Americans spend over a billion dollars a year on over-the-counter teeth whitening products, often without being aware of their risks.
But, we can simply head to our pantry and most likely find at least one ingredient that whitens naturally. Not only is it a safer option, it’s more affordable, too.
You’ll be surprised to learn that turmeric is an age old teeth whitening remedy that is widely used in India and other parts of the world. It has astringent properties and is also abrasive.
WHITEN YOUR TEETH NATURALLY IN JUST 3 MINUTES
2 parts turmeric powder
1 part coconut oil
1 part baking soda
Preparation: Mix together to form a paste, and keep in a cool place.
Put a generous amount on the toothbrush and brush as normal for 2 minutes. Spit and rinse until the water coming out is clear repeat this regularly to achieve fast results.
Turmeric taste awful and will stain your brush but that will be a small price to pay for white and sparking teeth that you will get after using it.
Brushing occasionally with turmeric can put a nice polish on your teeth and make them appear whiter for a time.
Jessica French, blogger and social media contributor, shared her experience with you, all on video (Watch the video below).
You may notice an immediate difference with the first application, you may not. But if you’ll do it consistently for a few days to a week, I think you’ll be surprised by how much of a difference it makes.
Warning: Using an abrasive to give your teeth a fresh polish can be OK to do occasionally. We don’t recommend using something as abrasive as turmeric or baking soda twice a day.
That’s because your gum tissue is soft and sensitive, and can become irritated and inflamed, which could even cause or exacerbate gum disease.