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Fruity Ways To Whiten Your Teeth

by Andre Daniels

If your teeth are looking a little yellow, there are many different methods you can use to whiten your teeth. However, some of these methods can be costly or require you to purchase specialty items at a store. If you are looking for something that is inexpensive and/or uses items you likely already have in your home, look to fruit. Here are a few different ways you can attempt to whiten your teeth with different types of fruit.

Eat Apples

If you have stubborn stains on your teeth, eating an apple a day is one of the best ways to slowly but steadily break down these stains and whiten your teeth. An apple has a crunchy, yet fleshy texture to it that helps to scrub your teeth without being damaging. Additionally, eating an apple a day helps to clean your teeth between brushing sessions and naturally increases the saliva in your mouth, helping to fight bad breath.

Rub Banana Peels On Your Teeth

Another fruit that you can use to whiten your teeth is bananas. While eating the banana won't whiten your teeth, rubbing the inside of the peel on your teeth and allowing it to sit in place for a couple of minutes before rinsing it clean can. The vitamins and nutrients found in a banana peel are rubbed on to the teeth and absorbed, which is why this method whitens. This method can be repeated daily until your teeth reach your desired level of white.

Create a Strawberry Treatment

The last way that you can whiten your teeth with fruit is to create a strawberry mixture. Crush one strawberry to a pulp and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Your mixture should have a consistency that is similar to toothpaste. Spread the mixture onto your teeth and allow it to sit for about five minutes. Brush and floss your teeth to remove the mixture and any leftover strawberry seeds. The strawberry pulp has an abrasive texture that gently helps to lift stains, while baking soda is one of the most effective ways to safely whiten your teeth. Repeat this process weekly for best results.

Apples, bananas and strawberries can all be used to whiten your teeth. However, these methods are not fast and may not provide dramatic results. If you are looking to whiten your teeth quickly or whiten them by several shades, visit a dentist who offers teeth whitening. They can help you whiten your teeth quickly and dramatically, giving you the bright, white smile you desire.