The Dirty Truth Blog — toothpaste

DIY Toothpaste

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Perhaps one of the best ways to remove the toxins and some single use plastics from your oral hygiene routine is to simply remove the products that contain them. The following recipe will clean your teeth just as well as commercial toothpaste, and in the long run will cost much less.

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Oil Pulling for Oral Hygiene

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Oil pulling is something that I have turned many of my friends and customers on to since I discovered it a couple of years ago. While it may be a new thing for me personally, it is actually an ancient Ayurvedic (traditional Hindu medicine) practice dating back over 3,000 years.

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is a practice in which one places a few tablespoons of oil in the mouth and "pull" it between the teeth. The swishing and pulling helps to remove toxins from the mouth, the teeth, and potentially the blood stream. The idea here is that by pushing and pulling the oil into every space in your mouth, it can bond to any bacteria and remove it. When you spit out the oil, the bacteria goes with it.

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Say "Cheese!!"

Posted by Brigid McHugh

In my personal opinion, how attractive your face is begins with your smile, and your smile is all about your teeth! Those who know me know that I have been dealing with a lot of dental issues the past year or so. I believe that these issues were probably spurred by matters outside of my control, but I have been researching all things dental care for some time. Trying to combat tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis naturally, and at home may sound scary, but I have found a few different things that really have made a difference for me personally.

There are a few points of contention for me surrounding typical oral hygiene

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