A Surprising Natural Teeth Whitener

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Anyone who enjoys a daily cup of coffee or a nice glass of red wine knows that it can stain your teeth. But you don’t need to stop drinking coffee or your favorite beverage to avoid these stains as there is a great natural stain remover that most people don’t know about right under your nose—banana peels. Before you throw away the peel of the bananas you eat in the trash or compost, you may just want to save it. 

Bananas are high in potassium, which is why a lot of people choose to eat one each day. However, some naturopaths claim that banana peels can help to brighten your smile. Each day, take a portion of the banana peel and rub it over your front teeth for about two minutes. You may begin to see your teeth get brighter. 

Always Ask a Dentist

While bananas do not contain citric acid, which can wear down tooth enamel you may want to consult your dentist about a teeth whitening regime. You can try the banana hack, and if you don’t notice a change, then check-in with your dentist for an updated regime. Your teeth will be glowing in no time.