A shiny white smile is what everyone dreams about. But, unfortunately, not all of us have white teeth by nature, and besides, not all the toothpastes that we can find in the store can help us achieve the desired results. Moreover, most toothpastes that we use on a daily basis contain harmful toxins such as triclosan, fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate.

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Triclosan alters hormone regulation as it is a well-known endocrine disruptor. Sodium lauryl sulfate is used as a foaming agent and is a possible carcinogen (substance causing cancer in living tissue). It can irritate your gums and contribute to its inflammation as it also a persistent irritant. Fluoride can affect your pineal gland, bones and even your brain function.

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In this case, we recommend you make your own, natural toothpaste

We have prepared a homemade toothpaste recipe for healthier gums and whiter teeth. All the ingredients that you need for this toothpaste are extremely beneficial for your oral health and are easily available.

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You need ingredients such as:

- 2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil

- 2 tbsp baking soda

- Peppermint extract (10 to 15 drops)

-1 tsp turmeric powder

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In order to make this homemade toothpaste, you need to take a bowl and put 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil in it. Then add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Add 10 to 15 drops of peppermint extract to the bowl. In the end, add half or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Lastly, with a spoon or with a non-metallic spatula mix all the ingredients properly until you get a smooth paste-like product.

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Use this homemade toothpaste morning and evening in order to get healthier gums and whiter teeth. The results will be visible after a few applications, this is proven!

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