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Natural Tooth Whiteners

Natural Tooth Whiteners

Store-bought tooth-whitening strips contain chemicals that may not have been adequately tested for your health. Try these two all-natural kitchen cupboard tips instead: one comes from the Native Americans and has the side benefit of freshening breath. The other is used in Sweden and tastes divine. Both will help your teeth look whiter and brighter.

Strawberry Tooth-Whitener
Smart Swedes have used this idea for centuries: just rub a cut strawberry on your teeth for a few minutes, or allow crushed berries to remain on your teeth for 5 minutes. The malic acid in the berries will clean and gently remove stains.

Native Americans used sage to freshen breath and whiten teeth. Try this great formula from Annie Bond:

Salty Sage Tooth Whitener

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:03AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Thanks for the tip.

10:27AM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

Interesting ,might try this ! Won't the sugar be bad if I let a pieces sit on teeth for 5 minutes ?

2:00AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

i'll try

12:31AM PDT on May 22, 2013

Truly the best blog I never got such information before this thanks.
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1:22AM PDT on May 6, 2013

I think this is true because whenever I have fruit my whole mouth seems healthier.

Does drinking juice help or does it have to be eating them or placing them on your teeth?

Apple sauce is a good palate cleanser.

9:37PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

interesting, will try the strawberries. I would have thought they would stain the teeth.

6:12PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

will try

3:27PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013


3:14AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Let's go berries

3:24PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013


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