Among other things like: nice hair, nice posture, nice eyes, a perfect set of pearly white teeth also catches our eyes when we first meet someone. Years of drinking tea, red wine, coffee, fizzy drinks or smoking cigarettes are some of the habits that stain our teeth.
A bright smile with white teeth will not only make you look better it will also make you feel better and more confident. Luckily for the industry, they are well aware of this fact and therefore they are profitable billionaires.
Will Teeth Whitening Products Whiten Your Teeth?
On the other hand, unfortunately for us, these over the counter teeth whitening products can have negative effects on our teeth which we won’t be able to notice at first. The peroxide-based gels in teeth whitening products bleach dark stains out of your teeth. These over the counter teeth whitening products will definitely whiten your teeth but they will also damage their enamel.
This happens because many of those teeth whitening products contain chlorine dioxide, the same acid used to disinfect swimming pools. This ingredient may or may not be listed on the label, but it is contained in the product. And you shouldn’t use it because it’s a horrible ingredient to put into your mouth or at the beginning of your digestive tract.
Teeth whitening products can effectively destroy your protective tooth enamel, making your teeth sensitive. The chlorine dioxide can cause chemical burns on the gums, and the whole process can cause permanent damage and actually lead to the loss of your teeth.
You may ask yourself, how can companies allow this? But if you read the fine print, you’ll notice that these products are meant to be used once or twice a year. However, people use them on a daily basis because they are so desperate to have a beautiful bright smile.
Pay attention to this! If you continue to use these teeth whitening products to whiten your teeth you’ll end up with more stained teeth than ever. This will happen because the acid will damage the protective enamel and teeth will be left exposed and easily stained by any food or drink.
If you are all the time intimidated of the smile of the Hollywood stars, don’t be. They are not using these products either. They have their natural teeth covered with veneers instead. But that’s not affordable to any of us, so I’ll share with you a simple and cheap recipe that will not only brighten your smile it will cost you only dimes.
Use Turmeric to Whiten Your Teeth
The secret ingredient of the recipe is turmeric. This gorgeous yellow spice contains the component called curcumin. This component has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties and is good in relieving dental aliments like dental pain and gingivitis.
Turmeric is also safe for people with sensitive teeth. With regular use turmeric will not only whiten your teeth it will also remove plaque from the teeth. Turmeric has antimicrobial properties and is rich in minerals which regulate the mineral presence so your teeth won’t lack or have more minerals than needed.
Though we are aware that turmeric will stain anything else in your kitchen, it actually removes the stains from your teeth and makes them brighter. You won’t be able to notice results after the first application, but with regular use of twice or three times a week you’ll definitely see results.
How to Use Turmeric?
- A separate turmeric toothbrush (because it will be stained!)
- Organic turmeric powder
1.Wet your toothbrush and dip it in 1/8 of teaspoon turmeric powder. Brush your teeth as you normally would. At the end, instead of rinsing it off immediately, leave the turmeric on your teeth for about 3-5 minutes so it can do its wonders.
2. Then spit the turmeric out and rinse thoroughly. After that, brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste. If you notice some yellow residue from the turmeric on the corners of your mouth or your face just wash it with soap or face cleanser and it will rinse away.
Note: When turmeric powder is left on your teeth and gums it will cause a slight yellow tint, but once you rinse away the turmeric you’ll get your beautiful, bright smile you’ve always dreamed off.
Try this trick and you’ll be surprised how anything so simple can do wonders for your looks. But be careful always to buy an organic turmeric powder because conventional products may have been processed and some additives and food dyes, which could stain your teeth, may be added to them.