When it comes to having healthy teeth and gums, prevention is key. Because many dental issues stem from gum disease, using natural dental products can continue to keep your mouth happy and healthy.
According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, about 75% of Americans have some kind of gum disease. Therefore, regular dentist visits are imperative to diagnose and treat any early signs of disease. Regular visits will also decrease the amount of time you have to spend in the chair later on.
The toothpaste that is commonly used today is great for removing plaque and cleaning teeth. However, if you are trying to maintain healthy teeth through a proper diet, these toothpastes may be counteracting your efforts. Many common toothpastes and mouthwashes contain harmful soaps and anti-bacterial agents, parabens, and fluoride. The ingredients in mainstream toothpastes may be doing more harm than good to your mouth. Below are a few ingredients that may be harming your health.
Glycerin – It has been found that this ingredient may leave a layer of film on the teeth that prevents remineralization. It also may be dangerous to your health if processed with dangerous chemicals.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate – SLS is a known to cause cancer. This is also found in mainstream shampoos. SLS aides in getting stains out, however can be very detrimental to your health.
Saccharin – This ingredient is used as an artificial sweetener. Many of them are proven carcinogens, and contribute to obesity. Some artificial sweeteners are even excitotoxins. This means that they cause brain cells to rapidly die.
Fluoride – Fluoride is found in almost all mainstream toothpastes. You would think that this is a necessary ingredient in oral care since it is preached to you ever since you are little. However, fluoride is highly toxic in the form found in toothpaste. Fluoride that is found naturally is not in that state. When trying to rebuild tooth enamel, the protective layer of fluoride is not ideal.
A Safer Alternative
There are many options when looking for a safer alternative to mainstream toothpaste. There are a few remedies you can make right from your home and there are also natural toothpowders and oral care products, such as Dr. Don’s Antioxidant Oral Hygiene products, that will do the work for you.
Dr. Don's Antioxidant Oral Hygiene products are free of alcohol, parabens and fluoride. Incorporating EM Technology, a cutting-edge Japanese technology, Dr. Don's® helps prevent food particles from adhering to teeth and gums while supplying a deep cleansing and polishing that traditional pastes alone cannot provide. When the toothpowder and oral rinse are used together they produce a more alkaline saliva that helps to improve the overall health of the oral cavity, and assists in producing more alkaline body fluids as well! Experience the advanced, antioxidant-enriched approach in dental care.
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