We all agree that dental hygiene is one of the most important medical precautions for yourself. From early childhood, throughout our lives, we hear about the need for regular toothpaste, dental visits, control of processed sugar intake, and emphasis on smiles and the beauty of white teeth.
And, as we were told and taught, we applied.
But are we taught correctly?
Today, over-the-counter toothpaste options are very widespread on the market, but in reality, choosing the best – most healthy toothpaste is not that easy at all.
Nevertheless, humans seem to be returning more and more to nature – alternatives are being considered.
The synthetic ingredients of hygiene products are used almost universally, and people are starting to react. Allergic reactions cause fear of what is contained in these products, and toothpaste has been carefully selected.
Despite many toothpaste brands and even more flavors, there are people who simply can’t get used to their smell and taste and nothing helps, but toothpaste from their own kitchen.
THE RISE OF NATURAL TOOTHPASTE
Have you ever heard of the term natural toothpaste? Do you know what this means?
We will explain it to you …
Simply put, natural toothpaste is a paste that contains natural ingredients such as peppermint, lemon, sage oil, salt, turmeric, baking soda and many others. All of these are ingredients that have a positive effect on tooth decay and are very effective at removing bacteria. These are natural and safe ingredients for our body, so you can adjust the taste of toothpaste for yourself.
Today we have a choice. We decide whether to buy a classic over-the-counter toothpaste or make a natural-based homemade toothpaste.
WHAT DOES A COMMERCIAL TOOTHPASTE CONTAIN?
This is not a questionnaire, but you can list some of the basic characteristics of toothpaste that you use.
For example, some are white or other colors, with different scents and tastes.
But did you ever read product declarations and got familiar with toothpaste ingredients?
Some of these ingredients in toothpaste can be harmful to your dental and physical health. It is advisable to pay attention to the presence and proportion of fluorine, aluminum, synthetic foam, and different scents.
Fluoride is an ingredient contained in almost all the toothpastes. Small doses are good because it prevents bacteria that produce tooth decay.
However, possible high doses of fluoride in toothpaste can cause permanent changes on your teeth, especially white spots and fluorosis (cavities and dents on the surface of your teeth).
The recommended daily dose of fluoride is 4-10 milligrams, 2 grams is considered lethal, and toothpaste contains 0.31 grams per 100 grams of product.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
Perhaps the most dangerous ingredient in personal care products (commercial toothpastes) is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
Its main role is to produce a foam and it gives consumers an impression that toothpaste is effective.
However, SLS is highly corrosive and harmful to skin tissue. Included in most shampoos, including baby products its harmful effects can cause eye irritation, hair growth effects, and even DNA changes.
It is rapidly absorbed and deposited in the tissues of the body, especially the heart, liver, lungs and brain.
Triclosan in toothpaste
Triclosan is a chlorophenol (common in the composition of toothpaste) that is suspected of causing various skin irritations, impairing the activity of sex hormones and causing infertility. Prolonged exposure toto Triclosan can damage the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs and reduce the effectiveness of the immune system.
HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE – HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE
If you didn’t like what you read about the harmfulness of ingredients in previous paragraphs, you may decide to make your own toothpaste from natural and healthy ingredients.
For those who decide to do so, here are some basic characteristics of natural toothpaste:
– contains no fluoride, foaming agents, synthetic ingredients, fragrances
– plant extracts have antiseptic and astringent effect,
– helps strengthen tooth enamel
– prevents the development of caries,
– exhibits local anti-inflammatory action,
– refreshing breath,
– beneficial effect of medicinal herbs,
– eliminates bleeding gums,
NATURAL TOOTHPASTE RECIPE
We share with you one natural toothpaste which is healthy for your teeth and also has a whitening effect. It is easy to make at home and you only need three ingredients.
– baking soda
– coconut oil.
Put two teaspoons of coconut oil in a bowl.
Two teaspoons of baking soda.
Add 4 teaspoons of turmeric.
Then mix everything thoroughly
The use of natural toothpaste:
1. Apply the prepared paste on the toothbrush and brush your teeth with a light gum massage.
2. Then rinse your mouth with water.
Toothpaste made this way is not harmful, even if swallowed.
Especially when we talk about kids.
HEALTHY INGREDIENTS, HEALTHY TOOTHPASTE
COCONUT OIL is one of the healthiest oils in the world. About 62% of coconut oil is made from fatty acids, and 91% of these fats are saturated fats.
Depending on the temperature, it can be liquid or solid. The colder the temperature, the harder and harder it is, and the higher the temperature, about 22, 24 degrees and higher, the more liquid it is.
Many of the fats we consume are slowly digested, but coconut oil fats are converted to our fuel in just three steps of digestion. It contains vitamins A and E, which are most effective in removing bacteria. It has also been proven as a natural remedy for Alzheimer’s disease. It prevents heart disease and blood pressure, treats urinary tract infections, kidney infections, protects the liver, strengthens the immune system and prevents gum disease and tooth decay.
TURMERIC is the root of a plant from the ginger family that grows mainly in South Asia. This spice has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes.
The active medicinal ingredient of TURMERIC is called CURCUMIN. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is very good for oral hygiene.
REVOLUTION IN BRUSHING TEETH – WITH THIS REVOLUTIONARY TOOTHBRUSH TECHNOLOGY YOU DON’T EVEN NEED A TOOTHPASTE!
In the previous paragraphs we have drawn your attention to some of the disadvantages and dangers of using commercial toothpaste. We also pointed out the advantages of using natural toothpaste. We even gave you a recipe to make it at home … Hopefully, you will try it.
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Your kids hate toothpaste?
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