Whitening and Remineralizing Tooth Powder
Ever look at your toothpaste and think, "gah, you're so pasty!"

Me, neither. But I do love a good tooth powder!

Learn how to make a DIY homemade tooth powder that whitens, freshens, cleans, soothes, & remineralizes. Tooth powder is a staple for natural & holistic oral care.

What is Tooth Powder?

Tooth powder is a powder form of toothpaste. It has all the same cleansing and freshening power of toothpaste. 

Some benefits of homemade tooth powder include:

  • Less messy: no pasty clumps in your sink
  • Travel friendly: no exploding tubes in your suitcase
  • No coconut oil: a lot of homemade / natural toothpastes have coconut oil which isn't always good for your plumbing
  • Longer shelf life: the ingredients are shelf stable powders
  • Inexpensive: Once you purchase the ingredients, you will have enough to make tooth powder for yearsss. The powders have a long shelf life. Plus you can use all the ingredients for other DIY recipes!

My Holistic Dental Care Testimony

I used to have sensitive teeth. I used to use a maximum strength sensitive toothpaste. I used to use a numbing gel I got from my dentist everyday. And I STILL had sensitive teeth & gums. And then I started making DIY, nontoxic, homemade toothpaste & mouthwash and started oil pulling

My sensitive teeth are a thing of the past. Bye bye, Sensodyne!

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What's in a Tooth Powder?

You can use any of these ingredients and mix & match them to make a custom tooth powder for your needs & flavor preference. 

  • Activated Charcoal:

    • The porous nature of activated charcoal allows it to absorb plaque and stains that discolor your teeth. By gently brushing with activated charcoal powder or using toothpaste infused with activated charcoal, you can effectively remove years of surface stains caused by coffee, tea, wine, and other common culprits. But don't worry about your teeth turning black – it doesn't leave any residue behind after you rinse.
    • Learn more about activated charcoal here.

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  • Finely Ground Salt:

    • You can use any kind of salt you want but go for high mineral content to remineralize teeth. 
    • I prefer Himalayan or Sea Salt.
    • Be sure it's finely ground so it's not too abrasive.
  • Xylitol:

    • Xylitol is a sweetener that has been shown to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and plaque.

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Tooth Powder Recipe

Can I Spit Tooth Powder Down the Sink Drain?

I do not spit tooth powder down my sink drain, especially when I used bentonite clay in the recipe. Bentonite clay hardens as it dries and may cause buildup in your pipes. I brush my teeth, spit it in the trash, and then rinse my toothbrush and mouth normally in the sink.

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