At Primal Life, we believe you deserve a toothbrush that matches the quality of your mouth. That’s why we’ve created our Real White Sonic Toothbrush. We know that teeth aren't always naturally white – but there is definitely something you can do about it.
With the rise of technology and oral health awareness, no one is using a standard toothbrush anymore. That’s because studies have shown that overall health begins with the mouth! So, we decided it’s time Primal Life changed with the times too, which is why we’ve created the Real White Sonic Toothbrush. Our Sonic Toothbrush has been carefully and intentionally designed to go above and beyond your average toothbrush. Today, we are going to discuss what sets our Sonic Toothbrush apart from others by its ability to help heal and prevent signs of gum recession, penetrate plaque, and more!
The first step to realizing whether or not you may be in need of a new toothbrush is to begin asking yourself a series of questions. Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Does your breath smell faster than it should after brushing? Do your teeth roots show, or are your gums visibly shrinking over time? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you most likely struggle with gum recession. Gum recession is extremely common, especially as you grow older. However, aging is just one of many causes of gum recession.
Electric toothbrushes clean teeth and gums much better than a manual toothbrush, according to the findings of a new study.
Scientists found that people who use an electric toothbrush have healthier gums, less tooth decay and also keep their teeth for longer, compared with those who use a manual toothbrush.1
Causes of Gum Recession:
Gum recession can be caused by a combination of factors. The risk factors of gum recession and gum sensitivity are listed below:
- Brushing your teeth aggressively
- Using a hard-bristled toothbrush
- Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
- Changes in hormone levels
One common cause of gum recession is brushing your teeth too aggressively or using a hard-bristled toothbrush, causing abrasion to the gums. This is just one reason why your choice of toothbrush is important. Another cause of gum recession is gum disease, also known as Periodontitis. Periodontitis is a gum infection that is typically caused by poor oral hygiene. However, this infectious disease can be so harmful when left untreated. It can cause gum sensitivity and recession, tooth loss and can even lead to a risk of lung and heart disease. Genetics can be another cause of gum disease, and studies show that 30% of the population may be predisposed to gum disease, regardless of how well they care for their teeth. For women, hormone level changes can also put them at an increased risk for gum recession as well. So, if you are pregnant, experiencing puberty, menopause, or on your period cycle, you may notice more gum sensitivity or gum recession.
Similar to how there are many causes of gum recession, there are many ways to prevent this process from occurring; and, there are many ways that you can help restore your gums to a healthy state.
Preventions of Gum Recession:
The easiest way to prevent gum recession is by re-learning how to brush your teeth. By owning a sonic toothbrush, you can alleviate some of the pressure you put on your teeth while brushing. This is because the vibrations of the toothbrush do the work of brushing and cleaning. Our Real White Sonic toothbrush has five different settings that are designed to penetrate plaque and help achieve a deeper clean along the gumline. What sets our Real White Sonic Toothbrush apart from others is that our bristles are soft, gentle, and infused with charcoal, a known detoxifying ingredient. Moreover, this toothbrush vibrates at a lower frequency, which is more gentle on the teeth and gums.
According to the American Dental Association, the proper way to brush your teeth is as follows:
- Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
- Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
- Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
- To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
Our Real White Sonic Toothbrush makes it easy to get that “after-the-dentist clean feeling” that ordinary toothbrushes make hard to obtain. According to a study done by Ilya Digel, Inna Kern, Eva Maria Geenen, and Nuraly Akimbekov, from the Laboratory of Cell and Microbiology, sonic toothbrushes are proven to be astronomically better at removing plaque from the teeth than standard toothbrushes. This is because sonic toothbrushes vibrate at frequencies that are able to penetrate the microbial cells that are fixed in your teeth’s biofilm. Microbial film is 10-1000 more resistant to antibiotics than planktonic cells. The sonic toothbrush uses a combination of frequencies that help break up biofilm plaque and clean your teeth better.
Another way to help get rid of plaque in the mouth, promote healthy gums, and restore a healthy oral microbiome is to research the oral hygiene products you use. By using products made from ingredients that promote healthy bacteria, get rid of harmful bacteria, and strengthen your enamel and gums, you will be able to prevent cavities, gum recession, and more. For example, when you use standard mouthwashes that promote killing 99.9% of bacteria, you are killing off not only the bad bacteria but also the healthy bacteria that your mouth needs to promote overall health. It is important to kill harmful bacteria and promote healthy bacteria to protect yourself from infections and support your immune system.
Products and Ingredients to Seek Out:
Many leading oral hygiene products contain harmful ingredients such as fluoride, alcohol, hydrogen-peroxide. We highly recommend looking at the back of the label and seeking out more natural ingredients such as hydroxyapatite, clays, essential oils, and organic oils that help rebuild and promote your gum and enamel strength. These natural ingredients do not strip your teeth and are far less abrasive than the toxic chemicals in other oral care products.
Another important reason you should inspect the ingredients in your products is because of how it impacts your saliva. Your saliva is a secretion that nobody thinks or talks about. When you use harmful ingredients in your oral care, your saliva can carry these toxins through your gut and entire body. It is so important to use products that not only promote your mouth’s health but also choose products that promote your overall health. So, using ingredients that are food-grade and natural is key!
Products We Recommend:
Our Dirty Mouth Toothpowder and Toothpaste are formulated with ingredients (like the ones I previously mentioned), including hydroxyapatite, bentonite clay, kaolin clay, baking soda, essential oils, and other healthy, natural ingredients. You can see them all here.
Our Dirty Mouth Gum Serum is another highly recommended alternative to mouthwash. As opposed to stripping your mouth of healthy bacteria and causing an imbalance to your mouth’s oral microbiome, this serum is made with organic olive oil, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and other essential oils that help strengthen your gums, prevent bad breath, and promote a healthy oral microbiome.
We have even curated an entire Dental Detox Kit that comes with everything that you need so that you can detox your mouth from the harm that has built up over the years and strengthen your enamel and gums. This kit contains two of our Dirty Mouth Toothpowders, one for morning and one for nighttime. The nighttime formula contains detoxifying charcoal for added whitening benefits. The kit also comes with our Dirty Mouth Gum Serum, Copper Papillae Tongue Scraper, Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Floss Picks, a Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Toothbrush, and a FREE mini detoxifying Stick Up Deodorant. The only thing that this kit is missing is our NEW Real White Sonic Toothbrush.
- ORAL HEALTH FOUNDATION (2018) ‘National Smile Month Nationwide Survey 2019’, Atomik Research, May 2019, Sample 2,003.