Yes and no. Beneficial bacteria is essential for the healthy functioning of your body, they are vital teammates not only for better health but for the very fact of living! But the mix of bacteria in your mouth (oral cavity) and your gut is different. Our multi-strain blend of beneficial bacteria is designed to support superior oral health and they ARE NOT designed to help out your gut. While there is no harm to swallow the mix, after letting it sit in your mouth for 30-60 seconds, this is just for convenience, you can just as easily spit the mix out.
Just like the question "how long is a piece of string" the answer depends. Everyone's oral health is different and everyone has their own healing capacity. Just like in the gut, your first job is to restore a healthy bacterial balance. Once that is done, now the body can start to function properly and begin to heal and repair. When your oral cavity is in dysbiosis (means an unhealthy bacterial balance) then your mouth is constantly under attack and your body is trying to fight back. As the bacterial balance is restored and rebalanced, now the body can devote more energy to healing–and the oral cavity renews. While this varies, most people start to see results after about a month, with strong results after 3 months or so.
BLIS K12 and M18 are patented strains of beneficial oral bacteria. They have undergone numerous clinical studies to back up their effectiveness in restoring a healthier oral cavity as well as in reducing various ear-nose-throat infections. The BLIS stands for Bacteriocin Like Inhibitory Substances.A bacteriocin is a toxic substance produced by one strain of bacteria that inhibits, or even kills, off another strain of bacteria. It is similar to an antibiotic but it is narrowly targeted to specific other bacteria (antibiotics target more broadly) and it is a naturally produced substance. Bottom line, BLIS K12 and M18 work to naturally inhibit specific bad bacteria in your mouth.
Hydroxyapatite is the natural form of calcium that makes up most of your enamel and your bones. It is natural bone building substance of your body. Nano means very small and tiny. In order to bond effectively to your enamel, we use a patented process to "nano-ize" the hydroxyapatite. This makes for a very effective way to mineralize and strengthen your teeth. Our patented form has been clinically tested for highly effective sensitivity relief. As a bonus, hydroxyapatite is naturally pure white and so it provides a whitening boost as well.
This is a very, very important question to ask. There are a number of toothpastes that promote hydroxyapatite but as this is an expensive ingredient, especially in a nano form, the actual amount can be just a token amount. Based upon clinical studies, a minimum 10% concentration is recommended for full effectiveness. We have exceeded this in our toothpaste formulation with a full 11% hydroxyapatite (6% in the nano form). That is why we believe our toothpaste to be the best there is for sensitivity relief and for mineralizing your enamel.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (organic), Xylitol, Calcium Carbonate, Hydroxyapatite, Calcium Carbonate, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Bicarbonate, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Oil, Sea Salt, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Zinc Citrate, Bentonite, Cellulose Gum, Citric acid, Zinc Gluconate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glycerin, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Sinensis Peel Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Aqua, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnasweet 10
Yes, our toothpaste is 100% fluoride free. It is also non-GMO, free of SLS and all sulfates. It is also 99% glycerin-free. (This is important as too much glycerin can actually create a chemical attraction that promotes plaque binding to the enamel)
The primary cause of poor oral health (such as cavities and gum disease) lies with bacterial overgrowth and imbalances in your mouth. Our proprietary blend of essential oils works to inhibit the bad bacteria in your mouth, naturally and without chemicals. And, the best part is that it has very little effect upon the good bacteria. So, you can control the bad bacteria while helping the good bacteria grow and build back a healthy balance in your mouth. This is why using OraRestore oil is a great support to our ORAL PROBIOTICS as it helps suppress the bad bacteria so the good bacteria can establish that much faster.
Yes, very much so. In fact, that is one of its top uses. The primary cause of bad breath are the stinky gases created by bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria are mostly found down in the crevices of your tongue (great place for the food particles and protection that bacteria love). The stinky bacterial byproducts are also commonly emitted in the gums pockets. The OraRestore oil goes to work to control the bad bacteria, and so to control the yucky, smelly gases they put out. And, with the added benefit of the great smelling mint oils, there is a freshening element added as well. Use it first thing in the morning and after eating and drinking for superior breath freshening... and better oral health to boot.