Did you know you can whiten your teeth with strawberries?

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Strawberries contain malic acid, a strong fruit acid that can remove stains and whiten your teeth.

One recipe says mash a strawberry to pulp and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix well and apply it on your teeth for 5 minutes. The acids in the strawberry will deeply clean your teeth and the baking soda will whiten them. After the 5 minutes have passed, brush your teeth as you would normally do.

You shouldn’t do this more than once every week, though, as the acid can harm your teeth.

“The seeds could scratch the tooth enamel and the acid could also rob teeth of calcium, so if a person does this method then they must be sure to brush their teeth thoroughly afterward. (“A.C. Associated Content Health”, online).” Karen Wynne

Also,

“Eating crunchy vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, and celery is another way to whiten teeth because the natural abrasion helps scrub off stains. (All The Information you Need, p.1, on‐line).”

 

the same source states.

So there you have it, This Foodie just got another good reason for which one should always eat their veggies.

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