Homemade Toothpaste – What Are the Ingredients?

It’s more common today than ever before for people to make their own personal hygiene products. Here at River Run Dental, we meet many patients who make their own toothpaste. By making homemade toothpaste, you can customize your toothpaste to your needs. For instance, you can make a toothpaste that’s intended to whiten your teeth or one that is ideal for sensitive teeth.

If you’re searching for easy ways to save money on everyday products, making toothpaste from scratch is a good idea. You can make the toothpaste in bulk and save money on oral hygiene for you and your family.

Since there are countless homemade toothpaste recipes on the internet, you are sure to find one that meets your needs. If possible, we recommend you use the following ingredients when making homemade toothpaste:

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can reduce bacteria that can lead tooth decay. It can also naturally fight natural infection in your mouth.

Baking Soda

The alkalinity of baking soda assists in balancing pH in the mouth. Believe it or not, some people brush their teeth with just baking soda and water.

Guar Gum

Guar gum is a type of powder that can thicken toothpaste and keep all the ingredients you use well mixed. It can also enhance the texture of your toothpaste.


Turmeric is a whitening agents that has been used in India for thousands of years. It can also fight gum disease.

Contact River Run Dental

If you have questions on making homemade toothpaste and want to ensure the recipe you use does not harm your teeth, call our office today at (804) 409-0387.