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Re-mineralizing Tooth Powder (All-natural, DIY)

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So much of what we eat and how we treat our teeth actually causes us to lose minerals out of them and wear the enamel down. And the common toothpastes that are out there don’t do much to help, in fact they add all kinds of toxic elements into our mouths and bodies, and yet we still get plaque and cavities.

Now I would argue that our diets contribute to that most of all, but since we do live in a culture where our diets cause problems for our mouths and teeth, we can actually heal our own cavities and re-mineralize our teeth.

My family has been using this mixture for about 2 months and our teeth have never been whiter, cleaner, and plaque doesn’t stay on our teeth as it did before. It tastes yummy and doesn’t give you a strong minty taste so you can brush before and after eating! (If you like a minty taste you can easily add extract to it).

The main ingredient is Bentonite Clay which contains over 70 trace minerals (like calcium, magnesium, and potassium) vital to the health of our teeth and gums. It has been used hundreds of years to de-toxify the body, absorbing  toxins in the intestinal walls and eliminating them. When brushed on teeth it is mildly abrasive scrubbing the dirt and germs off, leaving them sparkling clean! Another effect is that these minerals go back into the teeth pushing out the decay.

The second most important ingredient here is Organic Food-Grade Diatomaceous EarthYou can read about it in this previous post if you want to know more about it, and where to find it.  A main benefit of this taken internally is that it “attracts and absorbs bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. These toxins are trapped and passed out of the body.” –Source:  http://www.morethanalive.com/Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-Powder

Also, it is composed mainly of Silica and “Hardening the enamel, silica prevents cavities and preserves teeth. Silica also prevents bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and recession that causes the loosening of teeth, which could ultimately lead to tooth loss. Silica effectively fights ulceration and the decay of bones and teeth and also lessens inflammation.” –Source:   http://www.morethanalive.com/Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-Powder

The third ingredient we use is: Activated Charcoal Powder. The benefits of it are:  “It absorbs (binds to and helps eliminate from the body) poisons, heavy metals, chemicals and intestinal gases that have thousands of times more weight than it has, making it very effective in detoxing and eliminating toxins and poisonous substances from the body”–Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/032570_activated_charcoal_cholesterol.html#ixzz2MnRiBGh

Ground Cinnamon helps eliminate bacteria, yeast, and fungus. Ground Cloves are an antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal agent. Ground Nutmeg is a natural anti-bacterial and has been known to stop halitosis because of this, making it excellent in a tooth powder.

And last but not least is Xylitol Powder, which is a fibrous carbohydrate found in plants that prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth, and helps to keep the pH level in the mouth at a neutral level, inhibiting bacteria from thriving.

This combo seems to be working for us and we would never go back to even the natural toothpastes we were using before. This whole mixture is entirely safe and edible, therefore making it a good choice to put in your mouth:)

Many days we will brush in the morning and not even notice a need to brush again at night.  If we are too tired or for whatever reason, our mouths don’t feel horrible if we’ve missed a brushing. The one thing to get used to is it can get a little messy in the sink. Keep your lips together as best you can when brushing to eliminate this;)

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HEALING TOOTH POWDER–

4 TBS Bentonite Clay

3 TBS Diatomaceous Earth

1 capsule Activated Charcoal Powder

1 TBS Ground Cinnamon Powder

1 TBS of Ground Cloves

1 TBS Ground Nutmeg 

1 TBS Xylitol Powder

Stir together and store in a jar with a lid. Use 1-2 times/day as needed. Enjoy!

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