Getting cavities as an adult sucks. First of all, it’s not fully covered by my benefits but also, after like 28 years of teeth brushing experience, I would expect that I’d have the technique down pat. But such is not the case!
I floss fairly regularly and have a waterpik, yet from time to time, I get a tiny cavity. The most annoying part of it is that my boyfriend has never had cavities and trust me, he doesn’t do nearly what I do (#toothslacker).
I asked my dentist about what I could do to be preventative outside of brushing/flossing. She said nothing and that some people are just prone to cavities. Well I don’t accept that, so I researched a natural recipe and bring you this tooth powder which will remineralize your teeth and prevent cavities.
Tooth Powder Recipe
¼ cup calcium powder
3 Tbs bentonite clay
1 Tbs baking soda
1 tsp ground clove
1 Tbs cinnamon
Mix all of the ingredients together and use it instead of toothpaste. Or you can do a combination. Sometimes when I’m lazy, I’ll just use toothpaste but otherwise, use the tooth powder.
To use the tooth powder, wet your toothbrush and dip the bristles into the powder. Rinse your mouth with water and use as you would toothpaste. The texture will be a bit gritty, depending on how fine (or not fine) the clove is.
This tooth powder will remineralize your teeth and prevent cavities. I’m not a dentist, but before I tried this powder, I had a toothache and knew I had a small cavity in one of my back molars. I used the tooth powder daily and within a few days, the ache went away. My dentist had also noticed a few “watch zones” of potential cavities, so we will see what develops (but better not be full blown cavities).
Anyway, you might be asking what’s the deal with some of these ingredients. Obv calcium is a no brainer. If it’s not, go back to elementary school. Bentonite clay draws out toxins, is full of minerals, and alkalizes your mouth (that is a good thing). Baking soda is a natural cleaner and whitener. Clove and cinnamon not only provide a better scent/taste, but they’re both antibacterial.
It might sound like a weird concept, but I urge you to give the tooth powder a try. I gave some to my mom and sister and at first, they thought the texture was weird but after a few days, they loved it and how clean their teeth felt. And obv I agree because I keep making it.
What’s wrong with regular toothpaste? Well if you have short term memory problems and forgot about my cavity story, then there is that. But also, toothpaste has a lot of bad stuff in it. Fluoride is just the tip of the iceberg. If you don’t believe that then try it anyway and if you don’t like it, well at least you tried. But know that I disagree with you.