White teeth and a bright smile can change your whole appearance. This won't replace professional whitening, but If you're looking for a quick and easy way to give your teeth that Hollywood shimmer, this strawberry and baking soda solution may be all you need.
Mash up one ripe strawberry and add in 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda. Apply it to your teeth with a soft toothbrush. Leave it on for 5 min and rinse.
Though this does sound a little strange, according to Dr. Adina Carrel, "this is a fast, cheap way to brighten your smile." She does caution against using this every day. Malic acid, the active ingredient, can damage the enamel of your teeth if you use it too often. Still, once a week is fine and it's a great way to instantly whiten your teeth.
[via: dumb little man]