Fearful of showing our yellow teeth, we smile less often, and this lack of confidence spread in the way we talk, our tone of voice, and how well we communicate.
Naturally white teeth also reflect our state of diet and health.
There are many ways for you to whiten your teeth the natural way, and here we discuss one of them in detail.
Strawberry and Baking Soda Combo
You’ll find many superficial references to how strawberry whitens teeth without details. You’ll also find references and contradictory data on the value of baking soda as a natural teeth whitening agent and again without details.
Knowing how something works is much more beneficial than following claims and instructions blindly.
In the case of strawberries, the claims are that malic acid in strawberries has an astringent effect meaning causes contraction in the smear layer and the peritubular dentin that then aids removal of the stain.
The instructions should also include that you need to clean your teeth after using a homemade strawberry paste, not to leave the sugary and acidic environment behind that allows for bacterial growth. Bacterial growth contributes to the yellowing of your teeth.
The high vitamin content of strawberries is credited to teeth whitening. Here again, we come across the acidic power of vitamin C aka ascorbic acid. Exposing your teeth to acids is harmful to your teeth.
Knowing how sugar and acid can damage your teeth, would it make sense to you to use any acidic substance that leaves sugar behind on your teeth?
This is where baking soda comes in. From a chemical standpoint, baking soda is a base that neutralizes acids. When combined with ascorbic acid it produces sodium ascorbate that is not an acid but it still carries tremendous whitening power as well as gum healing capabilities.