The health of your mouth isn’t one dimensional. It can’t be defined by how straight your teeth look or how many cavities you’ve had filled.
Your mouth is its own complex ecosystem with billions of bacteria at work, so it takes more than a quick minute of brushing each morning and night to optimize your oral health. The core of strong oral health starts and ends with detoxification.
Oil pulling is one of the most popular oral detoxification techniques because it's simple and DIY-friendly, but it’s not the only or best way to protect your teeth and gums from harmful toxins.
You wouldn’t purposefully smear germs all over your mouth, but in our modern day environment it's virtually impossible to prevent toxins from forcing their way into our bodies. Since the mouth is the gateway to your body, it’s your first line of defense against bacteria, viruses, pathogens, and infections.
Just think about these common and prevalent sources of toxins. You probably interact with most of them every single day:
So what happens when the health of your mouth becomes compromised by toxins and fails to defend your mouth and body from incoming threats? Unfortunately, you start to see the signs of this in and beyond your mouth. Headaches, fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive problems, and skin rashes are all signs that your body needs to detoxify!
Standard toothpaste ingredients offer very little protection against prevalent toxins because they include toxic chemicals themselves! Fluoride, the core ingredient in every conventional toothpaste formula, is actually a neurotoxin that helps toxic bacteria target the healthy tissues and cells in your body, especially within your brain.
Neurotoxins like fluoride alter the activity of your nervous system and ultimately disrupt and kill essential nerves. Without healthy nerves to transmit and process information in the brain, your body struggles to function. Worse yet, fluoride toothpastes are formulated to kill all bacteria, even the good bacteria meant to keep the oral biome in balance.
When you’re using only traditional oral care products, your mouth simply doesn’t stand a chance.
Oil pulling is a relatively new trend with ancient roots. Known as kavala graha in Ayurveda texts, the practice of oil pulling began nearly 5,000 years ago as a way to manage oral cavities, plaques, and infections. In fact, Ayurvedic medicine credits oil pulling with the ability to cure 30 systemic diseases ranging from diabetes to migraines.
This natural detoxification technique has surged in popularity over the last ten years as consumers have become more conscious of their health and the toxic ingredients hiding in cosmetic and personal care products. We all want to maintain and enhance oral hygiene, and oil pulling provides a natural way to achieve impressive benefits:
The process behind oil pulling is simple: swish with one tablespoon of coconut, sesame, olive, or sunflower oil for 15 minutes each day. As you swish the oil around your mouth, it activates salivary enzymes to release the chemical, bacterial, and environmental toxins from your gum tissue and bloodstream. These toxins are pulled into the oil and removed from the body, creating a purifying effect.
It’s best to perform oil pulling before brushing your teeth in the morning. Never ever swallow the oil after you swish since it’s saturated with all of the toxins you want to remove from your body.
The detoxification properties of oil pulling are key to ongoing oral health, but oil pulling can’t be used as your only defense against toxicity. You need other natural oral care habits and techniques to maximize the health of your mouth - and your entire body!
I don’t need to remind you that Pixie Sticks aren’t exactly great for your teeth, but you might need some encouragement to eat foods that actually improve oral health. Firm, crisp foods like apples, celery, and raw carrots stimulate saliva as you chew, which cleans your teeth and removes debris.
I won’t hold your coffee habit against you, but your teeth might. Do you best to choose light or clear beverages instead of tea, coffee, and soda that will stain your teeth over time. Water is the very best choice you can make because it not only prevents stains but also freshens your breath and stops dry mouth in its tracks.
Baking soda is a common ingredient in natural toothpaste, but you can actually use plain old baking soda once a week to scrub away surface stains on your teeth. It also helps that baking soda contributes to a more alkaline oral environment, which in turn reduces the formation of plaque and bacteria in your mouth.
Commercial mouthwash products try to position themselves as beneficial anti-cavity solutions, but the truth is that they’re actually bad for your mouth! The harsh ingredients found in regular mouthwash formulas destroy all bacteria in your mouth- even the good bacteria that you need to fight toxins.
You can save yourself from unnecessary dental trauma by making your own mouthwash instead. You only need essential oils, filtered water, and baking soda to make a powerful DIY mouthwash.
Essential oils like tea tree and peppermint naturally fight bacterial infections and kill oral pathogens while nurturing tissue regeneration. As a result, essential oils offer a safe, natural, and powerful way to counteract gingivitis, reduce inflammation, and prevent the conditions that plaque and tartar love. Blend the following ingredients to make your own remineralizing mouthwash:
Just swish and spit twice a day to combat unwanted plaque and keep your smile looking as happy as you feel.
If you’re serious about giving your mouth an oral detox, you need the right tools to purify your system from toxins. In addition to eating well and clever DIY tricks, you need natural products formulated to cleanse the tissues of your entire mouth and gums.
That’s exactly what the 21-Day Oral Detox Kit offers! This combination of gum serum, tooth powder, charcoal toothbrush, copper tongue scraper will keep you healthy and better equipped to fight bacterial and viral invasions. It’s so sustainable that you can continue this oral detox routine after 21 days for lasting daily maintenance.
True, lasting change doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t happen in two, three, or even four days. You need time and commitment to detoxify your mouth and protect your teeth and gums from future damage. The 21-Day Oral Detox Kit includes everything you need to stop toxins in their tracks, remove them from your system, and rebuild oral health until it’s back to an optimal balance.
I’ve created this 21-Day Oral Detox Kit with you in mind. It includes every tool and product you need to take control of your dental health and make your smile brighter and happier than it’s ever been.
Gum serum isn’t a standard oral care product. You won’t see it on the shelves at your local drugstore, but it’s essential to maximize your oral health. This Boost Gum Serum contains 11 essential oils specifically formulated to clean your teeth, gums, and mucous membranes.
The toxins and impurities lurking on the surface of your mouth are rendered powerless by potent tea tree, peppermint, spearmint, lemon, eucalyptus, clove bud, lavender, myrrh, cinnamon, chamomile, and cypress oils. This unique blend of essential oils unleashes therapeutic capabilities to fight bad breath, clean gum tissue, and ensure strong oral hygiene!
Apply your gum serum two to three times per day for best results. The healing powers of so many organic essential oils will quickly rejuvenate your gum tissue and improve the overall condition of your mouth.
For decades, the American Dental Association has convinced us to believe that strong oral health can only be achieved with a fluoride toothpaste and harsh antibacterial mouthwash. It’s time to bust that myth.
You shouldn’t approach brushing your teeth like an exterminator approaches an infestation. Your mouth needs good bacteria to thrive! That’s why Dirty Mouth Toothpowder works so differently than regular toothpaste. Toothpowder is formulated to mineralize your mouth and restore balance to healthy oral bacteria.
Introducing minerals to your mouth and your teeth introduce major oral health benefits:
The main ingredient, bentonite clay, is a mild adhesive that gently scrubs and beautifully polishes the teeth. It works like an astringent by helping to remove tartar and clean the gums. As soon as bentonite clay comes in contact with the bacteria and toxins in your mouth, it absorbs them and replaces them with minerals.
According to the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, brushing with bentonite clay three times per day can even address gingivitis and severe periodontal disease by removing dangerous bacteria and nourishing the teeth and gums with restorative minerals.
Dirty Mouth Toothpowder in black peppermint offers every benefit of the standard daytime peppermint toothpowder, but it also comes with additional cleaning power in the form of activated charcoal.
Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder made from coconut shells that becomes “activated” through heat. The negative charge of activated charcoal effortlessly binds to surrounding molecules and ions, which prevents their absorption into the human body.
By using this Dirty Mouth Toothpowder every night, you’ll superpower the cleaning and whitening effects of your routine. When activated charcoal comes in contact with your teeth, its adsorptive properties immediately bond to the molecules creating stains, yellowing, and brown marks on your teeth. Toxins and discoloration-causing molecules are pulled gently out of your teeth and spit right into the sink.
Activated charcoal also improves your overall oral health by removing the toxins and bacteria that cause plaque and inflammation. Less plaque and inflammation equals fewer cavities, happier gums, and a brighter smile!
Your generic toothbrush isn’t the best choice for optimal oral health. It might “get the job done”, but it doesn’t do anything special. That’s exactly why my oral detox kit contains a charcoal toothbrush instead.
The Charcoal Ion Toothbrush made from sustainable bamboo and charcoal-infused bristles. Charcoal’s negative ions help release tartar and plaque in your teeth, which lends extra whitening power to your normal brushing routine and more efficiently eliminates bad breath.
All of this means that a charcoal toothbrush reduces stains, bolsters whitening power, removes plaque from hard-to-reach places, and draws toxins out of the tiny cracks and crevices in your mouth. As an added bonus, you can finally solve the root cause of your bad breath instead of masking it with gum and mints.
Hey, your tongue needs some attention too! Your oral health isn’t just influenced by your teeth and gums; your tongue plays a huge role in helping (or hurting) your dental health.
If your tongue is health, it looks bright pink. You won’t see any signs of deep red, yellow, or white discoloration if your tongue is clean and happy. However, even the slightest sign of a white film coating on the top of your tongue indicates that bad bacteria is starting to overtake the good bacteria in your mouth. That coating of bacteria triggers humiliating bad breath and encourages the continual formation of plaque.
Now you can see why any oral detox kit must include a copper tongue scraper. Don’t worry, this copper device isn’t an instrument of torture! Use it to lightly scrape all of that white film off of your tongue and repeat until a healthy pink hue returns.
How many years have you spent rushing through your brushing routine, hiding from the two-minute rule, and shoving your floss in the back of the bottom drawer? You’re here now because you realize two things:
This 21-day oral detox helps you establish an excellent morning and nighttime routine. That doesn’t mean I’m asking you to spend 30 minutes brushing in front of the mirror! It simply means that through an oral detox you can finally learn to give TLC to every part of your mouth- your gums, tongue, teeth, and more.
Begin your morning routine by scraping your copper tongue scraper two to three times, back to front, along your tongue. Rinse between each swipe to make sure you don’t accidentally contaminate with old toxins!
Once your tongue is liberated from its film of bacteria, brush with your Peppermint toothpowder for two full minutes. Remember you just need to wet your toothbrush, dip the tip of the brush into toothpowder, and brush with small circles up and down the surfaces of your teeth. It’s even helpful to swish your toothpowder before you spit to cleanse your gum tissues.
Next, apply two to three drops of Gum Serum on your finger and rub on your gum tissue. Those essential oils will go right to work! You should also apply another two to three drops of Gum Serum on your cheek and mouth tissues for full coverage and maximum impact.
Your nighttime routine is nearly identical to your morning routine, but replace your Peppermint toothpowder with your Black Peppermint toothpowder instead. Enjoy the extra effects of activated charcoal as it strips stains from your teeth and adds a white sparkle to your smile.
Your 21-day oral detox is an incredibly important first step on your path to better oral health. It will kick-start the healing mechanisms within your mouth, restore minerals to your teeth, remove dangerous bacteria and toxins, and so much more.
Most importantly, this 21-day detox will help you establish better oral care habits that you can continue long after your detox ends. A detoxification program might be temporary, but attentive oral care techniques should be a daily priority.
Start with your 21-Day Oral Detox Kit to experience the difference a safe and natural detox can make for your smile and your overall wellness. You’ll never return to fluoride toothpaste again!
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There are plenty of culprits to blame for dull, aging skin. Everything from UV rays to pesticides to crappy skincare products are partially responsible for the tired, wrinkled skin staring back at you in the mirror.
As it turns out, your sleep schedule is probably to blame as well. Whether it’s your kids, your job, or your favorite Netflix series keeping you up late, your body reacts the same way: it suffers.
We all like to joke that sleep is a luxury we can’t afford, but it’s actually one of the most essential elements of vibrant, optimal health. If you can spend more quality time with your pillows, you’ll reap the benefits that inspired the term “beauty sleep”.
The fragrance is the "F" word of skincare. So tox-sick, it's the NEW second-hand smoke.
Water... sounds harmless but could be the MOST toxic of them all!
Your skincare could be "cancer-care" if you are using products that contain hidden carcinogens!
The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every single day without even knowing. It takes only 26 seconds for what you put on your skin to be absorbed INTO your bloodstream.
The obvious toxins are easy to find. Phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, fragrance, and formaldehyde. You avoid those already. But the cosmetic industry is in business to make money… at all costs. They have found ways to “hide” toxins in skin and beauty care products so you can’t find them, or they sound so natural you skim past them as you scan the ingredient list.
Achieving optimal oral health requires more than just brushing. Your diet plays an essential role to that process. A primal or paleo kind of a diet, devoid of processed foods, is the perfect start to your optimal oral health journey.
Dr. Scott Solomons has always been interested in health and fitness. It inspired him to become a dentist and led him to practice in an ancestrally based way. Scott believes that there are lessons to be learned from our ancestors that can shape and transform our destiny.