Rather than just whitening your teeth, what if you could re-strengthen and build your teeth up again from the inside out! No more super sensitive teeth! This really simple DIY toothpaste not only helps to whiten your teeth, but remineralises them too! Strengthening and improving the health of your teeth using only natural ingredients! No fluoride needed!
No need for Triclosan, Glycerine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), or even Fluoride when using this easy, healthy, non-toxic toothpaste.
Whiten teeth AND restore enamel with these 5 natural ingredients.
To help increase the results brought about by this toothpaste, it’s important to address the diet, as it plays a HUGE role in the overall health of teeth. This article by Wellness Mama goes into further detail on the science behind tooth remineralisation and the dietary steps necessary. In her post, she busts the common myth that once a cavity is through the dentin (the layer under the enamel), it’s impossible for it to heal without dental intervention;
As this article elaborates:
Fortunately, a decaying or broken tooth has the ability to heal itself. Pulp contains cells called odontoblasts, which form new dentin if the diet is good. Here’s what Dr. Edward Mellanby had to say about his wife’s research on the subject. This is taken from Nutrition and Disease:
Since the days of John Hunter it has been known that when the enamel and dentine are injured by attrition or caries, teeth do not remain passive but respond to the injury by producing a reaction of the odontoblasts in the dental pulp in an area generally corresponding to the damaged tissue and resulting in a laying down of what is known as secondary dentine.
In 1922 M. Mellanby proceeded to investigate this phenomenon under varying nutritional conditions and found that she could control the secondary dentine laid down in the teeth of animals as a reaction to attrition both in quality and quantity, independently of the original structure of the tooth. Thus, when a diet of high calcifying qualities, i.e., one rich in vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus was given to the dogs during the period of attrition, the new secondary dentine laid down was abundant and well formed whether the original structure of the teeth was good or bad.
The information I found while researching this was reflected in my own experience of using natural toothpastes and changing up my diet (eating less sugar and foods high in phytic acid, like grains, nuts, seeds and legumes).
I’ve noticed big differences in the health of my teeth over the past year since switching to using my own homemade natural toothpaste and using activated charcoal to naturally whiten my teeth. My teeth are whiter than they ever were before, and I’ve noticed less plaque build-up when I’ve gone to the dentist.
Before we get started in learning how to make this remineralising toothpaste – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!
DIY Remineralising Toothpaste
This toothpaste is fluoride-free and contains only natural ingredients to help strengthen and support healthy teeth and gums.
- 5 tbsp calcium powder (or cleaned powdered egg shells as an alternative)
- 2-3 tbsp bentonite clay
- 1 tbsp diatomaceous earth (DE can be abrasive and is not needed with the baking soda or if using bentonite clay)
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- 10 drops magnesium oil
- 4-6 tbsp organic coconut oil (adjust until you achieve desired texture)
- 1 tbsp xylitol powder
- 3 drops mint essential oil
- 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 3 drops clove essential oil
- 3 drops orange essential oil
- 3 drops myrrh essential oil
- 10 drops trace minerals
- Mix all the powdered ingredients together in a bowl until well combined; calcium, bentonite clay, DE, baking soda, xylitol (if using). Do not use metal utensils if using bentonite clay.
- Add in the coconut oil 1 tablespoon at a time until you get your desired consistency, then add in the magnesium oil and mix to combine.
- Add any optional ingredients, including essential oils or trace minerals.
- Store in a small glass jar.
- Dip a clean toothbrush into the paste, or scoop some out onto your toothbrush (again, if using bentonite clay in the mix, avoid metal). Brush as normal, swirl the mix around the mouth for 30 seconds-1 minute, then spit and rinse.
You can also use salvia to remineralise teeth!
According to Wellness Mama;
On a practical level, teeth are remineralized through the saliva being washed over the teeth. Without proper nutrient levels in the body, saliva will also be deficient in the minerals teeth need for optimal strength. Clearly, we must have sufficient nutrition in our diet in order to have the necessary minerals present in the saliva to support remineralization.
The frequent wash over from saliva over your teeth can help to dilute and protect against plaque acid and bring extra mineral ions into the plaque fluid, in turn promoting remineralisation.
Saliva helps control bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay, and contains many immune boosting substances, like lactoferrin, and enzymes like Lysozyme, which help maintain the ecology of the mouth.
Here’s how to help boost saliva production in the mouth;
- Using the muscular movements of the throat, draw the saliva back and forth from the back of the tongue to just behind the front teeth then back again, several times. With practice, this action may help to increase the amount of saliva present in the mouth.
- Once you have a large pool of saliva on your tongue, swish the saliva around your mouth for a minute or two, then swallow and let the saliva support better digestion in the stomach.
You can do this anywhere, anytime.
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post.
Have you made your own toothpaste before? How did you find it? What was the recipe? Share in the comments below.
Lots of love,
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