DIY organic tooth whitener


original recipe:
peta (see here)

“White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black” G. K. Chesterton

My grandmother once plucked a strawberry from our gardens and rubbed it on her teeth, back then she told me it ‘brightens the teeth’ and ‘was the only known treatment against teethstains before dentists offered In-office bleachings’. I was bewildered and i did not know why it worked, but it did and from that moment on i kept on immolating at least one strawberry of a batch for the sake of a whiter smile.

Later i heard about baking soda having the same effect on the colour of the teeth, strawberry and baking soda worked even better. 2 ingredients are the main reasons for its working properties: Malic acid of the Strawberries and Sodium bicarbonate in the baking soda. Malic acid, which ocurrs in apples, especially green ones, celery and carrot strip dark stains from the teeth and increase the saliva production, which is good for the gum. Sodium bicarbonate works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums and restores the acid balance in the mouth, it has antiseptic properties aswell to help prevent infections. Teeth hygiene can’t be more effective and minimalistic. Best, Ea Birkkam

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