Research shows salt could help keep mouth bacteria at bay.
You may have noticed that Earthpaste contains a small amount of our ancient sea salt Real Salt. Why is there salt in toothpaste?
Because salt has impressive oral health benefits.
If you ever had a tooth extracted or other dental work done, your dentist might have told you to gargle with salt water. There's a good reason for that. Research shows salt sucks the water out of certain types of bacteria, which makes it impossible for them to survive. Salt's ability to act against bacteria is why salt's often used to preserve meat and why gargling with salt water is a popular remedy for a sore throat too.
There's also evidence that a salt water rinse can help reduce plaque and lower the number of bacteria in the mouth linked to gingivitis. Plus, other research found that salt water can help improve canker sores.
The Real Salt Difference
All in all, salt is a pretty helpful ingredient to include in your oral health regimen. And of course, in Earthpaste, we don't just use any kind of salt. We use Real Salt, unrefined ancient sea salt we mine in Redmond, Utah.
Real Salt contains over 60+ natural trace minerals, which gives it a unique color, unique flavor, and numerous health benefits. And, because this deposit comes from an ancient sea bed, our salt was created long before the earth experienced any pollution, and it's protected from modern pollution by a layer of bentonite clay.
There's no other salt like it on earth, and we think it's a great addition to our simple, clean, real, and effective toothpaste.