Many grocery-store dental products do more harm than good! They sell you on the idea that clean teeth and fresh breath have to come from their microbeads or colored stripes or blue minty alcohol additives. Don’t fall for it!
The products on this page are commonly recommended by holistic dentists, because they help strengthen teeth naturally, and support both your oral and overall systemic health. They are a little harder to find, but a much better investment to get the results you want.
Traditional toothpastes are very abrasive, leading to tooth sensitivity and even damage down the road.
Redmond Earthpaste is a simple clay-based toothpaste with essential oils and xylitol–gentle to your teeth while still being effective for cleaning.
Dr. Don’s Oral Rinse
Typical mouth rinses have alcohol in them-it’s what gives you the zing when you use them. But alcohol dries out the mouth, leaving you susceptible to bacterial growth and–ironically–bad breath! You also want to avoid glycerine, “whiteners,” sodium laurel sulfate, and artificial colors and flavors.
Dr. Don’s is a favorite natural rinse, with elderberry, spearmint oil, and even ceramic powder to help remineralize teeth.
Activz Silver Gel
Nanosilver is a powerful anti-bacterial substance that supports natural healing of mouth sores. It kills a wide variety of harmful bacteria that can decay teeth and disrupt your health. This product can also be used externally to speed healing of skin abrasions
Got sensitive teeth? Use this topical tooth creme before and after brushing, professional cleaning, orthodontics, or whitening procedures to desensitize and remineralize teeth. Won’t irritate dry mouth caused by certain medications. Available by prescription from your biological dental professional.
Dr. Don’s Antioxidant Tooth Powder
An alternative to toothpaste, tooth powder can help remineralize your teeth while it cleans.
Mouth Kote Dry Mouth Spray
Dry mouth is a widespread problem. Many prescription or over-the-counter medications dry out saliva, your mouth’s natural lubricant and cleaner–leading to rapid tooth decay and bad breath.
Use a natural mouth moisturizer like Mouth Kote to combat dry mouth and lubricate the teeth and throat.
The best toothbrush is the one you’ll use, but whether it is manual or electric, use only soft or extra-soft bristles to protect your teeth and gums.
Epic Dental Xylitol Gum
Even “sugarless” gums and mints have artificial sugars in them, which threaten your health. Xylitol is the exception. Xylitol is an ingredient that doubles both as a sweetener and a cavity-preventer. Chew gum and keep your teeth healthy at the same time!
Many people forget about cleaning their tongue, but it’s an important part of oral health. Use it to remove bacteria that not just cause cavities, but contribute to other disease states and inflammation in the body. Bonus: you’ll have better breath, too!
Hyland’s Calc Fluor
Calc Fluor homeopathic is used to help strengthen, rebuild, and remineralize teeth from the inside out.
Hyland’s Calcium Phosphate
Calc phos has important minerals that strengthen tooth enamel, and help rebuild and remineralize teeth. Use in conjunction with Calc Fluor.
Hyland’s Silicea Tablets
Silica helps generate new enamel, helps prevent cavities and preserves teeth. Plus it helps to prevent bleeding gums, and gum recession which can contribute to loosening of the teeth, and tooth loss.
Vit D3 & K
Most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D3 (the “sunshine vitamin”), which is critical for good oral health– you need it to absorb calcium for strong bones and teeth. It also helps keep your mood stabilized, your energy high, your immune system strong, your cancer risk lower, and you need it to absorb calcium for strong bones and teeth.
But for D3 to work properly, it needs its partner, Vitamin K2! Make sure any D supplement you take is the D3 form, and that it is always paired with Vitamin K2.