Where did I hear about this?? Pinterest, of course, DUHHHHHHHHHHH. Pinterest literally has any and everything DIY that anyone would need. I’ve noticed that my teeth are a bit off-white and wanted to try a simple at home remedy to make them whiter. I contemplated getting the whitening strips from places like Rite Aid/Duane Reade/CVS, but I’ve heard that the strips can sometimes weaken you tooth enamel , and I DON’T want that.
So I only needed 3 ingredients for this; Tumeric, Coconut Oil, and Baking Soda. I used 1-2 tablespoons of all 3. Kind of eye-balled it.
This is how it looks mixed together, you want a pasty substance that replicates actual toothpaste, so it shouldn’t be too thick or too thin/runny.
When doing this you need a completely different toothbrush because tumeric is known to stain anything it touches. It is the absolute worst when it comes to that aspect. So I floss first, brush with this for 1-2 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. I then brush with regular toothpaste (I don’t trust NOT using regular toothpaste, so I do both), then I use mouthwash (mines has no alcohol in it because I can’t take that burning sensation), then I use a tongue scraper to clean my tongue.
I will use this everyday for the next couple of weeks and hopefully I’ll see a difference in color. Make sure to keep in a cool place, not the fridge though, I put mines there and it froze solid. I was so mad I had to make a new batch. Speaking of batches, this should last a while so you wont have to mix all ingredients together everyday. Who has the time or energy for that? Not I said the cat
Have you tried this before? If not, what teeth whitening do you use?
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