In one of my earlier post’s, “Is Your Diet Causing You Dental Problems?” we learn that our diet has a direct correlation to the health of our mouth.

If we understand this, then it makes sense that a healthy diet will promote a healthy mouth; strong healthy teeth, gums, and tongue. In addition to this, practicing good oral hygiene is just as important.

In my opinion, there is absolutely no need to use toxic, chemical laden oral care products to support healthy teeth and gums.

Below, I have several all natural tips that I have found to be effective in maintaining (or promoting) a healthy smile.

Best All Natural Tips for White Teeth Healthy Gums and Fresh Breath - Sophisticated Booty

Use an All Natural Toothpaste or Baking Soda (aluminum-free). Most commercial toothpastes (and oral care products) contain chemicals, alcohol, artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors. Avoid toothpastes that have fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate – a harsh detergent. Also make sure to read ingredient labels, even on those products labelled “natural” or “organic,” they often contain questionable ingredients. I recommend Estrella Toothpaste and Mouth Rinse. I like to brush with baking soda, sea salt, and a blend of essential oils. This combination keeps my teeth white, my breath fresh, and my gums healthy! You can also just use baking soda – great for whitening and cleaning the teeth, as well as, deodorizing bad breath!

Brush in Circular Motions. Brushing your teeth using a gentle, circular motion will stimulate tissue regeneration which will support strong healthy gums. Remember to brush along your gum line using this same technique. This can be especially beneficial for those with reseeding gums.

Floss. Your toothbrush can’t clean out those tight spaces between your teeth, so you’ve got to floss! I’ve been using Smart Floss. It’s thicker than your average floss, so it works great for getting plaque, harmful bacteria, food, etc. out of those tiny little cracks and crevices.

Tongue Scrapper.  This is an essential detoxification tool used to effectively clean your tongue. Using a tongue scrapper will leave your tongue feeling and tasting clean, and help combat bad breath. If you don’t have one of these then buy one!

Essential Oils. Are great to add to your oral care routine. Use them to whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, kill harmful bacteria, and support healthy teeth and gums. You can add 1-2 drops to your toothpaste, or get the head of your toothbrush wet, dip it into some baking soda (aluminum-free), add 1-2 drops of essential oil(s), and brush.

My Favorite Essential Oils for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Myrrh – astringent and antiseptic.

Peppermint – great breath freshener and helps relieve toothaches.

Cloves – healing, antiseptic, and a great breath freshener.

Note: Only use organic and/or steam distilled essential oils.

Magnesium. Is responsible for more than 300 biological processes in our body. It also promotes gum regeneration. This may be especially helpful if you have receding gums. Add a drop of ionic magnesium to your toothbrush before brushing. I also add a few drops to all my beverages and foods.

Magnesium Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet:

Greens – Include a variety of green leafy vegetables in your diet. They are an excellent source of magnesium and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps fight against bad breath because it neutralizes odors. Also, eating greens naturally brushes and cleans the teeth. Try this yummy kale chip recipe.

Cacao (Raw Organic)– Chocolate in its purest form! Is the best natural source of magnesium, along with iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, and manganese. Learn more about raw cacao.

Almonds (Raw Organic Unpasteurized) – A great source of magnesium and healthy fats. Have a handful as a snack, slice and add them to salads, or make your own almond milk or butter.

  • Some Symptoms of Silicon Deficiency
  • Dental Cavities.
  • Weak Bones, Tendons, & Ligaments.
  • Brittle Hair & Nails.
  • Poor Skin Quality.

Silicon. Is an essential component in the make-up of our connective tissue, hair, skin, nails, bones, joints, tendons, cartilage, and blood vessels. Silicon helps prevent cavities while nourishing and strengthening the teeth and gums.

Silicon Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet:

Alfalfa – Sprout alfalfa seeds and add them to a salad, wrap, or sandwich. Learn how to easily sprout seeds in your own kitchen!

Cucumber (silicon found in skin) – Cut into slices, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt or Himalayan salt. Note: If you want to benefit from the silicon in cucumbers don’t peel the skin off the cucumber. Make sure to always buy organic, so you avoid eating harmful pesticides and chemicals!

Bell Pepper (silicon found in skin) – Add to salads, or dip in hummus.

Supplement: I like to use Living Silica in my beverages and foods as much as possible. I also use it on my skin after I get out of the shower.

Sulfur. Helps build strong enamel, and strengthens the teeth.

Sulfur Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet:

Maca Root Powder –This sulfur rich superfood is also a great source of plant based protein. Add powder to smoothies, dips, ice cream, etc.

Brassica Family Vegetables – Cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, etc. Enjoy them raw in salads, vegetable juices, or lightly steamed with a little olive oil and sea salt.

Radishes – Slice and add to a salad.

Supplement: MSM – I add this to my morning apple cider vinegar or lemon water.

Vitamin C. Is necessary for maintaining healthy gums. It plays an essential role in the production of collagen. Vitamin C also helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones.

Vitamin C Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet:

Hibiscus Flowers – Make a tea.

Camu Camu Berry  Add powder to smoothies and juices.

Rosehips  Make a tea.

AFA Blue Green Algae (from Klamath Lake)  The powder can be used in smoothies, dips, salad dressings, etc. Or, take it in capsule form.

Coenzyme Q10. Supplements have been found beneficial in some cases of gum disease.

These are my all natural tips for white teeth, healthy gums, and fresh breath. Give them a try! You don’t need to do it all at once. Just start implementing what you can, and feel comfortable doing.

To a Healthy Smile!


What do you think? Are you currently using some of these tips?

What are you going to try first? Please comment below 🙂

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