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Woman whitening teeth with a banana peel

Blog Highlights

  • Banana peel teeth whitening involves¬† rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth
  • Some fruits contain high levels of acid which, in excess, can damage your teeth
  • When it comes to whitening your teeth, there are several effective, proven methods available

Sometimes the internet produces some strange health trends. One of these trends is banana peel teeth whitening. People on different social media sites have claimed that banana peels have helped whiten their teeth, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Banana peel teeth whitening involves rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for a few minutes. You can do this before or after you brush your teeth. Most users of this method claim that doing this daily for two or three weeks resulted in whiter teeth.

Banana peels contain potassium, magnesium, and fiber. This has led people to believe that the peels can help whiten teeth. However, there is no scientific evidence that proves this to be true. In fact, the American Dental Association has said that while fruits contain nutritional value, using them to whiten your teeth is not the best idea. Some fruits contain high levels of acid which, in excess, can damage your teeth.

When it comes to whitening your teeth, there are several affective, proven methods available. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly for overall dental health and stain management. Ask your dentist to recommend some whitening toothpastes that would suit your teeth. These toothpastes are designed to brighten your smile and replenish your teeth’s calcium levels. There are also some over the counter whitening kits you can use as directed by your dentist. For stubborn stains that aren’t affected by whitening toothpaste, speak to your dentist about a professional whitening procedure.