We have not used toothpaste with fluoride for decades but I have had a hard time finding palatable things for my children that I have been 100% satisfied with. I avoid toothpastes with SLS, but most natural toothpastes contain glycerin, which may leave a coating on teeth.
I am making a bit of progress. I have recently been studying the positive effects of xylitol, a natural sweetener on dental health. Supposedly it kills bacteria, like strep, in the mouth, which can cause decay.
I made a tooth powder with baking soda, xylitol and peppermint essential oil. I like it. My 6 year old doesn't care for it. But ah ha! My 9 year old loves it.
- 1 Tablespooon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon xylitol
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix together. Sprinkle onto wet toothbrush and brush gently.
I think it is tasty, too.
~Mama to Many~
Unrefined SALT for brushing teeth. easier when it is fine and not too coarse. I have very good experience, teeth and mouth feel very clean afterwards.
Hello everyone. I happened upon this site because I've been trying to get a little healthier?! I've had REALLY BAD teeth FOREVER and reading some of these remedies has really been amazing!! I've already done oregano oil as a supplement for a natural antibiotic & use a couple drops with my toothpaste (all natural!! ) and haven't noticed too much of a difference?? I am really intrigued with the coQ10 option I've just read? We have heart disease in my family (my father) & my oldest Sister passed BEFORE 50 & one of my younger Sisters has already had a heart attack at 38 & they put a stint in? So I'm gonna make sure I tell the other 5 Sisters about the coQ10?! My Father was only 67 when we lost him & it's scary to know I'm creeping up?! So THANKS for the info on this! I was looking for my TEETH...but got 2 birds!! I will be checkin in on this site more oftenðŸ˜‡
Try grinding up some dried black walnut hulls and brushing with the powder for tooth pain. I heard about the black walnut hull tincture healing teeth the day after I found out I needed another root canal. I was in a lot of pain. One site said that they brushed with the powder as well as used the tincture, and since it would be a few weeks until the tincture was ready, I decided to start brushing with the powder immediately. Within days the pain was significantly diminished; within a week I could brush in that spot with no pain; within 2 weeks I could eat hard food with no pain. It has been 4 weeks, and with regular use I still have little to no pain. No I'm ready to try the tincture and see if it heals my tooth! (Another website said that chewing on the bark of a black walnut tree would relieve a toothache, but if your tooth hurts, why would you chew bark?)