27 Jul The Benefits of Bentonite Clay In Oral Health
Our mouths are the first line of defense when it comes to anything we take into our bodies on a daily basis, as well as housing our precious pearly whites. Taking good care of this delicate portal to our bodies is one of the essentials for maintaining good health and a beautiful smile. Healing clays are one of nature’s most basic and earthy little miracles that have been around for millennia. They are so affordable and have so many health and beauty uses, especially when it comes to taking care of toxins and unwelcome little critters. When it comes to oral care, Bentonite clay is one of those simple remedies you can rely on to provide a good, wholesome health treatment with minimal fuss.
What Is Bentonite?
Bentonite clay is a form of volcanic ash that gets its name from the largest known deposit in Fort Benton, Wyoming, USA. It has some unique properties that make it good little vacuum cleaner for your mouth’s hygiene.
What Does It Do?
When bentonite clay gets wet it expands and changes its electrical charge to a negative charge and becomes like a big sponge that can absorb huge amounts of toxins such as heavy metals. At the same time this special mud replaces what it takes away with a gift of healthy, strengthening and replenishing minerals, such as silica, calcium and magnesium.
Using Bentonite for Oral Health
Bentonite makes an excellent mouthwash and treatment because it’s so good at absorbing toxins and neutralising bad bacteria. It binds to heavy metals and toxins around your teeth and gums and gives back an array of minerals that are good for remineralising your teeth. It’s a detoxing, nurturing oral mineral tonic. It has an alkalising effect too which is beneficial for the health of your teeth and gums, especially as some of the food we eat can create excess acidity in our mouths. By mopping up excess build-up it can even help whiten our teeth.
Recipe: An Alkalising Detox for Your Mouth
- Mix ½ a teaspoon of Bentonite clay with a ¼ cup water.
- Don’t ever mix it with a metal spoon, use plastic, wood or bamboo.
- You can also shake it up in a small tupperware with a closed lid to make mixing it easier.
- Swish it on your mouth for a minute or two and spit into the basin, makes sure you rinse this toxin-laden slush right down the drain.
- Repeat until the mixture is finished.
(You can also use it alone as a tooth powder now and again, just dampen your toothbrush dip it in some clay and have a brush).
Keep a jar of this unassuming earthy remedy handy for those times your mouth needs a bit of simple, affordable TLC!