August 26, 2019
Just when we think we’ve seen it all, another beauty trend catches on in the blogosphere!
One of the latest is using the cooking spice, turmeric, to whiten teeth. On the surface, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher that people would even try this beauty hack to lift teeth stains, considering turmeric is a yellow-colored powder.
But does it work?
The Growing Turmeric Teeth Whitening Trend
Here’s something your Boone dentist at Appalachian Dental Care wants you to know about this growing DIY teeth whitening craze and where you should go for treatment that actually works!
*You Might See Lackluster Results, At Best*
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there isn’t any scientific evidence to support the claims that this DIY whitening method actually removes teeth stains.
If you try it and do see any results, they would be lackluster, at best.
But that’s not because of the turmeric itself. It has more to do with the other ingredients in the paste you see many of these lifestyle bloggers mix together.
Often, turmeric is mixed with baking soda, coconut oil, and even mint to give it a dash of flavor. Because baking soda is mildly abrasive, that could be what’s scrubbing some, if any, of the color stains from people’s teeth.
While the ADA claims this whitening hack isn’t proven to truly brighten your smile, they do acknowledge a study that suggests a compound in turmeric, curcumin, may have some benefit to your dental health, such as fighting bacteria buildup, dental pain, and gingivitis.
*If You Want Results, Head To The Dentist*
First, it’s important to know that before you get any sort of cosmetic dental treatment, your mouth must be healthy. Because you’re not able to see many oral health threats with the naked eye, at least not until it’s too late, you need a dentist to determine the state of your teeth and gums.
We have the training, experience, and early detection technology to provide a thorough examination of your mouth to make sure you don’t have any developing problems.
Then we can proceed with cosmetic treatment like teeth whitening!
Your Boone dentist will create custom mouth trays that fit perfectly over your teeth so that our powerful whitening gel stays put and gives you full, even coverage and results. Because of the precise fit, you won’t have to worry about the bleaching gel spilling onto your gums.
And since we have access to prescription-strength whitening gels, you’ll be getting dramatic results that will beat a DIY method or store-bought kit every single time!
Schedule Your Appointment!
When you’re ready to whiten your teeth, you don’t just want results.
You’re looking for a method that’s safe, affordable, and convenient.
The only teeth whitening treatment that delivers all of these benefits is at the hands of our professionals in Boone, NC!
Our customized system is easy to use, won’t harm your teeth and gums, and will give you the brighter smile you’re looking for!