Ingredients: Love (Agape), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (MCT/Coconut Oil), Bentonite Clay, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Calcium Carbonate, Activated Charcoal Powder, Vanilla Powder [Vanilla Extract & Gum Arabic], Mentha spicata (Spearmint) leaf Oil, Cinnamomum burmanni (Cinnamon) bark Oil, Citrus limonum (Lemon) Oil, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil.
WHAT IS REMINERALIZATION?
To understand that, you must understand tooth demineralization.
“Tooth demineralization is a chemical process by which minerals (mainly calcium) are removed from any of the hard tissues: enamel, dentine, and cementum. The process of demineralization begins at the crystal surface found inside the hard tooth tissue and may progress into cavitation unless arrested or overridden by remineralisation. The effect of demineralisation can be reversed if there is sufficient time to allow remineralisation to occur to counteract the acids in the oral cavity. Together, demineralisation and remineralisation contribute towards a dynamic process.”
“Tooth remineralisation is a naturally occurring process in the oral cavity. It is defined as a process in which calcium and phosphate ions are sourced to promote ion deposition into crystal voids in demineralised enamel. Remineralisation remains imperative towards the management of non-cavitated carious lesions and prevention of disease progression within the oral cavity. The process also has the ability to contribute towards restoring strength and function within tooth structure.”
WHY NO GLYCERIN?
“Glycerin coats the teeth and keeps them from remineralizing. The primary reasons glycerin is included in most toothpaste formulas is to improve their overall texture (glycerin gives toothpaste the smooth creamy texture we are familiar with), it helps keep toothpaste from drying out and it adds sweetness.”
WHAT THESE INGREDIENTS DO FOR YOU
MCT Oil/Fractionated Coconut Oil. Treats tooth decay. Kills bad breath. Heals bleeding gums. Prevents heart disease. Reduces inflammation. Whitens teeth. Soothes throat dryness. Prevents cavities. Heals cracked lips. Boosts the immune system. Strengthens gums and jaws.
Bentonite Clay. Helps to bind toxins making them more soluble and easier to remove. Once bentonite clay becomes hydrated, it swells like a sponge and produces a strong negative electrical charge. This allows positively charged impurities to quickly bind to the clay and easily rinse away from your mouth while also delivering minerals to your teeth and gums.
Baking Soda. Mild abrasive for removing plaque and polishing, cleaning, and deodorizing teeth. Gently removes stains from teeth and whitens. Supports a healthier oral pH by making the mouth more alkaline. Reduces periodontal pathogens.
Activated Charcoal. Helps whiten teeth while promoting good oral health by changing the pH balance in the mouth, helping prevent cavities, bad breath, and gum disease.
Cinnamon Essential Oil. Has the greatest antimicrobial potency against streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, and lactobacillus plantarum, one of the bacteria responsible in gum disease. Is good for bad breath and has pain-killing properties.
Spearmint Essential Oil. Effective at eliminating germs and bacteria. Helps any wounds heal more quickly. Soothes gum tissue. Combats bad breath. Helps to treat pain.