Thursday, January 21, 2016

How to Use Turmeric To Whiten Teeth


  • 4 tablespoons of organic turmeric root powder
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 2.5 tablespoons of organic coconut oil

1. Add dry ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well.
2. Add coconut oil. Use a fork to mash the ingredients together until you have a thick, cohesive, orange paste.
3. Should be able to store indefinitely but the ingredient amounts should last for roughly 20 uses.

Precautions Before Using The Paste:

  • Turmeric is yellow in colour and can easily stain anything that it gets on to. That is, except your teeth, of course.
  • Before using the paste, make sure you use a different toothbrush for this purpose. Keep your normal toothbrush separately for conventional brushing purposes.
  • If you have a white sink/wash basin, take extra precautions while using the paste. Try your best not to drop the paste directly into it. A metal sink would be a better option.
  • Take off your jewellery and valuables, and change into clothes that you can afford to stain (by mistake, obviously).

Using The Paste

  1. Now that you have made the paste and have taken precautions, it is time for you to whiten your teeth!
  2. Put some of the paste in a small bowl. Take a sip of it into your mouth. Do NOT swallow it.
  3. Move it around in your mouth for a couple of seconds.
  4. Take your second toothbrush and brush your teeth while the paste is still in your mouth.
  5. Spit it out and rinse your mouth a few times.
  6. The paste doesn’t have the most pleasant taste. So, you can follow it up with some regular toothpaste. But remember to use your normal toothbrush for this.
  7. Turmeric causes staining. It will not stain your teeth. But you may observe some minor staining around your mouth. This will usually disappear in a day or two.
  8. Teeth become yellow usually due to stains. This natural remedy will help this. But teeth can also become yellow, if your enamel layer wears off. The layer below the enamel is yellow in colour. In this case, this remedy may help but it is better if you see a dentist to avoid further damage.

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