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Monday, March 15, 2010

Make Your Own Tooth Paste

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It wasn't until the late 1800s that companies like Colgate began producing commercial toothpastes. Like products of the nineteenth and twentieth century, marketing became the driving force. Additives like fluoride, flavoring, coloring, and foaming agents are now a standard part of the recipe for commercial toothpaste. But you can keep your teeth clean and white and your gums healthy without these additives. Just use the same simple ingredients your great grandmother used for her family's tooth powders and toothpastes.
Baking Soda and Peroxide

The easiest solution is to make a paste of baking soda and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. Not only with this make your teeth and mouth fresh and clean, the peroxide will help to whiten your teeth.

The other way to make baking soda whitening toothpaste is to mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, and if you want you can also add peppermint oil or use lemon flavored toothpaste to freshen it up a bit. You can also choose your favorite kind of flavor; after all you are making your own toothpaste! Brush your teeth with this and in a few weeks you will definitely see the results!

Baking Soda is a natural substance that is used for household cleaning. This substance is often times found in toothpaste for extensive teeth cleaning. If you want to make an excellent toothpaste than baking soda is definitely a must have. Baking soda helps to freshen your breath as well as kill germs.

Good ‘O Tooth Powder
2 Tbsp dried lemon or orange rind
1/4 cup baking soda
2 Tsp salt

Place rinds in food processor or blender, grind until peel becomes a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt then process a few seconds more until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar or bottle for best results and lengthened use. Proceed to brush your teeth by dipping moistened toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.

Simple Toothpaste
1 Tsp of the Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1/4 Tsp Hydrogen peroxide

Mix into a paste and brush as usual
Food for thought (Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent tooth cleaner as well. This resource is used as a teeth whitener in many types of toothpaste.)

Peppermint Toothpaste
1 Tsp baking soda,
1/4 Tsp hydrogen peroxide
1 drop oil of peppermint

Mix ingredients together to make a paste, apply to toothbrush by dipping toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.
Everyone likes to have fresh breath but not all people enjoy chewing gum or popping a tic tac in their mouth. You will be very surprised at how a quick piece of fruit or vegetable can freshen up

Breath Fresheners

Fresh parsley can sweeten up your breath in a jiffy.

If you chew on fennel seeds and anise seeds your breath will smell much fresher.

Peppermint or spearmint leaves taste wonderful and they will freshen your breath quickly. You can also drink a delicious cup of peppermint tea. (This is great after dinner)

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