A fair number of us were raised to believe that cavities and tooth decay were our fault because we hadn’t brushed out teeth well enough and had eaten too much candy. Well, evidence suggests that only the eating-candy part is actually true. Many populations who opt for traditional diets suffered from no tooth decay, as they never brushed their teeth or saw a dentist. It’s the refined flour and refined sugars that damage our teeth the most.
Thus, a lot of studies support the used of probiotic toothpaste as it delivers good bacteria to where they will do most good. Using it can help get rid of the bad-breath-causing bacteria and decrease the levels of disease.
Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste
- up to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil or other essential oil
- 1 capsule of FOS (fructooligosaccharides) or other inulin-type prebiotic
- 1–2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- up to 1/2 tablespoon xylitol powder (optional)
- 1 capsules of organic probiotics
Put the coconut oil container is a bowl of hot water so to liquefy some of it.
Place all the ingredients into a small bowl.
While holding the capsules over the bowl, open them by grabbing the ends with the tips of the fingers. (Gently pull and twist) Dump the powder into the bowl.
Stir until everything is blended well. It may be runny at first, but it will set up when it cools down.
Put the paste into a small glass jar (with a lid)