Turmeric spice can help make your teeth sparkly white!
I know it sounds like it couldn’t possibly be true, but turmeric can help you achieve a whiter smile. Although turmeric is bright yellow/orange in color, it will help to instantly whiten your teeth.
Let that thought sink in for a while. Tumeric is already known for helping your skin fight inflammation and it is also known to be a superfood. But now, it is being touted as a teeth whitener! In fact, Ayurveda, holistic gurus have been using it for centuries for this purpose. Ayurvedic expert Trudy Collings said, “In Ayurveda, the coconut oil aspect gets more attention because of oil pulling. But once you infuse herbs, you get the properties and benefits of the base oil but also each individual herb which helps boost your oral health.”
So what does turmeric do exactly? It is known to reduce gum inflammation, whitens teeth and has antibacterial properties. If you infuse it with coconut oil, the oil reduces plaque and fights bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease.
And it might actually be better for your teeth than over-the-counter teeth whiteners as they might make your teeth feel sensitive and weak. These types of whiteners might also damage gums and lead them to recede because of the harsh chemicals used in them. Coconut oil, on the other hand, actually helps with receding gums. And although turmeric might look like it will stain your teeth a bright yellow, it in fact, does not.
Several people on Instagram have been trying this method of teeth whitening and many are saying it has worked instantly. After letting the mixture of coconut oil and turmeric sit on their teeth for 5 minutes, they have had surprising results with no yellowing!
So the next time you want to brighten your smile, try the Ayurvedic way!