Today I am sharing my toothpaste recipe! I was born with really poor enamel and have worked very hard to get my teeth in a good place. I use a combination of this toothpaste, our Swish oral rinse and a hydroxyaptite oil pull a couple times a week. A lot of times I just put swish on my toothbrush then dip it into this jar but something reallllly good to do is mix a bit of this toothpaste with plain yogurt.
A bit about the ingredients: Diatomaceous earth is high in silica and includes and trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium copper, zinc, iron, phosphorus and selenium. Xylitol prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth and can help keep neutral pH level in the mouth. Cinnamon and peppermint have antibacterial properties, calcium carbonate and baking soda add more minerals and mildly abrase the teeth to remove surface stains. I add a pinch of salt as well but this is optional.
What we really want is to eliminate bad, cavity causing bacteria in the mouth while maintaining good bacteria for a well alkalized environment. Good bacteria helps fight off bad bacteria.
Did you know our saliva is majorly responsible for the mineralization of enamel? This is why as saliva declines with age, often tooth enamel takes a hit too. So its important to take a good probiotic and try to keep a healthy saliva. This is why working with our Swish oral rinse or another oral rinse is helpful!!
Here's the Recipe:
1 Cup Calcium Carbonate
1/2 Cup Xylitol
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup DTE
1 Tablespoon Activated Charcoal
1 Teaspoon Salt.
I RARELY use essential oils but they are in most toothpastes or worse, sweetened flavoring agents. So I personally will add like 1-3 DROPS of either clove, peppermint, or cinnamon to my powder for taste/some added benefits. You could use powdered spices if you prefer! Just do not exceed more than 20 drops as it is too strong for the oral microbiome and overall not safe for digestion. Some people prefer to mix their powder into coconut oil, thats absolutely fine!