Clean teeth are the pillar of good oral health. The best way to keep them healthy? A good toothpaste. There are many toothpaste options on the market today, but if you want to make an all-natural, eco-friendly way to clean your teeth, you could consider making your own.
Making your own toothpaste allows you control over the ingredients, reduces the waste from plastic packaging in store-bought toothpaste, and you can customize the flavor and texture. It will not take nearly the amount of time most homemade hygiene products do since it just mixes a few key ingredients, making it easy to use. Plus, with many ingredients for toothpaste already on hand at home, it is a great way to cut costs.
Contact your holistic dentist in Miami first if you have questions about making your own toothpaste when having dental issues like gum sensitivity.
Here is a great recipe holistic dentistry Miami recommends.
Baking soda (from the baking section – be careful not to use Arm and Hammer since it contains aluminum)
Essential oil cleared for consumption (wintergreen, peppermint, etc.)
Grind the ingredients together with a small amount of water. Mix until there is a smooth texture. Ensure you keep the abrasive ingredients low (such as baking soda) to prevent tooth enamel damage. If you want to turn your homemade toothpaste into whitening toothpaste, add a very small amount of turmeric.
If you have questions about the ingredients in homemade toothpaste or how to incorporate it into your dental hygiene practices, contact your dentist first.