Your mouth is full of bacteria that form a film over the teeth called dental plaque.When you consume food and drink high in carbohydrates – particularly sugary foods and drinks – the bacteria in plaque turn the carbohydrates into energy they need, producing acid at the same time.If the plaque is allowed to build up, the acid can begin to break down (dissolve) the surface of your tooth, causing holes known as cavities.
I know the latest craze is to use activated charcoal or bentonite clay for toothpaste. However, before you use the black goo you should know what you're putting in your mouth. Anything that goes in my mouth (the most vascular area of the whole body), I make sure it's not going to contain any harmful chemicals, toxins or petroleum products of any kind. Here is a quote from WebMD regarding activated charcoal:
"Detox" is a commonly used word in today's society. However, how many people think about detoxing their oral care routine as an addition to their overall detox? Many people try a colon, liver or gallbladder detox or go on a gluten free, paleo, vegan, or raw vegan diet, but often times the products used for the most vascular area of their whole body are often overlooked. When you grab your regular tube of toothpaste, look at the back of the box.
I wish I had a dollar for everytime a patient would tell me that they wished they'd taken better care of their teeth--I would be a rich woman right now! Instead, too many times, people tend to disassociate their teeth with the rest of their body and just tell their dentist to pull them all. Later on, after the realization that NOTHING replaces their natural teeth, the patient is often discouraged with how they look, feel and taste food.