Excelery: Herbal Tooth Powder
Tooth powders made from natural ingredients such as clay, celery powder, bay leaf, and wheatgrass powder are better overall for your health. These ingredients are non-toxic and carcinogen-free. Studies show that tooth powders are also better than commercial toothpastes at removing plaque.
Our tooth powder is packed with the finest ingredients available for whitening teeth naturally. Products such as kaolin clay, celery powder, calcium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, and fennel seed powder are known to gently polish your teeth to remove stains and promote the remineralization and whitening of your teeth.
Kaolinite is used in manufacturing dental medications to treat swelling and ulcers in the mouth and to halt bleeding and swelling inside the mouth induced by radioactivity treatments.
Kaolinite has antimicrobial properties—especially relevant in dentistry, as periodontitis is a bacterial infection. Kaolinite’s use as an anti-inflammatory in poultices is of particular importance in oral surgery and periodontology, as it may reduce gum bleeding.
Anise has been studied for its activity against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, as well as a few fungi. A comparative study of the leaves and seeds of Pimpinella anisum shows the seeds are superior to the other components.
The study evaluated the effect of seeds extracts against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, and Escherichia coli. The research showed that anise seeds have antimicrobial properties against oral infections caused by these pathogens.
Bay leaves are traditionally rubbed on the teeth to enhance shine. Chewing laurel stalk is a good treatment for gum swelling and bleeding.
Crushed bay leaf powder is an excellent, simple way to remove dental plaque. A clinical trial showed bay leaf extract counters Streptococcus mutans adhesion to tooth surfaces, acting as an anti-bacterial.
Chewing celery is a simple, efficient aid to dental health. It cleans the teeth and massages the gums while producing a plethora of enzymes that help neutralize bacteria.
Celery’s high fiber content helps prevent tooth decay and decreases bone reabsorption in the gums and jaws. A study done to assess the antibacterial effect of celery leaf extract on Streptococcus mutans showed that the extract worked vigorously against this oral infection.
Fennel seeds and oil extract are anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Chewing fennel seeds after meals is a traditional practice in India. Fennel seeds help combat germs and pathogens that cause bad breath.
According to ancient Chinese medicine and contemporary research, the antioxidants in fennel seeds efficiently limit plaque buildup and help prevent gum disease. Streptococcus mutans is effectively inhibited by fennel seed oil.
Thyme has a long history in folk medicine, prized for its anti-bacterial powers. Thyme is a great germ killer! Thyme targets the undesirable bacteria in the mouth, preventing buildup and eradicating bad breath.
Thyme, when applied topically and gently massaged onto teeth and gums, provides an effective coating that prevents tooth decay. Its regular use also aids in preventing plaque development. Thymol, the active component in Thyme, combats bacteria and prevents fungal infections by inhibiting fungi growth.
Wheatgrass is used in treating gingivitis and periodontal disorders thanks to its chlorophyll content. Chlorophyllin, derived from chlorophyll, offers anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and anti-halitosis properties, studies show.
Peppermint is an important aromatic herb containing a volatile oil used in dental care. The essential oil of the leaves is antiseptic and highly anti-bacterial. It is known worldwide that chewing on mint leaves can help keep the mouth moist and fresh.
Peppermint’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help curb the growth of mouth bacteria, preventing infection. One major study concluded that Mentha piperita has an intense antimicrobial effect against oral diseases and can be used as alternative medicine.
Herbal Tooth Powder