Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Dirt Tooth Powder: A Review for Those Tired of Toothpaste

What on Earth Is The Dirt?


I first saw The Dirt advertised on a website I was visiting and I was intrigued. I discovered it was a more natural way to clean my teeth than the Sensodyne toothpaste I'd been using for decades. I had never really liked all the chemicals it was putting in my mouth. The Dirt is different.

The Dirt Tooth Powder: A Review for Those Tired of Toothpaste
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Why Do I Like The Dirt Better than Toothpaste?


The Container: We could start with the tube. First, a tube is rather awkward to store. You want it handy, but it never really looks neat on the counter, even when you can stand it on its head. It isn't a great fit for a medicine cabinet, either. Then there's that old controversy about whether or not it should be rolled up or just squeezed. When you have old arthritic hands, either method can be a literal pain.

The Dirt container is just a little over two inches in diameter. It takes almost no space on the counter and the cap screws on and off. Easy-peasy! And it is also attractively packed. I prefer the three-month jar you see in my photo, but you can get a six-month supply in a little glass mason jar that also looks nice on a bathroom counter. Click through to the website to see all the sizes, flavors, and container styles for The Dirt, as well as a complete list of the ingredients.

The taste: The Dirt is clay-based and has all natural ingredients. The taste I chose is a pleasant but mild orange cinnamon spice flavor -- a bit like the original Constant Comment Tea I love so much. (By the way, Amazon has a great price on Constant Comment if you buy a four-pack.) I like the taste of The Dirt much better than the chemical taste of most toothpastes I've tried, including Sensodyne. If it makes a difference to you, The Dirt is also a Paleo tooth powder.




Remineralization: The Dirt helps remineralize your teeth. It also helps whiten them and it does this gently. There are more details when you click through to the product page. See link under photo below.

The Dirt Tooth Powder: A Review for Those Tired of Toothpaste
Get The Dirt Here!

How Do You Use The Dirt?

First you wet the toothbrush and shake off the excess water. I use the Waterpik Sonic Toothbrush that is part of this set.

I tilt the jar a bit so that I can easily dip the entire bristle surface into The Dirt. Then I gently dip the wet brush into the tooth powder and shake the excess back into the jar. Your brush will look a bit like mine in the photos. Brush your teeth as usual. When you are through brushing, rinse your mouth out with water to remove any remaining tooth powder from your mouth. While you're at it, use some of that water to rinse the tooth powder residue from the sink. Then enjoy how fresh your mouth feels. 

My Results

My dentist had told me when I was in college that I should use Sensodyne because of my receding gums that make my teeth really sensitive. At the time -- think back over fifty years -- there wasn't much else on the market to do the job. The Dirt wasn't around back then. I used Sensodyne regularly for all of these fifty plus years. My teeth are still sensitive and I still get cavities. Would it have been worse if I'd brushed my teeth with something else? Who knows?

In the four months I have used The Dirt I have not noticed my teeth getting more sensitive. I chose The Dirt because it is supposed to actually remineralize the teeth. I still need to see my dentist to see if my teeth have gotten any worse by changing. They don't feel any worse than they did before. But my mouth feels cleaner after brushing that it did before.

About a month ago I ran out of The Dirt and had to go back to Sensodyne while waiting for my order to come in. What I noticed was that my mouth got sore when I switched back. It's possible that I was sensitive to one of the chemicals in the Sensodyne. After a couple of days, though, the soreness went away.

What's Not to Love?


Actually, not much. One fault I might find is that the color of The Dirt traces still on my white sink after I brush are really visible. I take care of that easily with a quick rinse after brushing or a swish of a sponge. It doesn't stain the sink. It will, however, be likely to change the color of your toothbrush. You need to thoroughly rinse it after each use to remove all residue, but even then there still may be a tinge of color left.

The only other thing is that when you are almost out of tooth powder, it takes some creativity to get the entire brush surface covered with The Dirt. That's why slanting the jar is so important. If I'd thought ahead I could have taken care of that problem by reordering The Dirt before I ran out. Then I could have put what was left in the old container right onto the top of the new.

These are small inconveniences I don't mind  in exchange for the clean fresh feeling in my mouth after I brush using The Dirt. I hope you will try it for yourself. Why not order today while you're thinking about it?









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14 comments:

  1. I am not familiar with a tooth powder (having always used a gel/paste type tooth cleaner), so this was an interesting review. I can see why they call the product 'Dirt', as that's what it looks like. LOL. Thanks for explaining the benefits of using this product to clean your teeth.

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    1. You have to admit the product name is an attention getter. I suppose my curiosity prompted me to at least try it.It does look like dirt, but I'm sure it doesn't taste like it. My only tastes of soil have been quite accidental and unpleasant. The Dirt also comes in a mint flavor for those who prefer it to cinnamon spice flavor that I use.

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  2. Wow Barbara who would have thought that this was a deal changer? I think it is! I have similar dental problems to yours and if you are sold on this, I will give it a try as well. Sounds like it just might be a good change for me too! Thanks for a great review.

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  3. What an odd name for a powder that cleans your teeth! lol It definitely got my attention and made me laugh. I have used toothpaste my entire life. Changing over to a powder form would take some getting used to for me, but I am tempted by your review since you feel your entire mouth is cleaner. Many years ago, I brushed first with baking soda then the paste to keep my teeth whiter. I suspect the texture of Dirt would be much like the texture of baking soda. I do get tired of so many chemicals being added to everything we need and use.

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    1. Cynthia, I've never tried the baking/soda peroxide route, but The Dirt does contain baking soda. Now that I've switched, I'm quite used to the power. And I know what's in my mouth is natural. I don't missed the chemicals at all.

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  4. Great review of Dirt! Going to try it! Thank you!

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    1. I'd be interested in your opinion after you do. I've never talked to anyone else who uses it. I think it's fairly new. Or I'm just behind the times.

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  5. I have never heard of anything like this before. Sounds like a much better way to clean your teeth.

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    1. I hadn't heard of it either when I saw the ad. But I took a chance, and I'm glad I did. After using up my initial three-month supply, I finally got my reorder in last week and was very happy to get it back.

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  6. I will have to check this out. I've never used a tooth powder, though I have brushed with baking soda upon occasion. I imagine it can't be so different, from a convenience point of view.

    Great review, Barb! I totally agree about toothpaste tubes...

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    1. I think the flavor is better than baking soda. I think it's easier than toothpaste.

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  7. This is so odd in it's marketing and color that it's interesting! I think the idea of it is comical but it sounds like it works very well, hmmmmm I'm tempted :)

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    1. I'll admit the marketing worked well on me. It got me curious enough to try it.

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