You know it's important to brush your teeth, and you do it diligently twice a day. But lately, your store-bought commercial toothpaste feels like it's not getting the job done. Now you're trying to avoid the plastic tube, but you're unsure where to start.
The good news is there are several natural solutions so you can kick the commercial products to the curb in favor of a more sustainable option. What products are available you ask? Let's take a look at a few natural toothpaste alternatives gaining popularity.
Charcoal Powder Toothpaste
One of your most popular options is to use charcoal toothpaste. This has many benefits and makes a wonderful addition to your dental hygiene routine.
What Is Charcoal Powder Toothpaste?
Charcoal powder contains simple ingredients: activated charcoal, coconut oil and peppermint oil to give it that minty taste we all love. This is an all-natural product that's environmentally friendly. As an added bonus, you can clean and keep the bamboo jar afterward, to store little trinkets or use as storage on your bathroom counter. Otherwise, recycle it and do your part for the Earth. As we all know there is no planet B!
How Do You Use Charcoal Powder?
It's quite simple. Wet your toothbrush then sprinkle tooth powder directly on the bristles and then brush. You can add more as needed, but a little bit goes a long way. It's highly effective when used regularly. Which brings us to the next point!
Benefits of Charcoal Powder Toothpaste
There are many benefits to using charcoal powder toothpaste. Many people choose it for its tooth-whitening capabilities. However, charcoal is also known to absorb bacteria and odors. This means instead of simply pushing the tartar and plaque around, or masking bad breath with a strong mint flavor, you end up with a truly clean mouth.
Additionally, its stain-removing capabilities are worth mentioning. Those years of wine, coffee and cigarette stains will gradually begin to dissipate with regular use. Of course, the results depend on the person, but many people claim there's a noticeable difference after just a few simple brushes.
Toothpaste powder is not a harsh abrasive, so it's safe for using on your teeth daily. And we guarantee you will love the new process of brushing your teeth instead of squeezing plastic!
Tablets are an innovative and fun way to tackle your dental hygiene. If you've never heard of them, you're not alone. Most people commonly think of pastes and powders as the only teeth cleaning alternatives, but these are really neat and interesting to use! They come in a plastic jar that's recyclable, or just like the charcoal bamboo jars, you can repurpose them around your home.
What Are Toothpaste Tablets?
The idea might sound weird, but a toothpaste tablet really is toothpaste in a tablet form. Ours contain only vegan-friendly ingredients including kaolin clay, cream of tartar, and fluoride, so they're available for everyone to use. Be careful, once you try tablet toothpaste you may never go back to traditional plastic tubed toothpaste.
How Do You Use Toothpaste Tablets?
Toothpaste Tablets are easy to use. Place one in your mouth, bite down, and you'll get instant minty foaming action. Then you wet your toothbrush and brush as usual. The entire tablet should dissolve in your mouth, giving you that frothing you're used to with commercial toothpaste products.
Other Natural Toothpaste Solutions
Of course, there are always the natural remedies that you can create from the products in your pantry. Many people use turmeric, for example, to help whiten teeth. While these are a great idea for short-term use in a pinch, you really want to make sure you have a proper cleaning agent to ensure your mouth is as fresh as it can be. With the addition of fluoride, it also helps prevent tooth decay as well as soft spots. Whenever you're looking for a tablet toothpaste to use ensure it has fluoride to help protect those pearly whites!
Want to Go the Extra Mile?
If you want to take your sustainability to the next level, you'll definitely want to pair your natural tooth cleaning solution with one of our bamboo toothbrushes. They're eco-friendly and made with sustainable materials, right down to the bristles.
The handles are made with 100% bamboo pulp, so you can either bury it or place it in your compost heap when you're done using it.
If you're concerned about the care and longevity of the brushes, rest assured they don't need much more attention than your standard brush. Just keep it out of water, since it's biodegradable. As for longevity, you can expect the brush to last as long as you would use a plastic toothbrush. Just remember to still replace it every three months.
Natural products are gaining steam in the market. If you're curious as to how well they'd work for you, now is your time to give them a try! Sustainable Smiles are easier and more affordable than ever!