Dental hygiene & accessories
Being healthy also means, avoiding the intake of chemicals, additives, sugars, alcohols from the products we use in our homes. Aloe vera moved up the popularity ladder amongst our natural dental hygiene products. Aloe vera in mouthwashes, dental floss and toothpastes, has been shown to be gentle on the teeth and gums and help prevent the growth of micro-organisms in the mouth. The natural range of toothpastes are often fluoride free, to reduce the potential of absorbing too high amounts which could be harmful to health. Anti-bacterials like tea tree, rosemary, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and neem oil are often used in dental hygiene products and accessories. Other ingredients you may come across are sea salt, zinc oxide, citric acid and baking soda to prevent the build-up of tartar in the mouth .Healthy gums can also be achieved with the regular use of ingredients such as calendula, ratanhia or grapefruit seed extract which help to block sugar acids. Essential oils such as peppermint or spearmint can be occasionally added to provide freshness and flavour.