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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural Tooth Powder
Tooth powder is a common alternative to paste in Europe and is gaining popularity in the US.
- 4 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 tsp. Table Salt
- 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. Ground Clove
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.
The ingredients to this mouthwash can be hard to find locally, but I’ve had great luck tracking them down on Amazon.
- 2 tsp. Calcium Carbonate Powder
- 1 tsp. Xylitol Crystals
- 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 5 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
- 2 c. Filtered Water
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.
This is super easy, has great results and costs nearly nothing.
- 1 part Baking Soda
- 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Banana Peel
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.