A smile is the best outfit you can ever put on. However, wearing a bold smile might seem like a problem when your dental health is threatened. Of course, it is recommended to keep your teeth sparkling clean with a toothbrush and choice of toothpaste but finding the right dental products that you fully trust can be quite challenging.
Surprising as it sounds, typical toothpastes are loaded with chemicals and harmful ingredients to your dental health.
Taking good care of our teeth is essential. After all, it’s our first line of defense for anything that gets into our bodies. And when it comes to natural remedies for effective oral health, nothing comes close to the goodness of Bentonite clay in toothpowder.
Does that name sound familiar? Maybe you’ve heard about it but haven’t had time to check it out. Or perhaps this is the first time you’re learning about it. Well, we’ve got you covered.
This article will share all you need to know about Bentonite clay and its overall benefits in toothpowder. But first things first: let’s dive deep into the dangers of a typical toothpaste.
The Dangers of Typical Toothpaste
Growing up, we all had a favorite toothpaste. Maybe the same brand and flavor are part of a family tradition passed down each generation. One would think brushing with toothpaste twice daily – a great practice – is sufficient for your dental cleaning and protection, right?
Well, that’s not the case. Your toothpaste could be produced with ingredients and chemicals that might threaten your dazzling smile. Just don’t take our word for it yet.
Take a look at the ingredient section… I bet you’d spot some of these ‘dangers’ we will discuss below. Maybe, just maybe, you’d ditch your toothpaste and opt for a better alternative.
Fluoride is the common ingredient included in toothpaste manufacture. Once dubbed as the ‘miracle ingredient’ to protect teeth from cavities, most people aren’t aware that the chemical contains neurotoxins that threaten our wellbeing.
According to research by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NAP), fluoride influences the behavior of neurotransmitters in the brain.
These transmitters send incorrect signals to the brain via the nervous system, limiting the energy required for our brain to function properly. Fluoride also influences the production of free radicals in the brain – which is responsible for brain tissue deterioration. The research further states that fluoride is linked to several complications, including:
- Lower IQ,
- Higher risk of thyroid imbalance,
- Nervous system breakdown,
- Aluminum entry into the brain, and
The cons outweigh the pros when it comes to fluoride.
Aspartame is another ingredient that is used in toothpaste production. But its deceitfulness goes beyond that.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than table sugar and is used in carbonated drinks, tea, gelatins, puddings, dairy products, and many more. It’s no surprise that toothpaste brands use Aspartame to make their products taste sweet and appealing.
Here’s the little problem with that. When it goes down into your gut and is processed by your digestive system, it becomes free methanol. This compound breaks down carcinogens and neurotoxin formaldehyde in your body. Over time, this affects your memory, learning, and behavior.
Triclosan is also an ingredient added to toothpaste and other self-care products such as soaps and cosmetics. The usual story is that triclosan prevents the contamination of bacteria during usage.
However, due to compelling evidence, the FDA concludes that triclosan is not ‘generally recognized as safe.’ Research shows that triclosan produces antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which hampers thyroid hormone production.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
SLS isn’t only found in toothpaste but in nearly every beauty and cleaning product out there. It is a surfactant that causes foaming action to appear. Admittedly, the FDA says SLS is safe for use, but several expert studies prove it is toxic.
SLS has been linked to organ system toxicity and skin irritation. Think about this the next time you carry out your daily teeth brushing routine.
Propylene Glycol is included in toothpaste due to its water absorption potential. However, research links it to issues such as heart disease, allergic reactions, depression, and even increased contamination of toxins in the bloodstream.
You can see that all of these ingredients are not suitable for consumer use. Thus, it is essential at this point to consider an alternative to maintaining your dental health.
What Is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay is a natural soft clay composed of volcanic ash found in volcanoes worldwide. It got its name from Fort Benton in Wyoming, where the largest deposit of the clay was discovered. It is also known as Montmorillonite clay after large quantities were also found in France.
It is typically created when volcanic ash comes in contact with seawater.
Its use as a natural remedy can be traced back to native civilizations in Australia, Central Africa, and other parts of the world. According to reports, people have eaten it and applied it to their skin for thousands of years.
People have used bentonite clay for a host of reasons, including:
- Cleansing and protecting their skin,
- Healing skin infections,
- Treating stomach gas, and
- Easing diarrhea.
In recent times, bentonite clay has been infused into skin products, pills, shampoo, dietary supplements, face masks, lotion, and even toothpowder due to its unique properties.
How Does Bentonite Clay Work?
Bentonite clay features negatively-charged molecules that can attract positively charged particles when latched on a surface. For instance, bentonite clays remove skin toxins when attached to the skin.
When ingested, bentonite clay can draw out toxins from the skin, mouth, and gut.
Benefits of Bentonite Clay in Toothpowder
Bentonite clay in toothpowder comes with several benefits for your dental health. Some of them include:
One of the unique benefits of bentonite clay in toothpowder is that it can remove toxins stuck to your mouth and teeth. One of its unique properties is its absorption, making it possible to glue on to any toxin and take it out of its place.
So, when you spit out the toothpowder, you’re spitting out the toxins from your mouth and teeth. Because these toxins are enormous in your teeth and mouth, brushing regularly with toothpowder containing bentonite clay will ensure they’re removed.
Bentonite clay in toothpowder goes beyond removing toxins from your mouth. It also helps relieve constipation. Researchers believe that this is due to its absorption powers.
As the compound works to remove toxins, your digestive system will begin to function properly. When that happens, you won’t have to deal with constipation anymore. You can even ingest a bit of toothpowder containing bentonite to clear up your digestive system.
Reduces Inflammation and Pain
If you have sensitive gums, toothpowder containing bentonite clay is highly recommended. The natural ingredients within the compound can reduce inflammation and pains till they become nonexistent.
This goes a long way in reducing gum swelling.
Remineralizes Your Teeth
Your teeth experience physical and internal changes due to lifestyle changes and eating habits. These issues could produce toxins that will reduce the mineral content of your teeth. When your teeth lose too many minerals, it causes tooth decay and irritation.
Traditional toothpaste is designed to keep your mouth fresh and prevent cavities. However, it fails to restore the minerals lost due to toxins.
Bentonite clay in toothpowder can help remineralize your teeth' cavities, inflammation, and irritation. Bentonite is loaded with minerals and nutrients such as calcium, silica, zinc, potassium, and magnesium aimed to maintain your dental health.
Other benefits of this include:
- Promoting strong teeth,
- Removing bacteria, and
- Protecting gums from infection and decay.
You won’t get these benefits with traditional toothpaste.
Removes Bad Breath
Another benefit of bentonite clay in toothpowder is that it helps remove bad breath. You could argue that typical toothpaste keeps your breath fresh, and you won’t be wrong.
But here’s the thing. None of your typical toothpaste actually prevents the mechanism causing bad breath to stop occurring. Mouth odor and bad breath are caused by sulfur-producing bacteria in your teeth.
When the buildup of sulfur is too much, it causes that foul smell to emit out of your mouth and breath. Toothpowder containing bentonite clay draws out all the sulfur and the bacteria causing bad breath.
Brushing your teeth regularly with it will eliminate the problem entirely.
Other Benefits of Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay also comes with other benefits. They include:
- Detoxifies your body. Bentonite clay is loaded with unique absorption properties. This allows it to latch on to and remove harmful toxins in your skin.
- Heals your skin. Bentonite clay doesn’t only detoxify your skin but moisturizes to prevent poison oak, poison ivy, and other skin irritations. Thus, it goes a long way to heal your skin.
- Improves skin complexion. It is also used as a DIY face mask due to its absorption. It removes dead skin cells, excess sebum, and other impurities on the skin. For instance, our Char-Glow Face Mask is formulated with bentonite clay and charcoal to penetrate the skin, remove toxins, and clear out clogged skin pores.
- Protect your skin against sunburn. Lotions formulated with bentonite clay have been proven efficient as a sunscreen.
- Improve immune response. Bentonite clay can be utilized as an antibiotic to remove bacteria threatening your immune system.
- Fights obesity. Expert research has shown that bentonite clay is loaded with properties to foster weight loss. According to a study, some rats were fed bentonite clay, resulting in lower levels of inflammation and obesity. While human trials haven’t begun, it is essential to keep that in mind.
Is It Safe to Use Toothpowder Containing Bentonite Clay?
This is the part you’ve been waiting for. Looking at all the benefits of bentonite clay for oral health and skin, it is natural to ask if it is safe for use. Bentonite clay is ‘generally regarded as safe’ by the FDA.
So, yes, the normal bentonite clay infused in toothpowder is not only suitable but safe to use.
How Do You Apply It?
You can use our Dirty Mouth® Toothpowder loaded with the nourishing goodness of bentonite clay by following these simple steps:
- Wet your toothbrush and remove excess moisture,
- Dip the tip of the toothbrush into the toothpowder,
- Brush for about 2 minutes, then
- Spit and rinse your mouth.
You will begin to experience the benefits of toothpowder in no time.
Bentonite clay is loaded with a lot of premium goodness - for your dental health and general wellbeing. Thankfully, we’ve infused it into our unique toothpowder, designed to remineralize your teeth, keep bad bacteria away, maintain fresh breath, and promote that beautiful smile of yours.