When it comes to brushing your teeth, dry toothpowder might throw you off. Did you know that teeth are living organs, just like the skin and heart. Each day, teeth slowly lose minerals from their surface through a process called de-mineralization. Over time, this process can make tooth enamel weak and susceptible to decay.
Plaque accumulation can accelerate the decay process, attracting acid-producing bacteria that slowly destroy the mineral content of the tooth. Once destroyed, the tooth can become irreparably damaged. My mother has had many teeth removed and always tells me how important it is to take care of my teeth now while I am young.
My first step of action was to remove fluoride from my toothpaste when I became pregnant. When Storm was ready to brush his teeth, I knew I needed to use a fluoride free brand because kids do not know how to spit out the toothpaste. And even though this is very cute, it can get quite messy!
Let’s take a little deeper look into fluoride.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. Though it’s not an essential nutrient it is present in many foods. However, today we are exposed to fluorides from a wide range of sources, including air pollution, drinking water, toothpaste, mouth rinses, beverages, medicines, anaesthetics, fluoride supplements, pesticide and herbicide residues.
For most of us our main exposure to it is through our water supply and through toothpaste and mouthwashes.
Unlike chlorine, which is added to our water for purposes of disinfection, fluoride is added to drinking water for forced medication (to prevent tooth decay). In fact, fluoride is the only chemical added to water for this purpose.
While most of us have been taught that fluoride protects teeth, research does not bear this out. Most studies into the benefits of fluoride are based on calcium fluoride rather than the more toxic form that is added to our water supply.
It is possible that some might reason that small quantities of these toxins are worth the risk if it means better teeth. But the largest dental survey ever conducted in the US (by the National Institute of Dental Research [NIDR] and involving more than 39,000 children) found virtually no difference in the incidence of tooth decay between children living in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas (and yet inexplicably concludes we should continue to fluoridate water!).
Common Ingredients in Toothpaste
Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) is commonly contaminated with dioxin and reacts with other ingredients to form nitrosamines.
Triclosan was originally registered as a pesticide and is linked to cancer, disrupts thyroid hormones and affects heart function.
Fluoride is linked to cancer, it is a systemic poison and damages the thyroid.
There may also be other potentially harmful ingredients lurking inside your toothpaste tube such as artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners.
Re-Mineralize Your Teeth Naturally
The best way to build a life-long healthy smile is to give the body everything it needs to re-mineralize teeth naturally and efficiently. Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpaste from Primal Organics offers all of the minerals your teeth need to stay strong and healthy.
To promote remineralization and strengthen dental health, Primal Life Organics uses a blend of three primal earth clays that provide trace elements and minerals important to dental health. Our blend of earthen clay is an excellent cleansing agent for the delicate, vascular gum tissue and can help prevent plaque formation and treat mouth sores or inflammation. This unique blend of clay is rich in silica, iron, sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, phosphorus and more.
I love this dry toothpowder! I also use the primal gum serum every morning and am loving the results. It leaves my mouth with a feeling of clean that I do not get from using toothpaste alone. The main reason I wanted to start using a natural source for clean, strong teeth is because I started noticing Storm was getting a lot of plaque build up on his bottom teeth.
If you have a little one, you can relate to the daily struggles of brushing a toddlers teeth. It is hard to get in every nook and cranny and most of the time all they want to do is swallow the toothpaste (even more reason to use fluoride free!). Storm is still unsure of this dry powder, but consistency is key!
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