Why you should be using toothpowder?

Dental Powder vs. Toothpaste

Both dental powder and traditional fluoridated toothpaste work well as tooth-cleaning agents. But which one is better for you? Here are the pros and cons of each:

Traditional Fluoridated Toothpaste

Pros:

  • Easy and convenient to use
  • Gently cleans and polishes teeth
  • The American Dental Association recommends fluoride strengthen teeth and reduces cavities

Cons

  • Contains fluoride, which is poisonous if swallowed
  • Glycerin leaves a film on teeth preventing remineralization

Tooth Powder

Pros

  • Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste.
  • Most tooth powders are composed of natural and organic ingredients.
  • Because it does not contain fluoride, it is non-toxic and safer for children.

Cons

  • Powder is less convenient to clean with than a paste.
  • Herbs and clay can leave a funny texture in the mouth after use

 

Beneficial Ingredients Dental Power

The key ingredients in dental powder are what make this product very beneficial for teeth:

Bentonite Clay

This clay naturally binds to toxins, helping eliminate heavy metal toxins from mercury fillings. Plus, it’s rich in minerals that are nourishing to gums and teeth. Bentonite clay is an edible clay that is not only chock full of essential minerals our bodies crave, but it helps rid our bodies of toxins. In toothpaste, it also functions as a gentle abrasive and cleanser. Interestingly, it’s also alkaline, which is important in toothpaste and tooth powder. As bacteria grow through the day by feeding on the sugars of food debris in your mouth, their wastes create an acidic environment, which eat away at tooth enamel, create halitosis, and can enflame gums. The alkalinity of the clay balances that that acid, which slows the effects of the acid.

Calcium is an essential mineral for proper and healthy body function. By ingesting it, we ensure adequate amounts are available for proper body function. By using it in toothpaste and tooth powder, it is a mild-but-effective abrasive.

 

Sea Salt

Unrefined sea salt is helpful for healing irritated gums and contains a plethora of tooth-benefitting minerals. They are crucial for neutralising the acids around your teeth. The salt and baking soda do the very important job of neutralising acids and making your mouth an inhospitable place for those acid-creating bacteria.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a long-time trusted tooth cleaner. It works as a gentle abrasive to gently polish teeth and clean and whiten your smile.

Xylitol

Xylitol not only adds a sweeter taste to the powder, but also can benefit your oral health. It naturally stimulates saliva production, which helps protect and re-mineralize teeth. Stevia is another good option if you wish to use a different sweetener.

Sage

For years, cultures around the world have used sage as a natural tooth-whitener.

Cloves

Cloves not only tastes great; it’s also a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient to help sore gums.

Activated charcoal, like clay, draws toxins out of the body and in this usage, acts as a natural tooth whitener. Thus, it’s great in homemade tooth powder because it helps create an inhospitable environment for bacteria, draws out any toxins in the mouth, freshens breath, and whitens teeth.

Essential Oils

Essential oils have an endless list of benefits. Peppermint oil is a great choice for dental powder because it is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial. On top of having pain-relieving properties, it also leaves your mouth feeling minty and fresh.

Brushing with Dental Powder

Using tooth powder is similar to brushing teeth with toothpaste. Simply wet your toothbrush and dip it into the powder. Or if you’re using a small squirt bottle, carefully squirt the powder onto a wet toothbrush. Brush teeth holding the brush at a 45-degree angle, thoroughly cleaning your teeth. Brush for at least 2 minutes. Then, rinse your toothbrush and mouth with cool water. You can use this multiple time a day.

You can use dental powder as a replacement for toothpaste. However, you can still use toothpaste after you brush with tooth powder.

Keeping up with an Oral Health Regimen

Of course, taking care of your teeth requires more than just using tooth powder. To keep teeth healthier and whiter, try sticking to this dental regimen:

  • Brush teeth at least twice a day, morning and night after meals.
  • Floss and rinse regularly to keeps gums healthy and bacteria at bay.
  • Change out your toothbrush every three months or so. Make sure that you clean it thoroughly after each use.
  • Keep up with regular dental check-ups and cleanings to keep your teeth in prime condition.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Natalie 23/04/2020

Faithful to nature
TOOTHPOWDER

Great buy
Definitely one of my best buys in a while! My teeth feel very clean afterwards and look a lot more sparkly! I use this with the Bamboo toothbrush and Ayurvedic tongue cleaner ...a winning combo!

Lientjie 25/04/2020

Faithful to nature
TOOTHPOWDER

I love my Southern Soul Tooth Powder!
Great product! My teeth look and feel very clean after using it. Its easy to use and last quite a while.

Renier 26/04/2020,

TOOTHPOWDER

Amazing
Love this natural tooth powder. Will recommend every time.

Elaine 27/04/2020

Faithful to nature
TOOTHPOWDER

Good product.
Good alternative to normal toothpaste is just leaves a bit of granules in your mouth sometimes. But still a very good product.

Maverick 09/05/2020

Faithful to nature
TOOTHPOWDER

Incomparable
Exceptional quality and cleans thoroughly

Cara 13/05/2020

Faithful to nature
TOOTHPOWDER

Still a fresh bek
I pondered whether I had what it takes to try this toothpaste alternative, because let's be honest, we all love a fresh Colgate bek. But I can honestly say I don't feel at all less hygienic when using this product and I am slowly getting used to the paste consistency. I did, however, nearly faint when I saw for the first time what I was spitting out of my mouth - I felt like Tom Hardy in Venom. Nevertheless, it's not as dark as other toothpaste alternatives and has not yet resulted in any basin-staining issues like other products I've read about. Would recommend this to anyone looking towards taking a further step in the sustainability direction for Mama Earth.

Sharon 15/05/2020

Faithful to nature -Toothpowder
Mouth feels fresh

I felt I was really "going off thr grid" trying powder toothpaste and I am glad I did. I really enjoy the taste, my mouth feels fresh for a very long time and there is plenty powder in the bottle and a little goes a long way.

Nicole 17/05/2020

Faithful to nature
TOOTHPOWDER

Will keep buying this product

This tooth powder creates a foam and has a nice minty aftertaste. My teeth feel nice and clean afterwards. I also love that the packaging can be 100% recycled afterwards

Khanya 23/05/2020

TOOTHPOWDER
Great
Great for smile bones. The after taste is completely natural.

Christine 24/05/2020

Faithful to nature
TOOTHPOWDER
Different in the best way!

It's definitely something to get used to, mostly because of the texture! But it works really well, easy to use and my teeth feel super clean after
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