How to make THC toothpaste for inflamed gums and sensitive teeth

Published Oct 9, 2019 01:00 p.m. ET
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If you are having difficulty with brushing or flossing due to pain in the teeth or gums, then THC oil toothpaste might be just the solution you have been seeking. This thick, healthy, all-natural, relief paste does some pretty amazing things, and it all works just as quickly as Sensodyne or any other highly marketed toothpaste for sensitivity. Though cannabis and hemp oil toothpaste are widely available, many of the premanufactured options are filled with additives, and unless you are in California, you likely don’t have access to legal THC oil toothpaste from any reputable vendors.

Luckily, there is a way to skip over those pesky middlemen by making your own homemade toothpaste at home. The best part is that you can choose any combination that you like for flavor and effects, but before we get started, you should know the difference between CBD vs THC, and how THC oil works so effectively when it is applied topically.

CBD vs THC for oral health

Both cannabinoids hold enormous potential when used as topical treatments for many ailments and symptoms, but there is one major difference between the two, as both elements contain anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and system regulating properties.

CBD - Cannabidiol (CBD) is an excellent option for anyone who seeks long term relief, but not necessarily for those who are experiencing pain right now, as it will not provide instant relief. Though CBD is great for reducing inflammation, it doesn’t have much for felt effects, and so doesn’t work well as a topical solution before brushing.

THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the strongest of the two cannabinoids, as it offers instantaneous relief and an overwhelming sense of relaxation. It will leave you feeling tingly all over your mouth, but when applied in minimal amounts through toothpaste, it probably isn’t going to get you high. That is because our bodies are naturally equipped with barriers to keep foreign entities from making it through the skin layers, so only small amounts make it through.

How THC oil works to relieve pain and inflammation

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) helps instantly by triggering the CB1 receptors in the brain. Since the oral application is so close to where the majority of these endocannabinoid receptors are located, the process of absorption is much quicker, but that’s not all. The mouth offers a unique door into the bloodstream through the pockets that line our teeth and tongue, which is why, as soon as the toothpaste is applied, it begins to take effect.

Cannabinoids toothpaste recipe

You can make this toothpaste in any texture, thickness, or flavor that you like with a few small tweaks, but this combination will result in a light and minty taste that resembles the more traditional store-bought options that your taste buds are already used to.


Makes: ½ cup


  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons of THC oil
  • Water


  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Resealable container


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl.

  2. Combine them thoroughly until the mixture reaches a smooth texture, color and a consistency to your preference.

  3. Store the toothpaste for up to one month in a sealed container.

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