Published on Apr 22, 2016
Homemade toothpaste with coconut oil, turmeric & peppermint to whiten teeth and reverse gum disease
Nowadays people are more obsessed with oral hygiene than they ever were before. Unfortunately, many of these same people live lifestyles that prevent them from having the healthiest teeth they can have. People are often rushing to get to work in the morning, not spending enough time brushing their teeth and consuming food and beverages that heavily stain their teeth, such as coffee.
Dental hygiene companies often advertise toothpaste that whitens your teeth, however these have been shown to cause damage to your tooth enamel if used too often.
Other side effects include tooth sensitivity and gum damage due to irritation of soft tissue in the mouth. In some cases the side effects caused by tooth whitening products have been irreversible.
There are many reasons to switch from commercial, store-bought products to natural teeth whiteners. Aside from the fact that store-bought products contain ingredients that are actually harmful to your oral health, natural teeth whiteners will provide a more effective clean for your teeth.
This recipe revolves around turmeric, a spice which has proven to provide many benefits aside from oral health.
According to a study conducted by the Indian Society of Periodontology, turmeric was shown to be just as effective as a typical mouthwash when it came to oral health. Turmeric was shown to be incredibly effective at preventing plaque build-up and gingivitis and had noticeable anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric was also bio-compatible with all of the subjects who used it, meaning that they did not suffer from any side effects.
Virgin coconut oil is also an important addition to this natural teeth whitener due to it’s antimicrobial properties. Various strains of bacteria have been shown to be inhibited by the medium-chain fatty acids that are derived from virgin coconut oil, making it the perfect supplement to put in oral hygiene products in order to help ward off infections.
One table spoon of virgin coconut oil
One teaspoon of turmeric powder
Mix the ingredients until it forms a thick paste.
Apply the mixture to your toothbrush as you would with regular toothpaste.
Let the turmeric-toothpaste sit on your teeth for three to five minutes, allowing the whitening and anti-bacterial properties of the paste to really come into affect.
Spit out the excess paste and rinse out your mouth
You should notice your teeth beginning to whiten within the next few days. Now you have an all-natural teeth whitening tooth paste without any harmful side-effects!
COMMENTS • 46
Jennifer W1 year ago
I wish I’d seen this several years ago. I used to love my smile, but when I got to be around 28 or so, I started noticing that my smile wasn’t quite as white anymore, and the dentist was no longer complimenting my beautiful smile each time I came in, although I had no cavities. Around that time, I started hearing of tooth whitening products. Soon I couldn’t get enough. I scoffed at anybody who said it wasn’t good for you; I figured, why not! I get to look good. I thought all that stinging was just part of the beauty process.
Now I’m almost 49, and my teeth look rough. In fact, they look like the example you gave about the side effects. I smile, but rarely show my teeth.
This recipe seems awesome! Turmeric IS known globally for its amazing effects, and some people believe in the ancient art of oil pulling, using virgin coconut oil! So using turmeric and coconut oil together as a toothpaste is SUCH a great idea!!!!!!!!!!
Guys, please use NATURAL whitening, and don’t forget to FLOSS and clean your tongue! You’d be surprised how much healthier your mouth will be if you simply floss (I like putting toothpaste on the floss, and I floss before brushing to loosen the stuff and after brushing to make sure nothing got missed). To clean your tongue, breath slowly and deeply through your nose as you insert a spoon as far back as you can, then scrape your tongue forward, and spit out. This gets out bacteria and germs you otherwise would have been leaving.
One last thing the article didn’t mention was probiotics. Talk with your doctor to see if you are able to take at least one/day. It will help your gut help you be healthy!
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Unbreakable Kicks11 months ago
Do you have to have the peppermint oil
Alice1 year ago
Made it & used it and it leaves a nice slippery clean feel in the mouth only slight problem you must spit it down toilet quite gross as it just lies there a orange scum on top for a few flushes (coconut oil blocks your sink) but it’s worth the bother I feel.
Mehmood Razaq1 year ago
Turmeric not tumeric.
Cinder Roxy1 year ago
Vanessa Leeson10 months ago
Turmeric has a definite yellow stain. I tried diatomaceous earth mixed with glycerine and peppermint oil!🙈, Initially, it stains the teeth brownish yellow as you brush so much so that if you are looking in the mirror, one instinctively wants to spit and rinse but…., as you proceed with brushing, without viewing, (a minute or three) the ‘dark’ on your teeth start to clear and there still is a need to spit and rinse.( reflux?…) Go on for 2 mins or so and rinse. Breath is definitely fresher. As far as tooth whitening, 🙈antibiotics are largely responsible for yellowing teeth. Something to consider if you have been asthmatic, or prone to flu like symptoms or a chesty kid. Our parents were indoctrined to think that antibiotics were the cure all for any ailment they did not have a ‘home remedy’ for, and we, as our parents, were ‘programmed’ to think that ‘our’ Doctor’ knew best, not ever realising that they may be programmed too!
Pamela Ground10 months ago
I try it it’s working thanks a. lot
Vanessa Leeson11 months ago
anyone tried this yet….
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Neil Barnes6 months ago
A spelling lesson would not go astray, nor pronunciation.
Manventure11 year ago
Great vid and I was completely take by surprise that these ingredients will whiten teeth and help with gum disease, just a couple questions, Will this paste need refrigeration? How long will it last in a container? Thanks for posting.
Lex E10 months ago
How much peppermint oil must one add to this?
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Dreamcatcher1 year ago
Is the peppermint a must?
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Kush Zulu1 year ago
MeeksLp1 year ago
Great video but a weird way of pronouncing Tumeric !!!
Giovanna Hummel1 year ago
How often should I use it please?
Chantia & Love8 months ago
does this work i wanna try it!! i used to have perfect white teeth but smoking and over the years its starting to yellow
Devina Suneechur1 year ago
very good for heAlth
Michael & Deborah Noble1 year ago
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Chirag Shah10 months ago
Awesome Video Tim, Thanks!! I like to use the following turmeric! Super reputable company that’s been around for over 20 years and USDA Certified Organic! My teeth love it and I also use it for cooking as well 🙂