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But, my bubble was bursted when I read how glycerin coats our teeth, not allowing saliva to remineralize our teeth. Well, don't you hate it when that happens. Just when you think you are doing something good, you read how it isn't good and could possibly be causing some damage.
I have read conflicting stories on whether or not it really does demineralize teeth, but it was enough to put a little doubt in my mind. So, here is a new recipe that is glycerin-free, followed by my old one that includes glycerin. For those who do not believe that glycerin could be evil, the latter one is for you!
1/4 cup baking soda
1/8 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Mix ingredients all together and store in an airtight container or baggy. You can also add 1/4 tsp of stevia for a sweeter flavor.
Toothpaste with Glycerin
6 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
4 tsp glycerin
15 drops peppermint
Mix ingredients all together and store in an airtight container or baggy. Again, you can add 1/4 tsp of stevia for a sweeter flavor.
Now, let's hope that no one comes out with more negative reviews on these toothpaste ingredients!
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