Stained or discolored teeth are a common cosmetic issue for most people. While some dentists blame genetics for this, others find common foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries and tomato sauce the culprits for this. As tooth enamel is porous, it’s extremely prone to staining.
One way to deal with this issue is to undergo expensive dental procedures, which often fail to give the desired effects. Another way is to buy over-the-counter whitening kits and strips and try to whiten your teeth at home. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see results as this method also frequently proves ineffective.
But, if you want to save your time and money, your best and most effective option is an at-home tooth-whitening mixture made of coconut oil and curcumin. What you do is make a paste of the two ingredients, apply on your teeth and leave it to act for 5 minutes. Then you brush your teeth and wash your mouth thoroughly.
You may not see the effects immediately, but after a few treatments, which is why it’s recommended to use this method on a regular basis. In fact, the more often you use it, the sooner you’ll get the desired results.
Curcumin is an ancient spice with a wide array of medicinal properties, some of which include dental care as well. For one thing, it’s extremely beneficial for removing tooth plague, even the one that’s invisible to human eye. Tooth plaque is often identified as the main culprit for tooth staining and discoloration.
As opposed to the harsh chemicals found in tooth-whitening products, curcumin is completely natural. Plus, it provides strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which makes it an ideal tool for your dental health.
On the other hand, coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which has powerful antifungal and antiseptic properties beneficial for destroying mouth bacteria and eliminating bad breath.
All in all, this simple, yet highly efficient treatment that you can easily try at home can give you the desired results in less than a week. Needless to mention, it’ll save both your time and money while improving your dental health. Last, but not least, it’s completely safe to use and poses no threats upon your health.