How To Make Your Own Toothpaste

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Many people do not find the taste of fluoride-based toothpaste pleasant. Fluoride is the main ingredient used in toothpaste and deemed as capable of protecting the teeth. On the other hand, there are studies saying that fluoride can cause cancer, can damage the nervous system, and can weaken the teeth and bones. In fact, fluoride is used as a poison. History tells that Nazis made use of fluoride as poison for water of their prisoners. Fluoride can placate people allowing them to be controlled easily. After knowing these facts, you’re probably think of dumping your fluoride toothpaste. However, it will be good to know that as an alternative, you can buy toothpastes that are fluoride-free or make your own recipe.

One of the ideal ingredients to use in making your own toothpaste is coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil is the main ingredient in toothpastes that are homemade due to its natural and powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. These properties are very effective in killing harmful bacteria in the mouth. Coconut oil is also a great ingredient for the health of your gums. Regular brushing can eliminate the gum problems such as bleeding and soreness. This oil also eliminates bacteria-causing gingivitis. Brushing the tongue with coconut oil also helps in managing oral thrush, which is a fungal problem in the mouth. Coconut oil is also found effective in stopping and even reversing tooth decay. Continue reading