In the olden days, people in Slovenia used to clean their teeth using charcoal. This was how they cared for their teeth and gums. We took the charcoal from the ‘Tree of Life’, as the coconut palm tree is known in Asia and added herbs that naturally maintain healthy teeth and gums, as well as a fresh breath. Its freshness will win you over straight away!
You can find five well-known ingredients in the additive-free SHVERKAJ mixture: organic ginger powder, coconut shell activated charcoal, organic clove powder and eucalyptus powder, 90% of the ingredients are organically produced.
The SHVERKAJ tooth powder is proven by a user test in an independent European laboratory:
- Removes dental plaque
- Whitens teeth
- Long-lasting fresh breath
Why these ingredients?
Ginger is first and foremost an excellent naturally-occurring substance that fights bacteria in the oral cavity and there are many studies that confirm its ability to reduce tooth decay1 as it prevents microbe biofilms from occurring on the teeth, which subsequently lead to tooth decay and caries.
Clove oil is used to treat toothache as can be used as a home remedy to alleviate pain before going to a dentist. Cloves* in the SHERKAJ tooth powder increase its antibacterial power (you can usually find substances like triclosan or cetylpyridinium chloride in other oral hygiene products) which helps take care of teeth and gums, as well as ensure a fresh breath.
Cinnamon* has been used for as an addition to teeth and oral cavity hygiene products for a very long time. It gives the mixture its characteristic aroma and flavour, while also acting as an antibacterial agent and prevents infections.
Coconut shell activated charcoal has recently become a hit among natural ingredients that are added to teeth-whitening products. We also chose to add it for this purpose – to stimulate increased teeth-whitening by using the powder since activated charcoal works well to remove discolouration that occurs due to drinking coffee, wine or smoking. This is also an ingredient that makes it necessary to brush the teeth thoroughly, rinsing out every so often using a toothbrush.
Eucalyptus is added to the mixture to ensure a nice-smelling breath, as it adds a freshness to the powder while also acting as an anti-septic and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
*The powder comes from an organic source.
Why a powder?
In all honesty, we did not like the taste of oil leaves in your mouth, so we were left with powder. In this way we were able to create a natural product from cleaning teeth that also tasted good. By using natural products to clean teeth you can avoid laboratory-made chemicals that can have a negative effect on the soft tissue around the teeth, as well as on tooth enamel.