A few months back I wrote about natural ways of dental hygiene I was getting into, being fed up with chemical toothpaste products and the recurring need for dental care by so-called "professionals". I figured that the teeth were likely like everything else in the body, being able to repair themselves naturally as long as we don't constantly get in their way of achieving it.
I have been pulling oil for a while and have used Xylithol extensively (the marvelous sugar substitute everyone should definitely try out). but what has really changed everything for me is simple baking soda. Man have I become a fan of that stuff!
I really dig the idea of tinkering around with different toothpaste mixtures of my own, combining several natural ingredients which serve specific purposes in order to make a toothpaste that blasts the chemical mass-production selections out of the water. If you are making your own toothpaste you can easily get the luxury of only putting ingredients in that you believe in - no need for fluoride or other likely toxic byproducts at all. You can make the toothpaste taste awesome and sweet with Xylithol, you could make it spicy and herbal with things like Turmeric and Chili powder, adding whiteness agents and further anti-inflammation properties to your mix.
But you see, in daily life I am quite basic when it comes to these things. I just want something that works, you know? And so while I could be making awesome toothpaste I have become a massive fan of simply putting baking soda onto my toothbrush and brushing with that. I am an avid salt lover and so the experience of brushing with baking soda is quite exhilarating still, much better than with weird toothpastes that taste like something out of a pharmacy.
And here is the thing: Ever since I started brushing with baking soda, all my tooth aches and recurring issues with hurting gums have completely vanished! Heck I have even stopped brushing twice a day and am down to currently merely that one teeth brushing session before going to bed with about half a table spoon of baking soda, and you know what? Everything is awesome!
I have a huge amount left that will last me for more than a year or two, I have the ability to use it for cleaning all sorts of other things, to put it in coffee or to bake cake with it. But I do not have to buy any likely poisonous substances that come in plastic-aluminum tubes made by megacorporations that make the occasional apple afterwards taste horrible.
I brush every day with baking soda and everything is peachy. Even teeth that have had some rough times in the oast and are technically doomed (because I didn't choose to let them be filled up with stuff) are doing great. It really feels like the baking soda and its alkaline magic have helped the milieu in my mouth take care of itself and all the repairs that need to be done on a daily basis. Even things like sugar or alcohol can't seem to overcome the shield that baking soda is putting up every day and I am just blown away by it. It's so much better than anything I had tried in the past!
My teeth couldn't be better considering where I started and I can wholeheartedly recommend baking soda as toothpaste substitute to anyone after having used it for half a year or so now.
Try it out, you will not regret it!
Pt. 1 - Pulling Oil Morning Routine With Coconut Oil
Pt2. - Eliminate Caries-Bacteria With This Awesome Sugar Substitute!
Pt. 3 - Baking Soda, Alkaline Guardian of the Mouth
Pt. 4 - Questioning Conventional Toothbrushes
Pt. 5 - Turmeric As Natural Teeth Whitener?