On choosing a more natural life: Is it safe to DIY your toothpaste?

On choosing a more natural life: Is it safe to DIY your toothpaste?

We already know that preparing your own product at home can be fun and inexpensive, but what about your toothpaste? Maintaining proper oral hygiene is paramount, so you have to make sure you are cleaning effectively and that you are not damaging your teeth. We asked dentists to see how effective is DIY toothpaste.

The truth is that when it comes down to DIY toothpaste, you have to be careful about some common ingredients that are included. Some specialists do not recommend it at all, and some others favor them –so the choice is yours.

The abrasiveness of activated charcoal can damage the enamel and eventually lead to gum recession and sensitivity.

If you opt for DIY toothpaste, experts recommend avoiding ingredients that can damage your teeth, such as activated charcoal. Instead of for coconut oil and baking soda. The abrasiveness of activated charcoal can damage the enamel and eventually lead to gum recession and sensitivity.  On the other hand, baking soda can brighten your smile as it has a polishing action. On the other hand, you have to be careful not to apply hydrogen peroxide for whitening directly to your gums, as it can damage the tissue.

Be careful not to apply hydrogen peroxide for whitening directly to your gums

One of the main criticisms professionals have against DIY toothpaste is that they lack fluoride key for your teeth health and cavity protection. But you can include a fluoride mouth rinse to use your DIY toothpaste and still keep your teeth cavity-free!

You don’t need to keep your DIY toothpaste in your refrigerator, you can keep it in an airtight container away from heat and sunlight and scoop out your paste with a spoon, never apply it directly to your brush. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes.

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Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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