Having beautiful healthy teeth can greatly improve your confidence in the presence of your family, friends and colleagues. Even in the midst of total strangers a warm smile accompanied with whiter teeth can go a long way in enhancing your relationship.
There seems to be a renewed awareness in the relevance of natural remedies in fighting gum disease, bacteria causing mouth odor and swelling.
Issues with commercial whiteners
Commercial whiteners promise strong and white teeth. But very few understand that off-the-counter whiteners come with certain risks.
These risks to your oral health include:
- Persistent toothaches
- Yellowing of teeth
- Aggravated gum irritation
- Oral infections and/or disease
- Brittle teeth
- Translucent teeth
- Receding gum (source)
Many teeth whiteners work really well short-term. Long-term use of these products can cause serious problems that are seriously not worth the temporary satisfaction.
But don’t worry; mother nature has you covered and can help you get that shiny smile you’ve always wanted. The answer to whiter teeth is in your pantry, more specifically, a spice called Turmeric.
So What is Turmeric?
This is a natural spice that is golden in colour and is often used in making mustard and curry.
Now don’t be alarmed by its color! While admittedly turmeric will stain your fabrics and clothes it comes in contact with – yellow; it will do wonders for your teeth and gums.