Saturday, 4 October 2008

Sucking Strawberries on a Saturday night

Good grief - I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror just now.

I looked like I was sucking lemons instead of strawberries. It was a scene worthy of Candid Camera and I didn't know whether to laugh, cry or just finish the whole punnet.

If you've never tried it you should really give this a go, even for entertainment purposes alone.

You see, this afternoon I stumbled over the most amazing fact that strawberries can be used as a natural whitener for teeth and are reported to remove stains such as those caused by tea and coffee.

According to an article at Health, you just need to mash up a single strawberry and mix the pulp with some Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda) to create a paste. Then apply with a toothbrush and leave it there for 5 minutes. The malic acid from the strawberry will be left to do the work, after which you brush again and rinse.

However, it was the advice at Natural Elements that appealed to me, which simply recommended biting into a strawberry and rubbing the pulp over your teeth.

So having asked Mr A to pick up a punnet in town this afternoon, I have now worked through its entire contents.

It wasn't that I'd overlooked the fact that only one strawberry was needed, they were just so damn tasty.

And the best thing is, I'm sure it's worked!

I just hope Mr A wasn't expecting a dessert tonight because he will be disappointed!

So next time you get a chance to indulge in these delicious red beauties, I suggest you give it a go. Just try and keep a straight face while you're at it!



Anonymous said...

thx for that

my blog

dr jack

esther said...

hihihi, that's the first time I heard this news! so, I've been bleaching my teeth the whole summer? (wel, actually, I have all crowns, and they come bleached as they put them in my mouth, but it's just a matter of speak) does the baking soda give this effect to the strawberries? os is it the brushing that does the trick?


Glad you liked it Dr Jack and thanks for visiting;-D

Hi Esther - From what I've read it's the acid in the strawberry that has the effect. I think the Bicarbonate of Soda\Baking Soda just helps it along, creating a nice foaming effect to keep in on your teeth. Although I am no expert in this, plainly a novice.

I have since discovered that apparently rubbing lemon peel (pith side) on your teeth also has a similar effect. The things you learn eh? :-D

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