February 2, 2009

Beauty Tip of the Day: Dazzle Them!

Keep teeth strong and dazzling white the natural way: eat fruit. Well not just any fruit, but fruits that contain malic acid including apples, strawberries and pineapples. Don't believe me? Drink a cup of tea, coffee or a dark soda. Then take a fresh strawberry, cut in half and rub the fruit across your teeth a few times. VoilĂ ! The malic acid acts as an astringent and helps remove stains from enamel. Cool, huh?

Some suggest you mix the pulp of the fruit with baking soda as a tooth paste, but be aware that while this works amazingly well over time baking soda treatments can cause sensitivity and should be limited to a few times a week.

So when Mom said, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" I guess she meant the dentist.

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