Using a natural mouthwash and toothpaste in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing is a good way to reduce oral bacteria and maintain (or achieve) optimal oral health and hygiene. A natural alcohol-free mouthwash and fluoride free toothpaste may be the right choice for you. Here are ten great reasons why:
- Natural mouthwash and toothpaste use the best ingredients.
In a market dominated by the use of synthetic additives, many of the long-term health effects of these relatively new substances such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and triclosan are still unknown.1,2 A recent study by the University of Massachusetts found that triclosan does indeed disrupt the endocrine system. The FDA has banned triclosan in hand soaps but still have yet to rule them out in toothpaste, despite the fact that your mouth is the most vascular area of your whole body. A natural mouth rinse, such as Simply Silver Mouthwash, uses colloidal silver as its base as opposed to alcohol or synthetic chemicals, pure essential oils (distilled liquids extracted from flowers, leaves, bark, stems, roots, shrubs and trees), CoQ10 which is essential for gum and heart health, Black Walnut hull (helps with remineralization) and a sap from the Amazon rain forest that is loaded with antioxidants. These ingredients that have been known for their medicinal benefits for thousands of years.
- Natural mouthwash and toothpaste keep your mouth and body healthy.
Your mouth is where TRUE health starts. If you have a disease in your mouth, you have disease in your body. Therefore, oral health is an excellent indicator of overall health. Colloidal silver and the essential oils in SSM, naturally kills all the bacteria that causes gums disease. Gum disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and pre-term, low birth weight babies. Infections of the oral mucosa can result in inflammation in other parts of the body because the oral mucosa provides a direct pathway into the bloodstream11. Use a natural mouth rinse and toothpaste for highly effective cleansing and to help protect against gum disease.
- Natural mouthwash feels great.
Most commercial mouth rinses contain alcohol to kill bacteria, and anyone who has used an alcohol-based mouthwash is familiar with their burning sensation. Alcohol is very drying on the oral mucosa and according to the MSDS sheet can cause throat and mouth cancer. As of November 2017, Researchers at Harvard University found that people who used (commercial)mouthwash twice a day were around 55 per cent more likely to develop diabetes or dangerous blood sugar spikes, within three years. This is because the synthetic ingredients kill off the good bacteria in the mouth. The eventual result is that our bodies develop a resistance to the antibiotics found in these mouth care products. Furthermore, their burning discomfort can be unpleasant enough for consumers to want to discontinue this part of their oral care routine. Using a mouthwash can help decrease the risk of gingivitis and gum disease. An alcohol-free mouth rinse is better because it is equally effective at eradicating germs without the irritation.
- Natural mouthwash has naturally antibacterial properties.
Colloidal silver is one of the most effective, easy-to-use substances available today to improve oral health naturally. The ancient Greeks and Romans recognized its efficacy as a cleanser and preservative, so they used it in many of their traditional medicinals. Today, we know that colloidal silver also helps stop the buildup of plaque on teeth and helps purify your teeth and gums. The antibacterial effect of essential oils in a natural mouth rinse has been shown to be highly effective in preventing gum disease without contributing to the rise of antibacterial-resistant bacteria6.
- Natural mouthwash and toothpaste contain no harsh additives, fluoride, or chemicals of any kind.
Alcohol, triclosan, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and Poloxamer 407 can not only be harsh on oral tissue, but also the long term studies are not available in regards to toxicity. Diabetics, patients undergoing chemotherapy, and those with rheumatoid arthritis are more prone to developing gum disease and experiencing oral irritation from synthetic ingredients.7,8,9 Using a non-alcoholic mouthwash and toothpaste can prevent uncomfortable and unnecessary side effects.
- Natural mouthwash and toothpaste are safe, effective and can help maintain the pH of your mouth.
The essential oils and herbal extracts found in a natural mouth rinse such as Simply Silver Mouthwash are valued for their therapeutic properties. Natural preservative free oral rinses that contain certain essential oils offer antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal properties typically not found in most commercial mouth wash products. Simply Silver Toothpaste contains xylitol which helps with the remineralization of enamel and maintains a healthy pH for saliva.
- Natural mouthwash doesn’t cause dry mouth.
Dry mouth (xerostomia) can be a side effect of certain medications, chemotherapy or lifestyle choices. Regular use of an alcohol-based mouth rinse can also result in a decreased production of saliva. Dry mouth is as potentially detrimental to oral health as it is uncomfortable, and insufficient saliva increases the risk for cavities and gum disease10. You can reduce your risk by choosing a natural alcohol free mouth rinse.
- Natural mouthwash is in high demand.
Consumer demand for natural and organic food and personal care products has increased at least 30% every year for the past several years. People want healthier alternatives and they want to feel more control over what their bodies are exposed to on a daily basis. Opting to buy organic foods and natural hygiene products are simple ways to provide a greater sense of overall wellbeing. Using a preservative free mouth rinse and toothpaste is a perfect way to start.
- Natural mouthwash keeps your breath fresh for hours
Colloidal silver is a safe and effective anti-bacterial that kills off the volatile sulfur compounds that cause bad breath. The peppermint oil and naturally derived menthol from Mentha Arvensis will keep your mouth clean and feeling fresh for hours.
- Natural mouthwash and toothpaste contain no “mystery” ingredients.
Reading ingredient labels is not only daunting, it can be confusing. If you don’t like the idea of not recognizing (or being able to pronounce) the ingredients in your products, then choosing natural oral care products is the right choice for you.
Simply Silver Products are used and trusted by not only dentists, but consumers like you. All products are made from the highest quality ingredients, which work together to provide the foundation for superior oral health.