Great Tasting Toothpaste For A Penny

Find a water tight glass container.

Place 3 tablespoons of Baking Soda in the container.

Add 3 tablespoons of water.  I like sparkling water.

Mix until smooth.

Add your favorite extract to taste.  I like Peppermint and I use about a teaspoon.

If you want a toothpaste with a little smoother consistency, use coconut milk for the liquid. You can make coconut milk from coconut flakes and hot water squeezed through cheese cloth.

Dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush.

Remember, the method you use to brush your teeth is really important.  Most tooth decay starts at the gums.  I like to use a Japanese toothbrush because the bristles are soft, finer and on a smaller bed.  Plus the handle is made out of one material so it can be recycled.  Just snap off the bristles and recycle with the plastics.

With your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle, gently vibrate your brush in tiny back and forth movements where the teeth meet the gums.  Let the bristles surround the tooth. With a small, downward, pivot of your hand the toothbrush pushes anything out from between your teeth and away from the gums.  Move to the next tooth.  Continue front and back of top and bottom of all your teeth. Stimulating and cleaning under the gums is the important part.

1/4 cup toothpaste will cost less than a penny a brush.

Baking soda helps support a more alkaline oral pH.  With a pH of 8.3, baking soda gently nudges the environment of our mouths to a healthier place.

Baking soda is effective for reducing periodontal pathogens because it is sodium bicarbonate;  a salt and all salts are naturally antimicrobial.

Fluoride helps in the prevention of cavities, so if cavities are your concern, alternate with a fluoride toothpaste.

Healthy Teeth, Happy Gums and a Bright Smile!

Until next time, 

Garbage Girl

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