I've been using Xyliwhite toothpaste for years now, I get in on iherb for $3.81 / 6.4oz (normal sized) tube (free shipping for orders $20+). [url=http://iherb.com/p/885?rcode=sen850]Now Foods, Solutions, Xyli[/url] I order a box of stuff from them at least monthly now, and always get a tube or two of this. There is also a cinnamon version and another version with baking soda, but I don't like the taste of those as much as this standard minty flavored one. Also, my non-Paleo SO does not complain about using this toothpaste, but did about all the other "natural" ones I tried. The Xylitol in this really does inhibit the growth of bacteria; compared to other toothpastes, I noticed I wake up with significantly less plaque growth from overnight. Other brands are also usually more expensive and taste weird or have weird textures.
Functional Ingredients: Xylitol (25%), papain (whitening)
Ingredients: Water, xylitol (25%), hydrated silica, glycerin, sorbitol, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium coco-sulfate, carrageenan (chondrus crispus), tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) leaf oil, peppermint (mentha piperita) oil, spearmint (mentha viridis) oil, papain (proteinase enzyme from papaya that degrades protein deposits), potassium sorbate.
SLS-Free, Gluten Free, Paraben-Free
For a mouthwash I make a simple saturated solution of baking soda in water, and keep it in a water bottle under the bathroom sink. (to make a saturated solution, just add enough baking soda that not all of it dissolves; I like to shake it up and feel the bit of abrasiveness of the undissolved particles may help remove stuff too). Typically I swish with that when I first get up; the baking soda is alkaline and neutralizes the acid from overnight growth of bacteria. Then I usually have my morning coffee, and brush my teeth and go off to work after that. My only other recommendation is to use fresh baking soda, as baking soda from fridge deodorizing will have absorbed a lot of undesirable flavors from the fridge and it tastes really fishy and much more unpleasant than new baking soda...
Just a word of warning on Xylitol. It is extremely poisonous to dogs.
[url=http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/toxicology/qt/xylitol_tox.htm]Xylitol: Common Sugar Substitute Xylitol Can Be Deadly for Pets[/url]
I have two very small dogs and will not have it in the house, except for Earthpaste. Looking for something that doesn't have it now.
I do oil pulling followed by dry brushing then salt-water rinsing in the Am. In the PM, I usually do either a dry brush and salt water rinse or i use my vicco ayurvedic toothpaste from india. it also comes in tooth powder, but the quantities are tiny and it's silly to buy them. The paste is much less expensive, interestingly enough.
toothpaste. colgate total usually...
In all seriousness, Arm&Hammer. American made and makes my teeth feel cleaner than Crest or Colgate.
If I weren't so lazy I might try out a homemade recipe with baking soda.[/QUOTE]
You got to be pretty effin' lazy to not put a tiny bit of baking soda on a toothbrush and brush.
I use Bicarb-soda, and occassionally sarakan - natty s**t...you know.
In the mornings I use coconut oil with a little bit of peppermint essential oil. In the evenings I crack a capsule of activated charcoal over my teeth, swish it around, hold it in my mouth for 2-10 min then spit it out, brush my teeth while there is still a residue in my mouth and rinse. Follow up with a quick rinse of hydrogen peroxide.
The activated charcoal binds to tannins removing the helping to remove stains from your teeth.
I found baking soda too harsh, so the activated charcoal is a nice alternative. Messy as hell though, so you have to be careful.
I brush my teeth with hydrogen peroxide and occasionally with turmeric.
Baking soda if I'm feeling hyper-vigilant that day and won't be breathing in too many peoples' faces... Other days I brush with Desert Essence toothpaste, only because that's what I have right now. When it runs out I'm not buying it again... Idk what to buy, though. I read online that you can turn baking soda more toothpaste-y by mixing it with coconut oil and you can add whatever flavors you want, cinnamon, mint... so I'll probably do that.
Vicco paste and Weleda salt toothpaste, alternating depending on my mood.