Recently, everyone has started looking for natural substitutes to the products they’ve used for years. Strangely, baking soda hasn’t gained sudden popularity, but things like almond butter and the like. Perhaps it’s because there’s something savory about all natural superiority, but does any of it really work?  We can’t speak to the effectiveness of almond butter, but we can talk about all-natural toothpastes.

Does The Toothpaste Matter?

Probably not. As long as you’re using the proper technique, you’re getting the plaque off. The type of toothpaste you’re using does not prevent cavities, whiten teeth or handle gum disease, it’s all about how you’re using those bristles. Toothpaste is there to make your breath not taste like stale aid and whatever you ate last night at midnight. If you’re not removing plaque, you could be using a super-paste from a more technologically advanced world and you’d still have oral health care problems.

What Are They All Afraid Of?

Fluoride. The natural product users are mostly afraid of fluoride. But it’s actually a crucial bit of oral health maintenance that’s separating us from a toothless mouth. There’s actually been a shortage of fluoride in people’s bodies that’s causing kids to have problems with their teeth. Fluoride isn’t present in the water you can get from water bottles. The more water people drink from the plastic Dasini “because it tastes better,” the more bacteria are able to break down the defenses your teeth have built up. In large quantities it’s considered poisonous, plenty of other things could be considered poisonous in large quantities.

Organic Toothpaste

While it’s admirable to live an organic lifestyle, many organic toothpastes collect reviews that aren’t so happy with their breath freshening qualities. This is because they often lack a key missing ingredient: baking soda. Presumably, if you wanted to be entirely natural, you could make your own toothpaste out of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. It would effectively freshen breath and rub all that plaque off at the same time. Baking soda has been used for many years as tooth cleaning device, even before commercial toothpastes were sold. Baking soda has a low abrasive quality to it that won’t irritate and inflame your mouth but will scrape away the plaque and easily kill the bacteria that live in your mouth and collectively causes harm after time. The hydrogen peroxide whitens the teeth because the oxygen in it whitens the bone of your tooth.

Being natural does not have to negatively impact the effectiveness of the items you’ve been using for years. By combining simple compounds, you can achieve the same results without putting mysterious chemicals into your body. If you’re concerned about remaining organic with all of your health products, let the staff at your Missoula dentist, Bitterroot Dental, know. We’re happy to point you in the direction of toothpastes and brushes that will satisfy your search for organic oral care.

Contact Your Missoula Dentist

Bitterroot Dental is proud to serve and inform the people of Missoula. Since your oral care can affect the rest of your health, you should tend to your oral care on a regular basis. To keep your oral care up to date and in check, be sure to visit us. Contact us now to set up your next appointment.