Are Homemade Toothpastes Any Better for Your Mouth Than Commercial Ones?

It’s always a good idea to know what you are putting in your mouth. That includes toothpaste. Good oral hygiene can affect how we feel inside and out every single day.

The best place to get this kind of information for specific question would be us. Since day one, you have gotten helpful hints of what to stay away from food wise, but should you be concerned about a bad toothpaste?

What is the Difference Between Homemade and Commercial Toothpaste?

This is not an easy topic to go over. For starters, natural toothpaste is on the rise just as fast as anything else we would like to be natural or organic. Natural sounds good and makes you feel like you know exactly what’s in it. Some homemade recipes include, baking soda, coconut oil, stevia powder, peppermint oil extract, and essential oils for flavor.

The difficult thing to talk about when it comes to commercial toothpaste are the warning labels now required by law. There are a bunch of fancy sounding ingredients that can be harmful to your health if swallowed. Keep in mind that there is a warning label on just about everything, but don’t let that be the reason you don’t find out what’s really in your toothpaste.

There are all kinds of different toothpastes to choose from when you go to the store. Some may advertise baking soda and peroxide, or for whiter teeth. Some whitening toothpastes don’t have natural whiteners but actually contain stain lifters that are abrasive or harmful to your tooth enamel.

This might not be a decision you want to make on your own. Consider talking to us when you stop in for your six month cleaning about toothpaste to stay away from. Get yourself familiar with key words to look for on ingredient labels. We will most likely make sure you are using a soft bristle toothbrush in addition to the paste they recommend.

Using the wrong paste and a firm brush can do a lot of damage, and fast. The good news is once you find the right brush and paste that you like all you have to do is replace them.  Call our office for quick questions or to schedule an appointment.

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