Are Your Oral Care Products Safe? Navigating the “Natural” Maze in Oral Care Products

Are Your Oral Care Products Safe? Navigating the “Natural” Maze in Oral Care Products

In our daily lives, we are surrounded by substances that can potentially harm our health, from pesticides and heavy metals in our food to exhaust fumes and pollutants in the air we breathe, and even toxic materials in our self-care products. It’s only natural that many of us are keen to minimize our exposure to these harmful substances and artificial ingredients in every aspect of our lives, including oral care.

The Natural Ingredients Paradox

The shift toward natural ingredients in oral care products is driven by a commendable desire to use safer and less processed options. However, it’s crucial to recognize that “natural” does not automatically equate to safe or effective for oral health. For example, while essential oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus, or tea tree oil are derived from nature, they can disrupt the oral microbiome’s balance, leading to more harm than good.

 Additionally, some products marketed as “natural” might still include questionable components. Certain “natural” dental flosses, for instance, use petroleum-based waxes such as microcrystalline wax, a choice that might seem at odds with the pursuit of natural products. Furthermore, widely used flosses that contain PTFE (Teflon) are rated with the highest level of toxicity, 10 out of 10, by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), raising concerns about their safety.. 

An Unbiased Source for Safety: The EWG

For those looking to make informed choices about oral care products, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides a reliable and unbiased resource. The EWG’s hazard scale is an invaluable tool for assessing the safety and toxicity of various ingredients, helping consumers make better decisions about the products they use daily.

 

SuperMouth’s Commitment to Safety

 At SuperMouth, our commitment to safety and transparency is paramount. Every single ingredient in our products has been meticulously selected and has received a rating of 1 on the EWG scale, indicating the lowest possible risk of toxicity and affirming its safety*. We ensure our products not only promote effective oral health but also align with our dedication to using the safest ingredients available.

A Holistic Approach to Oral Care

 Selecting the right oral care products goes beyond opting for items labeled as “natural.” It involves a comprehensive evaluation of the ingredients, their efficacy, and their overall impact on oral health. At SuperMouth, we are dedicated to offering products that support the entire mouth’s health, from teeth and gums to the crucial oral microbiome.

 We encourage you to look deeper than the labels and consider the scientific evidence and safety of the ingredients in your oral care regimen. By making informed choices, we can safeguard our oral and overall health while navigating the complex landscape of oral care products.

* based on EWG rankings