My brother and I started using a tooth powder made from a premium blend of three earthen clays, baking soda (aluminum free), and essential oils (peppermint, spearmint cinnamon, anise or cool orange). My favourite ‘Dirty Mouth Primal ToothPowder‘ from Primal Life Organics, is the cinnamon flavoured one.
This tooth powder promotes remineralization and strengthens dental health, by using a blend of three primal earth clays that provide trace elements and minerals important to dental health. This earthen clay blend is an excellent cleansing agent for the delicate, vascular gum tissue and helps prevent plaque formation and treat mouth sores or inflammation. This unique blend of clay is rich in silica, aluminum, iron, sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, phosphorus and more.
The Ingredients that make up this powder are bentonite clay, white kaolin clay, baking soda, french green clay, organic essential oil of choice. The application is easy, wet toothbrush and dip in powder, brush and repeat as necessary. Below is the ingredients in a little more detail:
Baking soda (aluminum free) is alkaline with a pH of 8.1 and will neutralize the acids in the mouth and promote tooth remineralization making them cavity-resistant. Baking soda acts as a very mild abrasive for cleansing and polishing the teeth, kills germs, removes odors and can help freshen the breath.
Bentonite clay is nontoxic and rich in vital minerals that are very beneficial for our teeth and gums – like calcium and potassium. It is a very mild abrasive clay that gently scrubs and beautifully polishes the teeth. Bentonite clay is and has been used for decades as a treatment for numerous health conditions and acts as a detoxifying agent to help fight gum disease by strengthening the body’s natural immunity. It works as an astringent by helping to remove tartar and clean the gums.
White kaolin clay is very rich in aluminum and is high in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium. It helps to whiten and polish the teeth.
French green clay (also Known as Illite Clay or Sea Clay) is very absorbent, and literally “drinks” oils, toxic substances, and impurities from the tissues. Mined from bedrock quarries in France, it is sun-dried, completely natural, unscented, and fragrance free. Green clay is a bio-mineral, and contains decomposed plant matter as well as many trace minerals, such as: silica, aluminum, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, selenium, cobalt, manganese, phosphorous, silicon, micro-algaes, kelp, and phyto-nutrients. French Green Clay also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful with some periodontal conditions.
Organic essential oils are used for their antiseptic qualities and to freshen the mouth and make you forget that you are brushing your teeth with Primal Dirt!
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