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Can eating a banana peel damage enamel?

Can eating a banana peel damage enamel?

No: While eating a banana peel may not be as tasty as the inside of the banana, it will not damage your tooth enamel. ...Read more

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Banana peel may lighten skin, si this true or a myth?

Banana peel may lighten skin, si this true or a myth?

A myth: Almost any plant product has been at one time or another advertised as having some terrific health benefit. This is the same for bananas and use of the banana peel will not lighten the skin. ...Read more

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Rubing your teeth with a banana peel can make them white, is it true or just another mith ?

Rubing your teeth with a banana peel can make them white, is it true or just another mith ?

Banana benefit: Banana peel has many good effects, but tooth whitening isn't one that has been identified yet, as of this moment. It is beneficial because it has good anti-inflammatory capability, making it good for some skin conditions, and some cultures eat banana peel for the nutrients. Tooth whitening is best accomplished with a form of peroxide - many avail otc, or your dentist, for more predictability. ...Read more

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I heard that rubbing a banana peel on my teeth for 2 minutes will whiten them is that true?

Not effective: Where did you get this information, from the banana retailers association? Or from a well meaning friend who thinks it's ok to practice dentistry without either training or a license? Or from that fount of all knowledge, the internet? Thanks for the comic relief, but for best whitening ask your dentist for advice. ...Read more

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I've seen that rubbing your teeth with a banana peel will whiten them... True or is it a lie?

I've seen that rubbing your teeth with a banana peel will whiten them... True or is it a lie?

Banana Brushing: I love bananas and i've never heard that the peel can be used to whiten your teeth. I think it is a myth. In my case i would eat the banana throw away the peel and use one of the many tooth withening toothpastes available comercially. You've given me an idea! maybe a banana flavor toothpasted would be great for people like me. ...Read more

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Will rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for 2 minutes really make your teeth whiter?

Will rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for 2 minutes really make your teeth whiter?

Not likely: There are many safe and effective ways to whiten your teeth... The banana peel is not one of them, though... Speak with your dentist about your proper options... ...Read more

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I have heard of whitening your teeth with the inside of the banana peel, is that bad for your teeth?

I have heard of whitening your teeth with the inside of the banana peel, is that bad for your teeth?

Very bad for teeth: There are acids and sugars in the banana peel that are detrimental to the outer surface (enamel) of your teeth. If you really want white teeth see a dentist for their professional recommendations. ...Read more