In this Article


1. Introduction
2. Neem and Herb Tooth Powder
3. Peppermint Tooth Powder
4. Mix and Match Powder
5. Cinnamon Tooth Powder
6. Baking Soda and Salt Tooth Powder
7. Simple Tooth Powder
8. Remineralizing Tooth Powder
9. Strengthening Tooth Powder
10. Natural Whitening Powder
11. What if You Don’t Have Time?

Homemade tooth powder is what you can make in your home very easily.A smile is what makes a person most beautiful. From cavities and yellow teeth to plaque, there are a number of dental issues that could affect your smile. The only way to prevent this from happening is by keeping your teeth clean. Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice a day; once at the start of the day and once just before going to bed. 

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There are two things you need to for clean teeth; a toothbrush and toothpaste or tooth powder. Tooth powder is usually made from herbal ingredients and hence is less likely to cause an allergic reaction. It does not contain fluoride and hence is safe for babies teeth and adults of all ages including senior citizens. Some studies have also shown that tooth powder is more effective as compared to toothpaste when it comes to removing plaque from teeth. Another advantage with tooth powder is that you can make your own tooth powder at home. Here are a few easy ways to do so.

Neem and Herb Tooth Powder

This is a tooth powder recipe based on Ayurvedic principles and may be used by children and adults of all ages. Each ingredient in the powder offers a unique benefit for dental hygiene and helps detoxify the system. Neem enhances the immune system and prevents plaque from being deposited on tooth enamel. Similarly, Tulsi or Holy Basil prevent mouth ulcers and bad breath. You may have used mint leaves for digestion but did you know that mint also offers relief in cases of toothaches and cavities.

What you need:

  • 1/2 tablespoon neem leaf powder 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Holy basil powder
  • 1 tablespoon mixed sage, clove, peppermint, and cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon spirulina
  • A pinch of rock salt or sea salt

How to:

Making this tooth powder is easy. Simply add all the ingredients in a glass bottle and shake well to mix. 

Peppermint Tooth Powder

If you’re looking for minty fresh homemade tooth powder, try making this at home. All you need is bentonite clay, peppermint essential oil, and clove oil. The oils are used in miniscule amounts so that the powder stays dry and only the flavor is retained. 

What you need

  • 1/4 cup of bentonite clay
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of clove essential oil

How to:

Add all the ingredients in an airtight glass jar and shake well to mix. Do not use a metal lid or a metal jar as it could affect the bentonite powder.

Mix and Match Powder

This easy to make homemade tooth powder is very forgiving in terms of the ingredients needed. You can choose ingredients based on what is readily available and make this tooth powder in the flavor you like the most. Bentonite clay polishes and cleanses teeth while calcium extract strengthens teeth. If you like your tooth powder a little sweet, add stevia for natural sweetness. 

What you need

Base Ingredients (you can pick any 1, 2, or all 3 of the ingredients)

  • Bentonite clay
  • Baking soda
  • Calcium powder (you can grind calcium tablets)

Optional Ingredients 

  • Fine sea salt
  • ground herbs such a mint, sage or cloves
  • neem powder
  • powdered stevia extract 
  • peppermint essential oil

How to:

Mix together the chosen base ingredients in equal amounts and equal amounts of the optional ingredients in two glass bowls. Take two tablespoons of the base ingredients and mix with 3-4 tablespoons of the optional ingredients in a glass jar. To use this tooth powder, you can mix a spoonful of the powder with a little water or coconut oil to make a paste.

Cinnamon Tooth Powder

Cinnamon is a very effective home remedy in the treatment of cavities, toothaches and other dental issues. It also clears foul breath and helps freshen a person’s breath. For this tooth powder, powdered cinnamon is mixed with other ingredients such as baking soda, sea salt and activated charcoal. The charcoal is very helpful in whitening teeth and preventing discoloration. 

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
  • 2 tablespoons of calcium powder
  • Take 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt
  • one-and-half tablespoon of cinnamon
  • one and half tablespoon of activated charcoal
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda

How to:

Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl and store in an airtight container.

Baking Soda and Salt Tooth Powder

Sea salt and baking soda are easily available in almost every kitchen. Salt has anti-bacterial properties and helps relieve inflammation around the gums. Baking soda polishes tooth enamel and helps whiten your smile. 

What you need:

  • 2 Parts Baking soda
  • 1 Part Natural salt 
  • 2-3 drops spearmint or cinnamon oil

How to:

Mix all the ingredients in a glass jar. If the powder tastes salty, mix in some additional baking soda. 

Simple Tooth Powder

This simple homemade tooth powder contains a number of elements that can help you maintain healthier teeth and gums. Bentonite clay forms the base of this tooth powder and helps nourish the teeth and gums. Sea salt helps soothe irritated gums while baking soda polishes teeth and whitens them. Sage is also a natural tooth whitener. 

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons of bentonite clay
  • 2 tablespoons of calcium powder
  • one tablespoon of baking soda
  • Take 1 tablespoon of xylitol mineral powder
  • 1 tablespoon of dried ground sage
  • Add 1 teaspoon of pure sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Cloves or Cinnamon (choose any one flavor)
  • Spearmint, mint or other essential oils for taste

How to:

Add all the dry ingredients in a glass jar or bowl. Use a plastic or wooden spoon to mix them. Do not use a metal spoon as the metal can affect some of the properties of Bentonite. 

Add a few drops of the essential oil and mix well. 

Remineralizing Tooth Powder 

Teeth are made up of a number of different minerals. The mineral levels in your teeth can be affected by a number of things. As the mineral levels drop, tooth enamel weakens thereby increasing the risk of cavities and other such dental issues. A remineralizing tooth powder can help balance the mineral levels and strengthen the teeth. Activated charcoal is very effective in this regard and is believed to remineralize teeth at every moment.

What you need:

  • 4 tablespoons bentonite clay
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • one and half teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground mint leaves or 5-10 drops of peppermint essence
  • one and half teaspoon stevia powder
  • 1 teaspoon activated charcoal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ½ teaspoon clove powder

How to:

Activated charcoal is typically available in capsules. You can open these capsules to get the powder. Start making the tooth powder by making sure all the elements are finely ground. Even the salt may have to be ground to make it a fine powder. Once you are happy with the consistency, mix all the ingredients in a glass air-tight bottle. Stevia is optional. It is mainly added to give the tooth powder a sweet taste. Shake the jar well and store in a cool place.

Strengthening Tooth Powder

Like everything else our teeth also undergo wear and tear. This can weaken the teeth and increase the chances of developing cavities, cracks in the teeth, etc. Eating mineral rich foods can help strengthen the teeth. Certain tooth powders such as this homemade tooth powder made with herbal elements can be used as a healing purpose to aid in this effort. In addition, it contains elements that have other benefits as well. For example, it contains cloves for good breath.

What you need:

  • Take 20 grams powdered Camphor 
  • 20 gms Cinnamon 
  • Take 20 grams Dried Ginger 
  • 20 gms Cloves 
  • 120 grams powdered Natural Chalk 
  • 20 grams Betel Nut 
  • 20 grams Black Pepper 

How to:

To get the most dental health benefits cut the betel nut into small pieces and roast till they turn black. Cool and grind to a fine powder. Similarly, roast, cool and grind the cinnamon, dried ginger, cloves, and black pepper. Measure 20 grams of each and mix with the other ingredient in a glass jar. Store in a cool place. 

Natural Whitening Powder

There are many reasons why your teeth may appear discoloured. It is usually because of plaque or tartar deposits on the tooth enamel. Vices such as smoking can further affect the look of your teeth. Even drinks like tea and coffee can stain tooth enamel if consumed excessively. Activated charcoal or activated carbon has been used by medical experts since the age of Hippocrates. This natural product attracts substances like plaque and tannins and absorbs them. It also plays a role in balancing the pH levels in the mouth.

What you need:

  • one-fourth cup activated charcoal powder
  • 1/4 cup turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup bentonite clay
  • 1 tablespoon clove powder

How to: 

Mix all the ingredients in a glass airtight jar and store. 

How to Use Tooth Powder

Unlike toothpaste, homemade tooth powder cannot be squeezed out of a tube onto a toothbrush. Instead, to use this, you must spoon out a portion onto the lid of the jar. Avoid using a metal spoon. Instead, it is better to use a wooden spoon. Wet your toothbrush and then press it on the powder so that the powder sticks to the bristles. You can then brush your teeth and massage the powder into the teeth and gums.

What if You Don’t Have Time?

Time seems to move faster every day. Especially for parents, 24-hours in a day is never enough to finish all the tasks at hand. In such cases, even if you have the intention of making tooth powder at home, you may not have the time to do so. Thankfully, there is an alternative that is as good as homemade tooth powder. ByGrandma’s Herbal Tooth Powder for Sensitivity, Cavity Protect, and Strong Gums is made in small batches using similar herbal ingredients. The tooth powder can be used by people of all ages and helps strengthen and whiten teeth. It uses ingredients such as terminala chebula that helps relieve gum inflammation and ulcers. It also has elements with anti-bacterial properties that help prevent and treat cavities, yellowing of teeth, muscular pain in the gums, bad breath and toothaches. 

ByGrandma’s Herbal Tooth Powder for Sensitivity, Cavity Protect and Strong Gums is available online on various e-commerce platforms as well as the ByGrandma website. Order now and have it delivered right to your doorstep.

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