Poor dental hygiene, aging, coffee, tea, the use of tobacco, antibiotics, climatic conditions and certain health problems can make your teeth yellow and unattractive.
Are you wondering how you can get a bright, white smile without all the chemicals found in all the expensive products available on the market? You can use natural home remedies based on turmeric. This is one of the most affordable, safest and most effective natural methods to whiten your teeth at home.
Turmeric contains magnesium, calcium, selenium and Vitamin C which keep the teeth strong and healthy. Its inflammatory properties prevent gum diseases and because it is antibacterial, it also kills bacteria and germs that cause tooth and gum problems.
How to Use Turmeric to Whiten Teeth
Mix a small quantity of turmeric powder with water until you obtain a thick paste. Brush your teeth with the paste, let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then rinse with cold water. After this, wash with the usual toothpaste.
- Turmeric, Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
Mix 4 tablespoons of turmeric powder, 3 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Dip your toothbrush into this mix and brush your teeth for 1-2 minutes. Take 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and swish it in your mouth for 5-10 minutes, then spit it out. Rinse your mouth with cool water. Repeat this procedure several times a week, then reduce to twice a week.
- Toothpaste Made of Turmeric
You can prepare your own natural toothpaste by mixing 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1/8 teaspoon of coconut oil. Brush your teeth with the paste and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before brushing with regular toothpaste.
- Turmeric, Salt and Lemon Juice
Salt scrubs away toxins, while lemon kills bacteria and gently bleaches the stains.
Take a turmeric root and roast it for several minutes, then grind it into a fine powder. Add salt and lemon juice. Apply the paste onto your teeth and let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with water. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
- Mouthwash Made of Turmeric
Add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder into half a glass of water and swish the liquid around your mouth for 1-2 minutes. Rinse your mouth with water. Repeat on a daily basis.
- Turmeric Tea
Add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of ginger and a bit of clove to 1 cup of milk. Boil the mixture for several minutes, strain it, add some honey and drink this tea on a daily basis.
- Chew Some Turmeric
You can also chew a piece of fresh turmeric root for 3-5 minutes. Spit it out and rinse with cool water. Repeat daily.
Do not use turmeric if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you take immune system suppressants, anticoagulant medicines or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Using turmeric on a daily basis can damage or weaken tooth enamel. Use these natural teeth whitening solutions three times a week at first, then only once a week.