How to Whiten Your Teeth with Banana Peel

How to whiten your teeth with banana peel

The use of banana peel to whiten teeth is currently the hottest trend among natural dental care supporters. Most Vloggers across the internet have claimed to have used banana peel to whiten their teeth in just a matter of weeks.

Some claim banana peel contain minerals like magnesium, potassium, and manganese, which the teeth can absorb to give them a whiter appearance. Also, several reports online claim using banana peel is gentler on the teeth because it isn’t abrasive like other natural whitener.

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How to Whiten Teeth Using Banana Peel

However, a dentist in Colorado have tested this banana peel method and reported no change in the color of his teeth after a period of 14 days.

Then why are so many people still agitating for banana peel as a cheap, effective, and natural method of teeth whitening?  The teeth whitening using banana peel is individualistic. It may work for certain people, but not for others. However,  there’s yet no scientific proof to back this assertion.

To use banana peel for teeth whitening, follow the steps below:

Choose a banana from your fruit bowl. Ensure it is ripe because it contains the most minerals.

  • Peel a single strip from the banana, leaving the rest of the skin intact. This is because you can refrigerate it and use it over the next few days.
  • Peel the banana from bottom to top as this leaves more of the stringy flesh attached.
  • Rub the inside of the banana peel against your top and bottom teeth continuously, until they are completely coated in a layer of banana paste.
  • Keep your mouth open and your lips away from your teeth for about 10 minutes to prevent the banana paste from rubbing off.
  • After ten minutes, take a dry toothbrush and use it to brush the banana paste into your teeth using gentle circular motions, for one to three minutes. This will help to get it into all the little corners.
  • Wet your toothbrush and rinse the banana paste from your teeth using your toothbrush.
  • You can use your regular toothpaste if you like.

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Other Natural Remedies for Teeth Whitening

Apart from banana peel, there are other natural remedies for whitening your teeth. They include:

Lemon

Lemon contains citric acid which can act as a natural bleaching agent, and can help to whiten teeth. Mix some fresh lemon juice with a little baking soda or salt and apply this mixture onto your teeth with a toothbrush. Brush your teeth with toothpaste afterwards because the acidic juice in lemon can also wear away tooth enamel.

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Eat more apples

Apples contain malic acid that helps whiten teeth. Malic acid is used in most teeth-whitening products.

Strawberries and baking soda

You can mushed up strawberries and mix with baking soda before using the paste on your teeth to get rid of surface stains and plaque. Brush the paste onto your teeth with a toothbrush for several minutes before rinsing it away.

Wrapping Up

You may not likely see any results after just one treatment, but continue using it for about 14 days before you can see any noticeable improvement. You may have to take a photo of your teeth before you start the banana peel remedy and another one after 14 days so as to compare the two and check for any improvement.

 

 

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