Did you know that having a beautiful smile provides a myriad of health benefits?! Oral health plays a critically important role in our overall health. Bacterial overgrowth in our mouths can spread through our blood stream and affect other areas of the body.
One example is Endocarditis. This infection of the inner lining of your heart, typically occurs when bacteria from another part of your body, such as the mouth, spreads through the bloodstream and attaches to damaged areas in the heart. So how do we keep oral bacteria in check? Proper oral hygiene!
Many of the products on the market are filled to the brim with preservatives, chemicals, and carcinogens. Fortunately, there are a wealth of natural alternatives! Here are some effective and natural ways to maintain a healthy, radiant smile!
I think it's safe to say that everyone has heard about the importance of flossing. But did you know that water flossing has been proven in clinical studies to be over 50% more effective than dental floss in reducing gingivitis and gingival bleeding (bleeding of the gums)? It's also more effective in removing plaque buildup!
Not willing to give up traditional dental floss? You don't have to! Water flossing is a great addition to your regular dental hygiene routine, and it leaves your mouth feeling squeaky clean!
Activated Charcoal Whitening Tooth Power
Activated charcoal powder works like a miracle to remove plaque, tooth stains and whitens your teeth naturally. Activated charcoal is also very effective for detoxifying the body by binding to toxins. It is a bit messy in the process, but the results are worth it!
One of our favorite natural toothpastes, Uncle Harry's is made with all-natural ingredients and is completely free of fluoride, artificial sweeteners, and SLS. It contains bentonite clay, essential oils and colloidal silver to leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh. It also encourages remineralization of tooth enamel, neutralizes acids & bacteria, and provides teeth with the calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus they need to thrive.
The benefits of oil pulling are too long to list! It whitens teeth, cures tooth decay, soothes a sore throat, and can even kill candida! Check out this article by Dr. Josh Axe to learn more of the benefits of oil pulling and how to do it!
We all know that we need to remove the bacteria from our teeth, but some of us neglect to remove the bacteria from our tongues. Our tongues have a coating of toxins and bacteria that can cause bad breath, infections, and much more. It's important to remove that layer, and a tongue scraper is the easiest and most effective method of removal.
Why copper? Studies confirm that copper is a bacteria-resistant metal. It kills bacteria and is also an important mineral needed for healthy microbes in the mouth. Many hospitals use copper surfaces and furnishings as a part of their antibacterial/aseptic strategy.