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#1 of 4 Old 05-12-2010, 08:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So awhile back I posted about making my own toothpaste & the recipe I decided on was 50% xylitol, 50% baking soda, add water to desired consistency (and we also mix in a little cinnamon or peppermint oil for flavor). We've been using it for a couple months now & DH and I just came back from the dentist with GREAT results. My gums didn't bleed at all & DH's only did slightly, no cavities (DH is very prone to cavities), and it took way less time to remove tartar buildup... so all in all, a great success! Just figured I'd share in case anyone else was interested in making their own paste.

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Awesome!
I am planning to try making my own toothpaste after our tube runs out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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So do you keep the powder in the bathroom and add water each time you brush? Or is it all pre-mixed in a jar, or ?? I am so going to do this.

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I pre-mix it with the water & put it in a squeeze bottle. It separates a bit if you add too much water, and the watery part rises to the top -- so we have a squeeze bottle you can store standing upside down so the thick part comes out first (haha not sure I'm explaining this right!!) For a while we just used it as powder & dipped our wet brushes in, but I didn't like the idea of germs from everyone's toothbrushes. But aside from that the powder works just as well.

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