Why tooth powder? Just read the label on any major brand toothpaste or mouthwash. You'll see they are loaded with dangerous toxins and chemicals such as sodium fluoride (which is used in rat poison), triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and hydrated silica. Also added is glycerin which over time builds up film over your teeth much like furniture polish. This does not allow for anything beneficial or re-mineralization to occur for either your gums or enamel. All of these common ingredients have been found to be harmful to humans.
We use Bentonite clay which has ability to bind to toxins in the body. Bentonite clay is also rich in minerals that can nourish teeth and gums.
*Baking soda gently polishes teeth and naturally whitens your smile and baking soda as less abrasive than most commercial toothpastes. We also use aluminum FREE baking soda.
*Sage - has been recognized by many cultures for its natural tooth-whitening abilities, known for its astringent properties. sage is perfect for oral health and whitening discolored teeth.
*Coconut Oil - Candida and Streptococcus are common residents in your mouth, These germs and their toxic waste products cause plaque accumulation and tooth decay. Coconut oil is a powerful inhibitor of a large variety of pathogenic organisms, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, largely due to its naturally high lauric acid content, Lauric acid is considered a “healthier” saturated fat because it is a medium-chain triglyceride. Lauric acid is more easily absorbed by the body and has a host of other associated health benefits.
*Sea salt – Pure sea salt is full of tooth-nourishing minerals, and is especially helpful in healing irritated gums.
*Cinnamon - Which has anti-bacterial properties and nutrients.
*Cloves - Contains antiseptic and germicidal properties that help fight infections, relieve digestive problems and arthritis pain.
*Peppermint essential oil - Has antibacterial, antiseptic, and pain-relieving properties. In addition, it adds a cool, minty fresh flavor to this tooth powder.
*Tangerine Essential Oil – This essential oil is a powerful antioxidant
(As always do your own research. Look up each ingredient that is in your tube of toothpaste. What you find might scare you.)
There is also room on the tooth that is on the label for each member of the family to put their initial so that everyone has their own container of tooth powder avoiding cross contamination if someone should be ill.
To use: Wet your brush and shake just a little. Press toothbrush into powder twice. You may wet the tip just a bit before brushing. Brush your teeth. Rinse brush thoroughly. When you spit it will be brown. Don't panic - it is the Bentonite Clay added to draw germs from your mouth and will not stain your teeth. Just continue to rinse until water is clear. Leave toothbrush out to dry. It is always a good practice to buy a new tooth SOFT bristle brush every 2 to 3 months, AND always after any sickness.
Our 4 oz. container should last 4 weeks brushing twice a day.
"I have to tell you that I just got my teeth cleaned and my teeth were not sensitive at all during the cleaning - and they usually are! I've always had sensitive teeth and for some reason since using your tooth powder my teeth don't hurt any more. Mystery to me but I'll take it! Thank you!" ~Cheryl S.