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We all want to know how to naturally whiten our teeth, but actually implementing it is another story. Harsh whitening strips and pastes are a no-go for me. This whitening toothpaste recipe with charcoal is an easy and gentler way to achieve a brighter smile. Avoid harsh teeth whitening Those fancy ads with beautiful smiles can be tempting, but our family avoids artificial whitening. Chemical bleaches can cause sensitivity, gum irritation, burning, and permanent damage to tooth enamel. Scientists aren’t entirely sure how teeth whitening works and its full impact. Home bleaching treatments use hydrogen peroxide to remove stains and discoloration, but studies suggest it may not be the best idea for dental health. Some studies show that hydrogen peroxide bleaching damages dentin, the layer under enamel, leading to weaker teeth and a higher risk of cavities. Just because something is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) doesn’t mean it’s safe! Take fluoride, for example. A natural way to whiten teeth I write a lot about oral health and its impact on overall health. I’ve spent years developing natural toothpaste and mouth care products that are safe for my children and don’t exacerbate my health issues. I’ve experimented with various natural teeth whiteners over the years (including turmeric), but I wanted to create a homemade toothpaste that has the same effect with less mess. While there are many excellent natural toothpaste options available for purchase (kudos to you!), I’ve been using this cost-effective DIY recipe for years. It’s my favorite toothpaste recipe and the most affordable. It’s also the best whitening toothpaste I’ve ever used, especially when paired with oil pulling. Natural oral care options Some of my favorite recipes for a healthy mouth in the past have received many comments about substitutes and the necessity of certain ingredients. Since coconut oil is used in other recipes, some people complain that the toothpaste is too hard to use when cold. This whitening toothpaste recipe is simpler and uses only the most beneficial ingredients. It has the same consistency at any temperature, works well, and tastes great. Even my kids like the taste, and I don’t have to worry if they swallow some. How does a naturally whitening toothpaste taste? Natural toothpaste may not be as sweet as conventional toothpaste and doesn’t foam. This recipe doesn’t contain baking soda, so it’s not as salty as some natural options. I add a mix of essential oils to customize the flavor. Essential oils also have antimicrobial properties that aid in oral hygiene. Essential oils for toothpaste Not all essential oils are safe for oral use, and some safe for adults may not be safe for children. We also need to consider the amount of each oil used. Irritating oils like cinnamon and peppermint should be used sparingly compared to oils like orange. Essential oils are optional but really enhance the flavor. Peppermint, cinnamon, and clove may be too strong for young children, but mine love grapefruit or lemon! Not only do they improve the taste of DIY toothpaste, but they also have antimicrobial benefits for oral health. Here are some safe essential oils for your whitening toothpaste. A peculiar way to whiten teeth I found that calcium and MCT oil alone provide good whitening, but there is a way to boost the whitening power. Activated charcoal (AC) is one of my favorite methods for whitening teeth. Initially, I was quite skeptical, but I’ve come to love it. AC is effective at removing surface stains on enamel from foods like coffee and tea. Research has shown that using AC is safe for fillings and veneers and does not leach minerals from teeth. Activated charcoal helps improve the pH level in the mouth, making it more alkaline to prevent cavities and gum inflammation. That’s why it’s a key ingredient in my Wellnesse Charcoal Toothpaste. However, if you have concerns about using your own toothpaste with your dental work, consult your dentist first! Benefits and precautions of xylitol When I add something sweet to our meals, I opt for natural options like honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar. You won’t find sweeteners like xylitol in my recipes. So, why use it in toothpaste? There is evidence that xylitol has positive effects on oral health, helping reduce plaque, cavities, and kill bacteria. However, caution is needed as xylitol can be deadly for dogs even in small amounts. So, refrain from storing your toothpaste where Fido can eat it! The xylitol I use is a bit coarse, so I ran it through the blender first. You can also use a coffee grinder. When I made the toothpaste a second time, I simply put all the ingredients in the blender, creating a creamy consistency. The blender was a bit difficult to clean after my experiment, but a quick wipe with a paper towel helped. Once I removed the residue, I washed my blender as usual. MCT oil for teeth Medium-chain triglyceride or MCT oil is my secret ingredient in this recipe. It’s derived from coconut or palm oil but remains liquid at different temperatures, making it easier to work with. Fractionated coconut oil is similar to MCT oil but is usually used for skin care and is not safe for consumption. It can be confusing because manufacturers sometimes use terms like liquid coconut oil or fractionated MCT oil. In short, we use food-grade liquid coconut oil with high MCT content. Homemade whitening toothpaste This recipe uses activated charcoal to whiten teeth. Calcium, xylitol, and coconut oil work together to promote healthy gums and prevent cavities. Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 5 minutes Yield: 7 ounces Author: Katie Wells Make sure the xylitol is finely ground, not coarse. Grind it in a blender or coffee grinder if needed. Mix all ingredients by hand in a small bowl or with a mixer until incorporated. Store in a glass jar or squeeze bottle and brush as usual. To clean the blender more easily, add a few drops of soap to the blender and fill it a third with warm water. Secure the lid tightly and mix on high speed. Pour out the foam and rinse thoroughly. Storage and shelf life: Keep away from very warm places and prevent water from entering the toothpaste jar. For longer shelf life, use a clean popsicle stick or another utensil instead of dipping the toothbrush directly into the jar. How to store natural whitening toothpaste When I make toothpaste, each member of our family gets their own jar. This prevents bacteria from being transferred back and forth and allows everyone to have their favorite flavor. We simply dip our toothbrushes into the jar, but a popsicle stick is also an alternative. A clean popsicle stick can help prevent bacteria growth in the toothpaste. If you use essential oils, they also have some preserving properties. Like most of my toothpaste recipes, I like to make this one in small batches as the shelf life isn’t as long as store-bought products. If your family is much smaller than mine, you can also halve the recipe. Be sure to apply your whitening toothpaste if you notice an unpleasant smell or color. The shelf life depends on several factors, but mine usually lasts for at least a few weeks. If you’re not fond of the jar, a squeeze tube like this is another option. Have you ever tried natural teeth whitening? What worked for you? Leave a comment and let us know!

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