Remineralizing Tooth Powder Recipe

Make a sustainable, homemade tooth powder with bentonite clay, calcium powder, baking soda, herbs and spices.

For a while, tooth powders with activated charcoal took the internet by a storm with claims that it removes stains from the tooth surface. However, there’s no scientific evidence backing up activated charcoal’s benefits for teeth. Even more concerning, the American Dental Association warns that with overuse, the abrasive texture of activated charcoal might wear down tooth enamel and do more harm than good.

How do you remineralize your teeth?

Minerals such as calcium and phosphate help make up tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay and cavities.

As you age, a sugary and acidic diet along with excess bacterial in the mouth drives tooth mineral loss. Unfortunately, once the enamel or bone are gone, there’s no way to get them back without replacing the tooth entirely.

The good news is that lifestyle changes and home remedies can actually help replace lost minerals before tooth decay occurs. This process is known as remineralization. 

 


 

This remineralizing tooth powder recipe supports a healthy mouth without the artificial ingredients of commercial toothpastes. 

Each ingredient has a purpose: calcium carbonate supports healthy enamel, bentonite clay and himalayan salt provide trace minerals that support oral health, baking soda supports a healthy pH, while cinnamon, mint and cloves are refreshing and add flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp dried mint leaf (or a few drops peppermint essential oil, optional)
  • ¼ cup bentonite clay
  • 3 tbsp calcium carbonate powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1-3 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp xylitol powder (or more to taste)
  • essential oils (such as peppermint, spearmint, or cinnamon, optional)
Mix all ingredients in a dry, glass container and seal for storage.  This will last indefinitely on the counter since there are no liquid ingredients and all of the ingredients naturally discourage bacterial growth. You can customize the powder to your taste and all of the herbal ingredients are optional. Bentonite or baking soda would actually work alone or together as a tooth powder. You could also add more cloves, mint and cinnamon for an even more concentrated powder.

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