White and beautiful smile is everyone’s wish as it offers nice looking and pleasant face, and for that purpose there are a wide range of products who advertise white and shining smile. Producers of these whitening teeth products earn a lot of money knowing the fact how important for most people is a beautiful smile. However, all these products do not come at low price.
Teeth get darker in years due to the consumption of coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and if you are a smoker due to smoking cigarettes. As a result of this the teeth whitening procedure has become the most frequently used dental procedure in the dentist’s office.
Teeth can be bleached with the peroxide-based gels which are present in all teeth whitening products. The whitening procedure is not done only once, but it needs to be done in repetitions, and even when the teeth become whiter the treatments need to be continued if you want to keep your teeth white.
No matter what the effect these over-the-counter products provide you with, you need to be aware of the fact that most of these products contain harmful ingredients which can damage your teeth. One of these ingredients is chlorine dioxide, an acid used in disinfecting swimming pools. This substance must not be used in the mouth, or inside the digestive tract, and this warning is nowhere written on all these products.
The reason why most of these products are efficient is because they are etching the surface of the teeth, and by doing so the protective tooth enamel is being harmed. So, in order for your teeth to be bleached the tooth enamel needs to be harmed thus making your teeth sensitive. Plus by using the acid, chemical burns can occur which can lead to permanent damage and eventually to tooth loss and that is something for sure that you do not want.
This makes you ask yourself how these products are permitted. The producers have a statement on their products saying that they should not be used more than once or twice a year. However, most people overlook this safety information, and use these products more than once or twice per year; in fact some of them use it on a daily basis.
The downside of the frequent use of these products is that after a certain period of time your teeth become even more discolored because the tooth enamel is damaged and the protective layer of the teeth is gone. Normally we still consume foods that can make dark stains, but now with the damaged enamel they are easily made.
In this hard process of getting the amazing Hollywood smile, you can easily destroy your teeth, and that smile that most celebrates have is not by using these whitening products, but in fact all of them cover their teeth with veneers. This is a true fact as having such bright teeth is not a natural thing. We are not saying to give up on acquiring nice looking pearly teeth, but we are just saying that you can achieve all that by using natural products which will efficiently whiten your teeth and at the same time offer them the needed protection.
One of those products is activated charcoal and clay that are efficient in teeth whitening. Plus they are not dangerous to ingest which is of great essence since you use them in your mouth. These products are cheap and easily available and above all not harmful.
However, in this article we shall concentrate on one incredibly efficient product for teeth whitening, and that is turmeric.
You have all heard about the uses of turmeric as spice, in fact it is a common ingredient in curry meals. But, this yellow spice contains a remarkable active compound known as “curcumin” thanks to which it incorporates potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
You may wonder how this is possible as when used in cooking there are left stains of turmeric on the wood spoons, and the cutting board, but when teeth whitening are concerned there is no such thing, but only improvement in whiteness of your teeth. It efficiently removes all teeth stains and brightens the color of the teeth. Even after the first application there are visible signs of improvement, and if not, there will be for sure if you use it 2-3 times per week.
How to use turmeric?
Here it is what you will need:
- Organic turmeric powder
- A toothbrush (but only using it for turmeric as it stains)
Place the toothbrush in water and then add 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Brush your teeth with it in the usual way, but do not rinse them when you finish. Leave the turmeric to act for around 3 to5 minutes.
After that spit and rinse well your mouth, and then use natural toothpaste to brush the teeth. Yellow stains may occur on the ends of your mouth, but they are easily washed away with some soap. There might be a little bit of yellow tint on the gums and teeth if there is some turmeric left on them, but you can wash it off, and the whiter and brighter smile will appear very soon.
Do not hesitate to try this treatment as you will be astounded by the results, and this is the best natural treatment because it is organic and it does not contain any food dyes and additives, which is not the case with the other products which may cause stains on your teeth.
Moreover, by using turmeric or other natural treatments you will acquire a nice looking smile and you will get other beneficial things for your overall health. Therefore, make certain to avoid all the other harmful products.