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