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3 super easy ways to apply tooth powder

Updated: Mar 6

Activated charcoal tooth powder

Think using tooth powder sounds like too much effort? Think again! Here are my 3 no-fuss methods for applying tooth powder, so you can reap the benefits of a chemical-free clean — every day.

I've been making and using my own tooth powder for a long time now, so it's only natural that I've perfected the art of making the process quick, simple, convenient and effective. The main point to note here is that while dipping a wet toothbrush into your tooth powder jar may seem like the easiest approach, it's ultimately not a good idea. Introducing moisture to the jar can lead the product to congeal, creating an un-scoopable mass as you near the bottom of the jar (I've learned this the hard way, so you don't have to). Plus, moisture = an enticing environment for bacteria, so there's that too.

But don't let that deter you from making the switch to a powder-based teeth clean. Not before you learn about my 3 fast and easy approaches to using tooth powder!

Method 1#: The 'Dry Brush Dip'

Applying tooth powder to toothbrush

The easiest way (and my preferred method) is to simply dip your dry toothbrush into the tooth powder jar and start brushing. Whether using toothpaste or tooth powder, you don't actually need to wet your toothbrush before brushing (some practitioners even advise against it!), as brushing stimulates your saliva glands naturally. Saliva is 99% water, so it does a great job in itself when brushing your teeth.

I find using a dry toothbrush actually enhances the overall polishing and cleaning effect. The initial few seconds before our saliva wettens the mouth gives the dry powder a chance to gently scrub and 'exfoliate', the teeth and gums. It may feel weird at first, but once you get used to it, you may never turn back!

Method #2: The 'Scoop It Straight In'

Using a spoon to apply tooth powder.

Wet your toothbrush, (or don't — 😉) and, using a small spoon or paddle, scoop the powder directly into the front of your mouth and start brushing. Position your toothbrush to where you dropped the powder, and the rest sorts itself out, really. You don't even need as much as pictured in the photo above — I was just being dramatic for the photoshoot!

Method #3: The 'Make It A Paste'

How to make tooth powder into a paste

Love the natural ingredients of tooth powder, but miss the feeling of toothpaste? Make it a paste! Simply mix some powder with either coconut oil or vegetable glycerine in a separate bowl or jar, and adjust to your desired consistency. Vegetable glycerine produces a sweeter paste (like what most people expect when using toothpaste), while coconut oil offers excellent antimicrobial benefits.

I like to randomly switch things up and make a toothpaste using this method. You can make enough to last a few days, a few weeks, or a whole month! If you plan to make a big batch of toothpaste, ensure to do it in a jar with a lid, so you can seal in the freshness.

Once your paste is made, simply dip your (dry) toothbrush into your bowl or jar, and brush away!

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I hope you enjoyed these tips on how to make using tooth powder an easy peasy breeze! You can learn more about my Cinnaminty natural activated charcoal tooth powder, as well as purchase it, here.

Keep smilin'!

x Mary Moon

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