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What you need for a Healthy Smile

What you need for a Healthy Smile

Posted by Marie-Eve Maitland on 25th Jan 2024

When I was 28 years old I got braces. My teeth looked straight but I still had baby teeth which were an issue. I got braces to prevent an damage to my mouth from happening. This left me with beautiful, straight teeth.

My dental work was extensive and worth it. After all, your teeth play a crucial role in your health. This got me thinking about my teeth a lot more. The majority of people think that natural toothpaste is not as efficient as the more "mainstream commercial ones" (I did). And because I had spent so much time getting my teeth straightened and whitened (quite common after braces) I wanted to keep them that way. So I bought the commercial versions not even thinking about it.

The problem with the more conventional toothpastes is that it's, once again, filled with ingredients that are toxic and not essential at all. It's possible to get clean teeth without fluoride, triclosan, SLS, SLES, parabens, heavy metals and chalk ... after all over 80% of the toothpaste you use can pass through your mouth directly into your bloodstream so it's worth looking at the ingredients before buying toothpaste.

Who wants all of that into their body? Nowadays, natural toothpaste is more readily available and what you get is a better-for-you toothpaste that won't affect your enamel and will keep your mouth and teeth clean. And most importantly, is free from toxic substances.

Do's & Don't when it comes to your oral health

I am not medically trained, this information is from years of reading journals, talking to professionals, listening to postcasts and doing my own research (I had, after all, lots done to my teeth over the years). If you have been advised by a medical practitioner, please follow their advice.



brush your teeth daily but ensure that you wait at least 30 minutes after food/drink.



floss daily! You really don’t need to. Only floss when you feel like there’s something stuck between your teeth.




choose a fluoride free toothpaste and one that is free from chemicals. Really you should be able to eat your toothpaste (but please don't!).


use mainstream mouthwash! It can destroys the bacteria in your mouth, dries out the skin, worsen pH levels, and even cause bad breath.

Other option that can help with dental hygiene/bad breath is coconut oil pulling and tongue scraping.



look at your vitamin D level. Vitamin D plays a key role in bone and tooth mineralization.

Indeed oral health is influenced by the food, supplements, probiotics, drinks, habits and much more.

Our top picks for Natural Toothpastes

North American Herb OregaFRESH P73 Toothpaste Mint

OregaFresh Toothpaste is the wild spice way to make your whole mouth feel fresh and clean, while supporting the health of the gums and teeth in every way. It is the only tooth paste of its kind---free of fluoride and all additives, yet fortified with the richest, most therapeutic plant oils and essences known. Unlike other toothpastes, OregaFresh is free of glycerin, a noxious additive linked to cavities and bleeding gums.

OregaFRESH is the power of P73 wild oil of oregano, wild oil of sage, clove bud oil, birch tree extract, and eucalyptus oil, all of which support the teeth, enamel, oral mucosa, and gums. It is so concentrated you use much less.

Dr Bronner's Fluoride Free Toothpaste 

Dr. Bronner's All-One Toothpaste with 70% organic ingredients! Our low-foaming formula has no synthetic detergent foaming agents, is fluoride-free, vegan and cruelty-free, with no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners & none! This simple yet effective toothpaste stimulates mouth, teeth, gums and tongue, leaving them fresh and clean. Made in a 100% recyclable box and tube.

Essential Oxygen BR Organic Toothpaste

With the power of food grade hydrogen peroxide and organic essential oils, Essential Oxygen BR Organic Toothpaste is an amazing low abrasion toothpaste works to whiten teeth and freshen breath while loving your enamel. It's certified organic and has no fluoride, glycerin, carrageenan, sodium lauryl sulfate or sugar. With many dentists concerned about the way most toothpastes thin enamel, Essential Oxygen created a low abrasion paste for safe daily use.

The Clay Cure Company Tooth Powder (available in 6 different flavours)

The Natural Tooth powder will improve your dental hygiene, regulate vital Ph level and help to re-mineralise enamel. It has natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties and is effective against the formation of tarter and plaques.

This unique blends work in a synergistic manner to provide an efficient formula for natural oral health. Made with our Pure Ecocert Clays and Salts that will boost you with beneficial minerals, such as, calcium, silica, magnesium, manganese and more.

KingFisher Toothpaste (avilable in 6 different flavours)

Kingfisher is the UK’s leading natural toothpaste. It contains no artificial colourings, flavourings, sweeteners or preservatives. Instead, we use natural ingredients like real fennel, real strawberries and real peppermint, and Kingfisher tastes delicious.

Kingfisher is made with natural ingredients. Real fennel, real strawberries and real peppermint, to name but three. You’ll find a complete list of ingredients on the back of our box and tube, including their source and purpose.

And other Dental Care that we use

North American Herb & Spices OregaCARE Mouthwash

OregaCARE Swirl & Swallow Mouthwash is the only edible oral cleanser that provides the power of P73 oregano. Now you can promote the health of teeth and gums without the use of harmful substances like fluoride and other chemicals. Plus, it helps the whole body. As a mouth cleanser and body tonic, it's good for your health and saves you money.

OregaCARE Swirl & Swallow is one component of a family of products that supports the teeth, gums and breath with oral spice therapy.

Essential Oxygen BR Organic Mouthwash (available in 3 flavours)

Essential Oxygen's Organic Mouthwash is a super-powered, fluoride free oral rinse that refreshingly cleans your whole mouth! With the cleaning power of food grade hydrogen peroxide, it works to effectively whiten your teeth, freshen your breath and make gums happier!

An organic mouthwash that is certified USDA organic and non-GMO. Each ingredient is carefully sourced, ensuring it adheres to our high quality of standards: vegan, cruelty free, biodegradable, and sustainable. It has no objectionable additives like glycerin, carrageenan, sodium lauryl sulfate or sugar.

North American Herb & Spices Power Pull

Power-Pull is the power of a complex of cold-pressed black seed and hemp seed oil to support gum and teeth health; Fortified with clove bud, wild oregano, and sage oils. Use 1-2 teaspoons when oil pulling.

Georganics Dental Floss and Refill

Georganics dental floss is made from compostable corn-base PLA, coated with vegetable wax. This oil is a strong antiseptic, so this natural floss will help eliminate germs and promotes healing in your gums. Flossing daily helps to remove food debris and prevent bacteria from the areas that sometimes regular brushing cannot reach.

• 100% compostable Corn-PLA
• 50m floss with refillable dispenser
• Plastic-free, Vegan & Cruelty-free