Keep Your Smile Its Brightest!

19 April 10, 2015 - At Home, Healthy & Fit, Oral Care, Personal Care, Young Living Personal Care

Woman DentistIt can be easy to let good habits slip. A dinner with friends may run late, or you just might be too tired from a long day at work to do anything but jump into bed. Before long the good dental habits from childhood fade, and flossing is more the exception than the rule. If your routine has you expecting a lecture at your next dental appointment, we have five great tips to give both you and your dentist something to smile about!

 

Brush Properly

It’s all in the details. While it might be easy to remember tooth brushing morning and night, it’s as important to be thorough as it is to be consistent. Some things to try include:

 

  • Dividing your mouth into four equal sections and spending 30 seconds on each. Don’t forget to brush both the inner and outer surfaces of teeth.
  • Paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth, and areas around fillings, crowns, and other dental work.
  • Ensuring fresher breath by getting all areas of the mouth, including gums, insides of cheeks, and tongue.
  • Using a toothpaste with naturally derived ingredients that gently and effectively cleans teeth, such as our Thieves® AromaBright Toothpaste.

 

Be Gentle

Don’t confuse thorough brushing with aggressive brushing. You can get a sparkling smile while still being kind to your teeth and gums!

  • Brush with short, gentle, circular strokes. Brushing too aggressively can wear down tooth enamel and damage gums. The point is to remove plaque, which does not take much force. A bacterial film, plaque forms between teeth and along the gumline, eating away enamel, weakening the teeth, and leading to cavities.
  • The American Dental Association recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Bristles that are too stiff can hurt gums.

 

Toothbrush Caring for Your Brush

If your toothbrush is more than three to four months old, it’s not doing as much good as it could. Change your toothbrush regularly, and rinse and let it dry after every use to keep it clean and extend its life.

 

Protect Your Enamel

Enamel is the shield for your teeth, and it’s important to protect your protection. Once tooth enamel is eroded, it does not grow back. Keep your enamel safe by:

  • Avoiding acidic, sticky, and sugary foods.
  • Waiting 30 minutes after eating to brush your teeth. This allows your saliva time to dissolve leftover food particles. Saliva helps protect teeth.
  • Flossing once per day. While it’s good to remove food particles from between teeth, the real value of flossing is removing plaque. A great choice for daily flossing is Thieves Dental Floss. Thin, strong, and made with a fresh burst of Thieves and Peppermint essential oils, it resists fraying and breakage and easily glides between teeth for those hard-to-reach places.

 

Thieves Mouthwash - Young LivingUse Mouthwash

Even the most thorough brushing and flossing don’t get your mouth as clean as it can be. Twice daily, swish for 30–60 seconds with an alcohol-free mouthwash made with naturally derived ingredients, such as Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash, for fresh breath and clean teeth.

 

With help from these tips and other Thieves oral care products from our O.I.L.™ promotion, your dentist is sure to be impressed at your next visit! What do you do to keep your smile fresh? Let us know in the comments!

 

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  • Emily Wotton

    I have really bad teeth and was wondering if this really works because I just started using oils and was wondering if it would be worth the money ??

    • Hi Emily, if you have concerns, we recommend speaking to your Dentist for targeted advice for your specific needs. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Thank you for sharing some really useful tips.. These tips are very much enough to keep my smile its brightest!!!!

  • Ashley Ross

    Hi, I just wanted to ask if the products were enamel safe and if yours is xylitol and all is Source from the tree bark or if it was a more synthetic version ?

    • Young Living

      Hi Ashley, Our Thieves® toothpastes are considered enamel safe. The xylitol is derived from corn cob. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Madel Carline

    I love the YL toothbrush! Please tell me it it available for purchase?

    • Young Living

      Hi Madel, Young Living® currently does not offer a toohbrush. However, we continue to proudly offer our Thieves® line of dental care products including toothpastes, mouthwash and floss! More information about these products can be found here.

  • Cathy Batten, RDH

    Great article! I love Thieves dentarome toothpaste. I also use it as a deodorant.

  • Thank you for sharing such valuable informative post with us. Very nice approach

  • Thanks for the article. It describes how following simple steps can make our smile at its brightest. And definitely these tips will help a lot for maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile.

  • Pamela Persson

    Love your Thieves toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. At the very bottom of this blog post, it has a link for the O.I.L. Promotion – when you go into that, it says it was to end in Dec. 2015. Did this end or is this still going on? Thanks!!

    • Young Living

      Hi Pamela, Excellent question! Yes, our O.I.L. Promotion did end the last day of December 2015. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Deb

    I just received my first tube of Thieves Dentarome-Ultra Toothpaste. I realized that it contains Xylitol. In my research I found that there are many sources for Xylitol and not all is good and can be harmful for animals, which is why I never have brought Xylitol into my home for cooking or baking.

    Can you tell me where and how Young Living sources their Xylitol to put in their products?

    Thanks In Advance

    • Hi Deb, Xylitol is used in the toothpaste as a tooth-friendly sweetener. We feel this is a safe alternative to use in this product as it is intended for human consumption only. If you are concerned that this product may not be right for you, we would suggest contacting your personal healthcare physician for assistance in making a decision regarding whether this product is suited for your personal needs.

  • Jaclyn

    Is the Aromabright toothpaste Gluten free?

    • Hi Jaclyn, The AromaBright™ Toothpaste does not include any gluten containing ingredients. It is possible that this product is manufactured in facilities which use gluten in product formulations. Though there may be gluten processed in the same facility the machinery is cleansed and sanitized between products to prevent contamination. If you have additional concerns regarding the use of this product, please consult your health care provider. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Robin

    What oil would someone use for tooth ache?

    • Young Living

      Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

      If you would like further information on Young Living’s Seed to Seal process, the quality of our essential oils, recommended uses, or any further information on any of Young Living products, please visit YoungLiving.com.

  • Shawni

    Is Thieves AromaBright toothpaste safe to use during pregnancy? I’ve heard peppermint and spearmint are oils to stay away from while pregnant, and since this contains both I’m concerned it shouldn’t be used. Just wanted to hear some thoughts on it as I haven’t been able to find much information on the topic!

    • Young Living

      Hi Shawni! Our product safety department advises that it is always a good idea to check with a healthcare provider prior to using a product when pregnant.

  • Gerri

    As a practicing dental hygienist and a new YL Distributor, I would like to know the RDA (abrasive index) of all the YL toothpastes so I can make recommendations to my patients according to their dental needs. Some of my patients have gum recession with exposed root surfaces. A lower abrasive toothpaste would be better for this person.

    I have also read some posts regarding the fact that using lemon EO to water does not increase the acidity of the water/beverage. Is this true? This would be fantastic because our office has been advising patients not to use lemon juice or slices of lemon in their water or beverages on a regular basis because it can be too erosive on the enamel.

    • Lora

      I would love this information as well. I’ve had surgery twice for receding gums and I have switched from actual lemon in my water to Lemon EO hoping to save my enamel.

    • Young Living

      Hi Gerri! We have not tested our toothpastes for RDA at this time. Unlike lemon juice, Lemon essential oil is pH-neutral, so it should not be harmful to the enamel on teeth. The acidity of the water/beverage will not change if Lemon oil is added. Hope this is helpful!

      • Deb

        Would this be the same for all citrus? Limes, grapefruit, oranges…

        • Young Living

          Hi Deb! Yes, it is the same for all citrus oils- limes, grapefruit, oranges, etc.

  • Jessica

    My 4 year old loves the KidScent toothpaste! We would love to see Young Living have a KidScents mouthwash.

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