Spectrum Herbal The Natural Alternative

For over 30 years, Spectrum Herbal has been making a natural tooth gel containing Organic Australian Tea Tree Oil. We know the amazing benefits of Australian Organic Tea Tree Oil on gums and teeth. Over the last few years whitening teeth naturally with Tea Tree Oil has become very popular. Tea Tree Oil, not only Whiten the tooth enamel, but also prevents disease-causing bacteria and is an excellent antiseptic. The popularity of whitening teeth naturally with Tea Tree Oil can be explained by the fact it works and unlike many other methods of teeth whitening, Tea Tree Oil doesn’t damage the gums and tooth enamel.


Tooth Structure

Our teeth are made up of 4 tissues –

Enamel: The strong white outer layer which protects the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of Calcium Phosphate

Dentin:  A layer underlying and supporting the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard-mineral substance.

Pulp: the softer centre of the tooth and contains blood and lymph vessels, and nerves.

Cementum; A tissue layer which covers the root of the tooth and binds it to the gums.


Why do teeth get yellow?

There are several reasons why teeth become yellow. These includes such things as genetics, food and drink we consume, age, and our oral hygiene practices.

Two main strain area involve the enamel (surface stains) and dentin (inner tooth stains)

Certain food and drinks directly stain the enamel on the surface.

Over time, Acidic foods and beverages can erode the enamel. Soft drinks (Soda) is public enemy number one when it comes to dental enamel erosion.

As the enamel breaks down and becomes transparent, it reveals the dentin underneath. Thick enamel equals whiter teeth, thin enamel equal yellow looking teeth.

Some medications are behind the inner tooth stains. Surprisingly this comes straight from Colgate’s website

Other causes of yellow teeth include antibiotic use or excessive fluoride intake in young children, which can cause yellow-stained adult teeth later.”

Taking antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline while teeth are still developing (under the age of 8) may turn brownish-yellow.

Chlorhexidine used in mouth wash to treat gingivitis can cause discolouration. Likewise, Minocycline, used in acne treatment, may stain teeth.

Common drugs, such as antihistamines, Albuterol and blood pressure medications, are sometimes behind yellow teeth.


How to whiten teeth Naturally

Surface stains, that’s easy. Use Spectrum Herbal Coraki Toothgel. Free of fluoride, paraben, and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

Coraki Tooth Gel contains the power of Tea Tree, Myrrh, Sage and Peppermint. Natural ingredients known for their antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral, immune stimulant and healing properties. Preventing and killing bacteria is what these ingredients do best. Coraki Tooth Gel gently cleanses, providing a light abrasive & low foam action and effectively soothes the mouth.

For inner stains, that a bit more work. Avoid the foods and drinks that are breaking down the enamel. Adding vitamin D to your diet and increase your fat-soluble vitamin intake and mineral intake. Reduce grain foods (contains Phytic acid) and avoid sugar. Clean teeth regular to prevent plague build up and bacteria growth.

This is a guide only. We encourage you to do your own research to determine what is best for you.