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Strawberry Magic Tooth-Whitener Formula

Strawberry Magic Tooth-Whitener Formula

Strawberries have been used for centuries to whiten teeth! Who knew? Here is an easy and delicious way to have pearly teeth that is simple to do and tastes great, and–best of all–it really works!

Here are the easy steps:


3-6 ripe strawberries
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup water

1. Puree the berries in a blender and pour into a small dish.

2. Using a cosmetic brush or your toothbrush, paint the strawberry paste on your teeth and let sit on teeth for 5 minutes.

3. Mix 1 teaspoon of the baking soda and the cream of tartar into the cup of water. Swish this mixture around in your mouth.

4. Brush your teeth with the teaspoon of plain baking soda.

5. Rinse with cool, clear water.

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Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedlove. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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6:24AM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Thanks. I do love strawberries - yum.

7:19AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

thanks, but i thought baking soda wasn't good if left on the gums for long?

12:57PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

it can't hurt

5:48AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012


3:24PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

hmmm - what's in the strawberries?

12:58PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Thanks for the info.

12:19PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Got to try this.

8:40PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks :)

7:07AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Thank you

1:18PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

Thanks for the information. I never would have thought to use strawberries in this way.

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