One of the questions that we receive most often from people is:
Question: Is Turmeric teeth whitening a hoax?
Answer: No! It’s not a hoax and it can actually be used to help whiten your teeth believe it or not.
Turmeric Teeth Whitening Myth?
Turmeric teeth whitening is NOT a myth as shown in the video above, it’s is very similar to baking soda in the sense that it’s abrasive but does a great job at removing stains. The actual reason as to why it works is not very well documented because no one really knows the reason as to why it works so well at removing stains from teeth. As a matter of fact, the reason why most people still think turmeric teeth whitening is a hoax comes down to the fact that when it comes to white surfaces it is notorious for sustaining and yet when it comes to teeth it has the opposite effect and actually removes stains. Not only that but it has awesome health benefits which we will be covering in future articles.
What You Should Know About It
Now despite the fact that turmeric is great for whitening teeth like I mentioned earlier it can be a pain when it comes to the cleanup process. The thing about turmeric is it can stain your sink and counter leaving a giant mess everywhere and if it’s not immediately cleaned up afterword’s what can end up happening is it can become harder to clean up later. When using it, it’s also highly suggested that you have a dedicated tooth brush just for this whitening regimen. The reason for this is constant use of can end up staining your normal toothbrush leaving it with a permanent yellowish tint. To also help limit the mess it would help having a towel around your neck so that way you can use it to wipe up the access drool that sometimes occurs which can end up staining your clothing. As long as you keep these things in mind you shouldn’t have much trouble when using turmeric for your tooth whitening regimen.
Does Turmeric Stain Your Teeth?
No. Just make sure you thoroughly rinse your mouth after using.
Are There Any Dangers?
As far as dangers are concerned there are no reported injuries from people using turmeric for whitening. It has been used for dental whitening for quite a while, some parts of the world have been using it for thousands of years without any problems or issues. The great thing about turmeric is the large amount of benefits besides whitening teeth and this is why it’s such a hot commodity right now. Now there are some dangers when it comes to ingesting turmeric such as hypertension, nausea, diarrhea, etc… None of which is relevant in our case because we are not going to be eating it, we are simply brushing our teeth with it and then spitting it out.
How to Whiten Your Teeth With Turmeric
- Simply apply a small amount of turmeric on your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it.
- Let it sit on your teeth for 4-5 minutes.
- Rinse out your mouth with water.
- Then brush your teeth again but this time with normal toothpaste.
- Rinse out your mouth and that’s it.
Using turmeric should be no different than when you use baking soda to whiten your teeth, you simply just follow the steps above and you’re done. Now one thing I will say is that because turmeric is abrasive you shouldn’t use it every day and should only use it sporadically. So if someone tells you “don’t fall for the turmeric teeth whitening hoax” let them know that it’s not a hoax and that there are plenty of people that have used turmeric to whiten their teeth with fantastic results.