How to Whiten Teeth with Banana peel?
Updated: Aug 31
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Next to apples,bananas are the most consumed fruit in the world.
Banana,with its natural hygienic wrapping "peel" protecting it from contamination,can be bought from any grocery store and eaten easily without the need for a knife and a fork.
More than anything,banana is one of the most nutritious and medicinal fruits in the world.Rather than tossing out the banana peel in the dustbin,you can try this home remedy. All the more,you will have a reason to add a healthy fruit to your diet.
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Why Banana for teeth whitening?
Normal dental bleaching involves the use of chemical bleach containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.This bleach breaks down the stains into smaller pieces and decreases the concentration of stain and hence,your teeth get brighter.
Studies show that chemical bleaching can alleviate sensitivity of your teeth.(source)
Also dental bleaching is expensive.
For those of us who prefer more natural ways to brighten our teeth and want to try inexpensive remedies,can try the banana peel way.
How to use banana peel for whitening-
1. Simply peel a ripe banana
2. Use the inner part of the banana peel to rub your teeth
3. Let the peel matter sit for about 10 minutes
4. Brush it off with a dry toothbrush
5. Rinse your mouth
6. Repeat the same process daily for several weeks.
Whitening mechanism Behind Banana Peel
Banana peel is composed of rich natural minerals like potassium,magnesium and manganese which are known to be absorbed over the teeth surface making it appear white.
Banana is known to show results over time by multiple claims on the internet but efficacy is not fully established because of inadequate clinical studies.The ADA ( American Dental Association) points out that establishing and sticking to an everyday oral care routine, which includes brushing your teeth twice a day, can help improve the whiteness of your teeth.