• DIY Fluoride Free Toothpaste For The Thyroid & Whiter Teeth

    FLOURIDE FREE TOOTHPASTE Is it true that fluoride can damage the thyroid? It’s according to who you talk to, right? There’s a lot to be said for either side of the argument, and all I know for  sure is that even with medication (which has its own set of problems), my thyroid barely functions, and I have to watch every single thing that goes into my mouth if I don’t want to gain weight.

    Since I am a chronic teeth brusher, probably at least 10 times per day, my nutritionist makes a very good case for the fact that he believes I am getting way too much fluoride in my diet, especially when you figure in how many water sources add fluoride to the mix.

    With all of this in mind, I recently began using a fluoride free toothpaste, but after some research, I FLOURIDE FREE TOOTHPASTEwasn’t any happier with those ingredients (minus the fluoride) than I was with my usual brand. The answer I came up with was to simply make my own toothpaste. The recipe that I prefer so far comes from Daniel Vinograd, D.D.S. And since I am a HUGE believer in the benefits of organic coconut oil, it wasn’t hard to convince me that this one is good. :)

    Ingredients (You will find your own amounts as you experiment.)*

    1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil (I like Spectrum, but today am using one with a Central Market label.)
    2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
    2 Teaspoons Xylitol
    12 Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

    *I would be careful with some of these at first. Baking soda adds a bit of a salty taste that you may not be used to in a paste. I use 1-2 teaspoons of Xylitol, but it really doesn’t add a lot of sweet, in my opinion. Also, I would start small with the cinnamon oil and then add more. If you get too much it can burn although I can’t imagine 12 drops being too much. Click on the link above to see what Dr. Vinograd suggests.

    I am very excited about this one because for some reason I am brushing less!


    1. Soften Coconut Oil until no lumps remain (not liquid, just soft).

    2. Add other ingredients and mix very well.

    3. Seal in container.* Because of my horrible experience with what had to be aspartame poisoning from my chewing gum, I only chew gums such as Spry. That container works great for my toothpaste.


    Obviously, as often as I brush, I use a lot more of this toothpaste than most will. Just remember that coconut oil is a true food, and eventually it will go rancid. However, I can’t imagine that happening if you are using daily. I think what might just happen is that you will find your teeth staying much whiter!

    *You won’t want to dip your used toothbrush into the paste. Find something, even a clean spoon or a disposable spoon to dip into the paste.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    2 Responses to DIY Fluoride Free Toothpaste For The Thyroid & Whiter Teeth

    1. Daniel W says:

      Wow. Brushing teeth ten times a day sounds a lot. I have also been thinking of replacing my fluoride toothpaste with a natural and organic toothpaste. I have heard a lot of good things from clay toothpaste to bamboo toothbrush. By the way, where do you purchase the xylitol ingredient?

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