The Hidden Secret Of Bottom Stripe Color On Your Toothpaste Tube
Toothpaste- it keeps your breath fresh, your teeth clean, cavities far, far away and it can even be used to spackle drywall holes and clean the rubber on your shoes. But toothpaste has a little secret that many people aren’t aware of. Well, toothpaste, I’m about to reveal all of your precious little secrets.
You know that colored stripe on your tube of toothpaste? Every tube has one, but they aren’t all the same color. A post had been floating around Facebook and other social media sites, claiming that the color of the stripe on your toothpaste will give you insight as to its ingredients. This post claims that you should strive to find the toothpaste with either blue or green stripes, and buy one of those. Why? The green stripe means it’s all natural, blue means it is natural and medicine. But what about red and black? Red is supposedly a natural and chemical ingredient combination, and black is pure chemical.
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But wait, before you follow the trend and tell all of your friends about the horror of black or red striped toothpaste, take a moment to ask yourself if this is true. According to snopes.com, 1061evansville.com, and hoaxorfact.com, this theory is completely false. The real purpose of the colored stripes is to serve as an “eye mark.” It is a marker for the sensors on machines that cut and crimp the toothpaste tubes.
Toothpaste does have a real secret, and it is absolutely true. You don’t need to spend any extra money on name brand whitening toothpaste. There are several natural home remedies that you can use, and they all involve common household products. One of the most popular remedies than has been around for ages is baking soda.
To whiten your teeth with baking soda, simply brush your teeth as you normally would. When you are done, put toothpaste and baking soda on a cotton swab and rub it on your teeth. Leave it there for five minutes, and brush again. Over time, this will not only significantly whiten your teeth, it will also make them smoother.
Another natural home remedy just uses olive oil. Just put olive oil on a washcloth and, after brushing your teeth, rub the olive oil on them. It will reduce stains and also make your teeth shinier.