Many people typically go to the store and purchase toothpaste to brush their teeth. They do this because their dentist, and their parents, have told them that this is what they should do to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Well, they are all wrong! I started questioning this as I read different articles and studies and you should do same…
Almost all toothpastes now contain fluoride, which is a product chemically created in labs. Fluoride was initially pushed on the public over 60 years ago, with shoddy testing and clever marketing, by ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America) as a way to make money on an aluminum WASTE byproduct.
We have always been told, and it has been advertised, that fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay but recent studies have found that fluoride in toothpaste can lead to poisoning, tooth deformities, rashes, and elevated glucose and insulin levels.
Gerard F. Judd, Ph.D., a researcher and chemist in the fluoride industry, wrote books and letters advising people that fluoride was a “severe biological poison” and that glycerin in toothpaste sticks to teeth and does not allow teeth to properly re-enamelize.
Typical corporate misguidance! UGH!
Well, YOU can do something about it! Empowerment, YEAH!
First, STOP BUYING TOOTHPASTE! Second, make your own healthier alternative! It is simple, fairly cheap and only takes a few minutes of your time to make!
Here’s the shopping list:
Coconut oil – refined if you do not like the taste, unrefined if you do
Oil – peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, whatever – as long as it is for human consumption and you like the taste
Some people add Stevia (I do not)
All told, initially, you’ll spend upwards of $15 US dollars but all the products will last for at least a year OR more.
Get an adequate size mixing bowl, measuring spoons and wire whisk and/or spoon
Measure and mix equal amounts of baking soda to coconut oil (I’ll leave the amounts to you depending on the size of container you will store the finished product in)
Add a SPLASH of hydrogen peroxide (You do not want to go crazy with the hydro peroxide! You want enough to get the whitening power but not enough to strip your teeth)
Add drops of your flavoring to taste (I mean to your taste. I taste mine as I go. Sometimes I add more; sometimes less. I actually dip my finger in the mixture and TASTE it)
Make sure it is thoroughly blended and then scoop it and store it in an airtight container.
If you make a big batch for the family give each member their OWN container. You’ll be dipping your toothbrush in that container so you can see the need…
Why coconut oil? Because it has been shown to stop tooth decay. And I’ll provide a PERSONAL example of PROOF.
I had a tooth, number 7, that showed decay and was scheduled for root canal work. Fortunately a year went by before the root canal work was scheduled.
During that time I had been religiously brushing my teeth with my coconut oil-based toothpaste PLUS had been consuming coconut oil in various ways.
I finally went to the endodonist for a scheduled root canal appointment; they took x-rays.
The doctor was AMAZED that the decay in tooth number 7 had COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED. She commented that she had never seen that before.
I remarked that it was probably because I did not use toothpaste and she asked me to explain.
I told her about my coconut oil-based toothpaste and how I felt that it healed the decay; she CONCURRED!
She stated that she was aware of the healing properties of coconut oil and agreed that it LIKELY cleared up the decay in the tooth.
WOW! How about that! That’s as real as it gets!
Before I started on my coconut oil-based toothpaste I discussed it with my dentist. She had no problem with me using it and stated, at that time, that she felt it was a HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE to toothpaste.
At a follow-up appointment with the dentist, she confided in me that she had been doing more reading on coconut oil and had even been swishing the oil in her mouth (oil pulling) and how it made her mouth feel fresher and her teeth cleaner.
She also stated she had personal concerns about fluoride but she felt that, because of her profession, she needed to keep her opinions to herself…
So what do you think so far? Ready to ditch that poison you have been spreading on your toothbrush every day??
There’s plenty of information on the health benefits of coconut oil to be found on the Internet. There are also plenty of websites that offer recipes on coconut oil-based toothpastes so do some exploring…
Now EMPOWER YOURSELF!
Toss that poison in the trash and don’t look back!
Your teeth and gums will thank you for it!