For a lot of us that uber healthy lifestyle of eating clean, working out every morning and having the perfect figure is a distant dream. When we read articles about health in magazines, hear nutritionists talk on the television it always seems like something that we just cannot implement in our daily lifestyle. Using tooth powder may seem like one of these but I have completely switched and given up toothpaste for good reason.

Most warning signs on toothpaste tubes read something like:

  • Do not swallow
  • If you ingest too much please rush to a hospital or contact a poison control centre
  • Keep away from children under the age of 6
  • If a child is using toothpaste, it should be done so under parental supervision
  • Children should not use larger than a pea sized amount of toothpaste

Many times I have heard the questions- how do we use toothpowders? What is the point of using toothpowder? Toothpowder is ancient, right? Well, toothpowder is much more than just ancient. Today, apart from a few of us who aware about the benefits of toothpowder, most people use toothpaste. Even though toothpaste tastes better, is much faster just seems to be much more hygienic because of the packaging. But, the reality of the situation is quite different – there is a reason that toothpaste has these warnings. Do we realize how bad toothpaste is for us? Well, once again since there is no immediate negative effect, we do not care.  But using toothpaste can be extremely bad in the long run.

This is why:

  1. Even though toothpaste gently cleans the teeth, the glycerin in the paste leaves a film on the teeth which prevents remineralization of the teeth.
  2. The bacteria proliferate plaque gets removed much better by using tooth powder as compared to toothpaste which otherwise would lead to higher chances of gingivitis.
  3. Toothpaste contains fluoride, a toxic compound, which makes it highly unsafe for the users, not only when swallowed but also for the teeth, especially children. Fluoride is known to cause permanent tooth dis coloration, stomach ailments and skin rashes too whereas Toothpowder is composed of natural and organic ingredients which does not cause any of those effects.
  4. The fresh breath obtained after using toothpaste stays for a relatively shorter period of time than toothpowder because of the chemicals in the paste. Toothpowder cleans the teeth very effectively which prolongs the time taken for bacteria to accumulate on the teeth and tongue.


At Dr. Vaidya’s: New Age Ayurveda, we have an Ayurvedic toothpowder known as HERBOdanty. HERBOdanty is a unique formulation that combines the healing properties of 10 herbs to strengthen gums and whiten teeth. It is also sugar and salt free which helps as salt is abrasive to teeth enamel and sugar causes decay due to bacteria. It also acts as an anti-hemorrhagic by stopping of bleeding gums. This toothpowder can be used very easily as it is packed for the modern consumer in a bottle of 50gm which is attractive, convenient (can be packed easily while travelling) and hygienic. Click here to learn more about HERBOdanty

Our founder, Dr. Natoobhai Vaidya continues to inspire us to serve our patients with high quality products and superior customer care. We have followed in his footsteps by catering to his loyal patrons by charging no consulting fee.

You can visit our clinic to learn more about your Dosha, the science behind Ayurveda and see our entire range of products. Dr. (Mrs.) Surya Bhagwati (BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, and DHBTC) is our in-house doctor. She has over 25 years of experience in practicing Ayurveda.

Authored by: Arjun Vaidya, CEO and 6th Generation Vaidya at Dr. Vaidya’s 

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