November 11, 2008

My toothpaste

For several weeks now, my husband and I have abandoned regular toothpaste. I noticed that I had a build up of plaque on the insides of the bottom of my teeth. I don't really have money or time to go to a dentist to scrape it off, so I hit the internet.

I found out that common household ingredients can clean as well as heal your teeth better than anything else. So, I mixed up baking soda, salt and some drops of peppermint oil and started using that. I sometimes dip my toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide before I dip it in the baking soda mix and brush. It's slightly unpleasant, but not real bad. Anyways, my teeth are cleaner and some painful nerve sensitivities are now gone. I haven't checked the plaque situation lately, but I will keep doing this and see how it works.

I got all my information here.

Now, if I could just get the kids to go for it...


Kristi said...

Well, I saw your post, read some of the information, and decided to give it a shot! I mixed up the baking soda and salt, but I didn't have any peppermint oil. I used peppermint extract, which was probably wrong, but I was just trying it out anyway, and I wanted the flavor.

The flavoring didn't work so the toothpaste was awful!!! I gagged the whole way through it, BUT, I have had a sensitive mouth for the last two weeks or so, enough that I know I need at least a root canal, possibly more work than that. No pain!!! I am amazed!!! I have known about baking soda as a toothpaste for a while, but I didn't like the gritty-ness of it (again, I am super picky about my toothbrushing. I always gag.) Anyway, I can tell my teeth are still sore, one dose of baking soda isn't going to cure it, but even though the solution was nasty, I will keep using it if it helps my teeth feel better!!! Thanks for posting this!!!

Anneatheart said...

That's great! You need the essential oil though- it's very strong and helps a lot. You could also add some stevia if you can get that to get it to be a little sweet. Sometimes I sort of gag too, but I just push through it, lol. I'd rather do that than use toothpaste filled with fluoride and sugar :)

Blessings said...

I agree, this is something we are thinking of doing. Sugar in toothpaste, go figure.