You can’t really trust toothpaste makers to avoid using toxic chemicals. Instead of relying on profit-driven companies, why not make your own toothpaste so you can be absolutely certain.
But is making your own toothpaste really necessary? The answer, clearly, is yes.
First, you need to make a fluoride-free toothpaste of your own to avoid SLS. A surfactant that’s included in many products to break surface tension and lead to better cleaning, SLS is one of those things that doesn’t cause any adverse reaction in some people. In others, it can cause sensitivity, allergies, the worsening of canker sores and extreme dryness of the mouth. It can also irritate the skin and other tissues.
Second, you need to get your teeth clean somehow to preserve overall health. Some people who don’t like chemical toothpastes might decide to just forget brushing altogether. But that’s a bad idea. The bacteria that forms in your mouth is the same kind that causes some types of heart disease, so you want to keep your mouth clean to keep this bacteria out of your body.
Third, you need to do what you can to maintain a healthy pH. Most homemade toothpaste recipes are designed to maintain optimal pH. That’s not the case with chemical toothpastes. When you neutralize acid, you prevent the destruction of some tooth structures, and that improves your overall mouth health and keeps your teeth from decaying as rapidly, among other things.
When you consider these three reasons, it’s easy to see how making your own toothpaste is superior to depending on an imperfect chemical toothpaste from some faceless manufacturing company that you can’t hold accountable very well if something goes wrong because of it.
For the sake of yourself and your family, make your own toothpaste. These three reasons just scratch the surface of all the potential benefits from homemade toothpaste.