7 Reasons to Make Your Own Toothpaste ...

Chelsie

Since it is so easy to just buy a tube, you may wonder why you should bother to make your own toothpaste. I certainly was curious why anyone would make their own toothpaste when I started to see a lot of bloggers writing about making toothpaste and providing recipes. I started to do a little research, and even tried making my own toothpaste. It turns out there are plenty of reasons to make your own toothpaste.

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Fun Project

One of the reasons to make your own toothpaste is it is a fun and easy project. It takes just a few minutes to make your own toothpaste, but it is fun to add and mix the ingredients together. It is especially fun for children to make toothpaste. They can measure the ingredients and stir them together, which kids always like doing. Having your kids make toothpaste just might persuade them to brush their teeth more often!

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No Glycerin

Glycerin is a common ingredient in toothpaste because it gives it a creamy texture. The problem with glycerin is it coats your teeth and prevents your saliva from remineralizing them. As a result, your teeth can become weaker and more prone to cavities. It is very hard to avoid glycerin in toothpaste unless you make your own. Fortunately, it is easy to make.

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No Fluoride

Fluoride is often added to toothpaste because it can harden teeth and help prevent cavities. While this may seem like a good thing, fluoride is actually very toxic and has negative health consequences. Just a small amount of fluoride can lead to gastrointestinal pain, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and thyroid problems. Since fluoride is absorbed by your gums and it is possible to ingest small amounts when you brush your teeth, it is best to avoid fluoride. You can easily stay away from fluoride if you make your own toothpaste.

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Tastes Better

Let’s face it, the taste of toothpaste matters. No one wants to brush their teeth with something that tastes bad, and the taste of some store bought toothpaste isn’t very good. However, homemade toothpaste actually tastes pretty good. I put peppermint oil drops in mine, and it tastes similar to a candy cane, which is much better than anything you can buy.

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Saves Money

The ingredients you need to make toothpaste are very inexpensive. The basic recipe for homemade toothpaste is baking soda and coconut oil. While this may not taste very good, it is very inexpensive. It is still inexpensive if you want to add essential oil to make it taste good. Peppermint oil is always a good choice, but there are other options as well.

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Another Way to Use Coconut Oil

Have you ever bought a giant tub of coconut oil and wondered what you were going to do with it all? One way to use coconut oil is to make toothpaste. It makes an excellent base. It becomes thick and solid at room temperature and has a nice texture in toothpaste.

7

You Control the Ingredients

When you make your own toothpaste, you get to control what ingredients you use. If you want a sweeter toothpaste, you can add xylitol, which also has antibacterial properties. You can make your toothpaste any flavor you desire, and you can even add calcium powder to help remineralize and strengthen your enamel. Being able to decide what goes in your toothpaste is one of the best things about making it yourself.

If you are interested in making your own toothpaste, search the internet for recipes. There are many to choose from, and you can use the one that appeals to you. Have you ever made your own toothpaste?

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I personally know people with better teeth and better overall health who practice this and no fluoride. There whole countries many in Europe who've banned fluoride! They are MUCH heal their overall! Fluoride is a byproduct of aluminum and has a huge link to alzheimer's.

I agree with the dental professionals. I think it's quite harmful to be writing articles like this with no proof of the urban myths out there about glycerin and fluoride. a lot of young impressionable girls read these articles and although well intentioned I think it's best to listen to professionals rather what you read on the internet. If commercial toothpaste were bad for our teeth it wouldn't be allowed on the shelves. Fluoride prevents cavities and it is well documented.

You have got to be kidding me. I don't want links to websites to educate me, I have a university degree in dental health to educate me. Fluoride is safe and essential for dental health. Large amounts swallowed is a problem but you're not going to eat a tube of toothpaste are you? Listen to professionals

I am a dental professional also and completely disagree with this whole concept. There will always be the group that are against fluoride saying it causes this and that, but the whole point of brushing with a fluoride toothpaste is to get the fluoride IN and you are advising people to eliminate it completely. Barbaric.

lol let me remind you it's in your water AND your gums do absorb much much more then you think. I bet you haven't even read any of the links or oppositions on fluoride accept what was taught in school. Fluoride is incredibly unsafe.

this is so silly! no fluoride? then what's the point? fluoride on affects a very small amount of people, and the statistics regarding fluoridisation of water are an example for its benefits. As a dental professional, I have seen the effects of lack of fluoride and they prove this article to be dangerous.

I'm sharing my thoughts because I care. That's it. do your research. I didn't say look at ONE website. That wouldn't be smart now would it?? "Barbaric" has worked a lot better then "civilized", anyway back to the point of dental and overall oral health. I urge you all to really dig deep into holistic dentistry. Fluoride is poisonous and Countries that have banned them are overall much healthier. weigh out the pros and cons. Is it better to have less cavities or to put people at risk of many serious and life threatening illnesses? There are other ways of preventing cavities. we are such a bandage society. the root cause is what were are eating and drinking. After that, we must use holistic natural ways to have good oral health. do your own research, don't only be fed what you're taught in school. Be discerning as to what websites and articles are credible. ok that's it from me on this mater. I only want what's best for the greater good.

During my 18 years in dentistry, I have never once seen any health problems due to fluoride use. BUT I have seen lots of dental problems due to a lack of fluoride! And I also know that poor dental health equals poor general health. After all, teeth are a body part!

so then, are you actually saying that dental professionals are not as well educated on these subjects as the general population who may simply trust in an article posted on the web and call it research?

these resources are not necessarily reliable, whereas the ones researched by dental students are the most reliable resources available.

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