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Homemade (Squeezable) Remineralizing Toothpaste

January 11th, 2014 | Posted by Angela in Homemade Natural Hygiene

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I have been using homemade toothpaste for a few years.  This toothpaste works great but recently I discovered that my daughter has weak tooth enamel.  Our dentist recommended that we dab fluoride on her tooth daily and I am just not comfortable with that.  I researched remineralizing teeth and began my quest to create my own homemade remineralizing toothpaste.

I wanted to make a homemade remineralizing toothpaste that would work well, help to stop the enamel loss in Audrey’s mouth and pass my kids taste test.  I tweaked a few recipes and came up with one that fits our needs and our tastes and Audrey’s loss of enamel has not gotten any worse and is isolated to just the one tooth. I specify squeezable because that is what toothpaste is to my kids, squeezable (and it is much less clean up for me).

Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

Our entire family has been using this toothpaste and I can see a difference.    Everyone’s teeth look whiter and I am very happy that my teeth are much less sensitive to cold.  This toothpaste contains no fluoride so it is safe for everyone, babies and toddlers included!

If you are ready to ditch store-bought toothpaste or try a new recipe that will help improve the health of your teeth you should try out this homemade remineralizing toothpaste.  It is fairly simple to make and once you have the ingredients on hand you can experiment with flavors that your family will enjoy.

What you need:

This recipe makes enough for my children and myself and lasts a few weeks, you can double or cut it in half depending on your needs.

Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

What you do:  

Mix all of the ingredients (except bentonite clay) with a fork or in a food processor until blended.

Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

Transfer mixture to a bowl.  Heads up, do not use a metal bowl as bentonite clay should not come in contact with metal!

Next, add the bentonite clay and stir using a plastic or wooden utensil.

Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

I store our homemade toothpaste in these handy-dandy handy dandy GoToob’s.  Storing our toothpaste in these tubes is easy, mess free and my kids love them!

Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

I hope you enjoy this toothpaste!

Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

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11 Responses

  • Kelly says:

    I’m completely interested in your squeezable toothpaste, but have a question. You said that the bentonite clay cannot come in contact with metal…doesn’t the food processor have metal blades? Does this make a difference?


    • Angela says:

      Yes it does, you don’t add the bentonite clay until the step after the food processor, I guess I wasn’t too clear on that let me fix that now. Thank you for stopping by & for bringing that to my attention. :)

  • Gina says:

    You said the bentonite clay should not be in contact with metal. What about metal filings?

    • Angela says:

      I have read that several instances where bentonite clay is used to for mercury/heavy metal detox.

      I also found this:
      “Clay is safe for dental hygiene uses and will not affect the dental restorative materials. Because of the diversity of chemicals and chemical components going through our oral cavities, not to mention widely fluctuating pH readings, the dental materials are developed not to break down or dissolve when exposed to different substances. Be sure to use a finely milled, non-gritty clay.”

      Of course, if you are worried I would consult a holistic dentist to discuss your concerns.

      Thank you for stopping by and I hope that I helped to answer your question. :)

  • Amanda says:

    Do you find that this recipe gets very hard during cooler seasons? And how do you deal with that?

  • teri s says:

    I am not sold on the safety of Xylitol. I understand that it has anti-cavity properties, but is there anything else it is included in the recipe for? Can the toothpaste be made without it or is it a crucial ingredient? Also, what is the re-mineralizing agent in this recipe?

  • Amber Morgan says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe. I don’t have any stevia but am trying this without it. Hopefully my son won’t mind since he uses my homemade toothpaste with peppermint and tea tree. I guess I could always add a little more xylitol if he thinks it’s too bitter. What are flavored stevia flavored with?

  • I was looking for some information about weak tooth enamel and am now very happy to see this post. My little one has weak tooth enamel as well, which worries me (because my teeth are quite bad). I am eager to try this recipe this weekend and hope this would work on him too. Thanks for sharing :-)

  • The downside to most home-made and commercial fluoride-free toothpastes is that they are usually rather abrasive, which isn’t that great for overall dental healthy either (that’s why lots of guys use toothpaste to clean car parts). Also, many people aren’t going to be inclined to spend the time or make the effort that it takes to prepare a homemade fluoride-free toothpste.
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  • Dee says:

    Is there a difference between Calcium Citrate and Calcium Carbonate? I noticed in the pics it uses the former but in the links where to to get it, it directs to the later.

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