by Dr. Pooneh Ramezani, DDS
What exactly is a healthy mouth? It’s not just the appearance of teeth or the condition of the tooth enamel. Your gums and your breath also contribute to the mouth’s overall health.
The phrase “beauty is pain” is often joked about, but unfortunately it is sometimes what people endure to achieve their desired celebrity-like smile. Attaining a healthy, attractive smile doesn’t have to include pain or exposing oneself to harsh, drying chemicals.
Let’s take a look at how you can boost your oral health in a gentle way using ingredients found in nature and recommended by a veteran dentist who has embraced the latest in holistic, botanical oral care.
In this article you’ll learn:
- Daily use of fluoride isn’t needed for strong teeth
- Alcohol-free mouthwashes can be even more effective than traditional mouthwashes
- Teeth whitening doesn’t have to be messy or irritate gums
Why You Don’t Need Fluoride for Your Teeth
Since our first visit to the dentist, we’ve been told that fluoride is a must-have ingredient in toothpastes that helps prevent cavities and strengthens our enamel. The truth is that this ingredient poses some serious health risks that can outweigh its benefits. From studies that have indicated neurological side effects to affecting puberty in young children, fluoride just isn’t worth the worry when there are alternatives that work just as well.
Dr. Brite’s toothpaste uses minerals that can help rebuild and maintain tooth enamel. Our formula is also completely plant-based so if you happen to swallow a bit, you’re perfectly safe. The same can’t be said if you were to swallow a conventional toothpaste containing fluoride.
Alcohol-free Mouthwash Can Freshen Breath Without Being Intense
It’s true that alcohol can kill germs. But it’s also true that alcohol doesn’t kill 100% of germs and on top of that it can be a harsh, drying ingredient. Despite this, many people still continue to turn to intense, mainstream mouthwashes in order to freshen their breath and to rinse away any gunk left over from brushing.
Thing is, this isn’t exactly the best way to achieve a healthy mouth. Drying ingredients like alcohol can lead to xerostomia, or dry mouth, which can lead to gum irritation and even tooth decay. By using these types of mouthwashes, a vicious cycle can start where the solution now becomes a problem.
To counter this, Dr. Brite has mouthwashes and oral sprays that contain organic aloe vera juice and coconut oil that each have powerful antibacterial properties, and can also help hydrate and nourish the mouth. And don’t think that just because it’s made with natural ingredients, it doesn’t have a classic and invigorating feel. Dr. Brite uses tasty extracts like organic spearmint, peppermint, and even strawberry for a fresh clean feeling mouth.
Teeth Whitening Can Be Mess-free and Not Irritate Gums
Bright, white teeth can often be associated with health and confidence, but getting whiter teeth shouldn’t have to be a mess. Traditional whitening products found in stores usually come in the form of slimy strips that don’t quite stay in place, or bulky trays that somewhat resemble a mouthguard you may use to play a contact sport.
On top of this, conventional whitening formulas can contain ingredients that actually irritate the gums and it doesn’t help that strips and trays actually come in contact with this sensitive area.
Now, whitening pens aren’t new, but let’s talk about how Dr. Brite’s Teeth Whitening Pens are different and can be better for you. First, we offer two formulas, one with food-grade hydrogen peroxide and one without, so whether you have extra sensitive teeth or not there is a whitening pen for you. And by using a whitening pen, you can be more precise so you aren’t smothering your gums with whitening gel, which means there can be a less likely chance of gum irritation.
Next, Dr. Brite uses high-quality, natural ingredients that are actually effective. Besides food-grade hydrogen peroxide, Dr. Brite’s Teeth Whitening Pens contain organic coconut oil, vitamin C and are flavored with organic spearmint or organic green apple for a true, clean taste that doesn’t linger. Our formulas also require no rinsing and are safe to swallow just in case too much is used in a whitening session.
Healthy Mouths Are Possible More Naturally
A healthy mouth means that all aspects of it are taken care of respectively. More than just simply brushing and flossing twice daily, your gums and breath should be given special treatment too. And don’t think that you have to spend a long time to do this routine. In total, taking care of your oral care should take five minutes. So, put on a couple songs while you do your routine and a healthier mouth can be achieved and maintained sooner than you know it.
And don’t forget to experience the Dr. Brite difference. Our toothpaste, mouthwash, and oral care spray products are made with natural and organic ingredients and are here to help rather than harm your mouth.
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