The foundation upon which all health lies is good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. In addition, proper dental hygiene practices (brushing, flossing, oral irrigators, etc.) are necessary. Above and beyond that, there are dental products that can assist with tooth re-mineralization, cavity prevention, and gum health. The non-fluoride products listed below and many others can be found at your local co-op, health food store, or at our dental office. The following is a summary and intended for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation or endorsement and is by no means a complete list of the many wonderful products available.
Earthpaste Toothpaste: Earthpaste toothpaste ingredients are simple: Purified Water, Redmond Clay, Xylitol, and Essential Oils. Redmond Clay’s high pH helps counteract acidic levels in the mouth where cavities are formed and help’s to purify, detoxify and alkalize the mouth.
MicroBrite Tooth Powder: Microbrite contains a powerful antioxidant, Microhydrin, which provides trillions of negatively charged ions to bind to the particles in your mouth for easy removal. It also helps alkalinize your mouth.
MI Paste: MI paste’s active ingredient is Recaldent, a milk derived protein that binds calcium and phosphate to the tooth surface. This product is contra-indicated in individuals with dairy allergies/sensitivities.
PerioBrite Toothpaste: PerioBrite contains soothing organic herbs well-known for their cleansing action, while CoQ10, Folic Acid, Oregano, Cinnamon and Clove promote tissue and gum health.
The Dirt MCT Toothpaste: MCT oil toothpaste combines the great effects of MCT oil (fractionated coconut oil) with the benefits of bentonite clay and a touch of theobromine, a natural part of the cacao pod that has been shown to improve oral health and prevent decay.
The Dirt – Trace Mineral Tooth Brushing Powder: The Dirt Powder is made to support natural tooth re-mineralization process. Dirt Trace Mineral Powder features: Extra Fine Bentonite Clay, Organic Saigon Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Organic Myrrh Gum Powder, Organic Nutmeg, Sweet Orange Essential Oil & Organic Cardamon Essential Oil. The bentonite clay in Dirt Mineral Powder draws out heavy metals and toxins from the mouth by absorbing positively charged toxins/impurities leaving healthy, negatively charged nutrients behind. Bentonite clay is also known to have an abundance of minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron, and potassium thus increasing the remineralization of the teeth.
Xylitol Oral Products: Xylitol is a natural sugar that inhibits the metabolism of the cavity causing bacteria streptococcus mutans. Xylitol products work most effectively with multiple daily exposures (4-6 exposures/day). Common xylitol brands of oral health products are Spry and Epic.