About the ingredients:
Baking soda has an RDA of 7. Toothpaste ranges 35-200. (See chart below)
The following toothpaste recipes should not be considered as medical/dental advice.
Having said that, these recipes were discovered from various sources whereby the legitimacy appears valid and practical.
Abrasivity measurements are given by what’s known as an RDA value which stands for radioactive dentin abrasion or relative dentin abrasivity.
Salt is purported to whiten teeth as well as add some cleaning power to a toothpaste mix.
Is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal! Studies have shown that coconut oil destroys the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
Tooth decay happens when bacteria in your mouth consume the sugars we eat. When you eat food containing ordinary sugar (sucrose), it gives bacteria on your teeth energy, allowing them to multiply and start making acids that can eat away the enamel on the teeth. This “acid attack” causes tooth decay and cavities to begin to form.
Xylitol is a natural sweetener derived from the fibrous parts of plants. It does not break down like sugar and can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth. Xylitol also prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth. This is how it protects the teeth from tooth decay. With the dental benefits of Xylitol, the acid attack that would otherwise last for over half an hour is stopped.
Less Bacteria, Less Acid – Healthier Teeth!
Because the bacteria in the mouth that are causing cavities are unable to digest xylitol, their growth is greatly reduced. The number of acid-producing bacteria may fall as much as 90%. No acid is formed because the pH of saliva and plaque does not fall. After taking xylitol, the bacteria do not stick well on the surface of the teeth and as a result, the amount of plaque decreases.
Repairing damaged enamel
Research has shown that the use of xylitol also helps repair damage to the enamel. Saliva in itself protects the mouth and teeth.
You can actually use castile soap in place of your toothpaste. Liquid castile soap is made from special blends of organic plants and oils (Organic Coconut, Olive and Jojoba Oils, Organic Aloe Vera and Rosemary Extract). One of the best and most effective natural cleaning agent.
How to use it:
This may sound like common sense, but apparently it isn’t: DON’T dip your tooth brush in the paste. You could use a popsicle stick or baby spoon.
Directions for brushing: rinse toothbrush with hot tap water add paste LIGHTLY brush ( powders can be abrasive you should never scrub when using baking soda and other powders) massage teeth for 1-2 minutes never adding more water unless paste is super dry then add a little, you can leave paste on teeth for a few minutes if desired for extra whitening or rinse with warm water then be prepared to clean your sink! Use daily or 3 x a week. Storage: 6 month stored in the glass jar, in a dry place under 76 degrees do to coconoil oil melting point.
What people have to say…
July 20, 2014 at 5:46 PM
I have been brushing with Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Stevia (You can use Xylitol also), and Peppermint Essential Oils for about a year. Prior to startintg, I experienced sensitivity in all my teeth. Within two weeks, all the sensitivity has gone and I’ve never felt it again. Is Baking Soda abrasive? Surely. Is it abrasive to the point where it is wearing my enamel down? Not sure. But if the above comments had validity, I surely would have experience MORE sensitivity right?
I brush them once a day (in the mornings- don’t judge me). However, since I’ve been using this coconut-oil-baking-soda-toothpaste concoction, I’ve had several people stop to ask me if I whiten my teeth. I don’t. I swear. This is the only thing I use (I should probably floss, but again…don’t judge me).Aside from aesthetics, my teeth (and mouth) feel cleaner than they ever have and my breath stays mentos-fresh all day.
Diana G says
December 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM
Rebecca, Dr. Tullio Simoncini is a medical doctor in Italy who has done more than anyone to explore the uses of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) as an alkaline therapy against cancer. It is known that cancer creates and favors an acid environment and because of this, Dr. Simoncini and others have used baking soda as an alkaline therapeutic agent.
Harvard University study on Flouride – Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/