I was just at a dental hygienist & got my teeth cleaned & scrape & inspected.
She recommended a toothpaste with extra fluoride and calcium phosphate. $14 for a small tube.
I believe that it offers some health benefits - and some profit benefits for the dental office. I started wondering how to get the health benefits without incurring the extra cost.
So I was thinking - besides going to the drug store and reading all the toothpaste tubes to see which ones have Calcium Phosphate - perhaps I have a source of Calcium Phosphate already. AKA Bone Meal. Made of ground-up bones. Full of Calcium, and used by gardeners because it has lots of Phosphorus. I thought, "I bet there's some Calcium Phosphate in my Bone Meal."
Then I look it up on The Internet.
Turns out, bones & teeth are made up of Calcium Phosphate, typically in a form called "hydroxyapatite".
So I am planning to screen my bone meal to take out the splinters, and to mix it with my El Cheapo Colgate toothpaste, to get the benefits of the expensive $14 toothpaste.
Good Idea ? Bad Idea ?
I just wanted to get the reaction of G-S.us'ers, including members with medical & dental backgrounds.
When I looked at the $14 toothpaste, it had about 15 ingredients, and Calcium Phosphate was the last one. In other words, it only has a little bit. If I take a regular 6.4 ounce toothpaste tube and mix in 15 to 30 grams of bone meal, it will have WAY more Calcium Phosphate than the Official $14 Toothpaste.
Is there a problem with that ?