A guide to using different types of natural and eco toothpaste
Different kinds of eco friendly and natural toothpaste and how you can use them as a part of your dental health routine
At Peace With The Wild, we stock a variety of different natural toothpastes including toothpaste tabs, pastes, and soaps. If you have never used any of these before, they could perhaps be a little intimidating and confusing. But not to worry, we are here to give you a quick rundown of how to get the best out of your purchase.
How to use toothpaste tabs
Toothpaste tabs, denttabs or toothtabs come in a glass jar and you use one tablet per brushing session. Free from synthetic ingredients and colourants they use cream of tartar and sodium bicarbonate to create a natural foaming effect. All you do is pop them in your mouth and chew until the tab has become powder. Then, using a wet toothbrush, brush your teeth as normal, being sure to spread the paste around your mouth. Once you have finished, spit out the mixture but do not rinse your mouth, instead, leave the residue to continue its good work.
How to use natural toothpaste
All the toothpaste we sell comes in a glass jar with a metal lid. You will also find a bamboo spatula included, which might seem a little unusual for first time users. But fear not, it is not as hard as it looks. Take the spatula in your hand, load it up with a pea sized amount of paste and wet your toothbrush. Spread the paste over your brush and use it as you would a regular toothpaste, being sure to ensure an even spread of paste right throughout your mouth. When brushing is complete, spit out the remnants of the mixture and rinse your toothbrush.
How to use tooth soap
Toothsoap has a slightly different method. Take your toothbrush in your hand, wet it slightly and brush the bristles gently into the soap in circular motions. Then distribute over your teeth and tongue, brushing thoroughly for two minutes and rinse. Flavoured with peppermint essential oil, this soap promotes remineralising and nourishment of the teeth.