Whiter, Brighter Teeth…Naturally!

use-fluoride-toothpaste-1There’s a lot of buzz out there about Fluoride – especially about the more-harmful-than-helpful side effects. The majority of commercial toothpastes contain many artificial ingredients that can have a negative affect on our teeth and bodies over time. Given  almost every brand out there is filled fluoride, what’s a person to do if they decide to live fluoride-free? Why, grab yourself a tube of a healthier alternatives, of course! Unlike the former options that tasted horrible, today’s selections are as yummy as they are diverse.

Here’s a list of our top 5 favorite natural options:

TOMs Botanically Bright Toothpaste   –  THE NATURAL DENTIST Toothpaste  –  VITA CARE Toothpaste  –   KISS MY FACE Whitening Toothpaste     –    BURTS BEES Whitening Toothpaste

Wanting to take your dental health in your own hands? Then by all means,  Let’s Do The DIY Thang and MAKE our own with this quick and easy recipe! First you’ll need the following:

  • 1/2 c Baking soda (works as a natural cleansing agent and it polishes and whitens your teeth as well!)
  • Dash of  Table salt
  • 1/4 c Hydrogen Peroxide (naturally disinfects your mouth)
  • Dash of Stevia (optional as sweetener)
  • Drop(s) of Peppermint oil (optional – can also be used with Cinnamon or Vanilla Extract)

Take the baking soda and salt and mix them together. Slowly add the hydrogen peroxide, peppermint oil and stevia until it becomes a paste. Add more hydrogen peroxide/peppermint oil/stevia until you achieve the desired consistency.  Store it for later in a BPA-Free plastic container and VOILA! All natural , DIY toothpaste with no surprise ingredients! Now THATS something to truly smile about!

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