Do you want a Hollywood smile?
Not the like the fake ones, I’m thinking of pearly white teeth.
Well, we all do.
The problem here is that the American people spend over a billion dollars a year on teeth whitening products.
The hidden problem in all of this is that the teeth whitening products come with a hefty price that may not be evident at first.
I’ll explain, but first, let’s look at the need of investing in teeth whitening strips, etc.
Having habits like drinking too much coffee, tea, alcohol, smoking cigarettes, etc. are darkening and damaging our teeth. Our oral hygiene must be at a high level to keep our teeth healthy.
Healthy teeth = healthy body.
Now, let’s go one step deeper and see why these teeth whitening procedures are dangerous for us.
The problem lies in the fact that these peroxide-based gels in teeth whitening products bleach dark stains out of your teeth.
To have the best results, you should have multiple treatments for a longer period.
Bleaching our teeth and also mouth is effective in the short term and from an esthetic point of view, but also damaging for our teeth in the long term.
Because many products contain chlorine dioxide. This is a type of acid that is used to disinfect swimming pools.
As you can imagine, this can have a horrible effect on our teeth, mouth and digestive tract.
Here’s how these whitening kits do it:
- They are etching the surface of the tooth.
- With that they destroy your protective tooth enamel, making the teeth weaker and very sensitive.
We’ve even learned that the acid can cause chemical burns on the gums, and in some cases infections that can lead to losing teeth.
If that’s the case, how come they are allowed?
On the labels, they say that these kits should be used ones or twice per year.
Wanting whiter teeth, the people use them daily.
Here’s an even bigger problem.
Using them often leads to weaker teeth which can be easily affected by stains and other discoloring substances.
So you spend money, you make your teeth shine and to keep them that way you need to increase the frequency of usage
At the beginning of this article, I asked you If you want a Hollywood smile.
You think that the celebrities are using the same products we see them advertise?
You probably know that they get veneers to cover their teeth.
Now, the question is, what should we do to make our teeth white in a more natural way?
As the title of this article promised, there is one ingredient you should try.
What’s great about using this ingredient is that you can safely remove stains from your teeth without spending money on dangerous procedures.
We are talking about: TURMERIC
You might know it as the yellow-orange spice which causes problems anytime you use it (since it leaves stains all over the place). But what you probably didn’t know is that it contains an active component called ‘curcumin.’ The curcumin is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
I know, this might sound crazy since this is a spice that stains everything and now you should put it on your teeth?!
But, don’t go. There is a video to prove this!
But first, let’s see what you should do if you want to try it.
Organic turmeric powder
A dedicated turmeric toothbrush (it stains!)
HOW TO USE IT
- First, wet your toothbrush and then dip it in around 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder.
- Second, put the brush in your mouth and brush your teeth as normal.
- Third, when you are finished, instead of rinsing leave the turmeric on your teeth for 3-5 minutes so it can do its magic.
- Fourth, spit and rinse thoroughly, then follow with a second brushing using your natural toothpaste.
If you notice any yellow around the corners of your mouth, wash with soap.
To start getting results, do this for 2-3 days, consistently.
Here’s the video demonstration:
I know this goes without saying but always buy an organic turmeric powder. You don’t want other additives found in the conventional products to stain your teeth!