Dental notes: tickle your ivories with the latest in natural mouth maintenance
If Hollywood bright is the aim for your enamels, then the latest dental launches might not brush up. But if fluoride-free tooth care is your goal, then there is a host of new natural and botanical preparations with which to maintain oral hygiene, and even drop a shade or two. Here are some of our finds that beat bacteria with natural solutions.
Flavoured natural beeswax coats Buly 1803’s dental floss, the first black variety to hit the market. The flavours to choose from are orange, ginger and clove, mint, coriander and cucumber, and apple from Montauban.
Bamboo charcoal toothbrush
Featuring a handle made from 100 per cent natural bamboo with nylon bristles that are infused with anti-bacterial bamboo charcoal, this toothbrush from Gaia Guy is a natural alternative to plastic toothbrushes. Packaged in a recycled, recyclable, biodegradeable cardboard, it's as clean for the environment as it is for your mouth.
Iris root powder, by Buly 1803
Buly 1803’s pure botanical iris root powder can be used on the skin and teeth alike, to a similar end. It gently brightens skin complexions and naturally whitens teeth, and is particularly recommended for smokers and coffee or tea drinkers for removing hardened stains.
Aesop’s new fluoride-free toothpaste leans on a herbal cocktail to clean teeth and gums. Essential oils of anise, spearmint and clove are joined by soothing sea buckthorn, while cardamom and wasabia japonica sweeten the breath, leaving a taste that takes a little getting used to.
Sister & Co’s raw coconut mouth rinse with spearmint takes inspiration from oil pulling, an ayurvedic ritual for purging the mouth that is fast becoming popular in the West. A teaspoon of the oil is swished around the teeth and gums for 10-20 minutes in order to pick up clinging debris and bacteria before being spat out. Made from organic coconut oil and spearmint, it also whitens teeth, reduces plaque and cavities, and freshens breath.
As originally featured in the November 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*224)