Nothing complements a swipe of lipstick better than a pearly-white smile. Unfortunately, most whitening treatments can be harsh for those with sensitive teeth (not to mention expensive!). So what’s a girl to use instead? One word: strawberries. That’s right – according to Health.com, strawberries contain malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration on your teeth. Next time your teeth need a pick-me-up, give this easy DIY treatment a try:
½ tablespoon baking soda
1.) Crush the strawberry to a pulp-y consistency
2.) Add in baking soda until blended
3.) Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth
4.) Leave on for 3-5 minutes
5.) Rinse and brush thoroughly with toothpaste
6.) Floss out any stray strawberry seeds :)
NOTE: It’s best to apply this treatment only once a week – the acid can damage the enamel on your teeth if you overdo it.
Have you ever heard of this tip? How do you whiten your teeth? Tell me in the comments!
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