If by any chance or at any point you have ever cooked your meal using turmeric powder, you probably had some yellow colouration on your hands afterwards, and of course, along with some delicious meal. Who would have thought that the spice that stains pretty much anything can brighten and whiten yellow teeth? It is not clear why this amazing fact is true, many people do swear by this tactic.
Turmeric root is also effective for the cure of numerous dental issues e.g tooth aches, gingivitis, sensitive teeth and many more. Turmeric kills germs, fights infections and reduces swelling and pain. Turmeric has been used as medicine because of a chemical contained within it called curcumin.
To whiten teeth, turmeric is mixed with baking soda and coconut oil. Baking soda is effective for cleaning pretty much anything. Scientists know baking soda as sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda removes stains and plaque from your teeth by removing acids that are made by the bacteria in your mouth. Plaque can cause dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Coconut oil is another wondrous ingredient that can draw out bacteria from your mouth and can treat toothaches, bad breath, tooth sensitivity and gum disease. People call this activity pulling, because rinsing your mouth with coconut oil will pull out those germs, but it also helps to whiten your teeth.
• Turmeric powder
• Baking soda
• Coconut oil
• A bowl
• A mixing spoon
• Measuring spoons
• A jar or container for storing the mixture
• Measure 4 tablespoons of dried, organic turmeric root powder into a bowl.
• Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
• Add 2½ to 3 tablespoons of organic, virgin coconut oil.
• Mix thoroughly with a spoon or fork.