Wonder what the ultimate oral hygiene plan is to keep/make your teeth white and bright and your gums healthy and full?
Little known by many, your tooth and gum health play a huge role in your overall health for a variety of reasons!
Check this video for a solid plan sharing the steps, tools, and products I have found to work the best! 🙂
The ultimate oral hygiene plan goes much deeper than the simple advice of brushing and flossing, while those are included I have specific recommendations for what type/kind of toothbrush and tooth “product” or tooth soap you use.
Why… Because I have found these to work best and many others I have talked with on this subject have too! 🙂
Now before I start, this plan was inspired by Christopher Gardner of the Biocharisma Podcast during our in-depth interview on breathwork, parasite cleanses, oral hygiene, and more!!
To the Ultimate Oral Hygiene Plan!
In order to make sure that you take the best care of your teeth it’s important to make sure that you have the right tools!
I want to make clear I am not an affiliate for any of these products nor make any money promoting them, I simply have found them to be the best and feel blessed to share them. One day I may but if I do I would update the post to reflect that 🙂
I would recommend getting a Radius Toothbrush with Soft Bristles. All of the varieties they make are great although I like the Right-handed Scuba variety, Shown Below 🙂
These Radius toothbrushes nearly last forever, are made from recycled materials and the bristles always stay new, even if they are crunched up in a bag for months. The large brush head also ensures that you are massaging /brushing both your teeth and gums at the same time which equals more brushing per stroke!
It can take a little bit to get used to the large head, almost as big as a denture toothbrush, but trust me once you have they are a superior toothbrush!
While I would often simply use water over many commercial kinds of toothpaste with added fluoride/glycerin and other chemicals I have found a Tooth Soap that I would estimate as one of the best out there by far!
I just love love love the Eco-Dent Tooth powder, I have tried all of the flavors above and can’t say enough great things about them. It only takes a little, one of these small bottles has lasted me a year already!! It foams up well, tastes good, and is made of all-natural ingredients, vegan and delicious. Too soap cleans much better than paste IMHO and is lighter and easier to apply. There is a small amount of baking soda and sea salt both helping to clean and whiten your teeth while not having so much that you shouldn’t use them every day!
Try them yourself I am sure you will love them.
Before you get into the ultimate oral hygiene routine itself you may want to check out my “Oral Hygiene Yoga Class” and work that into your oral hygiene plan…
Back to the Ultimate Oral Hygiene Plan!
Step 1: Brushing your Teeth!
Place a small amount of the EcoDent tooth soap on your radius toothbrush and follow the steps below, using Oral Hygiene Yoga if desired, taking about 1 minute for the top teeth and 1 minute for the bottom teeth.
Once you have thoroughly brushed your teeth using the above info and EcoDent Tooth soap you are ready for step 2 🙂
Step 2: Flossing your Teeth
Flossing your teeth can take a little bit of time and practice but it is well worth it. Most of the cavities people who brush but do not floss get are between the teeth. Flossing helps to dislodge any debris between the teeth and prevent it from rotting and causing issues. There are many great brands of floss out there but I recommend the EcoDent Gentle Vegan floss 🙂
Step 3 : WaterPik aka Water Flosser
A Waterpik can get where your floss can’t, it is simply a stream of water that you squirt, at varying pressures, between every tooth. If you have any pockets or strange angles between your teeth the Waterpik will help you get those last little bits out. Plus it clears and cleans to get ready for steps 3 and 4 to work more effectively. Use room temp / warm water and place the Waterpik nozzle between each of your teeth, spray a stream of water, at the pressure you feel best with, for 3-5 seconds each tooth trying to spray in a few directions/angles.
The one I bought previously is unavailable, below is an amazon affiliate link for a bestseller.
Another cool option is to install your Waterpik into your shower, check that out here
Step 4: Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is an old tradition in many circles most commonly done with sesame oil. The idea with oil pulling is that the charge of the oil helps to pull toxemia through the blood vestals below your tongue (the closest blood vessels to the surface of the skin). In this routine, I am not validating/questioning that but rather focusing on oil pullings’ ability to get deep into the crevices of the teeth/gums and provide an antibacterial coating and protection.
While I will admit I have only done this for a few days and weeks at a time, rather than every day, my personal favorite oil to do this with is raw/cold-pressed Coconut oil for all of its wonderful properties, taste, and price. Simply take 1 tablespoon of oil into your mouth and swish it around vigorously for 10 -20 minutes. Once the oil thins out you can spit it into a trash bin or the toilet, never into the sink as it will clog your pipes once it reaches a cold spot!
This routine is perfect before bed to protect you all night long, this portion of the ultimate oral hygiene routine can be used as a short meditation 🙂
Step 5 : 3% Food Grade H2O2 rinse
Hydrogen peroxide is used in a great many ways, simply put it’s water with an extra oxygen molecule attached, this gives incredible cleaning power and should be handled with care. In order to make sure you get h2o2 that is ok to use in your mouth first make sure it is 35% Food Grade hydrogen peroxide.. anything other than food grade will have stabilizers and chemicals that you do not want. Even then at 35%, you want to handle it with extreme care as it can burn your skin at that strength…
To use it as a rinse we need to dilute it to 3%, this is as simple as taking 1 oz of 35% food grade h2o2 and mixing it with 11 oz of pure water.. that is simple. Place it in a mason jar or two and have it beside your sink. This rinse will burn a little bit, no need to go longer than a minute or so. This h202 rinse will effectively remove any lingering bacteria or toxemia that the oil pulling may have pulled to the surface and is a very good natural tooth whitener!!
After this quick rinse, you are done!! 🙂
I hope you really loved the Ultimate Oral Hygiene plan, let me know what you think after trying it for a while, it may not be something you need to do every day but bringing it into your weekly or even monthly routine could have huge benefits 🙂
Wishing You Much