You may not know this, but the toothpaste and mouthwash sold at stores aren’t 100% good for your oral health. This is because they contain chemicals that can damage the protective enamel of your teeth.
You’ve probably read that commercial toothpastes promise to whiten teeth and remove plaque buildup, and this is true, but the price you pay is very high (and not just the price tag in the store). Want to learn how to make a mouthwash that will whiten your teeth and protect your enamel? Find out in the following article.
What is remineralization?
To explain it better, we should cite the work of Weston A. Price, who traveled the world in the 1930s in search of primitive tribes whose teeth were free from decay and degenerative diseases. Not only did he discover them, he also uncovered certain linkages among the healthiest ones.
Fat-soluble vitamins were the answer. In each of the 14 cultures he studied, which were scattered around the world and had never met or heard of the others, he found a similar diet: fish and shellfish, raw milk, and cheeses.
Dr. Price later found that these foods have a higher concentration of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E and especially vitamin K2. These are important to the storage of minerals in the teeth (mineralization). Vitamin K2 plays the very important role of “telling the body” where to store those minerals (in the teeth and bones) and where not to (the arteries).
Why do modern dentists today think that remineralization isn’t possible? There are a lot of different opinions about this, which might be due to the influence of the toothpaste industry and the commercialization of oral care products.
In our society, fats are traditionally found in butter, sausage, bacon, fish and seafood, etc. So if you want to maintain a healthy weight, you have to eat healthy. And if you want to have strong teeth that are rich in minerals, reduce your use of commercial toothpastes and mouthwashes and choose natural or homemade recipes instead.
Recipe for homemade mouthwash that will remineralize, strengthen, and whiten teeth
Even if you are buying a natural mouthwash, check the label, because it probably contains glycerin. Your goal is to make a smooth and homogenous liquid, but if you make it too strong it can actually hinder the remineralization process.
In fact, as Dr. Ramiel Nagel states in his book, it can take as little as 30 days to completely remove the tooth’s natural enamel. Everything depends on your diet (and the type of fat you eat), stress levels, sleep, metabolism, and overall health. It’s important to make changes to your diet and every day habits to slow the loss of tooth enamel.
Do you want to have strong teeth? Look to nature. Did you know that animals fed a diet of raw meat have perfect teeth with no cavities? And when we feed our pets, who are designed to eat like carnivores, with processed pet food, they can get cavities? The same applies to humans. We need our native diet. We are omnivores, so we need to consume a variety of foods that are rich in nutrients from both plants and animals.
Nature has given us the most effective homemade mouthwash to keep enamel in tact and impervious to decay. So it’s important to eat a diet that’s rich in calcium, phosphorus, and soluble vitamins, and to avoid processed foods.
How to make a homemade whitening mouthwash
- 2 teaspoons powdered calcium carbonate.
- 1 teaspoon xylitol crystals.
- 10 drops concentrated liquid trace minerals.
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil.
- 2 cups filtered water (500 ml).
In a large bowl, mix the calcium crystals powder and xylitol. Add liquid minerals and essential oils. Add water and stir. Pour the mixture into a bottle or glass jar. Close the lid tightly and shake the ingredients together for about 30-60 seconds until the xylitol is dissolved. Shake well before each use. You can store it in the refrigerator up to two weeks.
Why choose these ingredients?
- Powdered calcium carbonate: to remineralize teeth.
- Xylitol crystals: to protect the teeth and gums.
- Concentrated liquid minerals: to remineralize teeth.
- Peppermint essential oil: flavor and fresh breath.
- Lemon essential oil: for whiter, brighter teeth.
What to look for in a homemade mouthwash?
1. It must contain mint. Some people opt for other essential oils, such as eucalyptus and that may also be a good idea. Remember that fresh breath is very important.
2. There must be something sweet. That’s not to say it should be full of sugar (because that would cause more cavities), but enough to give it a pleasant taste.
3. Must remineralize. Saliva cleans our teeth and provides them with the minerals that are lost through food, drink, cigarettes, etc. So a good mouthwash should provide minerals to help saliva do its job.
4. Must be whitening. You want to have a bright, white smile, but without using a chemical whitening treatment!
5. It must protect against cavities. You also need to thoroughly clean out any food debris that become trapped in the molars and teeth.
6. It should be natural. This means that we have to make it at home. Use the recipe we described above and enjoy better results than toothpastes and mouthwashes sold in stores.