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Originally published March 19 2015

How to make all-natural herbal toothpaste and toothpowder

by Julie Wilson staff writer

(NaturalNews) Keeping a clean mouth isn't just important for pleasant-smelling breath but also increases your chance of maintaining overall good health. Many studies have linked oral health to a variety of diseases and conditions, some of which include endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of the heart), cardiovascular disease, pregnancy and birth complications, diabetes, osteoporosis and even Alzheimer's.

Our mouths are full of different types of bacteria, most of them harmless; however, if not properly maintained, these bacteria can grow out of control, contributing to some pretty serious illnesses.

Luckily, practicing proper oral hygiene isn't that difficult; it simply requires dedication, a good routine and an even better toothpaste or powder.

Do you know what's in your conventional toothpaste?

Conventional toothpastes aren't the greatest. Somewhere down the line, flavor and shelf life became more important than safety and effectiveness. In addition to artificial sweeteners, traditional toothpastes contain harsh chemicals, preservatives and fluoride, which is continuously being unveiled as toxic and detrimental to our health.

Below are a few chemicals commonly found in conventional toothpaste:

As demonstrated, conventional toothpastes contain some pretty nasty stuff. But don't fret, because making your own toothpowder is super easy and pretty inexpensive, especially with these tips from

Quick and easy recipes for creating your own toothpowder

Before making your own toothpowder, you must choose from the following for your base ingredients: baking soda, bentonite clay and finely ground calcium powder. You can choose one, two or all three.

Baking soda helps whiten teeth and remove plaque, while bentonite clay cleanses, polishes and is full of minerals; it also makes an excellent face mask when combined with apple cider vinegar.

The following additions are optional:
After choosing your base and optional add-ons, the rest is easy. Simply mix your ingredients together and store in a glass container with a shaker lid. Spice jars work perfectly for this. Another great thing about toothpowders is that, because there are no wet ingredients, they don't expire.

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