If the phrase “complete natural oral care” seems a bit daunting, then you aren’t alone. Our dentist and cancer surgeon, sister-duo founders have the holistic meets science truth you need. You may feel like clean swapping chemical laden, big store toothpaste, mouthwash and teeth whitening products in favor of those full of botanical and organic ingredients will take too much time and require a series of countless steps. The Dr. Brite team, myself included (@HonestlyCarolynMarie), is here to share tips how natural products can work together for complete oral health with white teeth, fresh breath and healthy gums.
In this article about complete oral care you'll learn about:
- Which natural products can whiten your teeth safely and effectively
- Why it is critical you avoid harsh chemicals that leave you with a dry mouth
- A complete holistic and natural oral care routine that takes only 5 minutes total
So, let’s get started!
How Whiter Teeth are Possible Naturally
Our team at Dr. Brite thinks it’s safe to say that everyone wants a whiter smile.
In fact, there are studies about first impressions that show smiling is just one factor that indicates if a person is trustworthy and friendly. Not only that, but whiter smiles can build confidence and it makes a person look younger.
But how do you achieve a brighter, whiter smile? Now, your first thought may be a time intensive procedure done at a dental office or it could be those slimy, awkward whitening strips or bulky whitening tray that can be bought at the drugstore. Did you know there is another way?
Dr. Brite’s Whitening Pens are an easy, fast way to whiten teeth in just a couple of minutes. Both young and old can use our whitening pens (however we do not recommend children under 12 to use our pens) and they come in two formulations catered to any sensitivities or previous dental work that you have.
Powerful and Effective Ways to Fight Bad Breath
If you’re a garlic and/or onion aficionado, your friends and family probably aren’t thrilled about the stinky breath that accompanies these yummy foods. Even if you don’t regularly eat foods with strong smells, bad breath can be the result of a dry mouth which becomes common as we age. But tackling bad breath doesn’t mean you have to deal with a harsh, drying sting of alcohol.
Instead, you can treat bad breath with soothing ingredients like organic aloe vera juice and organic coconut oil. With the power of nourishing ingredients and bad breath blockers like organic spearmint leaf extract, Dr. Brite’s Cleansing Mouthwash makes a great addition to your morning and night dental routine. If you’re on the go, our Brite & Fresh Oral Spray comes in a convenient 2 oz. bottle that fits easily into your bag and all you need is a couple of spritzes for bad breath to be gone.
Why Gum Health is Important
Think of the gums as the foundation for your teeth. When you gums suffer, so do your teeth, which is why it’s so important to pay gums special attention during your oral care routine. When you don’t take care of your gums, inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Besides flossing regularly, one way to treat gums is by using an alcohol-free mouthwash. Dry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, can actually be worsened with the use of harsh mouthwashes that contain alcohol. Just mentioned earlier, Dr. Brite’s Cleansing Mouthwash can give you that fresh feeling that leaves your mouth feeling hydrated, while the power of vitamin C takes care of your gums.
Another easy way to take care of your gums is to use Dr. Brite’s Soothe & Restore Oral Spray. Just like our Brite & Fresh Spray, you only need a couple of sprays of Soothe & Restore to treat irritated gums. Even if you have healthy gums, Soothe & Restore helps maintain your gum health without the drying effects of alcohol.
Keep Teeth Tough and Strong
We only get one set of teeth (well, two if you count baby teeth), so when they are treated right, they’ll last your entire life. For little ones, teeth should be brushed twice daily once they start appearing in the mouth. Does your baby not have teeth yet? Gums should still be cleaned after your baby eats by using a wet washcloth or dampened gauze wrapped around your finger.
Beyond simply brushing your teeth everyday, it’s important to not brush too hard or else you can wear down the tooth enamel. So, brush your teeth gently at a 45° angle in order to remove to effectively remove plaque. Cutting back on sugary foods and drinks is another way to maintain the health of your teeth. Now, you don’t necessarily need to abruptly cut sugar from your life, but eating less processed foods and eating more whole fruits and vegetables is much better for both your oral health and your overall health.
But what about fluoride? Well, the truth is that fluoride in toothpastes isn’t as effective as we have been told throughout our lives. In short, the amount of time it takes to brush your teeth does not give fluoride a chance to remineralize tooth enamel. Fluoride also happens to be a hazardous ingredient if it accumulates in the body, and you can read more about this in one of our recent blog posts.
Make the Brite Switch
Thankfully Dr. Brite is here to cover your complete oral care needs. We only use natural, plant-based ingredients that can effectively improve and maintain your smile. Ditch the synthetic, nasty ingredients that can do more harm than good to your health and discover the doctor-created, women-owned Dr. Brite line.
Now, there is a myth that you can’t find natural toothpastes in big stores. But you actually can! Check out the Dr. Brite line on Target. We know we’re a small company, but our dreams of sharing affordable natural oral care products are big and mighty. To buy directly from Dr. Brite, start shopping now!