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Coconut activated charcoal

It’s your new best friend for detoxifying the mouth, removing bad breath, and gently polishing away stains quickly and easily. Best of all, it’s free from harmful chemicals, artificial flavors and colors. With as little as one dab and a brush stroke, our powder leaves your teeth whiter without the sensitivity and adverse effects.
What is it and how is it made?
Charcoal is a lightweight, black residue, consisting of carbon and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis — the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen Common charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, coconut shell, or petroleum.
Activated carbon is a non-graphite form of carbon which could be produced from any carbonaceous material such as coal, lignite, wood, paddy husk, coir pith, coconut shell, etc. Activated carbon manufactured from coconut shell is considered superior to those obtained from other sources mainly because of small micro pores structure which renders it more effective for the adsorption of gas/vapor and for the removal of color and odor of compounds.
Steam activation and chemical activation are the two commonly used processes for the manufacture of activated carbon. However coconut shell based activated carbon units are adopting the steam activation process to produce good quality activated carbon.
The process of activation is carried out in two stages. Firstly the coconut shell is converted into shell charcoal by carbonation process which is usually carried out in mud-pits, brick kilns and metallic portable kilns. The coconut shell charcoal is activated by reaction with steam at a temperature of 900 °C – 1100 °C under controlled atmosphere in a rotary kiln. The reaction between steam and charcoal takes place at the internal surface area, creating more sites for adsorption.

Bambusa arundinacea stem extract

Bambusa arundinacea (bamboo) – A versatile and resilient plant used as an herbal remedy in the global health care system. It is the richest known natural source of Silica. Silica optimizes the function of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and boron which is essential for maintaining dental health.
Bambusa arundinacea can be described as an open, clump-type bamboo species having lemon yellow culms, with green stripes and dark green leaves. The plant can grow up to a height of 12 meters, with an 8 cm thickness. New culms shoot up in mid-summer and attain full height in less than 60 days. The plant is native to the Himalayas, but is now cultivated widely throughout tropical Asia and America. It is also present in the regions ranging from Sierra Leone to South Nigeria and other African territories. Since common bamboo enjoys plenty of moisture, keeping it well watered is a necessity for a healthy plant. It has been considered as one of the fastest growing plants on Earth.

Cocos nucifera fruit extract

Coconut fruit extract is a clear or pale yellow liquid derived from the fruit of the coconut tree (Cocos nucifera). Coconut is a tree in the palm (Arecaceae) family, found in moist, tropical climates. Trees grow up to 30 meters tall, with large feather-like leaves and smooth trunks. Coconuts are commonly grown in tropical countries, and are particularly suited to small-scale production where they can be combined with other crops such as cassava, yams, sweet potatoes, bananas and pineapples. The fruit or ‘drupe’ of the tree is notable for its heavy protection (a thick, fibrous husk followed by a hard shell), high water content and oil-rich flesh. The husk, shell, flesh, oil and milk of the coconut all have useful applications and a rich history of use for oral cosmetics. Coconut fruit extract is produced by soaking the fruit in solvents such as water, glycerin or safflower oil, which draw out the extract.

Ceratonia siliqua fruit extract

The origins of Ceratonia siliqua (carob) use go back some 4000 years, to when the ancient Greeks began cultivating it in Italy and Greece from its native Eastern Mediterranean (likely Arabic) roots. The carob tree, or ceratonia siliqua, is technically a legume of the pea family, and produces pea-like pods, which contain pulp and the seeds from which carob is made. Carob today is grown as far and wide as Australia, South Africa, India, and North and South America. Carob also supplies phosphorus and vitamin D, and together with it being a rich source of calcium, helps it support healthy bones and teeth, as well guarding against osteoporosis.

Propolis extract

Propolis or bee glue is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with exudate gathered from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive.
The benefits of propolis for your oral health:
1. Helps fight cavities
Propolis is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. These qualities kill bacteria, stopping plaque formation in its tracks. Propolis also makes the formation of plaque difficult as it kills the bacteria needed to create plaque.

2. Can help sensitive teeth
Dentin sensitivity strikes when the enamel thins and allows cold temperatures or other irritants to pass through the dentin. Propolis can help protect sensitive teeth using the same protectant properties used on beehives in nature. The wax-like substance works to seal your enamel and dentin covering the tiny tubules to reduce sensitivities.
3. Promotes healing
You can use propolis rinses to help promote healing after oral surgeries. Using this natural remedy as a rinse reduces pain and swelling.
4. Keeps gums healthy
Say goodbye to red, inflamed gums with propolis’ antibacterial properties. Bacteria that get stuck in your gums can lead to inflammation and, over time, cause gum disease. By killing the bacteria and helping to eliminate plaque, propolis can help stop gum issues before they even start.

Salvadora persica stem powder

Salvadora persica is a small tree or shrub with a crooked trunk, typically 6–7 metres (20–23 ft) in height. Its bark is scabrous and cracked, whitish with pendulous extremities. The root bark of the tree is similar in colour to sand, and the inner surfaces are an even lighter shade of brown. It has a pleasant fragrance, as well as a warm and pungent taste. The tree produces small red edible fruits in clusters. Salvadora persica or the toothbrush tree is a small evergreen tree native to the Middle east, Africa and India. Its sticks are traditionally used as a natural toothbrush called miswak and are mentioned by the World Health Organization for oral hygiene use. (source: World Health Organization. Prevention of oral diseases. WHO offset publication No. 103. Geneva: World Health Organization; 1987. p. 61.)

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