Thursday, 12 April 2012

Get the Brightest Whitest Teeth with Tumeric

Get the Brightest Whitest Teeth with Tumeric

Yes, it's true. The yellow powder that will stain (almost) everything it touches is the secret ingredient in giving you the brightest whitest teeth possible. Yesterday I came across an article on called "Whiten Teeth Safely with Turmeric" and since turmeric is one off my all time favorite culinary/medicinal herbal cross-overs, I was intrigued. We already know that turmeric is a superstar for cooling inflammation and protecting the brain against aging, as well as being a powerful antiseptic and antibacterial agent, so I wouldn't put it past this great herb to do something else miraculously.

As a side note, turmeric has other beautifying properties as well, and can be taken orally or topically as a mask to shrink the pours on the face, and is used by Indian brides before their wedding day for just this reason.

Anyway, using about a half tablespoon dried organic turmeric powder and a bit of water to make a paste, I gave it a go. You do have to be very careful because anything not inside of your mouth that comes in-contact with it will be dyed bright yellow (including the toothbrush). But, as you might have guessed, it works like a miracle to whiten teeth.

Turmeric would also be great for oral hygiene, not just tooth whitening, because it is such a strong anti-inflammatory, which is good for the gums--since 90% of people over the age of 30 have gum disease, and is also a strong antimicrobial, so it kill all those bag germs causing tooth decay and gum disease (and be sure to take your vitamin K2).

Directions: use 1/2 tablespoon dried organic turmeric root (bulk in any health food store), add just a bit of water to make a thin paste. I use a small--real small--cup for this. Scoop it up with the bristles of your toothbrush (which will become irreversibly stained), and brush like normal. Enjoy!


P Devi said...

I will try this! I must ask you- in the video you posted on YouTube, there is your " logo" at the beginning and end. Is this logo of your own design? What can you tell me about the symbolism? Thank you for sharing all of this great information.

Patrick Queen said...

Hello P Devi. Thank you for commenting. Please do try the recipe and let me know how you get on. I have an updated version which includes the turmeric powder, do check it out at:

In regard to my video what is in the logo as I am unsure what you are referring to?

Anonymous said...

Should one use turmeric BEFORE or AFTER cleaning one's teeth with normal "Colgate Optic White" toothpaste?

Patrick Queen said...

I personally avoid all commercial toothpastes due to the questionable ingredients in many such as fluoride. Instead i make my own which includes turmeric as an ingredient. To get the recipe click here

Anonymous said...

Does it have to be organic turmeric?

Thank you in advance.

Patrick Queen said...

If you have access to it then yes I would recommend you choose organic turmeric over conventionally grown.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting and do let me know your results. Also do check out the updated and modified version for homemade toothpaste which i posted two comments above.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you should use turmeric as a tooth whitener if you have a crown? Will it stain the white crown?

Patrick Queen said...

Hello I dont have any crowns so cant say for sure what would happen if you where to brush it with turmeric. Maybe a quick google search on the subject would bring up some further assistance for you?



Samantha Paige said...

I recently got a wound on my tongue that became inflamed, so I made a paste of turmeric and honey to cure it. I also decided to fast for a week as food was upsetting the inflammation. After a few days I noticed my teeth were substantially whiter and as I wasn't eating anything but water honey and turmeric, obviously I thought that one of them had to be causing the affect. But thank you for this article:) I think i'll be incorporating turmeric into my everyday diet.

Patrick Queen said...

Hey Samantha,

You are welcome.

Wow interesting story and results! More and more things seem to be getting uncovered/rediscovered about turmerics benefits, such a great healer and something that I aim to get into my body in some shape or form every day.

Thanks for your comment,


Ivoy Luo said...

I think i have gum diease, and i have turmeric root what i will do is grater the tumeric and use my toothbrush and brush my teeth with it hope it help

Unknown said...

This whitens your teeth, but does it also clean your teeth? Should you use regular toothpaste after you do this?

Patrick Queen said...

Hello Ivoy.

Great! I have never tried the fresh root grated before, do let me know how you get on with that. An good addition to your protocol would be to oil pull with coconut oil and magnesium oil. Take one TSP of organic coconut oil and put it in your mouth and then spray in 4 sprays of the magnesium oil and then swish around your mouth for 10-15 minutes. Good luck and do let me know how you get on,


Patrick Queen said...


Yes it does clean to a degree and there are other things which do a better job which is why I created my own blend of toothpaste with multiple cleaning and whitening ingredients to cover these additional teeth needs. Check out the recipe at :

Lollo said...

Patrick Queen - Why would you want to swallow the mixture after using it, when it is full of bacteria and toxins? It does not make sense to me, so please explain why you do it :-)

Patrick Queen said...

Hello Lollo.

My understanding is that the bacterial and toxin load would be negated by the properties of what you are brushing with. Also it is an extra opportunity to get the great medicinal/nutritional properties of the paste into your system. This is not 100% scientifically verified though, and yes could be packed with bacteria and toxins, so do use your own discretion when deciding what to do.

Enjoy the rest of your day,