

Now you have a simple yet interesting way to whiten your teeth. Remember that this is only meant to deal with surface stains. Any stains that have penetrated the enamel can only be removed by a cosmetic dentist. To learn more, contact someone like Maddalena Louis D.M.D.


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