Toothpaste Alternatives

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Commercial toothpastes helps keep your teeth healthy and pearly white, but home-made ones are for those who are more adventurous. You must be warned that not all of these toothpaste alternatives have the same effect on every person, so a good idea would be to test it on a small portion of your teeth, before you go all out.

Natural toothpaste alternatives

Sea salt Sea salt is known to strengthen the teeth, apart from getting rid of bad breath and stained teeth. If you are worried that you may end up with half-eaten teeth due to abrasions, we suggest you dilute it with water.

Baking soda Baking soda is a popular toothpaste alternative that acts as a natural teeth whitener. Also, being minimally invasive means that it won’t erode your tooth enamel.

Coconut oil Coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which works out great when you use it as a mouth cleaner. You can also try mixing coconut oil with baking soda for better results.

Essential oils Essential oils like clove bud, cinnamon bark and tea-tree oil make great toothpaste alternatives too! While the oils may be a tad bit tough to handle, as they glue to the toothbrush bristles, you won’t be complaining when your bad breath is gone! You can try pouring some hydrogen peroxide on the bristles, once you have rinsed them with water, and let it dry, after using it.

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Strawberries Strawberries can go great, for dessert and after dessert. These berries act as natural bleaching agents to turn stained teeth into sparkly whites.

Cut off the top of the fruit and mash the rest of it so it turns into a paste-like texture. Brush your teeth with it to have your teeth sparkle. Yes, we know its edible, but we’d rather you wash off the paste and eat the fruit itself.

Toothpaste alternatives recipes

Salt and baking soda toothpaste Mix half a teaspoon of finely ground sea salt and baking soda with a drop of spearmint, peppermint, orange, oil from cinnamon barks or clove buds. Add a couple of water drops to it, and blend it well so it forms a thick paste. Try brushing your teeth with the homemade mixture for stronger and whiter teeth.

Peppermint toothpaste Mix 2 teaspoons each of vegetable glycerin, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Add 6 drops of spearmint or peppermint and a pinch of Stevia to it. Spoon out some of the mixture and brush your teeth with the paste to whiten it.

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