For the past few years, I have been trying to find ways to save money on everyday items and at the same time, eliminate chemicals out of our lives.
Hubby and I have been using baking soda for brushing our teeth for several years now.
We don't have any health benefits through where hubby works, so seeing a dentist on a regular basis is out of the question. Back about four years ago, I was suffering from a tooth ache something fierce. I don't know how we managed an emergency dental trip, but I went. It turns out nothing was wrong. Thank goodness. The dentist was impressed with how good of shape my teeth were, considering I hadn't seen a dentist in about three years. I informed him that I use baking soda and I floss about twice a week. He went on to lecture me about why I shouldn't use baking soda and that I should be using a toothpaste.
I didn't listen.
In my search to find on homemade stuff I came across this tooth powder recipe.
Hubby's is not a fan of the grated lemon peel mixed with his baking soda.
It does take some getting use to.
It smells really good. My teeth feel cleaner. I haven't notice any 'whitening' of the enamel. But than again, I don't know if the soda or lemon is suppose to help whiten them.
But here is the recipe if you like to try:
1 lemon-grated of the peel only
1/4 cup baking soda, aluminum free
4 tsp fine sea salt
10 drops of vanilla
Mix ingredients together. Whirl ingredients in a food processor to help grind the lemon peel.
Put into a small lidded jar.
Dip a dampen toothbrush into the powder.
Rinse really well, because of the acidity of the lemon.