Traditional mouthwash and toothpastes, depending on the ingredients, can be extremely toxic to your body.
Not only that, but they can also cause your teeth to brown.
With the major emphasis and interest around teeth whitening these days, it’s nice to know that there are natural options that work great!
This quick two ingredient recipe not only whitens your teeth but has an antibacterial effect on your mouth, and the rest of your body, too.
Here’s what you need:
⅛ – ¼ tsp of turmeric
¼ – ½ tsp of coconut oil (in paste form or melted)
Obviously it’s always best to source natural, organic products, especially if you want to see the best results.
All you do is mix the two ingredients, get a nice curry paste consistency. Then, swish this around in your mouth for 3-5 minutes, 3-4 times a week.
How does it work?
Well, coconut oil contains Lauric acid, which is a potent antimicrobial, antioxidant and antibacterial nutrient, that gives your immune system a powerful boost.
Also, when you swish oil around in your mouth you get an effect known as alkali hydrolysis. This essentially means that you’re creating a kind of soap in your mouth that kills off the bad bacteria and wards off plaque.
Plus, turmeric has been proven to kill plaque just as effectively as chlorhexidine mouthwash, without all of the toxins or the risk of browning your teeth.
You might be thinking that the turmeric will stain your teeth, but you’d be wrong. It easily rinses off your teeth and leaves them cleaner, whiter and healthier than before!