Chances are if you’re reading this, you have taken steps to eat organic, unprocessed foods, switched to using non-toxic cleaning products, and maybe even started paying attention to the ingredients in your beauty products.
But when was the last time you looked at the ingredients in your toothpaste and mouthwash?
Yellowing teeth, cavities, gum disease, and bad breath have become “normal” when it comes to our own oral health. In fact, in adults over the age of 20, a whopping 90% have had at least one cavity.
But let’s be clear - yellowing teeth, cavities, gum disease, and bad breath are NOT normal.
Which begs the question - if there are hundreds of options of commercial toothpaste and mouthwash available, and if fluoride is supposed to protect our teeth against cavities - why are so many people suffering from cavities and gum disease?
THE PROBLEM WITH COMMERCIAL DENTAL PRODUCTS
In order to understand what good dental care is, we first need to understand what causes the buildup of tartar and plaque - the catalyst that leads to cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
We all know we should eat less sugar. But sugar on its own does not cause cavities.
It’s all about the mouth bacteria. Your mouth is home to 700 species of bacteria - and not all of them are bad.
And this is where commercial toothpaste and mouthwash go wrong. Made with Glycerin (which puts a slippery coating on teeth preventing remineralization), Stannous fluoride (which prevents remineralization), Triclosan, Sorbitol, and other toxic chemicals, commercial toothpaste and mouthwash create an acidic environment in your mouth, which is an environment ripe for the formation of tartar and plaque.
Unfortunately, this $18 billion dollar industry has convinced a nation of unsuspecting people that using their products will prevent cavities and give them white, sparkling teeth. And that couldn’t be further from the truth.
6 REASONS TO SWITCH TO NON-TOXIC DENTAL PRODUCTS
Switching to non-toxic dental products can not only change the health of your teeth and gums but the health of your entire body!
Children swallow an estimated 26-30% of their toothpaste - and if that toothpaste is filled with fluoride (which has been shown to cause cognitive development in children), and other toxic chemicals including pesticides, GMOs, glutens, fluoride, saccharin, SLS, SLES, carrageenan, parabens, triclosan, artificial sweeteners or additives, and propylene glycol - the effects can greatly damage the health of you or your family.
But natural oral care products aren’t just good just because of what they don't have in them. It turns out they are better for your teeth because of what they do have in them.
1. Natural dental products are more effective
It’s no secret that natural dental products contain natural ingredients. But what makes them more effective is that they contain ingredients that naturally contain the same matter found in healthy teeth.
At Primal Life Organics, our Dirty Mouth Toothpowder contains 3 different types of clays Bentonite, Kaolin, and French Green Clay. These clays contain trace minerals, including silica, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and others that naturally clean and remineralize teeth.
Another important ingredient, Hydroxyapatite (HAp) - a form of calcium that makes up 97% of your tooth enamel and 70% of the dentin of your teeth - is used to protect your tooth's outer layer, prevent demineralization, and rebuild tooth enamel.
Made without toxic chemicals, Dirty Mouth Toothpowder creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, allowing your good bacteria to thrive, and preventing tartar, plaque, cavities, and gum disease.
2. Natural dental products are fluoride-free
Fluoride has been hailed by the dental industry as a protectant against cavities. But with 90% of the population still getting cavities, this is highly debatable.
Worse yet, fluoride is a proven neurotoxin. The World Health Organization, the global delegation that directs and coordinates international health within the United Nations, recognizes fluoride as a dangerous neurotoxin within the same ranks as arsenic and selenium.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NAP) also performed a comprehensive review of fluoride in 2006. Through more than 500 pages of analysis, the NAP documented fluoride’s neurotoxicity and neurobehavioral effects.
Non-toxic dental products DO NOT contain fluoride. Instead, they use ingredients such as clay and hydroxyapatite to remineralize teeth to keep them strong and healthy.
3. Natural dental products whiten teeth
A common misconception is that non-toxic dental products can’t whiten teeth as much as commercial whitening products.
This is simply not true. One of the reasons is that natural oral care products don’t contain glycerin, unlike ALL of the commercial toothpaste and mouthwash on the market.
Glycerin is a humectant - it holds onto water and prevents the toothpaste from drying out in the tube. Unfortunately, it also puts a shiny coating on your teeth, preventing remineralization and attracting plaque. This makes your teeth yellower over time.
Toxin-free dental products, like Primal Life Organics Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, and the LED Teeth Whitening System, use natural, toxin-free methods and ingredients to keep plaque at bay and whiten teeth.
The Primal Life Organics Teeth Whitening Gels contain Phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP), which is derived from caproic acid, and used as a bleaching agent to whiten the look of the teeth without pain-causing peroxide.
4. Natural dental products are better for kids
We care about what our kids eat, but what about what they are brushing their teeth with?
With kids swallowing 26-30% of the toothpaste they use, it’s important that their toothpaste doesn’t contain toxic chemicals or fluoride.
Since Dirty Mouth Toothpowder is made from clays, they won’t cause irritation if swallowed and pose no harm to your child’s brain or body
5. Natural dental products are better for gums
Commercial mouthwash can wreak havoc on your mouth. Alcohol-based formulas disrupt your mouth’s microbiome and create an acidic, plaque-attracting environment.
At Primal Life Organics, we use a detoxifying and soothing blend of 11 essential oils in our Gum Drops, that creates a healthy balance of good bacteria inside your mouth, getting rid of toxins and impurities found on the surface of your teeth and gums and leaving your breath naturally fresh.
6. Natural dental products save you money
Let’s face it. Toxin-free, natural dental products are more expensive on the front end. But because they are more effective than commercial dental products, the money you save on the back end - the dental visits, fillings, dental surgeries, and pain - makes them well worth the investment.
Are you ready to switch to toxin-free dental care products? We recommend you start with the Primal Life Organics Dental Detox Kit - complete with everything you need to detox your mouth from fluoride and other chemicals and start creating a healthy, alkalized mouth environment that repels tartar and plaque, and promotes strong, cavity-free teeth and healthy gums!