Why Even Most Natural Toothpastes Are Bad For Your Teeth and How to Make Your Own
Writer for End the Lie
PLEASE NOTE: I do not recommend self diagnosis or self medication. The information contained in this web site is from my studies and research. Some of the information contained herein is hearsay and may not be correct. Use the information from this page only at your own risk! If in doubt consult a naturopathic doctor.
I wanted to share with everyone my toothpaste recipe. I have been making my own toothpaste for over a year now and I will never go back to buying commercial brands again. I personally hadn’t used fluoride toothpastes in many years after learning of the dangers. Before making my own I used Toms of Maine the ones without fluoride. Toms now uses fluoride in many of their toothpastes. While investigating into making my own I came across some very interesting facts. Glycerin is used in most brands of toothpaste (natural and otherwise) and leaves a coating on your teeth. The problem with this is that the teeth are meant to absorb calcium and other essential minerals. This cannot happen as long as the teeth are coated with glycerine. According to Dr. Gerard F. Judd, PhD your teeth have the ability to remineralize and regenerate.
It can take up to 30 brushings to clear the teeth of glycerin residue. I would suggest making your own. Start with the base ingredients and add from there.
1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
1 teaspoon horsetail powder
liquid of choice: water, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) aluminum free: As a soft crystalline substance that dissolves readily, it has a mild abrasive potential. In solution it will kill on contact all of the motile microorganisms associated with periodontal infections.
Horsetail: Rich in silica and has a high mineral content. The body converts the silica to calcium VERY effectively…so yes, this aids in remineralization. It is also an astringent/tightener.
Vinegar: A half strength solution of vinegar will freeze all bacteria, and it will help to dissolve deposits of hardened plaque. Brushing several times a week with a vinegar solution can help to prevent this hardened plaque formation.
Hydrogen Peroxide (3 % solution) Food grade: When hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with bacterial plaques, it breaks down very rapidly into oxygen and water. This helps to break up and destroy the thin bacterial layer on tooth surfaces, and it shows the places where bacteria is located.
Stevia: Provides sweetness without the sugar or negative effects of glycerin.
Clove: Great for gum health because it is naturally antibacterial and astringent. This is a must for anyone with sensitive gums, toothache, or gum disease.
Peppermint: Is an antiseptic pain reliever; it stimulates circulation throughout the gums…as well as freshening the mouth and breath
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by David Noble