A smile says so much about us. It expresses warmth, love, comfort and joy, so it is important to keep that smile looking beautiful.
Our smile is one of the first things that people notice and remember about us, and as our teeth are such a big part of that, we need to make sure that they are always clean, and pearly white.
A lot of toothpastes on the market at the moment use a high number of chemicals, which many people are now trying to cut out of their beauty and grooming routines.
But the good news is that there are some fantastic natural toothpastes and dental products that do just as good a job.
Charcoal toothpaste is something which has grown in popularity over recent years, and not just amongst the natural beauty fans.
There are now many people who swear by it as a method for whitening the teeth. So, how does it work?
Charcoal is appearing in a lot of beauty products at the moment, but we do not recommend grabbing a piece from the barbecue.
The charcoal that is used in toothpaste is called activated charcoal and is a fine grain powder made from a range of natural substances including wood and coconut shells which have oxidised under extreme heat.
This activated charcoal is mildly abrasive and so it is able to absorb some surface stains from the teeth, helping them to appear whiter. It can also help to improve bad breath.
‘Want whiter teeth? Use charcoal toothpaste’ is a great article that details all the benefits of charcoal toothpaste and how it works.
Turning your mouth black in order to make it whiter might seem like some bizarre logic, but the Ecodenta Extra Black Whitening Toothpaste is the perfect example of how this can work.
It has 96% ingredients of natural origin, and uses Teavigo, which provides a gentle cleansing effect, protects against tartar and leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
Whilst we might be quick to consider the things we eat, we often disregard what might be in our toothpaste, despite the fact it goes into our mouths at least twice a day.
The Dr Organic Aloe Vera Toothpaste contains natural and ingredients such as silica, Icelandic moss and peppermint oil to provide natural whitening, cavity protection and a soothing sensation. It is tingly fresh and suitable for vegans.
It is easy to think that one toothpaste is very similar to the next, but in the world of natural and organic toothpastes, there are some fun variations.
If you are looking for an alternative to mint toothpaste, then take a look at the Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste. This organic strawberry toothpaste is perfect for babies and children and contains certified organic calendula and xylitol whilst being free of anything GMO or any Palm Oil derivatives.
If strawberry is not your thing then don’t panic, the toothpaste is also available in Raspberry, Banana, Blueberry and Blackcurrant flavours.
Any dentist will tell you that toothpaste is not the only tool to use in the battle to keep your mouth refreshed.
A mouthwash such as the Clean Me Deep Clean Mouthwash refreshes the mouth with peppermint and mint oil to help protect the teeth and gums, particularly in those hard to reach places.
If you are looking for a cleaner beauty regime, then changing your oral hygiene products is an easy step to take.
These natural toothpastes still deliver great results but without many of the ingredients that people are now trying to avoid.
Your mouth will feel fresh, your teeth will be protected, and your breath will smell sweet, all whilst knowing you are doing your bit for the environment and your body.