Toothbrush powder!? Many people still look at us with wide, puzzled eyes when they hear about it for the first time. How do you use something like that?
Most Europeans have never used anything other than toothpaste to brush their teeth in their lives.
Tooth powder has been used as a tooth cleaning product for much longer than toothpaste. With a number of advantages.
What exactly is tooth powder?
If you throw out the 80% additives from conventional toothpaste (water, consistency agents, foams, preservatives, etc.), approximately 20% of active ingredients remain for dental care.
A tooth powder consists of 100% of these active ingredients and can be made from natural ingredients.
In fact, toothpowder has been around much longer than toothpaste. As early as 1800, people made a powder, for example from lime and salt, to clean their teeth.
Our current teethlovers tooth powder is of course no longer comparable. Nevertheless, it is a dry powder made from natural, ground ingredients such as
- Healing chalk
- and baking soda is produced.
Unlike toothpaste, the powder only contains ingredients that are used for direct dental care and does not contain any additives that are used to make a paste - glycerin, foams, emulsifiers or stabilizers.
What are the benefits of tooth powder?
Tooth powder has some key benefits that go beyond just dental health.
Regular use of tooth powder reduces plaque
You notice plaque as an unpleasant film that builds up on your teeth. It is a collection of bacteria that feed on your food and especially love sugar.
Their metabolic products are acids that attack the teeth and gums. Over time, plaque can turn into tartar. It also promotes deposits
- Bad breath
- and caries formation.
Tooth powder gently removes plaque on your teeth. The absorbent and fine structure of the clay and healing chalk support cleaning with a toothbrush effectively and gently. Xylitol also makes it harder for plaque to form on the now clean teeth.
Tooth powder ensures your natural teeth whitening
Tooth powder has a completely natural “whitening” effect. This is ensured by the clay and healing chalk cleaning agents contained in the powder. They polish gently and effectively remove discoloration that often occurs
- or red wine are created.
Using tooth powder stimulates saliva production
Tooth powder initially stimulates saliva production in the mouth, which is very important because saliva fulfills essential tasks in maintaining the health of the mouth and teeth.
When it comes to preventing tooth decay, in addition to removing plaque, the influence of saliva is always at the forefront of holistic biological dentistry.
Because saliva contains, among other things, buffer substances such as:
- and bicarbonate,
neutralize the acids and thus create a pH value in which tooth remineralization can take place. In a neutral to alkaline oral environment, nutrient-rich saliva can store minerals in the tooth and thus strengthen tooth enamel.
The stimulated saliva production and the tooth powder create an emulsion as a potent tooth cleaning agent. The
- and calming effect of the plant extracts contained in the tooth powder additionally accompany the healthy oral environment.
You can find out what you have to do if your gums are inflamed here.
How do you use tooth powder correctly?
- Open your jar of tooth powder and grab your dry toothbrush. Press it once into the powder with a little pressure. This means that enough of the powder sticks between the bristles of the toothbrush.
- Now put the dry toothbrush with the powder attached into your mouth and start brushing your teeth as usual.
- The tooth powder combines directly with the stimulated saliva to form an emulsion as the perfect dentifrice. At first, cleaning with an emulsion is rather unusual because foam materials are deliberately avoided. → Foams belong in your washing machine, but not on your oral mucous membranes.
- Brush your teeth thoroughly as usual and for several minutes. Afterwards you can control with your tongue and celebrate your super smooth teeth.
By the way: If you don't want to do without a moistened toothbrush, make sure that you shake it out well before dipping it into the glass. No water should drip into the powder in the glass.
Tooth powder or toothpaste: which is better?
For us, the advantages of tooth powder over toothpaste are clear:
- Foaming teeth cleaning products contain surfactants that may make sense in detergents, but have no place in the mouth.
- Other components of a paste such as dyes, emulsifiers or stabilizers have no place in the mouth in daily dental care - they are not only pointless, but sometimes also pose a health risk.
- The powder has a basic pH value. The alkaline environment of tooth powder is extremely unattractive to acid-loving bacteria.
- Essential oils instead of artificial flavors: Plants produce these, among other things, to protect themselves from bacteria, viruses and diseases. We gratefully take advantage of this natural superpower.
- The tooth powder is also ultra-practical when traveling or camping. You can take it with you on the plane in your hand luggage and you don't need water to use it at the campsite or in between.
How much tooth powder do I need to brush my teeth?
You dip your toothbrush into the glass exactly once. All that sticks to it is the amount you need for cleaning, which is approximately 0.3 g.
Less is more or can do just as much! On average, you use tooth powder much more economically than toothpaste, which uses around 1 g per tooth brushing session.
How often should I use tooth powder?
You should brush your teeth twice a day, whether with paste or powder. If you reach into the snack drawer every now and then, it won't hurt to add in an extra toothbrushing session.
Still questions? Perfect - because we have the answers.
Does tooth powder have to foam?
Tooth powder does not foam. Absolutely not. Because it does not contain any ingredients with a foaming effect. This makes the feeling of brushing your teeth a little unusual at first.
However, since foaming ingredients can have an irritating effect on the oral mucous membranes and gums, they are not used in tooth powder.
How long does tooth powder last?
The tooth powder is self-preserving and therefore lasts for years.
If stored dry, it does not provide living conditions for bacteria that love moist environments. Plus, the alkaline pH value and the essential oils it contains make it far too uncomfortable for the acid-loving bacteria.
However, since the essential oils escape over time and the taste of the powder changes, teethlovers specifies a minimum shelf life of 2 years after production.
Can you also use an electric toothbrush?
Tooth powder can be used with an electric toothbrush just as well as with a manual toothbrush and also with a sonic toothbrush.
The only difference when using tooth powder is the relatively smaller bristle head. You can press the dry bristles a little harder into the tooth powder so that more of it sticks between the bristles and you can easily absorb the recommended amount of 0.3 g.
With tooth powder you can stimulate your saliva production and use your body's own superpowers to strengthen your teeth.
It's super easy to use and can also be used water-free when you're on the go.
And thanks to the sustainable packaging made of glass and bamboo lid and the storage jar for refilling, you can now do without disposable plastic tubes for your daily dental care.
Brace your teeth, get set, go!