Homemade Toothpaste With Coconut Oil, Turmeric and Peppermint to Whiten Teeth and Reverse Gum Disease

These days, people are more obsessed with oral hygiene than they were ever before. Many of these people, live lifestyles that prevent them from having the healthiest teeth they can have. They don’t spend enough time brushing their teeth because they often rush to get to work in the morning, and they don’t consume food and beverages that heavily stain their teeth, such as coffee.

It is well known that, dental hygiene companies advertise toothpaste that whitens your teeth in spite the fact they can 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.

We recommend you to switch from commercial, store-bought products to natural teeth whiteners. The store-bought products contain ingredients that are actually harmful to your oral health, on the other hand, the natural whiteners will provide a more effective clean for your teeth.

This recipe revolves around turmeric, a spice which has proven to provide many health benefits aside from oral health.

Turmeric is shown to be as effective as a typical mouthwash when it comes to oral health – according to a study conducted by the Indian Society of Periodontology. Turmeric is also bio-compatible with all of the subjects who used it, meaning that they didn’t suffer from any side effects.

As an important addition to the natural teeth whitener due to its antimicrobial properties is the virgin coconut oil.


  • 1 tbsp. of virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tea spoon of turmeric powder
  • Peppermint oil


  • Mix all 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

In the next few days, you will notice how your teeth begin to whiten. This tooth paste is all-natural without any harmful side-effects.

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Source: Family Life Goals

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