This week on my health coaching site there is much ado about natural teeth care mixtures and I wanted to weigh in with my own investigative reporting.
Historically, my teeth have been a source of pride for me, large teeth which are fairly straight, with a slight overbite, and very white without any bleaching products; in fact, my dentist years ago stated to me that I should be careful doing my activities because he would never be able to get a fake tooth as white as my real ones. This was during the time period where fake teeth had that blackish outline at the gum-line and looked ghastly. (pre-veneer days) My dentist could not possibly imagine the information given to me would leave me with lots of anxiety about knocking out my front choppers- seriously, I’ve only been on a bicycle twice since and the thought of roller skating makes me sick to my stomach, he basically scared the crap out of me and changed my life forever. Careful what you say to children, they can grow up with unnecessary angst. Now, onto dental care.
The aging process has now left my cheesy grin a bit dingy with my consumption of daily black teas and I wished for a cheap natural alternative to bleaching.
I was a bit reticent to use the yellowy powder on my pearly-whites but lots of my Health Coach buddies were doing it so I decided to try it. My first use was only for about twenty seconds, the yellow color kind of freaked me out so I wanted to get in and out with my brushing quickly. I swished water in my mouth and rinsed several times then brushed with baking soda, then my paste. (paste minus flouride, which is totally bad for you, read: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104912/)
My teeth were whiter! Swear! Only twenty seconds and it was like magic so I decided to do it again in the morning but keep it in my mouth for a longer period like two minutes; amazing results! Natural, non-toxic and will not leave your gums or teeth sore, Turmeric tastes pretty good too, sweet in flavor.