Taking proper care of your oral hygiene is very important for the overall health. Keeping your mouth clean will prevent infections from entering the body. According to some studies, the plaque build-up on the teeth increases your risk of developing a cardiovascular disease and poorly managed diabetes.
This is why you should know how to properly take care of your mouth. Commercial toothpastes are not always the best and healthiest choice. Some of them contain ingredients such as plastic, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners, fluoride, and diethanolamine which are chemicals that can be very harmful for your health.
Besides being unhealthy and harmful, commercial toothpastes usually don’t work as they should. So, is there another way of keeping our teeth and gums healthy and clean?
Yes there is. This homemade toothpaste made from turmeric, peppermint and coconut oil works much better than the one you buy in the store without harming your health.
The recipe for turmeric, peppermint and coconut oil toothpaste
- tablespoon 1 of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon or turmeric (or 2 capsules)
- 1 or 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until you create a paste
- Apply some of this paste on your toothbrush and then brush your teeth
- Rinse with water
For best results you should use this toothpaste daily.
This spice is rich in antioxidants and has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. This is why it works excellent in the treatment of gum disease or other common dental problems.
Coconut oil reduces inflammation and fights the bacteria that grow in the mouth.
These two ingredients along with peppermint oil are a much safer alternative to commercial toothpastes because they help your teeth stay healthy and sparkly without harming your health.