The mouth and oral environment have a symbiotic relationship with the entire body. If there is an issue in the mouth, it can extend systemically throughout the body.
The fluids inside the teeth can nourish and remineralize the teeth from deep inside.
But how can we contribute to this magical working of our living teeth?
We can start by creating this DIY remineralizing toothpaste.
Tooth Enamel & Mineralization
As living, breathing bones, our teeth require a regenerative environment and key components to protect their enamel, seal holes, and cavities, and mineralize for strength.
Processed foods greatly contribute to the demineralization of our teeth.
Thankfully we are in a time where more and more of us understand we must look to:
- Pastured Foods
- Biodynamic Foods
- Regenerative Farming Practices to ensure minerals in our foods
- Whole Organic Foods
- Wild Foods
These are important tools or allies in the remineralization of our teeth.
Nutrients For Healthy Teeth
Other components we must consider are things like Vitamin D and K2 combined to make sure our calcium is going into our bones to create strength in them.
Without these components, we end up with calcium in the wrong places like in tissues or in the eyes which create cataracts for example.
One thing to understand is that Vitamin K from greens is very different than the K2 that is required to nourish your teeth and bones.
The K2 in the supplement linked here is the type you would find in pasture-raised dairy or pasture-raised meats from animals.
It is this type of K2 the bones require to heal up and regenerate.
One of my favorite examples to see that rich vitamin K2 color is in pasture-raised egg yolks. The deep orange color is your indicator that the egg has K2.
You can also look to Annatto as a vegetarian source of K2. It contains a plethora of vitamin k2.
Vitamin A or retinol is also offered in pasture-raised animals. It is different than the Vitamin A found in orange vegetables which is not fat soluble.
The Vitamin A and Vitamin E in pasture-raised foods give us the elements to create healthy bones. Vitamin E helps protect the bones from oxidation.
Foods to Avoid
Avoid fried, & processed foods that do not help build healthy bones or good bacteria in the mouth.
Synthetic fertilizers cause more phytic acid to be present in produce grown commercially.
Foods that can harm the teeth over time are phytic acid-rich foods.
The issue with phytic acid is that it inhibits mineral absorption.
Phytic acid-rich foods are:
- Nuts and Seeds
Consider soaking and sprouting these foods to lessen the impact phytic acid will have on your teeth. Or learn how to ferment your foods.
Until you take those steps you may want to eliminate them from your diet. Choosing Organic Produce will help lessen the amount of phytic acid from synthetic fertilizers as well.
Mouth PH and DIY Mineralizing Toothpaste
One of the key components to repair your teeth is to keep the mouth PH above 5.5.
When the PH is 5.5 or lower this is when the teeth start to demineralize. It begins to dissolve the surface enamel.
Salt rinses are beneficial before and after brushing for this purpose. They help raise the PH of the mouth to about 7.
The coconut oil base we use in the DIY remineralizing toothpaste below holds a PH of 7-8.
The minerals in the formulation below help to raise the PH of the mouth as well.
It is good to let the toothpaste sit on the teeth as long as possible to soak it in.
Blood Sugar And The Health Of Your Teeth
Keeping your daily glucose levels low and stable is a key component of healthy teeth. The higher the blood sugar the more bacteria invades the mouth and leads to decay.
When the blood sugar remains elevated you have a situation where calcium is leeched from the bones alongside other vital bone-strengthening minerals.
This will help remove the food coating along the digestive tract so that bacteria and parasites can’t feed off of it.
It is important to wait a full 30 minutes to not disrupt the digestive process.
Benefits of a DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste
Here are a few ways you benefit from making a DIY remineralizing tooth paste:
- Avoid harmful chemicals: DIY remineralizing toothpastes do not contain the harmful chemicals that are often found in commercial toothpastes.
Whatever goes in your mouth is absorbed through out your entire body. It is important to do your research on every ingredient in a tooth paste.
- Strengthen teeth: The ingredients in DIY remineralizing toothpaste, such as hydroxyapatite, and calcium carbonate can help to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities.
- Improve oral health: DIY remineralizing toothpastes can help to reduce plaque and gingivitis, and improve overall oral health.
It is a way to raise the PH of the mouth and create systemic, long term health through out your body. What do we have without our health?
- Natural and safe: DIY remineralizing toothpastes are made with natural ingredients, and are generally safe for people of all ages to use. The best part is you know everything that is in the DIY remineralizing toothpaste because you created it. It is empowering to do this.
- Cost Effective: Buying in bulk saves you money in the long run. It is astonishing when I buy in bulk how many rounds of tooth paste I can make. I know this is worth it and I get to chose the most high quality ingredients.
- Customizations: You may have a unique health situation where you want to add certain essential oils or components to your DIY remineralizing toothpaste. This is the perfect way to do that.
Key Ingredients for a DIY remineralizing Toothpaste
Hydroxyapatite: Hydroxyapatite is the main mineral in tooth enamel.
It is a natural remineralizing agent that can help to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. You can order it here.
Sodium bicarbonate: Sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, is a mild abrasive that can help to remove plaque and surface stains from teeth.
It is also a natural alkaline substance, which can help to neutralize the acids in the mouth that can lead to cavities.
Back in the day often people only used sodium bicarbonate to brush with. It should be a staple in any DIY toothpaste.
Calcium carbonate: Calcium carbonate is another natural remineralizer that can help to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities.
It is also a good source of calcium, which is essential for overall bone and teeth health.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
It can help to reduce plaque and gingivitis, and improve overall oral health.
Coconut oil is also a good source of lauric acid, which can help to kill harmful bacteria in the mouth.
Essential oils: Essential oils, such as peppermint and clove oil, have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
They can help to reduce plaque and gingivitis, and improve overall oral health. Essential oils can also add a pleasant flavor to DIY toothpaste.
Propolis: Propolis is a resinous substance that bees produce to protect their hives.
It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Propolis can help to reduce plaque and gingivitis, and improve overall oral health.
It helps to reduce Strep Mutans in the oral cavity which is a key cause of tooth decay.
Liquid Minerals: Give your teeth a boost with liquid minerals in your DIY remineralizing toothpaste for more bone-building components.
Probiotics: Probiotics are live bacteria that are beneficial to health.
They can help to balance the oral microbiome and reduce the growth of harmful bacteria. Probiotics can also help to improve gum health and reduce the risk of cavities.
When combined, these ingredients can create a powerful remineralizing DIY toothpaste that can help to improve overall oral health.
DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste
- 6 tbsp Hydroxyapatite Powder
- 6 tbsp Calcium Carbonate Powder
- 1/3 cup Sodium Bicarbonate A.K.A Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil Liquid
- 1 tbsp Trace Minerals Liquid
- 5 drops Propolis Tincture Tincture
- 20 drops Mix Essentials of Clove, Myrrh, Cinnamon & Nauoli Essential Oil Blend
- 1 16 ounce Dark Glass Amber Jar for storing
- 3-4 capsules Probiotic Powder OPTIONAL
- Melt the Coconut oil and place in a medium sized bowl.
- Add the Essential oils, Propolis and Trace Minerals and stir.
- Add in the powders and stir until it is a creamy consistency. If adding in probiotics open up capsules or use a probitoic powder of yoru choosing.
- Store in a 16 ounce dark glass amber jar.
Personal Experience DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste
This DIY remineralizing toothpaste has indeed strengthened my teeth and increased the PH of my mouth.
With it, I combine another drop of a DIY essential oil blend that is pretty potent including cloves and myrrh.
I like to add one drop to the toothbrush for an added upgrade.
Whenever I have felt discomfort in my teeth or the feeling of a cavity I remember the principles of addressing my diet choices, supplemental D3 and K2.
I also take time to slowly soft brush my teeth with mineral-enhanced toothpaste.
If it is a situation where I feel more care is required I have a mouth mold that I fill with the paste and let it sit on the teeth for at least 20 minutes before spitting it out.
This is a deep therapy for the teeth.
For the ultimate prevention tool and even for toothaches or bacterial infections I highly recommend an oral red light device like this one.
Lastly flossing plays a key in oral health and should be done twice per day.
I highly recommend a Biological Dentist.
My biological dentist is amazing and always helps me in the most natural ways to ensure my mouth gets the best deep cleaning.
If you enjoyed this post you may want to check out my post about the benefits of coconut oil pulling here.
Remineralizing Toothpaste Questions
In conclusion, crafting your DIY remineralizing toothpaste empowers you to prioritize your oral health naturally.
By combining coconut oil, hydroxyapatite, calcium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, essential oils, probiotics, and propolis, you’re creating a medicinal healing paste that offers max oral care support.
Remember, this homemade toothpaste not only avoids harmful chemicals found in commercial products but also offers a cost-effective and customizable solution.
When you avoid toxins and chemicals in commercial toothpaste you upgrade your oral health, your systemic health, your life and your consciousness.
As you embark on this journey, consider complementing your dental routine with a whole-food diet, emphasizing pasture-raised foods, and incorporating supplements like those from the reputable Green Pastures brand.
Don’t overlook the importance of vitamin D3 and K2 for comprehensive dental and overall immune system health.
Embrace this holistic approach to oral care, and let your radiant smile reflect the harmony of natural ingredients and mindful health choices.