Toothpaste recipes

The toothpst.htm">OraMedia Site for Dental Self-Sufficiency has a number of recipes for toothpaste and tooth powder. Salt has been prescribed as a good cleansing and disinfecting agent, and it’s been said that within two days of brushing teeth with salt all the harmful plaque-causing bacteria will be killed. Salt is also good for whitening teeth. [more] [search]

Good, effective and “homeopathic” toothpastes and tooth powders can be difficult to obtain. Thankfully online ordering makes it easy to get quality products in a trial size or a years’s supply or more for a relatively low cost. Various manufacturers make a salt-based toothpaste and one of the most reasonable (on Amazon) is the Weleda Salt Toothpaste product, currently on sale at nearly 50% the regular price. Another popular anti-plaque toothpaste is from Tom’s of Maine, popular with the organic and “natural living” crowd, sold on Amazon by the case with a 12% discount.

Another type of product worth considering is a natural tooth powder. Commercially available products include an organic tooth powder made by Solay and the all natural “cruelty free” powder in a handy dispenser that can last for a year by Uncle Harry’s Natural Products.

Herbal recipes for dental health, circa 1872.

Henriette’s Herbal Homepage gives tooth-powder.html">several tooth powder recipes and discusses the pros and cons of using them. Ingredients including parsley salt, toothpaste.html">Myrrh, Tea Tree oil, charcoal and oil of peppermint and the use of areca nut for tooth powder is discussed.

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Secrets of whitening teeth naturally

Salt was mentioned earlier. Some hot Indian oils apparently have a cleaning and “whitening” effect. There’s also a toothpaste.html">recipe for strawberry toothpaste and it’s more than just about flavor: using strawberries for dental health is an old practice. It’s even been said that brushing your teeth with strawberries is a good practice for whitening teeth! [more]

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First published on March 4th, 2009 at 11:07 am (EST) and last modified on March 6th, 2009 at 11:02 am (EST).