Can DIY Toothpaste Be Harmful?

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Dr. Saklofsky
Can DIY Toothpaste Be Harmful?People have been manufacturing toothpaste to help clean their teeth since the dawn of time. The earliest known toothpaste formula has been recognized as an ancient toothpaste recipe discovered on papyrus in the fourth century AD. Nowadays, we can buy professionally made toothpaste at any neighborhood grocery. Many of these kinds of toothpaste contain fluoride and surfactants. Because they are less natural, these are the kinds of components that prompt some individuals to seek more homeopathic types of toothpaste.

DIY Toothpaste

Making your own toothpaste may appear to be a fantastic idea. Can they, however, be as successful as store-bought toothpaste in cleaning teeth? It all depends on the recipe. Coconut oil, baking soda, sea salt, and essential oils are common ingredients in these recipes. You know precisely what you're putting into your body when you create your own toothpaste since you manufacture it from scratch. You know precisely what you're putting into your body when you brush.

Does it Work?

There is a research gap. DIY toothpaste was proven to be equally as good in removing plaque as store-bought toothpaste. All toothpastes contain abrasives that aid in the removal of plaque and food from tooth surfaces. They also assist to keep the breath fresh. The issue with homemade toothpaste is that it lacks the advantages of fluoride. Fluoride is found in a variety of public water systems as well as store-bought toothpaste. It aids in the prevention and reduction of tooth decay. Fluoride is an important component in store-bought toothpaste that aids in the prevention of tooth decay. Another alternative is to use store-bought toothpaste with additional active components that may assist with other oral health issues such as tooth sensitivity and gingivitis. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration has reviewed and approved most of the toothpaste in stores.
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