Mirra Guide: How to Shop Non-toxic Oral Health Products
When most people talk about beauty and wellness, I’m sure oral health isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind. And I get it - having a bomb glow and defined brows is totally important, but let’s be real. How many of you have swiped through a seemingly perfect Tinder profile and spent the next 5 minutes mapping out your future together, deciding on how many kids you’ll have, ONLY to find that his third photo is showing his oh-so-unfortunate teeth. Hello, 911. Have we been catfished?
The truth is, people don’t appreciate the value of attractive and healthy teeth until they don’t have it. So, to prevent you from ever becoming that seemingly perfect Tinder hottie that we won’t mention again, we’ve curated a few of our fav’ oral wellness staples to protect and maintain your teeth’s health:
What do you get when you combine nature’s holy grail fruit and oral care? Cocofloss. Their flosses are made out of 100% real coconut and come in the cutest neon packaging (don’t lie - we know you’re a sucker for packaging too, bb). Their amazing flavor offerings actually have me looking forward to flossing my teeth, which is basically a feat. Because if you’re anything like us, and feel like you deserve a trophy just for brushing your hair and not wearing the same outfit 3 days in a row, you’ll be glad to know that Cocofloss has us personally inspired to floss almost every single day (still human over here).
There’s a lot of discussion on fluoride and whether or not it's truly good for your teeth. Some dental professionals claim that it's safe, while others seem to suggest otherwise. If you've made the switch to fluoride-free oral products (or want to), then you need David’s Premium Natural Toothpaste. It's a sustainably-made, non-toxic, and fluoride-free toothpaste alternative that will have your teeth feeling clean in no time. Plus, it’s vegan and completely cruelty-free.
By now, everyone and their mother has probably hopped onto the activated charcoal train. But if you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what it is - we aren’t talking about grilling out for Labor Day. We’re talking about the activated charcoal that acts as an absorbent of unhealthy toxins in the body. It helps to whiten teeth, and if you’re drinking coffee on the reg’, you’ll be in love with it after your first use. Carbon Coco offers their charcoal in a convenient jar and all you need to do is dip your wet toothbrush in and brush for 3 minutes. It does feel a little weird at first, but the results are undeniably worth it, and your teeth will literally feel squeaky clean afterwards.
Remember those Listerine commercials where the actors always looked like mouth washing was a good time? #FakeNews. Well, the good thing for us real people who don’t like to pretend that mouthwash is an instant party in our mouths: natural personal care brand, JĀSÖN, has launched a mouthwash and we’re going coconuts for it (but like, not that fake dancing in front of your mirror ‘cause you're washing your mouth fake nuts). This coconut oil-based rinse keeps your mouth feeling fresh, clean, and keeps bad breath at bay. Plus, it’s chocked full of soothing aloe vera and marshmallow root which helps to calm irritated gums.
The innovative founder behind the cult-favorite eos lip balm has created yet another amazing personal care product. Enter, Hello toothpastes. The brand has a fairly wide range of toothpastes for both children and adults and we’re obsessed! From fluoride-free to traditional toothpastes - Hello has you covered. They don't have any artificial dyes or sweeteners, SLS, and the brand is completely cruelty-free. Hello, we love you. Literally.
So, there you have it, ladies and gents - the five oral health necessities to jumpstart your path to a bangin’ smile.