I recently went to the dentist for a teeth cleaning.
Dr. Holmes is amazing. He’s a conventional San Diego dentist – just down the street. Not holistic in any way, but very practical and open minded. Been in the practice longer than I have been alive, and has additionally been doing mouth cancer screenings for 17 years.
After my cleaning, X-Ray, CatScan we dorked out on dental care – and Dr. Holmes dropped a bomb. I had NO cavities!
Additionally, my dentist was super impressed with my knowledge of dental care and admitted that my organic oral hygiene routine (coming to the blog soon!!) was definitely helping my health and protecting my teeth and gums. And he also let me in on a little secret:
I could whiten my teeth naturally! And I didn’t have to pay him a gazillion dollars to do it!!!!
After I was done hugging him for his honesty, I went to write down this incredible teeth whitening formula so that I could pick up all the ingredients on the way home. Boy, did I feel silly! After less than 5 seconds, he had named every ingredient — and they were ALL in my pantry!! YESSS!!
OK, so here’s the skinny from Dr. Holmes. I’ve already been doing it every day of the week — sometimes 2 or 3 times a day — and I swear it’s already working!
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Calcium Carbonate
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Peppermint Oil or Peppermint Spirits for taste (optional)
- Add 1 tablespoon of Hydrogen Peroxide to a bowl
- Add 1 tablespoon of organic Coconut Oil to the bowl
- Add 1 teaspoon of calcium carbonate to the bowl
- Add 1 drop of peppermint oil or spirits
- Mix thoroughly with a spoon until it is paste consistency
- Apply to teeth with a new toothbrush
- Allow to sit for 10-15 mins
- Wash out with coconut oil + water
Why It Works:
Hydrogen Peroxide is the main ingredient in most teeth whitening gels – but this way, you don’t have to ingest all those nasties to get it’s benefits! Plus it removes stains and whitens with an organic consistency, so you’re not left with some white parts and some not-so-white parts, ala Crest White Strips. The organic coconut oil sticks to the oil in the cell membranes, capturing all the bacteria in your mouth. So when you spit it out, you’re also spitting out all those little guys in there. Science.
Calcium carbonate is a mineral. Minerals have a significant impact on the strength and hardness of dental enamel, specifically, calcium can be a huge support of enamel. It also breaks down bacteria and replaces it with new, stronger cells.
How easy was that?!
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