Turmeric is a spice we mostly use to give our meals a nice flavor, but it has a variety of health benefits which range from teeth whitening to treating cancer. The spice is highly effective against dark stains on the teeth, and can easily whiten them without damaging the enamel which often happens with store-bought whiteners. Brushing your teeth with a bit of turmeric every day will remove any stains and make your teeth pearly white like never before.
If you’re a smoker or drink way too much coffee every day, you may have noticed that your teeth are turning brown or yellow. Many people try to whiten their teeth with special toothpastes and other products which do nothing more than destroy the enamel of their teeth, leaving them more susceptible to various oral problems. Luckily, turmeric can do the same better and without adverse side-effects.
Most tooth-whitening products contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical often added as a disinfectant in public pools. Chlorine dioxide works, but it also corrodes the teeth and increases the risk of inflammation and other problems. Turmeric, on the other hand, contains a compound called curcumin which can relieve inflammation and is a powerful antioxidant that can prevent DNA damage. Studies have shown that curcumin can protect the heart and almost all organs, and it has tooth-whitening properties as well.
Here’s how to use turmeric powder to make your teeth pearly white:
- 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Wet the toothbrush slightly, then coat it in the powder and start brushing your teeth. Leave the powder to work its wonder for up to 5 minutes, then rinse with plenty of water. Now, brush your teeth with toothpaste again and rinse in the end, then check for any yellow stains left by the turmeric and remove them with lukewarm water.
As most store-bought toothpastes are harmful for your teeth, here’s a recipe for a turmeric-based all-natural toothpaste that will improve your oral health and protect your teeth:
- ¼ teaspoon of powdered turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon of melted coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil on low heat first, then add the turmeric and mix well. Leave the mixture to solidify and cool down, then dip your toothbrush in it and brush your teeth. Leave the toothpaste to work for up to 5 minutes, then rinse with water. In the end, brush your teeth again with a regular toothpaste and rinse well.
Using both methods on a regular basis will make your teeth white in just a short time, while also preventing a variety of oral problems. Try the remedies yourself and you will be amazed by the results!
Article and image source: naturalcarebox.com