Looking on how to make natural homemade toothpaste for you and your loved ones? Look no further. You can now avoid buying those toothpaste that you could not procounce the ingredients used, and instead, make your own by using safe and natural remedies.
What is chocolate toothpaste?
In the past, there have been researched showing that theobromine, which is an ingredient in the chocolate, function better than fluoride. This is proven when lesions in artificial enamel were treated with theobromine, the re-mineralization process occurred at a greater rate. On top of that, theobromine in chocolate toothpaste made teeth less vulnerable to bacterial acid erosion. Therefore, prevent teeth from cavities.
Cacao beans contain polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins, each of which is a type of strong antioxidant that benefits your mouth. Whereas, the theobromine works to harden tooth enamel too, making your teeth less susceptible to tooth decay.
In year 2013, the American Dental Association (ADA) presented a study, which carried out to prove whether fluoride toothpaste or chocolate toothpaste works better in repairing and re-mineralized exposed dentin. Should anyone of you have tooth hypersensitivity, it’s very likely that your dentin is exposed because exposed dentin is a leading cause of tooth hypersensitivity.
The results of the study showed that patients who brushed their teeth with chocolate toothpaste (to be more precise, it is actually cacao-extract toothpaste) just twice a day for only 1 week had “100% dental occlusion”. That means, the patients’ tooth dentin was re-mineralized or repaired 100%. Besides being effective, chocolate toothpaste is also safer because chemical ingredient such as fluoride can be toxic if ingested. Therefore, you might want to give chocolate toothpaste a try?
How do you make natural homemade toothpaste?
Alternatively, you can make your own natural homemade toothpaste at home from scratch. This is how you do it.
Ingredients for natural homemade toothpaste:
- 2 teaspoons organic cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 6 drops clove essential oil
Making your natural homemade toothpaste
- Pour all the ingredients into a bowl
- Mix well to combine
- Store the paste in a container and cover with a lid to avoid the baking soda from absorbing other smell
- Use a clean spoon to scoop out when needed