Toothpaste comes in a variety of colors and flavors from peppermint, spearmint to wintergreen, but they don’t do much when it comes to the overall health of the teeth. And teeth are the most important part for the overall look and representation of ourselves.
Turmeric is a worldwide popular spice with Asian origins and roots. It has been used for thousands of years as a healing and herbal remedy. Today, turmeric is a popular home remedy for many health problems.
You may know turmeric as a superfood that can improve symptoms of arthritis, improve digestion, and much, much more, but you may not know that turmeric can also support a healthy mouth.
And everyone wants whiter teeth, but conventional teeth whitening methods come with potential side effects. Whitening toothpastes can often be too abrasive, and this can cause sensitivity and gum recession. Whitening trays can can damage the pulp and cause pain by allowing too much hydrogen peroxide to leech into the teeth. And because whitening strips aren’t custom fit, this can cause the whitening chemicals to come in contact with the gums and plenty of other sensitive tissues in the mouth.
Turmeric lately has been more and more popular in wellness circles as a natural way to whiten teeth. One of the many benefits of turmeric toothpaste, are that turmeric lacks the side effects of commercial teeth whiteners. This way you can reduce the risks of:
- gum pain
- receding gums
- tooth enamel problems
On the bright side. there are many possible benefits you can get from using turmeric for teeth whitening, like:
- effective teeth whitening
- reduced risk of gum pain and inflammation
- reduced risk of gum disease
With many centuries of use to prove its medicinal powers, turmeric toothpaste has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In many cases, turmeric can be beneficial in removing plaque and preventing gingivitis.
So i think its time for you to try this homemade, natural anti-inflammatory turmeric toothpaste.
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 capsules of turmeric powder (about ½ -1 teaspoon)
- a couple of drops of peppermint oil
Mix all the ingredients, wet your toothbrush and dip it in the mixture. Brush your teeth as you would with any other toothpaste. But allow to sit for 3-5 minutes. Then, spit and rinse well.
But, you can use this turmeric toothpaste for much more then teeth whitening. It can also help you with toothaches and oral infections because of its anti-viral and antibacterial properties, and gum irritation and gum reddening, because of its anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
People spend over a billion dollars a year on many tooth whitening products, without being aware of their side-effects. Fortunately, you don’t need them, you simply look to your pantry. If turmeric isn’t a regular part of your diet, try and change that. And if you’re looking to improve your dental and oral health, a turmeric paste is the way to go.
Other Benefits Of Turmeric
Turmeric is one the most effective nutritional supplements in the world.
1. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds
These compounds are called curcuminoids, and the most important is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and as we mentioned before, it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
2. Curcumin Helps Against Aging
Curcumin has become very popular as an anti-aging supplement because of it’s benefits with oxidation and inflammation.
3. Curcumin Has Incredible Benefits Against Depression
According to some studies, Curcumin has shown some promise in treating depression. Depression is related to reduced levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and Curcumin boosts BDNF levels, potentially reversing some of these changes.
4. Curcumin Helps Against Arthritis
There are several different types of arthritis, most of which involve inflammation in the joints. And as we know, curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory compound, so it makes sense that curcumin can help with arthritis.
5. Curcumin Lowers The Risk of Heart Disease
Number one cause of death in the world is heart disease, and curcumin may help reverse many steps in the heart disease process.
Maybe the main advantage of curcumin when it comes to heart disease is to improve the endothelium function, which is the lining of your blood vessels. Endothelial dysfunction is a major driver of heart disease and involves your endothelium’s inability to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, and other factors, and curcumin leads to endothelial function improvements.