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No more bad breath. No more bleeding gums.
No more chemicals.

Toothpaste. Sounds innocent enough.

In fact, not much thought was given to it until I learned of all the chemicals that are in most of the national brands. Ingredients that would be considered harmful…nay, toxic, in large quantities. Soooo toxic, they are handled in hazmat gear, when in the drums for distribution.

Wait. What?! And we are putting that in our mouth???

Surprised?! I know!

You wouldn’t swallow even minuscule amounts of chemicals upon polite request, yet we unknowingly may do so every day…sometimes twice a day. Over a lifetime…that’s a lot of chemicals that your body is not designed to process. Yes, despite the fact that most adults no longer swallow their toothpaste, the chemical components are still absorbed into the bloodstream.

What chemicals exactly? See the two articles below!

Click the 2 links for more on…

  • 1. Triclosan
  • 2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS
  • 3. Artificial Sweeteners
  • 4. Fluoride
  • 5. Propylene Glycol
  • 6. Diethanolamine or DEA
  • 7. Microbeads

the harmful chemicals in toothpaste

I made the switch to natural toothpaste…sans chemicals!

Once I did some research on the subject, I knew I had to go au naturale. I tried some DYI recipes for toothpaste but found one on the shelf that I just LOVE!

Do your teeth and gums a favor and make the switch to clean label brands.Thankfully, there are plenty of natural toothpastes to choose from these days! Dr. Bronner’s, Jason, Hello, to name a few.

I tried many of the aforementioned brands and found that they delivered. However, until I tried Lucky Teeth Brand toothpaste, I had never LOVED a toothpaste before. I LOVE Lucky Teeth Toothpaste… I can not say enough about it!

I kid you not, every time I brush, it feels better than an official deep cleaning at the dentist! Not only do my teeth and gums feel fantastically clean and healthy…but my breath is also undetectable. Bacteria can not grow in my mouth because these natural ingredients WON’T LET THEM!!! These ingredients are straight up magical! Bright, white and polished teeth. You have to try it to believe it.

It’s just toothpaste, right? Wrong!

What’s so Magical?

What’s so magical? Well, this paste consists of some of the most active natural ingredients with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. I mention 3 ingredients with some supporting articles below. (Click on links for full articles.) Coconut oil, which has been used for centuries in a teeth cleaning ritual called…oil pulling, said to purify the mouth. Bentonite clay for similar detoxifying as well as polishing characteristics. And Xylitol, which may be one of the most naturally magical aids to oral health…and it comes from birch trees!
(Warning- Xylitol is harmful to pets. keep out of reach.)

Take a deeper dive into the Lucky Teeth website to find out more about all of their products!

We didn’t have to visit the dentist every three months anymore for a deep cleaning.  We realized we had medicine in a jar that would not only whiten our teeth but will heal our mouths.  Our family and friends love it and we are sure you will too. Is not only about cleaning your teeth anymore, is about feeding them.

Or download this PDF of Lucky Teeth’s Toothpaste ingredient list!

Why Coconut Oil is Good for Your Teeth – Healthline

Coconut oil attacks the harmful bacteria in your mouth. It can reduce plaque buildup, prevent tooth decay and fight gum disease. For these reasons, oil pulling or brushing your teeth with coconut oil can significantly improve oral and dental health.

What Does Bentonite Clay Do? – WebMD

Natural toothpaste makers say the minerals in bentonite clay are good for teeth and gums. Some say brushing with clay can “purify, detoxify, and alkalize” your mouth.
Sep 21, 2020


Xylitol inhibits the growth of the bacteria that cause cavities. It does this because these bacteria (Streptococcus mutans) cannot utilize xylitol to grow. Over time with xylitol use, the quality of the bacteria in the mouth changes and fewer and fewer decay-causing bacteria survive on tooth surfaces.
(Warning- Xylitol is harmful to pets. keep out of reach.)

I hope this helps!

For added information, check out my previous post on Clean Labels!

Talk to you soon!
Teri Granahan




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