We spent years researching and developing our advanced, all-natural and holistically based toothpaste.
Taking care of your teeth and gums is not only cosmetically important but a VITAL part of your health and your quality of life.
The toothpaste you use is important. While we are not going to go into all the benefits of our unique toothpaste formulation here, let's mention one very important and powerful benefit: strengthening the enamel that protects your teeth. From sensitivity issues to cavity prevention to how you look, this is something you want for now and for the years to come.
Let's look at ALL the ingredients in our powerful, mineralizing toothpaste.
Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring substance that makes up almost all of your tooth enamelNano-hydroxyapatite is a man-made substance that has seen wide use of the purpose of remineralizing teeth and bone. The word “nano” comes from the Latin for “dwarf” and means something very small. This is important, as when the hydroxyapatite in formulated into extremely small particles then it can be easily absorbed and used to strengthen your teeth.
Hydroxyapatite has a long history of beneficial use. In fact, one of its first uses was in 1970 to help treat potential tooth demineralization in NASA astronauts returning from space. In another area, it has been considered the “gold standard” for promoting oral health in Japan for over 40 years.
What is the “nanoXIM plus Omyadent” ingredient?
A patented formulation of nano-hydroxyapatite is clinically proven to be highly effective in the remineralization of the enamel and in the reduction of dental sensitivity.Under your enamel is an area called the dentin, which is softer and prone to decay. Little tubules, or channels, run through here (from the enamel to the pulp) and as these get weak they contribute to pain and sensitivity issues. This formulation of nano-hydroxyapatite integrates easily into the dentinal tubules, helping to “close” them up and thus to reduce pain and sensitivity
Benefits of using nano-hydroxyapatite toothpaste include making teeth:
Other benefits from using nano-hydroxyapatite include:
*What are those long named bacteria? Porphyromonas gingivalis is a bacteria that is involved in periodontitis, an inflammatory disease that destroys the tissues supporting the tooth, eventually leading to tooth loss. Candida albicans is a type of naturally occurring fungal yeast in the mouth, when it overgrows it leads to a condition known as oral thrush.
The Other Ingredients for Great Oral Health’s Pro-Mineralizer Toothpaste
Purified water is water that has been filtered or put through a process to remove: Bacteria, Algae, Fungi, Parasites, Metals like copper and lead, and other Chemical pollutants
Xylitol (non-GMO, of course!)
Xylitol is a type of sugar alcohol found in small quantities in various fruits and vegetables that has been used as a sweetener in sugar-free gum, candy and other diabetic and paleo friendly foods, as well as oral-care products.
Studies have shown that oral bacteria cannot properly metabolize xylitol. What happens is that xylitol clogs the bacteria’s glucose-absorption pathway and the bacteria then dies from starvation. By controlling the overgrowth of certain bacteria xylitol can actually help slow plaque build-up, lower risk of gum inflammation, and prevent tooth decay.
Studies have also shown that xylitol aids in calcium absorption in the digestive system, lowering the risk of osteoporosis (bone loss), and facilitating the strengthening of the teeth.
The xylitol used in Great Oral Health’s nano-hydroxyapatite toothpaste is non-GMO, making it that much better for promoting your oral health.
Calcium carbonate is most commonly used as an antacid to neutralize gastric acids, especially in the treatment of heartburn. It is also an effective way to supplement calcium in your diet.
Calcium carbonate serves two purposes In our toothpaste: 1) it is effective in reducing and neutralizing destructive acids in the mouth and 2) it supplements calcium for your teeth.
Silica is a very abundant, natural compound found all over the earth. To make “hydrated silica” the compound is first heated and then water is added (hydration). As it dries, the result is a very fine and mildly abrasive white powder known as hydrated silica that is perfect for the job of cleaning and whitening your teeth.
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
Being into healthy and natural products you probably already know that pink Himalayan sea salt is considered one of the healthiest forms of salt available today, with far better nutritional and therapeutic properties than processed salt. This kind of sea salt is also beneficial to tooth enamel and gum healthby countering the harmful acids in your mouth and so helping to restore a healthy and natural pH level. With the added benefit of minerals and cleansing power, Himalayan sea salt is a wonderful addition to your oral health protocol.
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
Despite its long name, “sodium cocoyl glutamate” is a natural ingredient derived from glucose along with either coconut or palm oil. Its purpose is to provide cleansing and foaming action as well as to help to maintain an even balance and distribution of ingredients in the toothpaste. It is used in place of sodium lauryl sulfate and is listed as GRAS (generally regarded as safe) and has no known risks.
Organic Wintergreen Oil (Gaultheria Fragrantissima)
Organic wintergreen oil is derived from the wintergreen plant. The Gaultheria fragrantissima is a plant species from Asia and India. Although it has a “minty” flavor it is not a true mint as it belongs to a different group of plants.
While it is most often used for adding flavor, wintergreen oil also contains an active ingredient called methyl salicylate, which is responsible for giving it analgesic (pain relief), and anti-inflammatory properties. Use of wintergreen oil has also proven to be quite effective in arresting the development of plaque and gingivitis.
Sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, is an antacid typically used to relieve heartburn and indigestion. However, sodium bicarbonate is also used to whiten teeth, remove plaque and freshen breath. A common household use is to combine about 1/4 tsp. of baking soda and 1/8 tsp. of sea salt in warm water and use this as an effective mouth rinse.
Zinc Citrate Trihydrate
Another mouthful of words, yet still a natural product is zinc citrate trihydrate. This form of zinc is an odorless white granular powder that has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly useful in the reduction and inhibition of dental plaque and tartar formation. Additionally, zinc citrate trihydrate is helpful in arresting the growth of bacteria responsible for bad breath.
Cellulose gum is a thickening agent used in making toothpaste. It is a natural product and comes from the cell walls of plants such as wood pulp or cotton seeds. It is typically used instead of fat to make food thicker or creamier.
Citric acid is a substance found in fruits such as oranges that is also used as a preservative. It is used in toothpaste to help reduce the amount of tartar on teeth
Zinc gluconate is a form of zinc that is easier for the body to absorb. Zinc is an important mineral in maintaining oral health and is used for its proven ability to fight the formation of plaque and tartar in the mouth.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Australia where it has been used as an herbal remedy by the local Aborigines for centuries. When used in toothpaste, tea tree oil has been shown to reduce gum inflammation that is associated with gingivitis. Studies have also shown that tea tree oil can be effective against plaque forming bacteria and help in the bad breath battle.
Tocopherol Vitamin E (Vegan)<
Tocopherol is a type of vitamin E found in vegetables, nuts, and oils. Vitamin E is beneficial to oral health because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly helpful in reducing the inflammation typically associated with gum disease.
L-ascorbic acid is a form of vitamin C that comes from natural and synthetic sources but contains all the benefits associated with vitamin C. In terms of oral health, vitamin C strengthens the gums and soft tissue in the mouth, as well as provides protection against gingivitis. Vitamin C also provides natural defense against bacteria and inhibits the formation of plaque.
Bentonite clay is a mineral-rich substance harvested from volcanic ash that has enough abrasiveness to remove plaque without damaging enamel. Bentonite also remineralizes and whitens teeth, as well as helps prevent periodontitis. Bentonite also helps remove toxins in the mouth, and has antibacterial properties.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
Aloe barbadensis, or aloe vera, is a spiky, succulent plant that grows in dry, tropical climates and has been long noted for its medicinal properties. Aloe vera gel has proven effective in fighting cavity-causing oral bacteria. Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory and so helps to soothe inflamed gums. In addition, it is effective in reducing dental plaque, along with providing antioxidant properties.
Ammonium glycyrrhizinate is derived from licorice root and is noted for its strong anti-inflammatory action. It is classified as a fatty acid that has antiallergic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Additionally, due to its naturally sweet taste, it is used in toothpaste to enhance flavor.
Glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear liquid with a syrup-like consistency that is odorless and has a mildly “sweet” flavor. It is used in toothpaste to prevent it from drying out and hardening. In general, glycerin is considered a safe ingredient, however most toothpastes contain high amounts of glycerin.
The problem is that glycerin, as a compound, has a chemical charge that can attract plaque to the teeth and so cause plaque to bind to the enamel.
This property of glycerin presented a real obstacle to us in formulating this toothpaste, as glycerin is added to many of the sub-formulations we needed. It became highly impracticable to completely eliminate.
But thankfully, after extensive research and testing, we were able to reduce the glycerin amount to such a minute quantity, less than .01%, that it does not have any effect or influence upon the attraction of plaque. Thus making the "glycerin factor" a complete zero in the effectiveness of our toothpaste.
Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract
Citrus Reticulata, or mandarin orange, is a type of orange with thin, loose peel. Although often used as food, the essential oils of mandarin oranges can also be used in aromatherapy or perfume manufacture. However, the chemical composition of mandarin orange fruit extract is such that it may also be useful in whitening teeth.
Citrus Aurantium Amara Extract
Citrus aurantium amara or bitter orange, is also known as Seville orange. Bitter orange extract is known for its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Citrus Sinensis Peel Extract
Citrus sinensis, or sweet orange, is a hybrid of pomelo and mandarin orange. Although mainly consumed for its fruit and juice, this variety of orange is used for its natural antioxidant, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties.
Lactic acid is a naturally occurring by by-product of the energy production cycle in the body. It is added in a minute quantity to our toothpaste blend in order to establish an optimal pH level for the oral cavity.
Chances are that you probably learned most of your oral health practices at home from your parents or your siblings. Perhaps you picked up a few at school, from friends or even from surfing the web or social media.
Nothing wrong with it, but we have all learned by now that just because it is on the internet does not mean it is true! So, to help you get your dental and oral care facts straight, here are some common are oral health care myths and misconceptions: