Your teeth have never looked better than they will with this DIY Whitening Toothpaste! It is so easy to make and will leave your teeth sparkling.When it comes to healthy teeth and gums, prevention is the name of the game. So many dental problems are the result of gum disease which is all the more troubling when you learn that the American Dental Hygienists' Association estimates that some 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease.
You probably know that plaque is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease and that you should be brushing at least twice a day.
But have you ever stopped to wonder what is in your toothpaste? Most contain ingredients that holistic dentists suggest avoiding: sodium lauryl sulfate (for foaming), thickening agents, flavoring agents (like saccharin), humectants like glycol or propylene, flouride an hydrated aluminium oxides. They just may be right with their recommendation - a study at the University of Oslo, Norway showed a link between toothpastes that contain SLS and canker sores. On this list, fluoride is the most controversial ingredient. It is now believed that when used in excess it may cause teeth to be more brittle. It has also been linked to immune dysfunction and other diseases.
Until more research is done, I believe that moderation, at a minimum, is the safest route for my family. I am loving this DIY Peppermint toothpaste!
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DIY Whitening Toothpaste
Store in a dark cabinet for up to one month.
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vegetable glycerine
2 teaspoons hydrogen peroxide
10 drops peppermint essential oil
⅛ teaspoon powdered stevia
Mix ingredients together to form a paste.
Spoon into your jar.