It is a universally acknowledged fact that in order to look beautiful, one must keep their teeth beautiful. Yes, there are serums and oils and an extensive range of beauty products available, but the condition of your pearly whites tells a lot about how the years have been treating you (or rather, how you’ve been treating yourself).
Build-up of plaque and tartar, along with yellowing teeth, gum disease and breath smelling like fish – these are not just signs of a failing dental regimen. These are your former pearly whites screaming at the top of their lungs (that is to say, if they had lungs), begging you to take them back to their days of glory.
Not many of us spend time reviewing our dental hygiene. For most people, it’s limited to turning a blind eye to the toothbrush that’s probably older than the dog, and tossing into the shopping cart whatever brand of toothpaste that is on offer. But is that really enough? We sincerely doubt that.
Taking into account the growing popularity of all things organic, chances are you’ve already switched to other natural products that are free from chemical nasties for your home. But are you applying the same to your dental care routine? Have you tossed away your Oral B toothbrush in favour of a Planet organic toothbrush? If you haven’t done that already, now would be a great time.
Still sceptical about making the big switch? Afraid of the toothpaste not having your favourite minty flavour, or the toothbrush not being colourful enough? Well, for your reference, here are a few hard facts about a natural dental care regimen that no one will tell you about:
Natural dental products = natural ingredients
No prizes for guessing that with natural dental products you get to reap the benefits of natural ingredients. A bamboo toothbrush will be made from bamboo and reduced plastic – obvious, isn’t it. When it comes to other natural dental care products, a chief ingredient would be silica. It is a natural mineral that helps keep teeth clean and mouth odourless.
Apart from this staple, other active ingredients might include the all-so-good Aloe Vera, Arnica and Calendula which are known for their healing and replenishing properties. Other products might contain sea salt, spearmint, strawberries, and tea tree oil. All natural, you see!
If you are already spending a bit extra on organic food, does putting chemical-laced non-organic stuff in your mouth make any sense? You don’t have to be Sherlock to figure that out, do you?
Pretty good at the job
Beat those pesky mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers can be really nasty. If you suffer from persistent mouth ulcers, switching to an oral care product that contains Arnica or Aloe Vera would be a great idea. The innate soothing and healing properties of these natural ingredients are known for speeding up the recovery and keeping painful mouth ulcers at bay.
And they don’t just help with mouth ulcers – they can be quite effective in managing conditions like bleeding gums. Also, since these ingredients are free of the elements that might interfere with homeopathic treatments, natural oral care products are safe to be used for adults and children undergoing treatments.
Teeth whitening? Check!
Healthy gums are something we all want, but the allure of sparkling white teeth is something too hard to deny. Many of us have tried and inevitably failed with chemical-loaded teeth whiteners, which apparently do more harm than good. The solution? Go natural!
It doesn’t take much to get a Princess Katherine mega-watt smile. There are plenty of natural toothpastes that offer teeth whitening as well. You can visit any supermarket and choose from a wide range of organic teeth whitening products that will brighten up your smile without causing a rot.
The miracles of CoQ10
Yes, yes, CoQ10 has been all the rage in the last few years in the skincare arena, but did you know that this miraculous ingredient is natural and is now available in natural dental care products as well? We wonder what rock you have been living under!
A natural antioxidant found in every cell of our body, CoQ10 works by repairing or neutralising free radicals (broken-down skin molecules) that can cause cells to die. So, if a gum disease is keeping you awake at night, CoQ10 toothpaste and soothing gels would work wonders for you.
That smile of yours is worth a gazillion pounds. Don’t lose that precious curve the way Smeagol lost his ‘precious’. Switch to a natural dental care routine today (or don’t, if you are okay consuming nasty chemicals day in a day out. Just saying!).