There are many, many reasons (one being that toothpaste tubes are not recyclable), but we would like to focus on the growing concern about a common ingredient in toothpaste, Triclosan. This anti-bacterial additive used in soaps, detergent and toothpaste (as well as toys and plastics) may wreak havoc to our health, impair our immune system and kill the good bacteria in our gut microbiome. If you’d like to read more research about dental health, we suggest you read the revolutionary work of Dr. Weston A. Price as well as this EcoParent Magazine article. Holistic dentist, Dr. Price, has done extensive research on dental health and why dental disease is a modern phenomenon. We also found this podcast by Dr. Steven Lin, who uses Dr. Price’s research and puts it into practice, very insightful. Dr. Lin is the author of The Dental Diet and has some amazing tips for great dental health. Registered Nurse, Trina Felber, says that our mouth is the window to our health. In this podcast, she highlights the connection between our oral microbiome and our gut microbiome. Worth a listen!Your mouth’s pH should be alkaline or neutral and your saliva, as well as certain minerals play, an important role in the remineralization of your teeth.
You could be struggling with sensitive teeth because your living, porous teeth lack the right kind of minerals to stay strong and healthy. Your mouth will salivate when using this mineral-rich natural toothpaste (as well as Troo’s tooth powder), resulting in your teeth getting a lot of help with your saliva!
Thanks to Troo you can use plastic-free, natural toothpaste or tooth powder that will allow you a healthy smile and a more holistic approach in your daily bathroom routine. You may also pass your dentist appointment with flying colours after using this natural toothpaste or tooth powder for a month or two!
A recent study shows that tooth powder is superior to toothpastes in controlling dental plaque and gingivitis. Take a look to help make the best decision for you.This natural toothpaste and tooth powder do not contain petrochemicals, fillers or parabens and no artificial flavouring, Triclosan, Silica or Flouride. It is cruelty free and comes in reusable and recyclable packaging.
The Orange Sweet Spice has a hint of cinnamon, is not too strong and will leave your teeth feeling super clean.
The Cinna Mint variant is sweet and refreshing, with antiseptic and pain-relieving properties.
How to use tooth powder or toothpaste?
You use tooth powder just like toothpaste. Dip your toothbrush into your container without worries about sharing your toothpaste or tooth powder with a family member. Bentonite clay is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and baking soda also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can help fight harmful bacteria. Don’t like that idea? Use a teaspoon to apply directly onto your toothbrush. You may also scoop into your hand and dip your bamboo toothbrush into the toothpaste or powder.