Products in my natural dental hygiene routine
I’ve discussed many topics on the blog, but I do not believe that I have ever really shared the things that are a part of my dental hygiene routine. So, today I am sharing my current favorite toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a green dental floss that I really like, so if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment!
By the way, in case you missed it, see the oral care products I use on my children.
I’ve been using natural toothpaste for as long as I can remember, and I have used quite a lot of different brands. As a disclaimer, I personally prefer to use a toothpaste that doesn’t contain fluoride. (I’m also a big believer in remineralization.)
This actually used to be my preferred toothpaste, but after a while, it stopped making my mouth feel clean, and the product was sometimes difficult to get out of the tube (and this was my experience with multiple tubes). And as much as I love my green products, something about this just felt too green. Lastly, it does contain a small amount of lead, so that is just something to keep in mind.
If you like to use a toothpaste that is whitening, this is a good option. It foams and cleans very well. I actually used this for the first time after using the Earthpaste and found it to be a refreshing change in terms of how “normal” it felt. By the way, I also use a pen by Dr. Brite when my teeth are looking a little dull.
This is my most favorite toothpaste by a long shot. The foaming action is superb, and my breath always feels super fresh and clean after I use it. As far as I am concerned, there isn’t a better toothpaste. Each tube even comes with a little key to help you get every last bit out of there!
Believe it or not, I only recently started to use an eco-friendly toothbrush. I’ve since used two different brands and was very happy with both of them.
The looks of this toothbrush are pretty cool and unique. It is extremely lightweight (not that many disposable toothbrushes are heavy!), and like conventional toothbrushes, it needs to be replaced about every 2-3 months. It works very well, but but the bristles do feel slightly different than traditional disposable brushes- though not in a bad way; it is just a slight adjustment.
Of the two, this one is probably my favorite. The handle is made of recycled (BPA free) yogurt cups! Overall, it is just really comfortable to use and works great.
In addition to flossing and brushing, I like to use a mouthwash, such as the Tea Tree Therapy Mouthwash. Some mouthwashes can taste a bit strong, but this one doesn’t have a horribly overpowering taste in my opinion. I really like that it contains tea tree, as it helps to control bacteria and acts as a natural disinfectant.
As I’ve shared dozens of times, I also practice oil pulling. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read all about what it is, my personal experience, and my tips & tricks here!
I’d love to hear all about your experiences with natural tooth care, so please share!