Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Do We Really Need Toothpaste to Brush Our Teeth?

The answer may surprise you!  The fact is, we really don't need toothpaste!  Here's why.
Some toothpastes contain polishing compounds (abrasives), some contain undesirable chemicals (such as sodium lauryl sulfate, a key ingredient in soap...yuk!) fluoride (we've all heard about the controversy there).  Still others contain a healthy balance of all of that and a desensitizing agent as well. Then there's peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen etc. for flavoring.
Trust me, you can do just as well with a drop of peppermint essential oil for a fresh mouth.  
When you consider all the unnecessary additives one might conclude that it's better to do without.... but the fact is it really doesn't matter what you use, only how often you brush. All you need is a good toothbrush. You can brush with plain water after a meal, then floss and effectively get the germs off of your teeth!

Some more natural things you can use include baking soda, coconut oil and peppermint essential oil.  They're easier on the checkbook, and on the smile!

Keep on smiling!



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