Can A Banana Peel Really Whiten Your Teeth?

Banana peel whiten teeth

There are some anecdotal evidence that banana peel can whiten teeth when rubbed continually on teeth. Banana is rich in potassium, making them a great snack to eat anytime. Most people prefer to make a delicious soft serve with frozen bananas. However, there are some unfounded claims that the back of a banana peel can whiten your teeth in sort of a dramatic way.

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According to a popular pin on Pinterest, and other online posts, if you simply rub your teeth with the inside of a banana peel for 2 minutes, it can remove stains on your teeth and make them multiple shades whiter.

According to Pinterest: “To whiten teeth with banana peel is very safe and healthy for teeth as banana peels are a wonderful source of minerals and vitamins. They do not have the abrasiveness that other natural whiteners have and best of all they are inexpensive. Brush your teeth as usual with a natural toothpaste or you can use the banana peel first and then brush. Take a piece of the inside of the banana peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes.”

Most people who have tried it claim it doesn’t work at all. I have equally used it for over two months consecutively, it didn’t work. My teeth still retained the same shade as it was before I started using it.

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Dr. Darren Riopelle, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, tried the banana peel whitening system for himself, and after 14 days of rubbing banana peels on his teeth, nothing changed. More research is still ongoing to find out the efficacy of banana peel in teeth whitening.

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