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The Best Homemade Toothpaste

The Power of Healthy Saliva

Did you know your saliva offers more benefits than just helping you swallow? Here's how it supports your health:

  • Electrolyte Boost: Replenishes essential minerals.

  • Bacteria Balance: Contains beneficial bacteria for oral health.

  • Digestive Aid: An enzyme helps start the breakdown of starches.

  • B12 Support: A special protein assists in vitamin B12 absorption.

  • pH Control: Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes acids, protecting your teeth.

  • Immune Defense: Contains white blood cells and other factors that fight harmful microbes.

  • Plaque Fighter: Produces hydrogen peroxide to combat buildup.

Protecting Your Saliva's Chemistry

Disrupting your saliva's delicate balance can lead to:

  • Gum Disease (gingivitis, periodontitis)

  • Cavities

  • Yeast Overgrowth (oral thrush)

  • Bad Breath

  • Biofilms on the tonsils

DIY Toothpaste: A Natural Alternative

Avoid commercial toothpaste that may harm your saliva's chemistry. Try this simple, effective, and side-effect-free recipe:


  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp hydrogen peroxide (food-grade 3%)

  • 3 drops cinnamon or clove oil 

Last updated: Mar 18, 2024 17:25 PM