I previously posted about my homemade toothpaste.
I liked the idea a lot and all was going just peachy until one night I noticed that the tube of commercial toothpaste in our bathroom had been moved...I sniffed the Mr.'s toothbrush. AHA! He had defected.
Apparently, it was making his teeth hurt, and to be honest it kind of was mine, too. The kids agreed and now we're looking into something else.
Personally I have really been impressed with clove oil. One drop of clove essential oil in a small bit of water used as a mouthwash is just lovely. It seems to be helping my tooth sensitivity. I then just brush with water after using that.
So it's back to the drawing board, I guess. I have still been using the baking soda thing on occasion, but have switched to the clove oil or just plain water and brush OR soap...yeah that's right. I found some really good unscented olive oil soap and do use this, too. It really does work.
Teeth reenamalize when clean. TO MAKE TEETH CLEAN ONE BRUSHES WITH ANY BAR SOAP. (There are good toothpastes at the health food stores. Check the ingredients before buying. Don't get anything with glycerine in it.) Soap washes off in just 2 rinses. What about toothpastes? Glycerine in all tooth pastes is so sticky that it takes 27 washes to get it off. Teeth brushed with any toothpaste are coated with a film and CANNOT PROPERLY REENAMELIZE. more....
What's the best toothpaste? According to The Center for Natural Dentistry: none.
The best toothpaste is…There are none. That’s right.While most people think that toothpaste is the key to better oral hygiene, then you’re not listening to the hygienist or dentist during your checkups.It is all about technique. Technique people! read on....
I'm not so sure I can sell the kids on soap, but I'm definitely not going back to the fluoridated stuff. Maybe I'll see what the health food store has.