I started bleaching my teeth when I was in my early twenties and have always prided myself in a white smile. This process has completely shifted since I started living more holistically and in the last few years, I have gone back to the basics. Taking good care of my mouth is particularly important now as my my poor teeth took a toll from nursing. After one of my teeth lost its opacity, I knew that I wanted to get my mouth + teeth strong, since we want more children. I am also passionate about sharing this because I know so many who constantly bleach their teeth and I want everyone to have a bright smile without using toxic chemicals.
See below, my three-step-process of oil pulling, brushing with activated charcoal and finishing with Truthpaste.
1. Pull with Coconut Oil - I don't do this daily but try to oil pull a couple of times a week. Coconut oil pulling is a great way to detoxify the mouth and kill germs. It also prevents cavities, cures tooth decay and strengthens your gums. After having Wallace, my mouth wasn't as strong and pulling has helped immensely. Coconut pulling is easy to execute but a little trying. To pull, swish a tablespoon of coconut oil around in your mouth for twenty minutes. I recommend doing something to take your mind off of it, it can be a little rough at first.
2. Brush with Activated Charcoal - This is the newest part of my no-tox dental care regimen and I am blown away by the results. As I said, I have been bleaching my teeth for over a decade so I have pretty high expectations for whitening agents. Using activated charcoal twice a day for a month made a huge difference in the shade of my teeth. Also, a little goes a long way and is way more affordable than bleach. To brush with activated charcoal, wet your toothbrush and brush for a minute. Rinse well with water.
3. Brush With Truthpaste - I have countless natural toothpastes and love this brand. It's super minty and offers so many benefits for the mouth without any chemicals. I have found out that even though a product says organic, it doesn't mean that it's without preservatives, fillers, chemicals, fluoride, SLS, glycerin or other toxins. Truthpaste is used as a normal toothpaste.
I hope this helps you clean up your dental care. Is there anything I am missing, what are some holistic dental secrets that you use?