Teeth powder? Tooth powder. Regardless of the grammar, remineralizing tooth powder rocks.
Brushing your teeth naturally using tooth powder has helped strengthen my family’s teeth. Mr. Marvelous has bad teeth. They chip very easily. Unfortunately, this trait has been passed down to our daughter. She has broken no less than two teeth in less than a year. This got me thinking. One, why are their teeth so susceptible to breaking and two, is there a way to make them stronger? Other systems of the body are able to heal themselves, why not teeth?
Teeth are made up of pulp, dentin, enamel, and cementum. The enamel is the hard outside and the dentin and pulp are the softer insides of the teeth. Cementum is found on the root and holds the tooth in place.
Enamel is attacked by plaque and bacteria which can weaken enamel surface. Using a remineralizing toothpaste or powder adds nutrients directly to the outside of the teeth for stronger enamel. Eating a healthy diet free of processed foods allows dentin and pulp to strengthen teeth from the inside out.
Making your teeth stronger
I began making a homemade tooth powder in hopes of remineralizing my family’s teeth. The ingredients are simple and used in other homemade detoxifying recipes.
Bentonite clay is my jam. It is volcanic ash that is a natural detoxifier. Bentonite clay is naturally negatively charged. When it comes in contact with fluids, the charge changes and it binds to toxins in the fluid. The science behind bentonite clay is amazing. Most heavy metal toxins and environmental toxins are positively charged. Since bentonite clay is negatively charged, it “looks for” positively charged molecules (toxins) to bind with. Once bentonite clay has become bound to the toxins, the toxins are able to be safely removed from the body. Bentonite clay is safe to ingest as well as put on your skin. In this case, we are brushing our teeth with it.
When we brush our teeth with bentonite clay, the impurities present in our mouths due to food, bacteria, and toxins are bound and then removed from the body. This leaves you healthier, orally detoxed, and with cleaner teeth! Bentonite Clay is one of the natural high quality supplements we use in our house.
Baking soda’s technical name is sodium bicarbonate. It isn’t used just for cooking. It is a natural deodorizer, soother, cleaner, and stain remover. Baking soda is known to aid in the removal of more plaque from your teeth which is why it is commonly found in commercial toothpastes. Some people use straight baking soda to brush their teeth.
Calcium Carbonate or Calcium Powder is a supplement taken by many to improve bone and teeth health.
Cinnamon is considered a very powerful spice, not just for flavor, but also for the many health benefits. It is high in antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antifungal properties. This hot spice reduces bacteria in your mouth and tastes amazing.
Xylitol and stevia are natural sweeteners. They do nothing to support oral health, but they will add sweetness to your tooth powder. I suggest mixing all the ingredients except the sweetener and see if it is palatable. If it is, leave out the xylitol or stevia. If you would like your tooth powder to have a bit of sweetness to it, go ahead and add it. Adding sweetener is a personal choice.
Tooth powder recipe
3 Tbs Bentonite Clay
2 Tbs Calcium Carbonate
1 Tbs Baking Soda
1 Tbs Cinnamon
If you love the minty flavor, you can add peppermint oil (optional or to taste)
Some oils can affect certain medications, always check with your doctor for any possible drug interactions.
I put all of the ingredients into a glass jar with a lid and shake until well mixed. If you would like, you can then split them into smaller containers for each family member. To use, simply wet the toothbrush, dip into the powder and begin brushing your teeth. Since the cinnamon is antifungal and antibacterial, you do not need to worry about bacteria build up. Remember to use small circular motions gently rubbing on the tooth and gums at a 45* angle.
My daughter and I have been using this remineralizing powder religiously for almost 6 months. When we each went for our checkups, both dentists remarked how quickly and easy it was to clean our teeth. Neither of us had cavities, less plaque build up, and great gum health.
I was a bit concerned that remineralizing powder would not work for me because I have very sensitive teeth. The enamel has been thinned due to clenching my jaw and grinding my teeth. I have had very few sensitivity issues and my enamel is slowly growing back. I am a believer!
Do you use not traditional toothpaste or toothpowder? I’d love to know what you use.
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