There are a lot of old wives’ tales out there about foods, and separating fact from fiction can be tricky sometimes.
One of these claims is that strawberries can be used for teeth whitening. Sounds crazy, but is there any truth to it? Can strawberries whiten your teeth?
Yes, they can!
Now, it’s no substitute for a proper whitening given by a dentist, but a mixture of strawberries and baking soda or baking powder can be applied to the teeth, and then brushed off for a whiter smile.
How does it work?
Strawberries contain something called malic acid, which works to clean stains off the teeth.
This should not be performed too often, as it is actually slightly corrosive to the teeth, However, doing it once in a while is just fine.