My Favorite Natural Dental Care Products
There is an undeniable movement among patients away from many mainstream dental care products and towards those with a more natural profile. Some patients are distrustful of some popular formulations, while others only want a basic product to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, without all of the unnecessary ingredients. If you favor a more natural approach toward your dental care, read on to discover some of my favorite natural dental care products!
This increasingly popular mouthwash definitely has an interesting set of ingredients, including:
- Cinnamon bark
- Gotu kola
- Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils
The menthol contained in the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils work in two basic ways: First, the menthol that they contain is known for increasing blood flow. So you get improved circulation in your gum tissues. They also kill oral bacteria outright. The essential oils will let you know that they’re working by making your mouth tingle and your breath fresh!
This is a toothbrush that allows you to remove four times as much plaque as your conventional manual toothbrush. The faster bristle movement offered by the brush leaves behind an intense, clean feeling.
This Oral-B toothbrush has a unique feature – a multicolored, customizable SmartRing that gives you visual cues for timing, as well as pressure indications so that you can brush your teeth as dentists recommend.
Another interesting feature is its pressure-sensing technology that automatically adjusts the speed of the brush and alerts you so that you do not over-brush your teeth.
Another great product that relies upon essential oils to neutralize germs for the prevention of gum disease and bad breath. Rinsing your mouth out with Listerine Naturals leaves a nice minty fresh flavor behind.
If you use this product as a regular part of your ongoing oral care routine, it will offer you 24-hour protection with only a 30-second rinse.
Listerine Naturals helps to kill the germs that cause bad breath, plaque and gingivitis. In fact, rinsing with this mouthwash provides greater gingivitis reduction than if you only brush and floss your teeth.
One advantage of using a mouthwash is that you ensure that you get 100% coverage on and between your teeth, as well as along the gum line.
This product works every bit as well as Listerine Cool Mint. It has a natural ingredient profile containing no artificial dyes or sweeteners.
Tom’s of Maine is known for offering some amazing natural dental care products that protect teeth and smile from cavities, while offering protection against gum disease.
Some highlights of Tom’s Simply White:
- The only natural whitening toothpaste earning the ADA seal
- Natural product containing no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- Not tested on animals
- Contained in a recyclable tube
In addition to the cavity-fighting properties of the included fluoride, this toothpaste has a nice mouth feel. After brushing your teeth with it, your entire mouth will be pleasantly minty fresh for hours.
Thanks for your support!
– Dr. Houlik
DISCLAIMER: This post may contain affiliate links that could result in commissions from select products at no cost to you. You are in no way obligated to use these links, they are here to ensure that everyone is able to access my recommended products and find the exact ones, as many of these products come in a variety in stores. Each recommendation reflects my opinion. Every patient’s dental health care needs will vary. Consult with your dentist/doctor if you have any questions/concerns regarding these products.