August 22, 2017
You have seen the YouTube videos and read trending articles about the amazing benefits of turmeric to restore a dull smile. With this home remedy gaining in popularity due to many people raving about the results, it is only natural that you want to give it a try to combat your tooth discoloration to save a trip to your cosmetic dentist in South Hadley. However, is it safe? Despite many people claiming that it is effective, there is too limited research to conclude whether it is safe for your teeth long-term.
Does it Really Work?
Turmeric is commonly found in many Indian dishes and widely used in Eastern Medicine due to the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits it produces. However, many are now turning to it to brighten their discolored smiles.
According to the claims, you simply wet your toothbrush, dip it in turmeric powder, and brush your teeth. Then, you allow it to stay in place for three to five minutes, rinse your mouth, and brush again using your regular toothpaste.
If you have seen the videos online, you have witnessed amazing before and after results. Tooth discoloration appears to magically fade, leaving behind a bright, white smile. While many are now turning to this popular home remedy, dentists are advising against it.
Although turmeric is good for you when used internally, there are no conclusive studies proving that it is safe and effective for combating tooth discoloration. Until it is deemed safe through research and clinical studies, it is best to avoid the home remedy.
Can I Get a Brighter Smile?
To restore a bright smile, you do not have to turn to questionable home remedies to get the results you want. To prevent additional staining, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each session. Floss each night before going to bed. In addition, maintain your preventive dental appointments and avoid stain-causing factors, like tobacco and coffee.
If you want to reverse the appearance of tooth discoloration, you can get the results you want with teeth whitening in South Hadley. A professional-grade whitening agent is used to deeply penetrate the enamel to lift away tough stains. It is a safe and effective way to get your teeth several shades whiter without having to worry about causing damage. With the right aftercare, your new results will last to help you remain confident.
Restore Your Smile Today
If you are tired of living with tooth discoloration, do not turn to unproven home remedies. It is best to choose the safe route by contacting your dentist for a professional whitening treatment.
About Dr. Douglas Leigh
Since 2001, Dr. Douglas Leigh has provided exceptional dental care to families in the area to achieve optimal oral health. In addition to general dentistry, he also has advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. If you have questions regarding safe and effective whitening treatments, contact Newton Street Dental today to speak with Dr. Leigh.
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