Now that it is established that fluorine cause more harm than good, let?s try to other options that would both help you keep good oral hygiene as well as does not harm you.
Well, I have come up with one good option today ? The Chocolate Toothpaste
This is not any marketing for a toothpaste, this is a do-it ?yourself toothpaste which is a very good alternative to all the fluoride rich toothpastes in the market.
Cocoa both in the bean form and powder form is a rich source of tannins, polyphenols and flavonoids. Thus a rich source of antioxidants that are beneficial to your mouth and teeth. The theobromine present in cocoa hardens your teeth providing a shield against external attack by harmful microorganisms.
The Research and Conclusion
A recent research conducted at Tulane University in America (Yes! I know we would believe easily if it were a research from the US) discovered that cocoa powder or cocoa extract is more effective against microbes causing cavities.
The research consisted of a side by side comparison of people using the toothpaste available in the market and people using this chocolate toothpaste. The results showed clearly that people who had used the cocoa toothpaste not only did have no dental problems but also their teeth got re-mineralised and repaired from earlier damage.
They concluded saying that cocoa extract ? is more effective and safer than fluoride, which can be toxic if ingested.?
How to Make Cocoa Toothpaste
The ingredients and method of preparation are very easy, read on and try it.
Baking soda – 4 tablespoons
Coconut Oil – 4 tablespoons
Clove Essential Oil -6 drops
Cocoa Powder – 2 teaspoons
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl
- Mix thoroughly till you get the required consistency
- Store in a closed container or an empty toothpaste tube
You can use this tooth paste for a week; take care not to keep it open because baking soda would absorb moisture and odour easily.