Tooth powder can be an awesome way to whiten teeth naturally.
It has been used for thousands of years but has recently seen a resurgence in popularity. Many boutique brands are now producing a 2020 version of good old tooth powder, with mainly natural ingredients.
For the full lowdown and history read tooth powder for teeth whitening.
Today though – we want to review a traditional tooth powder from Thailand that has been sold for decades and is still going strong today.
Thailand is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ and with good reason! Thai’s aren’t shy about showing a big open smile and one of the reasons is they have some the best, whitest teeth in the world.
What’s Thai Tooth Powder?
This Thai tooth powder is called ThipNiyom.
This is a real Thai dentifrice that is mainly based on medicinal herbs and produced in Thailand.
Uses and Effects
This tooth powder is very suitable for general oral care, gum health, and teeth whitening and is recommended by many Thai dentists who have a reputation of being some of the best in the world.
This toothpowder gently removes plaque, tartar, and stains that may have built up from cigarettes and coffee.
It can also reduce the pain caused by swelling of the gums, gingivitis, periodontitis, periodontal disease, and other ailments.
Regular application of tooth powder lightens tooth, removes plaque, strengthens the enamel and prevent cavities and bleeding gums.
How to use Thai Tooth Powder
Thai Toothpowder for Brushing
Using tooth powder is really easy. Just dip your dry toothbrush head in the powder and brush your teeth as you would with standard toothpaste.
Thai Toothpowder for Gums
To improve the condition of the gums apply tooth powder directly to the gums with your fingertip and massage gently. Leave it to sit for up to a minute and then brush and rinse thoroughly.
ThipNiyom Thai Tooth Powder Ingredients
So what is actually in this stuff? The great news is that the majority of ingredients are one hundred percent natural, and have medical research that backs up their benefits in teeth whitening and oral hygiene!
So let’s breakdown exactly what is in Thai Thipniyom toothpowder.
Calcium carbonate is the mineral found in limestone. Calcium carbonate is hard enough to polish teeth but not hard enough to be abrasive. Very fine particles of calcium carbonate can remove stains and polish the enamel.
Sodium Chloride (Salt)
Is antiseptic and can have remineralizing effects.
Menthols crystals give a cool taste to the powder and are also great at opening-up the airways of your nose while you brush.
Camphor is a combustible, translucent white solid which has a piquant smell and sour taste. It is used in products such as Vicks VapoRub.
Camphor seems to stimulate nerve endings that relieve symptoms such as pain and itching when applied to the skin of the mouth and gums. Camphor is also active against fungi that cause infections in the toenails.
Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol, which acts as an anesthetic and antibacterial agent. Clove oil is also anti-inflammatory and antifungal.
For fresh minty taste.
Due to its antimicrobial properties, myrrh has traditionally been used to treat oral infections and inflammations. Studies show that mouthwash containing myrrh oil may also help gum disease.
Sage can be used as an alternative to conventional methods of plaque control against dental caries. The sage extract may have antibacterial action against Streptococcus mutant.
A traditional treatment for inflammation of the gums.
Does Thai Tooth Powder Work?
Definitely. The list of ingredients is top-notch and they all have proven benefits for teeth whitening and general oral health.
The best thing about this Thai tooth powders that it’s a fraction of the price of more recent ‘hipster’ tooth powder brands, and in most cases its a lot better!
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