Though turmeric is notorious for leaving a yellow stain on almost anything and everything, it can be a great tool to naturally brighten and whiten yellow teeth. Although the exact reason as to why it works is not known, many swear by it. Try it to believe it!
Turmeric is also good for sensitive teeth and dental problems like toothaches and gingivitis, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibiotic properties. The medicinal properties mainly come from a component in turmeric called curcumin.
Along with turmeric, this homemade natural teeth whitener includes baking soda and coconut oil. Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate (do not confuse with baking powder), works as a mild abrasive to remove stains from your teeth.
Plus, it facilitates plaque removal by neutralizing acids produced by the bacteria. Plaque buildup can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
Coconut oil is another excellent ingredient for oral health. It is often used in oil pulling because it draws out bacteria and treats issues like toothaches, bad breath, tooth sensitivity and gum disease. It also helps whiten and brighten your teeth.
How to make a homemade natural teeth whitener
Things you will need:
- Turmeric powder
- Baking soda
- Coconut oil
- A bowl
- A mixing spoon
- Measuring spoons
- A jar or container for storing the recipe
1. Measure 4 tablespoons of dried, organic turmeric root powder into a bowl.
2. Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
3. Add 2½ to 3 tablespoons of organic, virgin coconut oil.
4. Mix it thoroughly with a spoon or fork.
Your homemade natural teeth whitener is ready now.