Are you struggling to find a natural toothpaste that works, tastes good and doesn’t come in plastic packaging? We’ve finally found a brand that ticks all the boxes and it’s New Zealand made too.
This article from the lovely people at Maxwell & McIntyre explains why you should make the switch away from toxic commercial brands.
MOST commercial toothpaste contain harmful and toxic ingredients, such as titanium dioxide, FDC, Blue Dye, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens and sodium fluoride.
These ingredients can also be found in toothpaste that is labelled “all natural”.
These chemicals are not only harmful to your delicate tooth enamel, they also affect your overall health! Glycerin is another ingredient to be cautious of as it can inhibit remineralisation of teeth, something older customers know well.
Conventional toothpastes such as Total contains an antibacterial chemical called triclosan, which has been linked to concerns over antibiotic resistance and endocrine disruption. Is this something you want to absorb?
Many “NATURAL” toothpastes contain surfactants like sodium laurel sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate (SLS), or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). Surfactants are chemicals responsible for the foaming action of the toothpaste, but they also interfere with the functioning of your taste buds by breaking up the phospholipids on your tongue.
This enhances bitter tastes and is thought to be the reason why everything tastes so bad right after you’ve brushed your teeth. This may also be part of why coconut oil works so well for oral hygiene, as it helps maintain a more natural balance of lipids on your tongue, while still having potent antibacterial properties.
When you wake up in the morning after a normal nights sleep the first thing you will notice is an absence of that “furry feeling”. After brushing your whole mouth feels clean so unlike a traditional toothpaste experience.
Why Coconut Oil Toothpaste Works
Coconut Oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal! Studies have shown that coconut oil destroys the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
Using the principles of the ancient oil pulling techniques we blended coconut oil with other natural whitening products to design an amazing toothpaste.
“Oil pulling” is increasingly being added to people’s morning brush and floss routine, but it has been a traditional remedy for 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine – the ancient Indian healing system. It involves taking a teaspoon of oil and swishing it round for five to 20 minutes before spitting it out.
Research has shown that oil pulling with coconut oil significantly reduced levels of plaque and gum disease .
Further scientific studies have recently confirmed that coconut oil “pulls” fat-soluble toxins from the surface of skin and gums, reduces plaque and acts as natural cleansing agent for the teeth and gums. It is quite remarkable.
Coconut oil is unique because it contains predominantly medium chain fatty acids, of which 45-50 percent is lauric acid. Lauric acid has proven anti inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
We believe Maxwell & McIntyre’s Toothpowder is the best natural alternative to using a commercial paste, with the added benefit of the enamel building properties of NZ Kelp helping remove hot and cold sensitivity in many clients.
Maxwell & McIntyre’s Ingredients
-Organic, raw, cold pressed Coconut Oil
Xylitol is a plant derived sweetener which has been proven to reduce the formation of dental caries
Gives Maxwell & McIntyre Coconut Oil Toothpaste a very full and fresh flavour but also has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties
Is a very mild abrasive which aids in cleaning and whitening of the teeth, neutralising acids in plaque and freshens breath
Gives a smooth texture, acts as a mild abrasive and of course introduces calcium to the body and saliva
Enhances the flavour of our Coconut Oil Toothpaste
To add the finishing touch to our Strawberry Toothpaste
– NZ Kelp
Used in our Mineralising Toothpowder, it is rich in available minerals essential for enamel formation and will break down dental plaque and tartar
-Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Star Anise
Also in our Toothpowder and are all antibacterial and delicious
Maxwell & McIntyre is the right product for anyone looking for a completely natural traditional toothpaste replacement. There are NO Harmful Chemicals OR Foaming Agents in any of their products!