The Busted Sister’s Guide To A Bright Smile

June 16, 2010  |  

A bright smile gives your looks an instant boost, but professional whitening can cost upwards of $500. That’s enough to make any miserly Madame grit her teeth. Here are some easy folk remedies for pretty pearly whites.

Brushing with baking soda is one of those things your grandma was right about. Twice a day, give your regular flouride toothpaste a boost by  sprinkling a bit of baking soda on the toothbrush.

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones reportedly uses mashed strawberries to keep her smile bright. Again, get out the trusty box of baking soda, crush one ripe strawberry to a pulp and then spread the mixture on your teeth. The malic acid in the berry helps to gently clean the teeth. Leave the concoction on for few  minutes and then rinse carefully. Do this once a week.

Hydrogen peroxide is a common ingredient in teeth-whitening products. Buy a bottle of plain old hydrogen peroxide at the pharmacy, mix the hydrogen peroxide with water, swish around your mouth for a minute and then rinse.

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