As a holistic dentist, almost every patient asks me which toothpaste is the best. Many of my patients bring in a great variety of toothpastes and ask me if the toothpastes are good. I even have alot of patients that custom make there own home-made toothpastes.
In my up-coming book I will get into some detail on the great herbs, oils, and ingredients to look for in toothpastes and some ingredients to avoid. Below is a list of some ingredients that have some clinical research behind them and could be recommended for fighting cavities and gum disease.
Start with baking soda or calcium carbonate as a base:
Mix in some of the following ingredients:
Green Tea extract, Turmeric, Grapefruit seed extract, Elderberry, Chinese star anise oil, Colloidal silver, Coconut oil, Sunflower oil, Sesame seed oil, Oregano oil, Neem oil, Gotu kola.
Essential oils: Thieves (blend of Clove, Cinnamon bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary), Echinacea, Peppermint, Spearmint, Ocotea, Thymol, Wintergreen, Red Thyme, Lavender, Tea Tree oil.
Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol, Sorbitol
The effectiveness of the toothpaste can always be tested by the results. Have a dentist sample the plaque in your mouth and see the bugs or hopefully lack of bugs on a phase contrast microscope.
You want to have 1-3mm tooth pockets, no bleeding, and no bad bugs.
To Your Optimal Health and Vitality with a Beautiful Smile