A gentle and natural way to clean teeth and gums, tooth powder is a mixture of dry ingredients that’s essentially toothpaste without all the scary ingredients and foaming agents many of us have been using for decades. And while it’s been around since ancient Egypt, tooth powder is becoming increasingly popular as more people begin seeking out safer personal care products.
But, you’ve already got a perfectly good toothpaste! It may even one that claims to be free from some of the harsh chemicals found in conventional toothpastes. Why would you switch to a tooth powder? Here are a few (very) good reasons:
Why Should You Swap Toothpaste for Tooth Powder?
It Offers a Better Clean…
Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective than toothpaste when it comes to removing plaque – you know, the stuff that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. So even though we tend to think foam is the best way to get the best clean, it turns out you can still get that fresh, clean feeling without harmful foaming agents.
…With Better Ingredients
Growing health concerns around fluoride, SLS, and triclosan have led many to seek out oral care solutions that are free from these harsh chemical ingredients. But those aren’t the only ingredients we should be wary of. Conventional toothpastes are made with water and chemical foaming agents (like DEA) that require the addition of toxic preservatives in order to maximize shelf life. Tough Teeth Tooth Powder, on the other hand, contains no water or foaming agents - just a few simple, natural ingredients with some serious oral hygiene benefits.
- Bentonite Clay
The detoxifying properties of this ultra-fine clay helps draw out toxins and impurities while helping accelerate the remineralization process.
- Kaolin Clay
Is known for having a cleansing effect that drives out toxins and helps protect teeth from plaque and tartar.
- Baking Soda
- Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal, like that in our whitening tooth powder, is known to be highly absorbent. This means it helps cleanse and whiten by absorbing toxins and discoloration, for a naturally brighter smile!
- Organic Essential Oils
Besides offering that minty fresh feeling, peppermint essential oil is known for its natural antiseptic properties. Likewise, spearmint essential oil can help with the bacteria that cause bad breath.
- Sea Salt
Just as gargling with salt water can help gently remove the bacteria that causes a toothache, the sea salt in tooth powder supports healthy, happy gums.
- Myrrh Powder
Due to its antimicrobial properties, myrrh has traditionally been used to treat infection and inflammation in the mouth.
It’s Extra Gentle on Teeth & Gums
Made from ultra-fine powders, Tough Teeth Tooth Powder offers a gentle clean without harsh abrasives. Tooth powder delicately polishes teeth while nourishing minerals in the clay help replenish and protect even the most sensitive teeth and gums.
It Comes in Eco-Friendly Packaging
Recycling your toothpaste tube may not be as simple as tossing it in the recycling bin. Depending on your local recycling facility, they may not be equipped to recycle it (and therefore are throwing it away for you). Tooth powder, on the other hand, comes in an earth-friendly glass jar that can easily be recycled or better yet, reused in whatever fashion you see fit.
How Do You Use Tooth Powder?
Like applying deodorant with your finger, using a tooth powder may take a bit of getting used to. But it’s pretty easy! Just sprinkle a bit of the powder onto your wet toothbrush, add a few drops of gum serum or coconut oil to create a paste if you so choose, brush, spit and rinse as usual!
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