Sarah Powell of Lilith’s Apothecary recently posted about a herbal tooth whitener. My sister used to brush her teeth with baking soda and I remember that it really did whiten her teeth. I also read about using strawberries to whiten teeth in an email I received from Health.com.
Herbal Tooth Whitener:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp 3% hydrogen peroxide
Dip toothbrush into the mixture and brush for three minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Follow with regular tooth paste or herbal mouth rinse.
To lighten tooth stains and whiten your teeth, crush a fresh strawberry and rub it onto your teeth. The natural alpha-hydroxy acids found in strawberry should help lighten teeth. Follow by rinsing with water.
By Jessica Dougherty