There are few things more attractive than a nice set of pearly whites and a warm smile! Regardless of the shape of your smile, I think you’re beautiful and I encourage you to use it often! Smiles are free and have the power to bring so much joy to the world.
Today, I want to give you a tool that is natural, safe, efficient and guaranteed to leave your teeth whiter than it found them!
The Problem With Commercial Whiteners
Americans spend over 1 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter tooth whitening products. But are you getting what you’re paying for?
Most people have no idea that most whiteners come with risks, such as:
- Teeth becoming translucent
- Gum irritation
- Gum receding
- Oral infections/disease
- Teeth becoming brittle
- Teeth going yellow again faster than before
It’s true… although many teeth whiteners will work short term, the results often don’t last. Overuse can lead to serious issues that are not worth the temporary satisfaction at all!
The good news is you don’t need these chemical teeth whitening products!
As with most things, mother nature has some tricks up her sleeve to help you get that vibrant smile you’ve always wanted.
The answer to whiter teeth is in your pantry. If you’ve been hanging around the health and wellness community, then I’m sure you’ve heard of this increasingly popular spice. It’s actually one of my favorite superfoods to use every single day.
Turmeric is a naturally vibrant, golden spice that is often used to make mustard appear yellow. “What? A yellow spice that will help make your teeth more white? Pretty sure you’re crazy, Drew.”
Although turmeric’s powerful color actually stains fabrics and surfaces, when it comes to your teeth – turmeric is a great teeth whitener! Strange, I know. But it’s true.
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 capsules worth of turmeric powder (about ½ -1 teaspoon)
- a little peppermint oil
- Wet your toothbrush and dip it in the mixture. Brush it on teeth as you would toothpaste. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes.
- Spit and rinse well.
- Continue daily for a few days or even a week until you see desired results
And that’s it!
4 Turmeric Benefits for Natural Teeth Whitening
The great thing about using natural remedies made from superfoods is that they almost always contain multiple benefits. Many studies have been performed to show the benefits of turmeric in dentistry and for oral hygiene.
1. Toothaches and Oral Infections
Turmeric contains anti-viral and antibacterial properties that can help keep the bad bacteria at bay and may soothe/improve oral infections (1).
2. Gum Irritation and Gum Reddening
When you use natural products like turmeric, you can expect less irritation and a healthier mouth than when you use chemical-based products. Because of turmeric’s antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, it can help to soothe inflammation and irritation in the mouth.
Some people are unknowingly allergic to chemicals in commercial toothpaste and other oral products. Using more natural-based substances, like turmeric can benefit the mouth significantly by lessening reddening and irritation.
3. Decalcify Your Pineal Gland
The pineal gland has been called one of the most important parts of your nervous system. It sits right in the center of your brain and is responsible for regulating various hormones and is also known as the center for “spiritual awakening”.
Many chemicals and substances in our modern world have been shown to damage the pineal gland.
It is believed that because of turmeric’s neuroprotective benefits and anti-inflammatory properties, it can improve and preserve the health of the pineal gland when used regularly.
4. Protect Your Brain from Fluoride Damage
Turmeric not only helps whiten your teeth but may also help combat the negative effects of fluoride.
Fluoride, unfortunately, can be found in many household products.
- Non-stick pans
- and more
In contrast to natural teeth whitening methods, multiple studies have shown that fluoride is toxic to the human brain and body. Cur cumin, the active substance in turmeric, contains remarkable brain-saving properties!
Over 200 peer-reviewed, published studies have shown that curcumin is a neuroprotective agent.
With all the chemical and toxin exposure we face daily, turmeric could very well become one of the most important herbs of our time.