Care For Your Teeth with 100% Natural Products

January 10, 2020
Keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy is essential, and there are some great natural products that can help. Just remember not to overuse them.

Take care of your teeth! After all, they are an important part of the image you present to the world. Conventional toothpaste, whitening products, and mouthwash usually have ingredients that are too aggressive for your mouth’s pH.

These products usually make your mouth feel clean and fresh at first, but in the long-term, they weaken your mouth’s natural defenses. Those natural defenses are crucial for preventing all kinds of problems:

  • Cavities.
  • Gingivitis.
  • Infections.

There are a lot of natural and eco-friendly products on the market now that are great alternatives. They are made with ingredients that won’t disturb the natural balance of your mouth, and they also have therapeutic benefits. In this article, we’ll share some of the most affordable options that are much healthier than conventional products.

1. White Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is one of the basic ingredients of natural toothpaste, thanks to its properties as a:

  • Cleanser.
  • Alkalinizing substance.
  • Anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Re-mineralizing substance.

It’s appropriate for everyone, provided that it’s white clay and is specific for oral use. After all, there are many varieties of clay that contain components that can be toxic upon contact with the mucous membranes in your mouth.

Furthermore, you need to make sure that its texture is very fine, without tiny sand that can damage your tooth enamel.

  • You can use the clay directly on your wet toothbrush.
  • Even better, you can combine it with some of the ingredients that we talk about in this article.

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2. Turmeric

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This intensely yellow spice has excellent health benefits that make it great for your mouth. Turmeric is known to be:

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Whitening.
  • Antiseptic, according to this study published in The Journal of Microbiology.

 

You can clean your teeth by brushing with turmeric for two minutes and then rinse your mouth out with water.

Even better, you can mix it with the white clay and you’ll have an even more complete toothpaste.

2. Coconut oil

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Coconut has countless medicinal benefits, and it can give the toothpaste we just described the texture of a gel,  which will make it much easier to use. You can also use it on its own.

Coconut has a very smooth texture and a delicious tropical flavor. According to a study published in the Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventative Dentistry. this oil contains lauric acid, a component that helps prevent tooth decay and tartar. 

It’s very important that the coconut oil is extra virgin, because refined oils lose all their properties and can even become toxic in the long run.

3. Baking soda

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4. Take care of your teeth with baking soda

Baking soda has been used traditionally as a natural whitener. It also helps clean your teeth and naturally reduces inflammation in the gums, according to this article from the Journal of Periodontology. 

However, you must not overuse it because it’s very alkaline and can damage your tooth enamel.

  • We recommend using it in small quantities by mixing it with other ingredients.
  • In addition, always make sure that the texture is very fine. To achieve this, you can grind it or dilute it in a liquid base.

5. Thyme infusion

Thyme tea.

This is an excellent mouthwash that provides all the benefits of thyme. You just need to prepare a concentrated infusion and keep it in the refrigerator for up to four days maximum.

If you rinse with this infusion after you clean your teeth well, you’ll be benefiting from the antiseptic and healing properties of thyme. These are also very useful at preventing infections and canker sores.

In addition, it’s also recommended for those who have gums that bleed easily.

6. Saltwater

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Saltwater is another alternative mouthwash that will help to re-mineralize and make your mouth more alkaline in a balanced way.

  • Mix 1 part saltwater with 6 parts natural water (this is the appropriate proportion for your pH).
  • This way, the taste will not be too salty.

This mouthwash does not need to be refrigerated since there is no risk that it will spoil.

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Banana peels

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Do you know about this surprising homemade trick? Banana peels, which most of us throw away, help to whiten your teeth.

  • You just need to rub your teeth with the inside of the peel each day for about two minutes.
  • Then, brush your teeth like normal.

The result will be a gradual whitening of tartar and stains. This happens thanks to the salicylic acid and citric acid contained in the banana peel.