Why I Use Toothpowder and not Toothpaste

I am currently doing a group buy on Eco-Dent Original Mint tooth powder. If you are not familiar with it, it is a baking soda based powder that is fluoride and glycerin free. I switched to fluoride free after I learned that fluoride is used as a medication for hyperthyroid. This is important information for anyone who has a slow thyroid like I do – if you are hypothyroid, you don’t want anything to slow it down any more than it already is! It also is a powder and so it doesn’t contain glycerin, which is important because glycerine slows down re-mineralization of teeth. This is huge if you are trying to reverse tooth decay (yes it can be done – I have healed some small cavities myself!)

After I started using Eco-Dent, one of the first things that I noticed was that I no longer had that nasty morning breath. After using it for a while, I saw that I had no bleeding gums – not even a little bit of pink after spitting. (This was something that I had not been able to achieve completely even by making my own baking soda based tooth powder.) My teeth also felt much cleaner and my mouth was fresher than with regular toothpastes which usually contain sweeteners of some kind. A bottle of toothpowder also lasts a lot longer than a tube of toothpaste – this 2oz bottle contains enough powder for about 200 brushings. You can buy Eco-Dent toothpowder at the Whole foods in Sandy, but it is almost $8 a bottle. With shipping, I have found a place where I can get it for $6.50 a bottle if I buy a case of 12. If you are in the Salt Lake City Utah area, please let me know asap if you would like to go in on it with me! Now, I know that some of you are going to say, well you just don’t have the right recipe, and I am sure that you are 100% right! If you would like to share recipe’s in the comment section here, I will certainly welcome them! But for anyone else who for one reason or another doesn’t want to make their own, this is a great second.

2 Comments

  1. Mom
    Posted May 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Here’s another good reason to switch: The primary ingredient in toothpaste (unlisted) is aluminum dioxide. No wonder so many people get alzheimers.
    http://www.frontierfreedom.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=331&sid=d24040ca177af39f3e84ae9582139ec4
    Are you sure there is none of that in this product?

  2. Posted May 20, 2012 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I don’t know how accurate the trucker’s story is, but either way, most toothpastes have a lot of ingredients that I wouldn’t want in my mouth. It would be interesting to actually do a chemical analysis of different brands of toothpaste to see what it came up with. Anyone out there got some money for that kind of project? :) This toothpowder’s first listed ingredient is baking soda.