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Toothpaste Alternatives

There are so many toothpaste brands and varieties available today that it’s a nearly impossible challenge to list even half of them. It can be frustrating standing in the toothpaste aisle trying to determine which paste is right for your teeth and also right for your overall health. But, what if toothpaste wasn’t your only option? Today, many alternatives are available as people around the world search for more natural ways to care for their bodies. Here are a few alternatives to traditional toothpaste:


Tooth Powder
Tooth powders actually date back to the ancient Egyptians as a way to keep teeth clean with things like eggshells and pumice. Later civilizations such as the Chinese, added herbs for a better clean and a less offending taste. Eventually, tooth powder was actually marketed for the first time thanks to the British with added ingredients such as cuttlefish and brick dust! Today’s tooth powders contain natural, organic substances such as herbs, clay, sea salt and even baking soda.

Tooth Tablets
Tooth tablets are an increasingly popular alternative to toothpaste, especially for travelers. Many places sell them in recyclable packaging and their lightweight, compact design make them easy to use on the go. The tablets are to be crushed between your teeth and as the powder mixes with your saliva you begin brushing and creating a foam. Many varieties are fluoride free and with no tube or box to throw away can be a great option for those who worry about our environmental impact.

Homemade Toothpaste
The most popular natural alternative to toothpaste is simply baking soda. Mixed with a few drops of peppermint essential oils, some sea salt or with just water to make a paste, it can be an effective and healthy way to keep teeth fresh and clean. Another natural alternative that can be found in your home is coconut oil. Some use it as a tooth cleaner in place of traditional paste. It can also be used to clean the mouth in a technique called "oil pulling".

Call our office today at 262-264-7711 with any questions or to talk to us about which tooth cleaning product and method is best for your unique situation.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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