Afraid to smile because of the stains on your teeth? There are a number of natural ways to whiten your teeth, prevent stains, and freshen your breath while you're at it.
Unfortunately, many of our antioxidant-rich foods stain the teeth; think RED WINE, black tea, grape and cranberry juice, etc. And since we're all consuming lots of antioxidant-rich foods these days, most of us could use a little whitening in the tooth department.
Foods that contain malic acid, like strawberries and grapes, offer a natural astringent for helping clean teeth. When combined with baking soda, you essentially have a natural tooth cleanser. Try these handy at-home recipes for whitening teeth, natural toothpaste and DIY mouthwash!
Mash one strawberry into a pulp; add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and mix well. Apply the mixture to your teeth with a soft toothbrush and let it sit for 5 minutes. Rinse by brushing your teeth as you regularly do (with a natural toothpaste).