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Home made Tooth Paste

index Lots of factors contribute to stained, yellow teeth. Drinking beverages that contain tannins, like coffee, tea and red wine contribute to yellow stains. Chewing and smoking tobacco can also stain our teeth.

So, how can we whiten our smiles without paying large amounts for professional teeth bleaching or expensive over the counter teeth whiteners or damaging our dear mother earth?

The trick I use at home, is simple, quick and inexpensive. Does this sound too good too be true?

Try it.

The recipe? Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. That’s it.

Pour some hydrogen peroxide into its cap and add a big pinch of baking soda. Brush with this “paste” for a imagesfew minutes, a couple of times a week.

After achieving the whiteness desired, move to a once a week maintenance routine.

How does it work? Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a slightly alkaline powder that when dissolved in water, releases free radicals. The free radicals from the mixture interact with the stain molecules on the teeth enamel (outer layer of the teeth) and scrape off the yellow and brown stains. It also removes plaque from the teeth.

Baking soda is one of the cheapest commercial teeth whiteners present in the market today. One box of baking soda costs very little, and this one box can be used for over a hundred brushings. Baking soda has actually been recommended by some dentists to help fight gum disease.

Hydrogen peroxide has a whitening effect because it can pass easily into the outermost layer of the tooth, and acts as an oxidizing agent in breaking up stain deposits. Bleaching teeth with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution is acknowledged as a safe practice by ecodentists.

Go easy. Use your common sense. Using baking soda in moderation. And do not deliberately swallow hydrogen peroxide.  A little will certainly not hurt you. The views expressed in this article are only meant as suggestions.

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here is another version step by step:

  • Pour 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) of hydrogen peroxide into 3 teaspoons (15 milliliters) of baking soda. Mix these together until a paste forms. Play with these measurements until you find a consistency that you like. The paste should be similar in thickness to toothpaste.
  • Add a tiny bit of mint toothpaste to your homemade paste to give it a fresh flavor. You can also add a drop of peppermint extract.
  • Mix in a dash of salt. The salt will exfoliate your teeth as you brush.
  • Dollop the paste mixture onto your toothbrush.
  • Brush the paste onto your teeth in small, circular motions. Once all teeth are covered, let the mixture sit on your teeth for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse the solution off of your teeth by swishing with water from the bathroom sink.
  • Brush your teeth with toothpaste to rid your mouth of any remnants of the hydrogen peroxide mixture.

Carbamide peroxide & Hydrogen Peroxide for teeth whitening.
Most people are familiar with carbamide peroxide since it is the agent most commonly used for bleaching (whitening) the teeth.  The dental profession has recently begun to recommend carbamide peroxide as a means of preventing periodontal disease and tooth decay in patients who are unable to carry out normal oral hygiene measures such as regular brushing and flossing.  For patients like these, rubber trays are fabricated to fit over both the teeth and the gingiva.  The tooth indents in the trays are filled with 10% carbamide peroxide and the patient wears the trays for two hours once a day, or overnight.  The carbamide peroxide breaks down into 3.5% hydrogen peroxide and 6.5% urea when it contacts plaque.  The urea further breaks down into ammonia and carbon dioxide under the action of bacteria.  The hydrogen peroxide kills the plaque bacteria, and the ammonia raises the PH of the plaque neutralizing the acid that causes tooth decay.

Hydrogen Peroxide does not harm teeth, in fact it keeps the mouth free of harmful bacteria.


Holistic Dental Tooth Powder

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100% Natural Full Strength Ingredients: Wildcrafted White Oak bark, Organic Plantain herb, Organic Peppermint leaf, Aloe vera resin, Wildcrafted Horsetail herb, Myrrh gum, Organic Clove bud, Organic Lobelia herb & seed, Goldenseal root.

Our Natural Tooth Powder Ingredients and Their Purpose

  • Wildcrafted White Oak Bark – anti-inflamatory, astringent, rich in vitamins
  • Organic Plantain – tightens tissues and is soothing.
  • Organic Peppermint – antibacterial provides relief and relaxation
  • Aloe Vera Resin- known for its ability to heal and to soothe
  • Wildcrafted Horestail – Can be effective in strengthening nails, hair, and teeth
  • Wildcrafted Myrrh Gum – Soothing
  • Organic Clove Bud – Freshens breath and prevents tooth and gum disintegration
  • Organic Lobelia herb and seed – medicinal “cure all” plant
  • Wildcrafted Goldenseal root – natural antibiotic, and all purpose healer
  • Willow Charcoal – gently whitens teeth
  • Menthol derived from corn mint
  • Licorice Root

Conditions: Gingivitis, pyorrhea, and other tooth and gum problems. Might assist in tightening loose teeth. Excellent for normal brushing. This can replace toothpastes. *Please consult with your dentist or doctor if you have significant health problems or significant gum disease before using this product.

Directions: Apply generously to moistened tooth brush and brush teeth as usual.

The experience of using: You will feel a strong minty/ menthol taste as the herbs clean, heal, give nutrients to and disinfect your mouth. If you are highly sensitive to tastes and smells, this product may be too strong for you.

Note: If the toothpowder discolors your tooth brush, then you can clean your tooth brush with hot water or some natural soap and that usually makes it white again. (Holistic Dental Toothpowder Does Not Stain Teeth)

Jar Size: 2 ounces
Tooth Powder by Weight: 1 ounce

Gums (Bleeding, Loose Teeth, Inflammation)

This herbal combination will disinfect, reduce inflammation and tighten up the teeth and gum. Works well with Herbal Mouth wash two-three times per day.

Tooth Powder vs. Tooth Paste

Tooth powders contain herbs which apply nutrients and natural medicines to your teeth and gums. Our tooth powder is very mildly abrasive and is in general less abrasive than tooth pastes and less abrasive than baking soda or other tooth powders made with low cost filler ingredients. The herbs in this herbal tooth powder are potent.

Tooth paste is usually toxic with cheap fillers and ingredients. Many ingredients might be unlisted or mislabeled as cosmetic products do not require the same standards of food. Tooth pastes usually contain abrasive ingredients to make teeth look white and to polish off the plaque. Unfortunately it is difficult to perceive how abrasive the sand in them is because it is blended as a paste.


EcoDent ExtraBrite

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Premium Oral Care Products
Extrabrite
More Whitening Power
Dazzling Mint Tooth Whitener
Without Fluoride
Naturally Effervescent
Baking Soda Toothpowder
Net Wt 2 Oz/56 G
Up To 200 Brushings

ExtraBrite toothpowder. Many people are not familiar with using a toothpowder, but it really is very simple. The product comes in a 2 ounce bottle with an ‘easy-pour’ cap. Simply pour an amount approximately the size of a pea onto a moistened toothbrush and brush away! The product tastes great, has a consistent foaming-action, and actually makes your teeth feel “squeaky clean” due to the action of the baking soda base.*

ExtraBrite uses a mint flavor which leaves your breath fresh and literally makes you want to smile. It’s also sugar free, so it does not have the over-bearing sweetness of most modern toothpastes.*

Eco-DenT toothpowders have been consistently praised by dentists and researchers both in Europe and the USA for over 70 years. Dr. David C Kennedy, DDS, past president of the Preventive Dental Health Association and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, perhaps said it best when he wrote his opinion:

“I have used and recommended Eco-Dent for many years in my dental practice and can highly recommend Eco-DenT ExtraBrite – Tooth Whitener – Dazzling Mint for those who want an effective non-toxic cleaner. Clinically I’ve seen patients who were able to remineralize incipient decay with Eco-Dent .” *

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Tartaric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Carbonate, Calcium Peroxide, Sea Salt, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Coconut derived), Hydrated Silica, Natural Flavoring Oils, Guar Gum, Myrrh Extract

Suggested Use
Apply small amount to moistened toothbrush. Brush as usual. For a great smile, brush with Extra-Brite two (2) times daily for two to three (2-3) weeks. Then maintain your new smile with Eco-DenT DailyCare.
Warnings
Not recommended for children under twelve (12). … Some individuals may be sensitive to ExtraBrite’s powerful oxidizing whitener. If gums become sensitive, decrease or discontinue use.
Allergen Info
100% Cruelty Free. No Dyes or Sweeteners. 100% Natural Ingredients

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9.2. Nylon 4
It has been reported that nylon 4 was degraded in the soil [88] and in the activated sludge [89]. The results confirmed that Nylon 4 is readily degradable in the environment. Furthermore, the biodegradability of nylon 4 and nylon 6 blends was investigated in compost and activated sludge. The nylon 4 in the blend was completely degraded in 4 months while nylon 6 was not degraded [90]. Recently, Yamano et al. was able to isolate polyamide 4 degrading microorganisms (ND-10 and ND-11) from activated sludge. The strains were identified as Pseudomonas sp. The supernatant from the culture broth of strain ND-11 degraded completely the emulsified nylon 4 in 24 h and produced γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as degradation product [91].

– See more at: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/05/eco-friendly-toothbrush-review-and-giveaway/#sthash.DMFJFdAm.dpuf

And the company cites an article in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, which states that Nylon 4 — the material from which the bristles happen to be made — is also biodegradable in soil:

9.2. Nylon 4
It has been reported that nylon 4 was degraded in the soil [88] and in the activated sludge [89]. The results confirmed that Nylon 4 is readily degradable in the environment. Furthermore, the biodegradability of nylon 4 and nylon 6 blends was investigated in compost and activated sludge. The nylon 4 in the blend was completely degraded in 4 months while nylon 6 was not degraded [90]. Recently, Yamano et al. was able to isolate polyamide 4 degrading microorganisms (ND-10 and ND-11) from activated sludge. The strains were identified as Pseudomonas sp. The supernatant from the culture broth of strain ND-11 degraded completely the emulsified nylon 4 in 24 h and produced γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as degradation product [91].

– See more at: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/05/eco-friendly-toothbrush-review-and-giveaway/#sthash.DMFJFdAm.dpuf

And the company cites an article in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, which states that Nylon 4 — the material from which the bristles happen to be made — is also biodegradable in soil:

9.2. Nylon 4
It has been reported that nylon 4 was degraded in the soil [88] and in the activated sludge [89]. The results confirmed that Nylon 4 is readily degradable in the environment. Furthermore, the biodegradability of nylon 4 and nylon 6 blends was investigated in compost and activated sludge. The nylon 4 in the blend was completely degraded in 4 months while nylon 6 was not degraded [90]. Recently, Yamano et al. was able to isolate polyamide 4 degrading microorganisms (ND-10 and ND-11) from activated sludge. The strains were identified as Pseudomonas sp. The supernatant from the culture broth of strain ND-11 degraded completely the emulsified nylon 4 in 24 h and produced γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as degradation product [91].

– See more at: http://myplasticfreelife.com/2011/05/eco-friendly-toothbrush-review-and-giveaway/#sthash.DMFJFdAm.dpuf

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