Turmeric as a Teeth Whitener? Really?!

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We are only recently becoming more aware of all the benefits of turmeric to our bodies. In addition to health benefits, turmeric also seems to have beauty benefits. Not only is it great for the skin, it also seems to whiten teeth!

Yes! You read it correctly!
Turmeric also helps whiten teeth! We were very skeptical, so we tried it.

It sounds a little counter-intuitive to apply a rich yellow substance to yellowing teeth. However, something in that golden spice seems to be an effective natural remedy for teeth whitening. Not only will you have white teeth, there is some research shows that it may even improve oral health issues such as gingivitis and oral cancer .

Take the Turmeric for Whiter Teeth Challenge and try it out for yourself:

Here are 3 different ways you can use turmeric to whiten your teeth:

1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric with water to form a paste. Then use a toothbrush (which will be permanently stained yellow) to pick up some of the paste and brush teeth as you would with toothpaste. Alternatively, you may spread the paste over teeth with your finger and leave for 1-2 minutes. Rinse out as you would after brushing.

2. Sprinkle some turmeric into your regular toothpaste and brush as normal.

3. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric with water and use as a mouthwash.

So, if you’re looking for a natural option for teeth whitening, maybe give turmeric a shot. Just remember, you won’t see a miracle after the first try; you will see gradual results with every use.

Did you know that turmeric can also dramatically improve your complexion (smoothness, prevent wrinkles, acne, rosacea). Check out ReNude Skincare’s non-staining Turmeric Antioxidant Mask.

Turmeric can also be enjoyed in a soothing tea. Check out this great Spiced Turmeric Tea recipe.