Healthy-DIY – Toothpaste

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Your dental hygiene is an important aspect of your health.  A healthy mouth works to prevent infections from entering the body, and some studies have shown that plaque build-up leads to a higher chance of cardiovascular disease and poorly managed diabetes.

As a result, we need to better manage our mouths. However, most commercial toothpaste sold are not very healthy when you look at all the ingredients.  Some toothpastes are filled with plastic and harmful chemicals like triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners, fluoride, propylene glycol, and diethanolamine.  Consider that each and every time you brush you are allowing those chemicals to be absorbed into your body and build up to create a toxic environment which may lead to inflammation, symptoms and eventual diseases.

So how do we combat this?  Making our own toothpaste, which you can make sure has all natural ingredients and still provide you with the same great results of fighting bad oral bacteria, tooth decay and gum disease.  I have used this concoction with great success over the years:

 

Turmeric Peppermint Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon or 2 Capsules Turmeric
  • 1 to 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together to form a paste.
  2. Brush teeth as normal and rinse.
  3. Repeat Daily!

Benefits:

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, contains antioxidants, and is antimicrobial. This makes it perfect for treating common dental problems like gum disease.

Coconut oil is antibacterial, which makes it perfect for fighting bacteria that tends to grow in the mouth. It also reduces inflammation!

On top of their fantastic health benefits, coconut oil and turmeric also work to keep teeth looking white and sparkly

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Dr_Matthew_Eisen“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at drmattcares@gmail.com

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