Oral health, as you probably already know, is of utmost importance. When not adequately cleansed, the teeth become more susceptible to tooth decay which may lead to different other oral health problems, like gum diseases.
When it comes to oral hygiene, there are different types of toothpastes sold in the markets worldwide. Most of them claim to whiten the teeth, others to prevent gum disease, etc. however, the issue with these toothpastes is that they are filled with different kinds of toxic ingredients, like fluoride that have a negative effect on the oral health.
Fluoride is the most commonly used ingredient in toothpastes but according to a Harvard study, fluoride has a detrimental effect on brain function which results in lowered IQ level.
For that purpose, it’s a good option to exclude these toothpastes and turn to something more natural and chemical-free. In fact, there is nothing better than making your own toothpaste! The following toothpaste recipe will protect and whiten your teeth and also decrease the chance of gum diseases.
Here’s what you will need:
3 tbsp of baking soda
A tbsp of Neem powder3 tbsp of coconut oil
A tbsp of xylitol
15 drops of mint essential oil
Preparation: Mix the ingredients well and use the mixture as regular toothpaste.
The benefits of the ingredients
Baking soda has excellent properties that cleanse the teeth thoroughly and it’s also a very effective and easily affordable ingredient.
Coconut oil has been used as a teeth cleanser since ancient times. It detoxifies the oral cavity by pulling out all dirt and toxins out. It creates an antiseptic and clean oral cavity.
Neem powder is a commonly used ingredient in Indian traditional medicine and it has more than140 active ingredients. It prevents tooth decay by making the environment for the teeth more sterile.