I need help with finding a method of cleaning my teath.

I have been having a reaction to toothpaste. The tip of my tongue feels like it is on fire and the taste buds there double in size. I am curious to know what this is and also to know what other method I could use to clean my teeth. I have already tried baking soda but it hurt my gums.
Asked Jan 10, 2012
You can try organic toothpaste (Tom's) or an ayurvedic tooth powder.
Answered Jan 11, 2012
It sounds like you're having an allergic reaction to an ingredient in the toothpaste. I would want to know what it is to make sure I didn't consume a large amount of the same ingredient in food.

You may be able to find a brand of toothpaste that doesn't have that ingredient by experimenting. If not, clean them by dipping the brush in hydrogen peroxide then rinsing after.
Answered Jan 11, 2012
Some people have a sensitivity to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Maybe that's what's going on with you??? Maybe try a toothpaste that doesn't have that ingredient.
Answered Jan 11, 2012
yeah, I was wondering about that ingredient too. Heard a lot of bad things about it.
Someone just emailed this to me and I thought of your question. You can find glycerine at a pharmacy like Wallgreen's or some place like that. Make sure the peppermint oil is food grade. You can get it at a store that sells essential oils. Stevia is on the sweetener aisle at grocery stores.

Whitening Peppermint Toothpaste
This is so easy and inexpensive to make. It will make your teeth shiny and your mouth tingle.
Yields: approximately 1 oz. of toothpaste
Application: use morning and evening
Storage: 1-oz. dark glass jar in a cool, dark cupboard
Shelf life: 1 month

2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vegetable glycerin
2 tsp. hydrogen peroxide
6 drops peppermint essential oil
1 tiny pinch powdered stevia* (it’s so concentrated that you will only need as much as goes on the tip of a teaspoon)

1. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together to form a paste.
2. Spoon into your jar.
i bet the peppermint oil and stevia are just for taste and could be omitted.
thanks I might try that.
You could also find the peppermint oil at any place that sells candy making ingredients like AC Moore or Michael's.

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