Maintaining a good oral health care is not just about brushing your teeth and flossing, a healthy mouth mirrors a healthy gut, so if you’re experiencing with gum diseases excessive cavities or bad breath, it is a high time to address and focus on your gut health. Eating a healthy and balanced diet with Probiotics can help in keeping your gut healthy, and that in turns keeps your oral cavity healthy and disease free. In order to maintain a healthy oral cavity, one must avoid foods with refined sugars, colors, preservatives, additives, instead try eating an organic diet, 80% of your diet should comprise of raw and organic fruits and vegetables.
If you want to re-mineralize or heal your gums you must incorporate healthy foods into your diet, sugary foods cause the mouth bacteria to release acids and that in turn damages the teeth enamel. Oil pulling is a natural and traditional way of detoxifying and healing your gums, you can do oil pulling in the morning before you take your breakfast, take a spoonful of coconut or sesame oil and swish in your mouth for 15-20 minutes; you can do it every day. Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and is known to remove toxins out of your mouth. This technique is known to heal gums and teeth. It’s important to brush gently and not harshly, as rigorous brushing can tear the gums and enamel off your teeth.
Why should we use organic and natural/homemade toothpaste?
Commercial toothpaste are toxic, this is no more a hidden fact, and the fluoride in toothpastes is doing more harm than good, many types of toothpaste have triclosan, saccharine, dyes, sodium laurel sulfate and other harmful ingredients. You don’t need to buy expensive organic toothpaste for daily use; applying a little baking soda to your toothbrush and brushing with it can clean your teeth in a safe and natural way. Or you can mix equal amounts of baking soda and salt and brush your teeth with it. Baking soda is known to whiten teeth.
A simple natural toothpaste can be made at home by mixing equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda, and a few drops of essential oil (peppermint, rosemary, clove, cinnamon, lemon, and orange) and stevia if required. You can add a bit of calcium magnesium powder in this natural toothpaste to create a consistency you like. This home-made toothpaste is good for your teeth; it will not only clean and detoxify your mouth, but will help in healing gum diseases and re-mineralization of the teeth. The best part is this toothpaste wouldn’t have any hidden or harmful ingredients that can adversely affect your teeth and overall health.
If you’re looking to naturally whiten teeth, take 4 tbsp. of coconut oil, 3 tbsp. sesame oil, 4 tbsp. bentonite clay, 4 tbsp. calcium magnesium powder, 3 tbsp. baking soda, 13-14 drops of essential oil and 12 drops of trace minerals, now stir and mix all of these ingredients and let it be thickened after some time. This is your all-natural whitening and remineralizing toothpaste, and you can use it to brush your teeth every day.