One of the most important parts of our bodies is the teeth! They are there forever, and we only get one pair of them. With all the junk food that we eat these days, it’s very important to keep our teeth healthy so that we don’t suffer from gum diseases or tooth decay.
There are literally thousands of toothpastes on the market, yet they all claim to be the same. They claim to whiten the teeth in just 30 days, and to prevent gum disease, etc. However, they usually all contain the same toxic ingredients! Fluoride is a great example.
Fluoride is one of the most used ingredients in a toothpaste, and it’s purely toxic. For instance, Harvard University did a study on fluoride and brain function, and the results are pretty startling. They showed that an adverse side effect of fluoride is a lowered IQ level. So basically, the toothpaste advertisers are offering us whiter teeth in exchange for the brain cells. No, thank you!
Thankfully, there are lots of natural ingredients to create a home remedy for toothpaste. This home remedy for toothpaste is totally natural, and is completely effective in whitening the teeth and lowering risk for gum diseases! This remedy contains coconut oil, baking soda, and neem powder. Baking soda is an excellent ingredient for the teeth as it works to clean the teeth. According to The Journal of Clinical Dentistry in June 2008, brushing the teeth with baking soda products has been proven to be more effective than using products without it. Baking soda is much more affordable and more effective. Why would we brush our teeth with anything else?
Moving onto the Coconut Oil has also shown to be exceptionally effective in dental health. Coconut oil was used to clean the teeth for centuries, dating back to ancient India! Coconut oil works by detoxifying the oral cavity in similar way to dish liquid cleaning dishes. It literally sucks the dirt and toxins out of the mouth. It creates clean, antiseptic oral environment for the teeth.
The last primary ingredient in this wonderful and natural toothpaste is Neem Powder. Neem is a leafy tree also known as the “Indian Lilac”. It’s commonly used in the Indian traditional medicine. It has more than 140 active compounds within! It’s known to produce much healthier immune system, treat ulcers, and prevent tooth decay! The researchers published in the Journal of Ayurveda Integrative Medicine that just chewing on a stick from the tree could help prevent tooth decay while inducing a more sterile environment for the teeth to live in. This ingredient really is amazing and should be exalted for its medicinal uses.
Here are the ingredients that you need to create this natural toothpaste:
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon neem powder
- 15 drops of mint essential oil/aroma
- 1 tablespoon xylitol (for taste)
You need to mix all ingredients in a suitable container, and prepare a paste. As coconut oil can harden depending on the outside temperature, store the paste in some glass jar. Use this natural toothpaste just as you would ordinary toothpaste. Use it 3 times a day, and you are going to experience healthier gums, healed cavities, and whitened teeth! Yes, you read right, It can heal cavities too.