We all care about our oral health and hygiene without always knowing what dangerous ingredients off-the-counter toothpaste has. But did you know that over 95 percent of the toothpaste sold in the United States contains Sodium Fluoride – a component also used in rat poison? Think about it: we use our toothpaste to brush our teeth – it comes into very close contact with us, and there’s always a possibility that we may swallow it. The dangers are even more significant for babies and children. This has resulted in the FDA intervening and requiring a poison warning on every toothpaste or mouthwash that contains fluoride. However, many of us still continue to buy these products because it may not even occur to us that our toothpaste is so dangerous. Also, consider that fluoride is one of many hazardous chemicals that make it to your oral care products. We’ve written about this before, so be sure to read our blog to learn what other chemicals and toxins your toothpaste may contain. Get used to reading those labels. Now let’s discuss how we could enhance our oral health with natural toothpaste.
If you ask me, using products that use ingredients that are so detrimental to our health is absurd. Especially products we put into our mouth. I think it’s vital that we select products that don’t have such long-term consequences. The good news is that an alternative to these harmful formulas exists.
Ever heard of natural toothpaste?
One common alternative is homemade natural toothpaste. Super easy, effective and cheap. You need coconut oil, baking soda and essential oil for flavour. While this recipe works for some people, many don’t like the texture or salty taste. Also, because coconut oil fluctuates, some are annoyed because it softens and hardens depending on the season or temperature.
My favourite is the EarthPaste Natural Toothpaste. As the name suggests, it has a lovely Earthy flavour to it. More importantly, the ingredients are 100 percent safe and effective, taking care of all aspects of your oral health. There are no chemicals or toxins in these – it’s made with food-grade Redmond clay, Redmond Real Salt, purified water, Xylitol, and an essential oil depending on the flavour you select (cinnamon, lemon twist, peppermint or spearmint). These toothpastes are worry-free, especially for mothers – if your child accidentally swallows, no worries because they’re safe to eat.
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