Supplement Teeth Whitening in a Delicious Way

StrawberriesThe foods and beverages which cause stains to develop on teeth are somewhat obvious. Darkly pigmented consumables are, for the most part, the usual suspects. Wine, coffee, tea, and berries are good examples. An exception would be strawberries. Would you believe that some people find that the popular red berry actually brightens teeth a shade or two? Schaumburg cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent A. Engelberg, wants you to know there is no substitute for professional teeth whitening. However, for a quick whitening fix, you can try some surprising (and delicious) sources.


Strawberries contain malic acid, which has been shown to remove stains on teeth. Some people mash a few strawberries into a paste, mix with baking soda and apply it to their teeth.The addition of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) should balance out the natural acids in strawberries. However, if the word “acid” concerns you, you’re on the right track with your assumption. Some surface discoloration can be removed with this method, but you are risking the integrity of your tooth enamel with a home remedy such as these used too often. Be cautious and use your homemade strawberry paste no more than once a week.


The inner side of a ripe banana peel rubbed on teeth every day for two minute spurts (prior to brushing your smile) could possibly whiten your teeth slightly. Minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and manganese have the potential to reduce stains without the acid dangers of the above mentioned strawberries. So, if you want to give this one a try, it certainly couldn’t hurt, as long as you’re aware that you might not see any noticeable results unless you consult with Dr. Engelberg for your professional whitening options.

Teeth Whitening from Schaumburg Cosmetic Dentist

If you would like to arrange a consultation to discuss professional teeth whitening with Dr. Engelberg, schedule an appointment with our 60159 dentist office by calling 847-259-8030. We are happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.