– 2–3 tablespoons of organic cacao powder OR bentonite clay OR a combination
– 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon granulated xylitol
– 10 drops magnesium oil OR trace minerals OR 5 drops of each
– ½ teaspoon calcium powder (calcium phosphate, if possible); use a full teaspoon if you don’t use any bentonite clay.
– 3 drops clove essential oil
– 3 drops vanilla essential oil
– Measure dry active ingredients into a small glass or stainless-steel bowl.
– Add the coconut oil (if it is strong, melt it first by setting the container in a bowl of hot water for 10 – 15 minutes); coconut oil melts at 76 F). Stir until totally combined.
– Add the liquid components and stir until entirely combined. The xylitol crystals may still show up; that’s fine.
– Store in a little glass jar with a lid.
Why Should You Use a Remineralizing Toothpaste?
My Homemade Sodium Bicarbonate Toothpaste has moderate remineralizing qualities, due to the xylitol and clove oil. So does my Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste, due to the bentonite clay, xylitol and clove oil. But, for effective remineralization action, you’ll need to up the ante a bit.
This homemade remineralizing toothpaste benefits from the remineralizing powers of bentonite clay (rich in calcium), xylitol (its sweetness also assists cover the taste of the bitter ingredients), calcium phosphate, magnesium chloride and clove oil.
It likewise includes cacao powder. Cacao (raw chocolate – not to be confused with cocoa, which is a highly-processed product) is the best-kept secret in tooth health! It has been revealed to combat dental caries by suppressing the bacteria that trigger it and making it harder for them to coat teeth and gums (known as plaque). In toothpaste, cacao powder also acts a moderate abrasive. And maybe even better, it tastes truly good, making tooth brushing an enjoyment (and helping to cover less pleasant tastes). Tip: if you cannot brush, chew a few cacao nibs for a delicious, on-the-go, tooth cleansing.
We may think about our teeth as irreversible structures. However the mineral foundation (mainly calcium phosphate) in our teeth remain in a consistent state of flux, with some foundation leaving and other new building obstructs being available in to change them. If more building blocks are leaving than returning, you end up with porous tooth enamel (the external layer that is supposed to be super-hard), which is more vulnerable to dental caries germs. This bottom line of minerals is called tooth demineralization.
What can you do to avoid tooth demineralization?
A high-stress lifestyle and eating a Western diet are both associated with tooth demineralization and dental caries. So handling your tension and following a low sugar, low phytic-acid diet plan that is abundant in minerals and fat-soluble vitamins are two good places to begin.
Dry mouth has also been related to tooth demineralization, so making certain you have a healthy quantity of saliva is likewise important. Consuming plenty of water supports good saliva production. If your mouth remains dry, attempt practicing oil pulling, washing your mouth with a solution of slippery elm powder, or sucking slippery elm drops. You can make your own slippery elm drops, however don’t get carried away and suck them all day long as even healthy honey can promote dental caries.
However can you turn tooth demineralization around?
Yes! Motivating more mineral foundation to repair permeable enamel and mildly decayed spots on your teeth is called remineralization. And it is a tested innovation. This is excellent news because intact initial teeth are better looking, stronger, and longer-lasting than teeth with even the finest fillings in them (plus you are conserved the discomfort of drilling and filling cavities).
If your teeth are susceptible to decay, you might well take advantage of a remineralizing toothpaste, which is a typical way to provide remineralizing compounds.
What’s in remineralizing tooth paste?
Up until very just recently, tooth pastes created to remineralize (repair) enamel were prescription-only and all contained high levels of salt fluoride (NaF), a compound that has been revealed to be dangerous to your health (and lots of still include this chemical). Fortunately, oral scientists are beginning to search for more methods to turn small dental caries around. Even much better: you can now purchase safe remineralizing tooth paste without a prescription or make it at home.
Here are 2 safe, natural remineralizing toothpaste ingredients that even mainstream dental scientists concur can help remineralize teeth (not that your dentist might have embraced them yet):
Calcium phosphate. Tooth paste consisting of calcium phosphate (a bioavailable kind of calcium found in dairy products, also called amorphous calcium phosphate and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate/CPP-ACP), has been shown to be a reliable way to remineralize teeth, with outcomes appearing in just 2 weeks. Such tooth paste has actually likewise been found to be more reliable than fluoride treatments and fluoride tooth paste for remineralizing porous enamel.
Magnesium. Magnesium deficiency prevails in the Western world and has been connected to a large range of conditions and diseases, including tooth decay. Teeth with higher magnesium material have been shown to be less vulnerable to decay. Tooth gel containing calcium glycerophosphate, magnesium chloride and xylitol has actually been shown to reverse early tooth decay areas. Two 15-minute applications considerably reduced tooth level of sensitivity in a lot of sujects.
Although remineralizing tooth paste can be rather efficient at preventing, stopping and even reversing moderate tooth decay and gum concerns, it isn’t a substitute for seeing your dental professional for regular examinations and professional care of innovative dental caries or gum illness.