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How to make homemade toothpaste from 4 ingredients: dentist shares a recipe

Alina MilsentLife
Brushing your teeth

Regular brushing isn't just for keeping your breath fresh. Daily routines help prevent gum problems and plaque buildup, as well as reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Toothpaste helps remove plaque and food particles that can cause tooth decay, gingivitis, and bad breath. Apartment Therapy has explained how to make homemade toothpaste from four components.

How to make homemade toothpaste

"It's best to floss at least twice a day to prevent the growth of bacteria that cause long-term damage to your teeth and gums," said Dr. Michael Cosdon, a cosmetic dentist at Smiles of NYC.

Cosdon explained how to make a four-ingredient toothpaste at home that is just as effective as store-bought products in fighting plaque.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil;
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda;
  • 1/4 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide;
  • 3 drops of cinnamon, mint, or clove essential oil.

Step-by-step instructions

  • Step 1. Mix coconut oil and hydrogen peroxide, add half a teaspoon of baking soda and mix thoroughly. You should get a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Step 2. Add cinnamon, mint, or clove essential oils (optional) to give your homemade toothpaste a pleasant flavor and aroma.
  • Step 3: After preparation, you will have a small "reserve supply" of toothpaste that can be stored in a small airtight glass jar.

How to use the toothpaste

There are questions about the dosage. The dentist advises you to simply dip your toothbrush into the mixture and apply the paste to your teeth. If the situation is absolutely force majeure and you don't even have a toothbrush, you can use your finger, pick up a little of our homemade mixture and rub your teeth with it. It is important to brush your teeth for at least two minutes.

The expert emphasized that it is imperative to brush the junction of the gums and teeth as this is where most plaque forms.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told what products can help whiten teeth.

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