While on psychiatric drugs (or other pharmaceuticals like birth control pills and so on), your body can lose minerals, causing problems with the teeth.
Due to a nutrient deficient diet and other stress factors, including trauma and anxiety, most of us start to experience some tooth problems and a need for remineralization as we get older.
Store bought toothpastes, even the natural ones, usually contain some form of sugar (aka glycerine), which is harmful to the teeth and takes a long time to clear out of the tooth. The few brands that are truly good for your teeth are expensive (but here’s one that actually looks good), so I learned how to make my own toothpaste.
It’s quite easy and the cool thing is that when I am traveling, I often use a make shift version with one or two ingredients such as coconut oil, baking soda and/or castille soap. I did find that castille soap used without ample coconut oil too frequently started to burn my mouth, so I would advise mixing a small amount of it with a good amount of coconut oil and other things.
I don’t usually measure the ingredients, but would advise coconut oil as the base and a small amount of everything else.
Here is my homemade toothpaste and the ingredients with approximate amounts:
a few large tablespoons organic coconut oil
10 drops liquid minerals
a few drops tea tree oil
a few drops orange/peppermint essential oil for flavor
one teaspoon calcium powder
one teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Castille soap
Mash all ingredients in a small bowl with a fork and dip your toothbrush in.
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