Fluoride, Sulfate, and Glycerin-Free Dental Care

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Store bought dental products contains all sorts of yucky stuff including fluoride, sulfites/sulfates and glycerin. Not all of these things are bad on their own, but in your mouth…

There are some great natural dental alternatives that can be purchased at health food stores. Some have even made it into the big box stores. These dental product brands include Toms of Maine, Kiss My Face, and Natural Dentist. If making your own dental care products isn’t for you, these are great alternatives.

Natural DIY Recipes for adult toothpaste, kids toothpaste, whitening paste, tooth powder and mouthwash. A healthy dental care alternative.

If you want to have a happy mouth and save some money, here are some great recipes to try…

Natural Toothpaste for Adults

This recipe works great and contains one of my favorite things to work with… coconut oil.

Ingredients

Instructions

Soften coconut oil in a double boiler or using the microwave. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl so they are well mixed. Transfer into an airtight container and it will last for 6 months+ with no refrigeration.

Natural Toothpaste for Kids

Although this recipe is for kids, if you are a grownup that likes a fun flavor in your toothpaste, by all means, try this one.

Ingredients

Instructions

Just like with the adult formula, you want to soften your oil and whisk the ingredients until they are mixed well. With less baking soda and more sweetness, this one tends to please kids. Is it as good as Colgate’s Bubble Gum Goodness? Nope, but it’s better for them.

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Natural Tooth Powder

Tooth powder is a common alternative to paste in Europe and is gaining popularity in the US.

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Table Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Clove

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container. Cinnamon and clove amounts can be adjusted to taste. To use, wet your tooth-brush, dip in the mix and then brush as usual.

Natural Mouthwash

The ingredients to this mouthwash can be hard to find locally, but I’ve had great luck tracking them down on Amazon.

Ingredients

Instructions

Mix the calcium carbonate and xylitol together. Stir in the essential oils.Add water and then pour into a lidded jar. Shake until crystals have dissolved. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Shake before using.

Natural Whitening

This is super easy, has great results and costs nearly nothing.

Ingredients

  • 1 part Baking Soda
  • 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Banana Peel

Instructions

Mix baking soda and ACV to make a paste. Brush teeth with this paste for two minutes then rinse teeth. Follow up with brushing by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for two minutes. Rinse again.

It is possible to have a healthy white smile without all the yucky stuff. Give these recipes a try and let me know how they work for you.

Natural DIY Recipes for adult toothpaste, kids toothpaste, whitening paste, tooth powder and mouthwash. A healthy dental care alternative.

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I am a non-traditional homesteader. What is a non-traditional homesteader? I'd like to think we are the people who don't fit the mold. I am a busy mom on a small bit of property with not a lot of financial resources, but I am figuring out how to live the life I want. A homesteader's life.

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Fluoride, Sulfate, and Glycerin-Free Dental Care — 5 Comments

  1. Why must there be sweeteners of any type added to oral hygiene products? Isn’t it better to simply learn ourselves, and to teach our youth to taste certain natural substances the way they were intended on being tasted?

    • I completely agree with you, however many of these recipes are rather bitter, even to an adult palate. They may be a hard sell to kiddos with sensitive taste buds without the sweeteners.

      • Zylitol actually has antimicrobial properties. Research indicates that gum with zylitol is good not only for teeth and gums but also for ear infections. It can be particularly helpful for kids with reoccurring infections. Also, use it in sinus rinses for the antimicrobial properties as well as making the saline solution more comfortable.

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