- Coconut oil
- Bentonite clay powder
- Kaolin clay powder
- Organic powdered cacao nibs
- Powdered organic local free-range egg shells
- Baking soda
- Fine sea salt
- Spearmint essential oil
- Sweet orange essential oil
Compounds in cacao beans promote remineralization better than fluoride (and of course, much more safely). Depending on the grain size of the cacao nibs, it could be a safe abrasive to break up the biofilm — just like ground walnut shells are used to polish jewelry.
Coconut oil can help boost the microbiome in your gut (the gut begins in the mouth) and naturally prevents candida in the mouth. There is limited evidence that coconut oil might help reduce cavity-causing bacteria — either way, it can only help, so long as it’s not used as a replacement for flossing, brushing, and tongue scraping.
Bentonite clay is a natural polisher rich in minerals that isn’t too abrasive. It’s also alkaline, so it helps reduce acidity in the mouth. Don’t be afraid of putting “dirt” in your mouth — we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that we need to sterilize our mouths with mouthwashes that remove “99% of germs” but vibrant dental health is actually about achieving a balanced ecosystem of bacteria in your mouth, which protects us from illness and promotes tooth remineralization. Clay is actually used to cleaning and polish exotic cars without damaging the finish.
Baking soda is great for its alkalinity. Our teeth and mouths are constantly under attack by acids thanks to the foods we eat. Neutralizing these acids with vegetables and water is essential to maintaining proper pH in the mouth to encourage the right bacteria as well as protect enamel from decay. Baking soda has a pH of 9 to 11 (alkaline), so it helps to neutralize acids while not being too abrasive to teeth.
Calcium, magnesium, silicon, phosphorus, sodium, nickel, iron – simply a few of lots of trace elements and also minerals found in sea salt. These nutrients strengthen the gums, safeguard versus tarter and also bad smelling breath, as well as might even lighten your teeth in time. High in iodine, sea salt has antibacterial abilities and also assists reduce the effects of acids in the mouth. Salt makes you salivate, and your spit produces an anti-bacterial obstacle that safeguards your enamel.
Xylitol for its abilities to reduce cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth.