Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Natural Toothpaste Alternatives

Natural toothpaste alternatives are what is "in" these days! Even though toothpaste that contains fluoride is highly recommended it also contains ingredients that cause concern to people.

Below are some natural toothpaste alternatives:

  1. Sea Salt - How much more natural can you get than brushing your teeth with salt from the sea? Dissolve the salt in water then brush.
  2. Baking soda - This may be one of the most popular alternatives out there. Just like sea salt you can dissolve the baking soda in water and brush. Some people like to add some peppermint oil to make your mouth feel fresh.
  3. Dry brushing - Although you wont get that minty feel or taste, it don't get much more simple than this.
  4. Brushing with pure water - If dry brushing don't cut it, try brushing with water. You can even add your favorite essential oils to the water for flavor.
  5. Soap - I know gross, but it does work.
  6. Oil pulling - Swish one tablespoon of coconut oil as long as you can. Spit it out then brush with water.
  7. Water Pik - This works wonders cleaning the teeth and gums.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your dentist.

1 comment:

Beth Eppley said...

There is a great organic toothpaste called OG Smiles that is infused with the Reishi Mushroom that improves the health of your mouth and gums. I am a customer of Savon Dental. Beth Eppley