Healthy smiles make the best first impression. They’re the most effective and natural beauty trick, and an indication that you are healthy both physically and mentally. To keep our pearly whites shining their brightest, and feeling great and fresh, it’s important to visit your holistic dentist for regular checkups, and develop a good oral routine with great tools, like these:
Dental Herb Company Swish daily after you brush to reduce bacteria, rebuild connective tissue, and condition gum tissue. This tonic is free of alcohol and chemicals and uses only the purest essential oils to provide maximum potency and long-lasting effectiveness. Great to use with the water flossers below!
TheraWise Crystal Animal Toothbrush Unlike regular toothbrushes which try to force plaque off the teeth with friction, this brush (designed specifically for kids by a Canadian company) forces the teeth to let go of plaque – think of it as turning off a magnet – it’s the minus ion effect. Plaque gets released even in hard to reach areas! This brush is naturally anti-bacterial, and no toothpaste is required (seriously).
Dr. Tung’s Stainless Tongue Cleaner Modern research confirms that tongue cleaning is the best way to remove bacteria that causes bad breath. Tongue cleansing also helps improve taste, and can even slow the growth of plaque. The curved cleaning edge removes bacteria and soft plaque in seconds.
Green Beaver These fluoride-free pastes are loaded with excellent natural cleaning properties, such as GMO-free coco-glucoside from coconut and fruit, as well as xylitol from North American hardwood trees. They have a similar taste and feel to conventional toothpaste making it an easy transition to a healthier option.
Living Libations Ozonated Healthy Gum Gel Use as toothpaste, on floss, and massage into gums. This product, developed by Nadine Artemis locally but popular worldwide, delivers ozone, made of three atoms of oxygen (O3) to the gums. Nascent oxygen and essential oils are naturally anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. It works, and it’s super concentrated, which as a bonus means that this tube is super small and easy for travel!
Eco-Dent Plastic-Free Floss We already know the less plastic in our lives, the better for our health and our world’s health too. It’s true that most floss is unfortunately packaged in plastic, but you may not know that the actual floss might be coated with it too! Eco-Dent is a safe and effective premium vegan dental floss that is packaged in cardboard, and it doesn’t even cost more than the other stuff.
Sunflower Oil If you’ve ever swished around some mouthwash, you’re already in good shape to try oil pulling. This ancient Ayurvedic remedy claims to aid in detoxification by pulling harmful bacteria and fungus from your mouth. Swishing just 10-15 minutes a day can help you feel more clear, healthy, and alert.
Earthpaste This toothpaste was created for everyone – it’s super natural. Some brands skip sodium lauryl sulphate, but not titanium dioxide. Other brands are fluoride-free but still contain glycerin. Earthpaste claims to be so pure that each ingredient helps support good health. If you are frustrated trying to find toothpaste good enough for you that is pure and gentle tasting for your kids to use, this is it.
Theodent With the power of the cocoa bean, Theodent offers a non-toxic alternative to fluoride, Rennou™. Theodent classic is ideal as a daily dentifrice replacement to traditional toxic fluoride therapies in the marketplace, and is safe to be be used and enjoyed by the entire family.
Shecs Cavity Guard This easy to use varnish can be painted directly on the teeth. It uses the power of provo-iodine to reduct the rate of decay by 50% and kills bacteria at its source. It’s the perfect solution for protecting your teeth and gums from acid-producing bacteria.
Philips Sonicare Airfloss Pro We all know that cleaning between your teeth should be part of our daily regimen. This rechargeable and portable electric flosser offers an easy, fast routine to help prevent cavities and improve long term gum health between teeth.
WaterPik This water flossing system is clinically proven to be more effective than traditional dental floss and Sonicare® Air Floss (Model HX8181) for reducing plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease. And it’s perfect for anyone with braces or implants, and those with crowns, bridges, and veneers.
Simply Gum There’s something so satisfying about chewing away on a great piece of gum. Not to mention the benefits of working your jaw muscles (linked to improved memory and increased brain power) and freshening your breath. As with any packaged product, be sure to read the ingredient list to make sure you’re not popping something with artificial substances, like plastic, aspartame, and BHT. Simply Gum is available in 3 delicious and surprisingly long lasting flavours, that are completely natural, vegan, and gluten-free. And unlike most gum, this chew is even biodegradable and packaged plastic-free making it the best choice for the planet too.