Here are some recipes which contain neither fluoride or glycerin and none of the other chemicals found in commercially produced tooth cleansing products.:Old Fashioned Tooth PowderIngredients:
2 tbsp dried lemon or orange rind
1/4 cup baking soda
2 tsp salt
Grind the rinds in a food processor until they become a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt then process for a few more seconds until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight container. Dip moistened toothbrush into the mixture and brush as usual.
1 Tsp of the above Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1/4 Tsp Hydrogen peroxide
Mix into a paste and brush as usual.
Vanilla, Geranium and Honey Toothpaste
1/2 ounce powdered chalk
3 ounces powdered orris root
4 teaspoons of tincture of vanilla
15 drops oil of rose geranium
Raw honey, enough to make a paste
Combine all ingredients and mix until you have the consistency you want. Scoop the paste onto your brush. Store the paste in an airtight container.
Simple Mint Toothpaste
Bentonite clay powder
Mix 3 parts baking soda with one part salt. Add 3 tsp of bentonite clay for every 1/4 cup of this mixture, then add enough water to make a thick paste. Add a few drops of peppermint oil for better taste.
Herbal Mint Toothpaste Recipe
1/4 tsp peppermint oil
1/4 tsp spearmint oil
1/4 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup powdered orris root
1/4 cup water
1 tsp ground sage
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water until paste is desired thickness/consistency. Store at room temperature in a tightly covered jar.
Substitute 1/2 tsp each of oil of cinnamon and oil of cloves for peppermint/spearmint if desired.
Refreshing Super Mint Toothpaste
6 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 teaspoon sea salt
4 teaspoons bentonite clay powder
15 drops peppermint oil
Mix thoroughly until you get the toothpaste consistency you desire. If desired, use wintergreen instead of peppermint.
The first 2 ingredients have been known for cleaning the teeth gently, effectively and safely. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is also known for it’s fantastic tooth protective qualities. It’s the only sweetener that is actually good for your teeth and it has the ability to prevent plaque from adhering to the tooth surface. Cloves are a powerful disinfectant and painkiller for mouth problems with no rebound pain effect. A drop or two into this mixture will be antiseptic and make it taste good, but you can opt for peppermint if you don’t like cloves.Strawberry Tooth CleanserIngredients:
1 tsp of the above Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1 tbsp crushed ripe strawberries
Mix strawberries and powder into a paste and brush as usual.
Basic Tooth Cleanser
Hydrogen peroxide (a few drops)
Make a paste by combining the two ingredients. You can also gently rub this paste along your gums twice a week for maximum benefit.
Lemon and Cloves Herbal Tooth Cleanser
Small amount of finely powdered sage
1 ounce of finely powdered myrrh
1 pound powdered arrow root
3 ounces powdered orris root
15 drops oil of lemon
8 drops oil of cloves
10 drops oil of bergamot
10 drops of coconut oil (you may have to warm slightly to melt)
Mix the powdered ingredients first and then add the oils into the mixture.
Supercharge any of the above recipes by adding tea tree oil or plant derived mineral powder (or both).
When you use items which contain lemon, rinse your mouth and teeth thoroughly afterward to prevent damage to teeth enamel.