By Dr. Ginger's Team / October 11, 2022
Here at Dr. Ginger’s we find ourselves at the intersection of scientific and holistic practice—and our obsession with clean, healthy mouths is what led Dr. Ginger Price, DDS to formulate a delicious and helpful toothpaste for your oral microbiome.
With the recent explosion in information on gut health and overall health being tied to your microbiome, conventional scientific researchers and holistic medicinal practitioners seem to be finding themselves agreeing more often—support your body’s systems and you will experience greater health.
Over the course of her 35+ year career as a dentist, Dr. Ginger never stopped educating herself on oral health, and when she retired from practicing dentistry on her individual clients, she saw the need in the marketplace for an oral care solution that supported the body’s ability to foster a healthy oral microbiome instead of the conventional understanding that: sanitized = healthy (an understanding that is rapidly changing).
Enter Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Oil Toothpaste.
Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Oil Toothpaste
Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Oil Toothpaste utilizes organic coconuts and xylitol to support good oral bacteria, allowing for a healthy oral microbiome that deals with plaque & gingivitis naturally.
Besides making your mouth happy with its delicious flavor? There are a whole host of reasons, but first let’s start with the basics.
Aqua, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin (from plants), Xylitol, Mentha Piperita (Organic Peppermint) Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Irish Moss) Extract, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Titanium Dioxide, Natural Flavors
What you’re not seeing here are chemicals that are suspected to disrupt the oral microbiome such as:
Fluoride, Triclosan, Saccharin, Asparatame, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Diethanolamine
It’s a two-factor function. Brushing removes plaque from the surface of the tooth, while Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Oil + Xylitol formula coats the surface of the tooth.
Just like every other respectable toothpaste solution, brushing your teeth with Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Oil Toothpaste assists the brush bristles in scrubbing the surface of the tooth.
Brushing, as we all know, is a vital practice in oral health because the brushing action breaks down and removes plaque build up on the surface of the tooth. (Flossing removes plaque between the teeth and is just as important!)
We know brushing removes plaque from the surface of the tooth, but what does big brand conventional toothpaste leave behind? Chemicals and dyes? Who knows?
We can tell you that ours leaves behind a smooth mixture of organic coconut oil and xylitol. You can feel the barrier on your teeth when you’re done brushing.
What does this barrier do? Let’s ask Dr. Ginger:
“Plaque cannot adhere to coconut oil, and gingivitis cannot digest xylitol. So, covering your teeth and gums with these two ingredients promotes an environment that discourages plaque and gingivitis, while boosting your helpful oral microbiome flora and fauna with the several noted benefits of coconut oil.”
– Dr. Ginger Price, DDS
So in conclusion, the best toothpaste for your oral microbiome is the mouthwash that does not disrupt the natural abilities of the oral microbiome itself, instead assists in providing a healthy environment for your mouth microbiome to thrive.
On top of it, you still want the fresh breath and clean feeling mouth you can expect from a good toothpaste, which of course, which Dr. Ginger’s knocks out of the park.