Many dentists have thought the process of tooth re-mineralization was impossible. This is the process of re-instituting the natural minerals into the surprisingly porous teeth to strengthen them and fight cavities. The dental pores are created by the foods and beverages we eat and drink on a daily basis, and it’s through these holes that acids and other ingredients begin to break down the enamel and structure of the tooth. Demineralization occurs under the surface, creating cavities and leading to further problems like decay and even periodontal disease.
Surprisingly, many ingredients in toothpastes, even natural tooth-pastes, can be contributing to the demineralization of teeth and causing decay. There is plenty of emerging evidence and studies that show the type of “diet” you need to be on to avoid excessive demineralization, but here we will start with a good re-mineralization homemade toothpaste that will allow you to check off at least one item on that list.
This below recipe has been tested by several holistic dentists, who agree that this will not only get teeth properly clean, but it will help in the re-mineralization process. Of course, it should be noted that it cannot be used alone in the process, but as an added measure to the other changes recommended by dentists.
- 5 tablespoons of calcium powder
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 4 to 5 tablespoons of raw coconut oil
- Optionally, you can use 3 tablespoons of xylitol powder. This serves to keep the taste from being too bitter.
- You can add other ingredients for taste like essential oils (cinnamon, orange, or mint are the best), grapefruit seed extract, myrrh extract, or other trace minerals. These all help to strengthen teeth and fight bacterial infections.
Step-by-Step Instructions to Make Homemade Re-Mineralization Toothpaste
- Mix together all the powdered ingredients in a bowl. If you choose to use calcium tablets for the powder, make sure they are ground up completely before mixing with the other ingredients.
- Add softened or semi-solid coconut oil a tablespoon at a time to the powdered mixture until you get the consistency or texture you want.
- Add the optional oils and ingredients
- Put in a glass jar or cup that can be covered and keep in the bathroom. You can use it by either dipping your toothbrush into it or using a popsicle stick to scrape it on the brush. If you choose to dip, be sure you have a different container for each household member to avoid cross-contamination issues.
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