How can I naturally whiten my teeth?
There is a big trend today toward a more non-toxic lifestyle. We are consistently bombarded with chemicals- from the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the clothes we wear. Even the products we use on a daily basis such as soap and grooming products contain toxins. So it only makes sense to remove these toxic chemicals from our lives wherever it’s possible – and even better when it’s easy to do so.
Now you can easily whiten your teeth and keep a non-toxic lifestyle at the same time.
Nope, you don’t need harsh chemicals to whiten you teeth any longer.
Safely whitening your teeth is now as easy as brushing with a whitening toothpaste. But what about the bleaching chemicals in those big brands? Do I have to use those?
Your gums are basically made of thin skin tissue with a lot of blood vessels near the surface. This is a good thing, but also a prime place to absorb toxic chemicals like fluoride or cadmium (in cigarettes) into your body. Many over-the-counter teeth whitening toothpastes, gels and powders actually contain similar harsh chemicals.
And what about whitening strips or gels? Well, maybe you really don’t need them any longer.
Crest Whitening harmed my gums
Years ago, I used some over-the-counter teeth whitening chemical product. It was a famous brand so I thought I’d be fine because I thought, “surely it’s been tested and would be safe.” Well, now I know it wasn’t. I left the chemical goo on my teeth for an extended period of time – probably an hour if I recall – thinking I’d be really getting my teeth dazzling white now!
Even though I was in my 20s, my teeth were instantly more sensitive to cold – especially the lower front teeth!
Since that time, I’ve also noticed a significant deterioration of my gums. Now, because I am aging this problem it can come from bone loss, but my brother and other family members do not suffer from this like I do.
I have to believe that my tooth sensitivity was due to using teeth whitening gel that I used too long and too often.
Teeth Whitening is not Teeth Bleaching
There is a difference between Whitening agents and Bleaching agents for tooth whitening.
There is something called the enamel pellicle (sort of like a protein skin on your teeth) and teeth whiteners affect stains within that pellicle. Whitening toothpastes typically do not affect or alter a tooth’s base color, because they are not able to deeply penetrate your tooth enamel like a harsh bleaching chemical can penetrate.
However, bleaching agents can (and do) penetrate that enamel. This is normally done by hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the active agents. This is why it’s possible to injure tooth enamel or make your teeth sensitive when using chemical bleaches. I don’t want that kind of risk, do you?
Crest Whitening Strips contain Hydrogen Peroxide gel on a polyethylene film. They also include things like Carbopol 956, sodium saccharin, sodium acid pyrophosphate, etc.
Do you know what those are? Me either.
I am not a doctor or scientist, but I don’t need to be one to know that I’d rather use natural ingredients in my mouth instead – even if I’m told they are “safe” ingredients. No thanks!
Crazy about healthful living today
For the last 20 years I’ve spent more and more of my time finding ways to live without chemical additives and preservatives in my food and in my environment. I’ve used zeolite, coconut oil and colloidal silver for detoxing. I often use Fasting and removed many foods from my diet that cause inflammation and discomfort.
And from all this, I’ve found much more resistance to illnesses and improved energy.
And all of this brought me to making my own toothpaste. I made BlackMagic Toothpaste from all-natural ingredients – most of which you probably have in your kitchen right now – in order to keep my mouth as healthy as possible, and my teeth as white as I can make them.
No more harsh, unknown chemicals or bleaches in my daily toothpaste. And it tastes great, so even your kids will love using it.
If you’re ready to try it for yourself, you can get some here.