A healthy smile makes the best first impression. It’s 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:
Clean Tooth Paste. There are way too many questionable and downright dangerous ingredients in most commercial toothpastes (like propylene glycol which is an active component in anti-freeze!). For a safe and effective alternative, we love Tooth Soap, a truly natural and organic oral care solution that is safe for the whole family.
A Toothbrush That Does The Work. Most toothbrushes depend on you to create friction to literally brush the plaque off your teeth, but Dr Tung’s Ionic Toothbrush actually makes your teeth let go of plaque, even in hard to reach places. Make the switch for yourself and experience cleaner and whiter teeth. Even children can benefit from the minus ion effect with these Crystal Animal Toothbrushes from TheraWise.
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. It’s kind of a no brainer.
Oil Pulling. 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.
A Better Chew. 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.