We don’t think much about the dangers of commercial toothpastes, but the fact is that they’re full of fluoride and other dangerous chemicals that can ruin your teeth (which they’re supposed to protect) and your health as well. There are safer and natural alternatives, but they aren’t really affordable, which leaves you only with preparing your own toothpaste at home. If you do a bit of research, you’ll see that coconut oil is a great natural toothpaste base and is perfect for your oral health.
Using coconut oil as a toothpaste is about the best choice you can make for your teeth. It’s simple to prepare and use, and will resolve numerous oral problems you might be suffering from. Here’s how to prepare your own coconut-oil based toothpaste:
- A packet of stevia
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 25 drops peppermint oil
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
Mix the baking soda and coconut oil in a bowl, then add the peppermint oil, vegetable glycerin and stevia as well. Mix everything well until you get a nice consistency and your homemade toothpaste is prepared.
Can we remineralize our teeth?
Yes, it’s possible, but you’ll need to pay more attention to your diet and maintain your oral hygiene as well. The coconut oil toothpaste is a good start – it will support your oral health and promote remineralization of your teeth which will prevent numerous problems. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties while baking soda promotes an alkaline environment in your mouth – the combination will keep harmful bacteria away and improve your oral health over time.