Do you place things in orally which have warning labels to them, warnings like “For external use only.” or “Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.”? I’m going to bet that you do. I’ve, though I may be ending that soon. Where’s the line between external and internal? Why does toothpaste have a warning like these onto it anyway?
I have now been on edge about warning labels for a long time, keeping these details in the rear of my mind. When I first read that sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a known irritant commonly present in personal hygiene products, was especially an issue in toothpaste (where it may actually be worse than a mere irritant), my edginess stumbled on the forefront of my mind. I immediately quit using the Crest that I have been using for a long time and switched to Tom’s of Maine SLS-free toothpaste. I felt better, but didn’t like the xylitol that Tom’s of Maine used as a sweetener.
Young Living has a SLS-free toothpaste too, but it addittionally wasn’t very satisfying to me, so I stayed with Tom’s of Maine’s toothpaste while trying to find other options. Miessence has a very rated SLS-free toothpaste (according to GoodGuide.com), but I haven’t ordered any yet. I suspect you will find others as well that could work well.
For various reasons, I’m enthusiastic about moving far from commercial tooth pastes. That interest opened a memory door, the one which held the memory of my mother using tooth powder when I was a kid 【効果なし？】ブレスマイルクリアを体験した私の口コミ評判. As I researched the topic, I realized that I’d forgotten the existence of tooth powder.
There are certainly a large amount of toothpaste and tooth powder recipes available online so you will find a formula that suits your style. I’ve opted to test the tooth powder first since it is simpler and a much better traveling companion because density and weight (powder goes beyond paste/gel for the exact same space and with less weight). But wow, would be the recipes different!
The ingredients are simple and basic: baking soda and salt. I found wildly different proportions though, which range from 12 elements of baking soda to 1 part of salt, to equal elements of baking soda and salt. I went with the 12:1 ration, anticipating that would have been a salty enough difference for me personally, at the least for starters. I was right. Of course, there are a myriad other recipes with various ingredients, some that caused my eyebrow to cock in question.
My experiment began with a tiny baby food jar. I put in 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt. I stirred it well, then closed the lid and shook it for a minute or two. Then I dispensed the powder into my clean travel toothpaste container — a contact lens case, the type with the screw on lid — about anyone to 1 to 1/2 teaspoons per section. I found that each section lasted me about 10 brushings, though your mileage may vary.
Initially I brushed with my tooth powder, I was struck by how salty it was. After a few days of brushing with the powder though, I hardly noticed the saltiness or lack of sweetness. My technique is to obtain the brush wet, shake off excess water, place the bristles to the powder and brush away.
When I mentioned to my husband what I was testing and writing about, his first reaction was that fluoride was imperative for cavity protection. It’s clear that fluoride reduces tooth decay or gum disease by preventing plaque bacteria from creating tooth-weakening acids, and by re-mineralizing tooth enamel. It appears, though, that fluoride is most effective keeping in mind children’s teeth from decaying but has less, if any, affect permanent teeth. Since fluoride is toxic, my question is why put it to use if benefits are for a small population segment? And while fluoride is touted as being the fantastic addition to toothpaste because it fights acid in your teeth, here’s another vote for baking soda: it’s alkaline, so it neutralizes acids found in your teeth.
I’m centered on cleaning my hygiene habits from chemicals, especially SLS, saving money and getting greener. My baking soda and salt formula will continue to be my tooth powder of preference until it’s proven to me that it’s a bad idea. Stay tuned, and carry on brushing and flossing daily.