Monday, November 22, 2021 by Divina Ramirez
Keeping your teeth clean is integral to maintaining good oral health. The easiest way to do that is by brushing your teeth twice daily. Many people use toothpaste to do so as it can freshen breath, whiten teeth, prevent oral problems – like halitosis (bad breath) and gum disease – and help with overall teeth cleanliness.
However, most store-bought toothpastes contain harmful ingredients that can hurt both your teeth and overall health. Fortunately, there are many natural and effective alternatives to conventional toothpastes.
Many of the big-brand toothpastes and oral care products lining drugstore shelves contain harmful ingredients that you are better off without. These ingredients include:
The best way to avoid health risks associated with harmful toothpaste ingredients is to not use toothpastes that contain those ingredients. There are many natural ingredients that can help clean your teeth and gums without posing a risk to your health. Some of those ingredients include baking soda, coconut oil and essential oils.
You can create your own toothpaste using those ingredients for optimal oral health.
Baking soda is a natural cleaning agent that can get rid of bacteria that cause plaque buildup on the teeth. Plus, it can remove surface stains effectively. Coconut oil, on the other hand, can get into small crevices in the mouth while gently cleaning the teeth and gums. Meanwhile, essential oils are rich in antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds that can rid the mouth of harmful oral bacteria and freshen breath.
You can use these ingredients alone or mix them together to make your own toothpaste. Here are three DIY toothpaste recipes for worry-free brushing:
Oral hygiene shouldn’t come at the expense of your health. Instead of using store-bought toothpastes that contain harmful ingredients, make your own using baking soda, coconut oil and other natural ingredients.
HolisticDentistry.news has more articles with tips on how to maintain good oral health and hygiene.
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