Most of us know the importance of having a healthy gut microbiome, but what about the microbiome within our mouths?
Supporting a healthy oral microbiota has a profound effect on our overall health and wellbeing. Studies show that diseases like diabetes and heart disease are linked to the mouth, so good dental hygiene goes far beyond bad breath and cavities.
Read below to discover our favourite certified organic and vegan toothpaste - and trust us, we've tried a lot!
French brand LEBON have made it their mission to create certified organic and eco-conscious toothpastes without sacrificing effectiveness. Every formula is carefully designed to protect the balance of the oral microbiota - an essential part of overall health and wellbeing.
Each toothpaste is 99.84% natural and contains a selection of ingredients that act in synergy to support excellent oral hygiene:
Green tea, Hydroxyapatite and Xylitol have anti-plaque and anti-cavity properties to protect dental enamel,
Papaya and Charcoal help to naturally whiten the teeth,
- Aloe Vera promotes the healing of mouth ulcers, and reduces inflammation and sensitivity of the gums.
As well as using certified organic ingredients and being suitable for vegans, LEBON have opted for aluminium tubes. Aluminium is widely and easily recycled, making it a great sustainable option when reducing plastic waste.
You floss and brush your teeth, but what about your tongue?
Tongue scraping is an ancient practice rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, but has only become popular in the west more recently.
Using a tongue scraper daily can help to remove unwanted buildup and bacteria. Doing so has a myriad of health benefits and can even enhance the flavour of your food.
The process is easy - simply glide the scraper from the back to the front of the tongue 2 - 3 times.
LEBON's Tongue Scraper is made from stainless steel and packaged in a slim carboard sleeve.
If you're interested in finding out more about how to expertly care for your mouth - and how conventional dental products could be doing more harm than good - we highly recommend askthedentist.com
Here's a particularly interesting article on why protecting your oral microbiome is so important and how it impacts every system in the body, from anxiety to hormone imbalances.