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Healing Cavities and Gum Disease with Organic Oral Care

Cavities and gum disease are painful, unpleasant and can lead further medical conditions ranging from bad breath to heart disease. It’s one of the many reasons why an excellent oral hygiene regimen is so important—using mouthwash, flossing every day, and brushing your teeth using proper technique. Read on for the ways organic oral care can prevent, slow or even reverse these problems. What is a Cavity? That shiny white stuff on your teeth? That’s called enamel. When bacteria in your mouth interacts with the sugars in foods it creates acids which can begin softening that enamel. If left untreated, the acids can eventually create a hole—a cavity—in the tooth. You might be able to see the cavity, but more commonly...

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Get More Out of Organic Mouthwash than Just Fresh Breath

For years we’ve been inundated by flashy Madison Avenue mouthwash ads promising us “stronger, healthier gums”, “healthy, beautiful smiles for life”, or even that their mouthwash “kills germs that cause bad breath”. In response, consumers have doled out countless millions of hard-earned dollars in an endless pursuit of fresher breath, brighter smiles, and fewer trips to the dentist. And yes, most mouthwashes do a decent job freshening breath. But on the flipside, have these slick promotions been misleading us with their additional claims about the “natural” oral health benefits each provides? Sadly, a quick peek at their ingredients list would indicate that to be true. That’s because most popular mouthwashes actually contain synthetic chemicals that can cause more harm than...

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15 Ingenious Uses for Toothpaste

Good oral health is essential, and using the right toothpaste is vital to achieving that goal. Combining powerful, organic ingredients, quality toothpaste helps you brush away plaque and debris, keep your teeth clean, and maintain healthy gums. However, did you know that toothpaste has far more uses than just for maintaining a bright, healthy smile? It’s true – below, we’ll introduce you to 15 ingenious uses for toothpaste that you may have never considered. 1. Cleaning and Improving Nail Health How many times have you removed your nail polish, only to find that you need to go back over it a couple more times with nail polish remover and a cotton ball? Toothpaste can remove that residue quickly and easily....

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Oral Care Practices and Oral Health Conditions at Different Stages of a Woman’s Life

The best practices for oral healthcare seem like they should remain consistent through life. Brush twice daily, floss regularly, schedule regular appointments with the dentist, be frugal with your consumption of sugary foods: these tips are drilled into us from our very first dental appointments as kids. For women, though, oral health isn’t as simple as a bulleted list of universal best practices. On the contrary, oral health needs change throughout a woman’s life depending on age, habits, and reproductive cycle. While these changes do not fundamentally alter dental best practices—brushing and flossing regularly are things everyone should do, regardless of life stage—they can demand extra care at certain life stages. Life Stages and Why They Matter for a Woman’s...

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Effective Brushing Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

The majority of people in the US will brush their teeth every day. It is important to make sure that teeth are properly brushed in order to maximize the removal of plaque and to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Listed below are several brushing tips for you to optimize your oral health! Brushing Tips Brushing Angle The first brushing tip that needs to be mentioned is to brush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line. Upwards for your top teeth and downwards for your bottom teeth. When the bristles are placed at a 45-degree angle, they are able to efficiently remove plaque hiding under your gum line.   Brushing Strokes Brushing strokes are very debatable. The American Dental...

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