Smiles are the universal language and often a part of a first impression. We only get two sets of teeth and if we don’t take care of them the first time then there’s no going back. I was blessed with really great teeth. I have never had braces and have very straight teeth and I’ve never been diagnosed with a cavity.
Not everyone is so lucky though so I don’t take it for granted. If I took advantage of that though I would likely be on the other end of that spectrum. We all have different sets of teeth and different types of struggles. Ryan’s had different struggles within his life with his teeth.
When it comes to our teeth – and even more importantly our children’s teeth – we want to make sure we are doing our best. We want our kids to have a solid foundation for their adult teeth and it starts now. We want to continue good dental health for ourselves, as well.
Recently we made some simple, yet impactful, changes to our dental and day to day routines to help make that happen. Together we have done a bit of research over the years about dental health, remineralization, and more. We were thrilled to find some great products that fit within our desires for maximizing the dental health of our family.
We Swapped Out Our Toothbrushes.
We brush our teeth twice a day and as long as we are brushes what does it matter what kind of brush we use, right? That was always my thought process. Soft, Medium, Hard. Electric or standard. Those were the options that I knew about and thought all that mattered. Recently I was educated on how many microbes live on my toothbrush every day. Gross.
I found Compostable, Biodegradable toothbrushes from EcoFam that are the world’s first 100% eco-friendly toothbrush with anti-microbial, silver-infused bristles. Really cool, right? Even cooler – their independent lab results show the elimination of 99% of bristle microbes in less than 1 hour! My mind was blown.
They come in kids and adult toothbrushes and I’ve been really happy since the switch. My teeth also feel cleaner. The brush design is simple but my teeth feel cleaner than my old tooth brush, as well. I also love the peace of mind that all of our toothbrushes are CLEAN and free of microbes!
We Swapped Out Our Gum, Mints and Lollipops.
Upon all of our research we learned a lot about Xylitol. Xylitol is an alternative to sugar, that actually is beneficial to your dental health. Even more so, it’s actually good for your teeth and can help facilitate the remineralization process.
Xylitol is a natural sweetener that can help neutralize the pH in your mouth that comes from fibrous parts of plants. Another benefit is that instead of breaking down and sticking to your teeth like sugar does, it actually breaks down the bacteria in your both.
Finding products with Xylitol is becoming more common and they are great for teeth but a lot of them are sweeter with Aspartame. Yuck.
I recently discovered a brand called Xyloburst that carries Xylitol gum, mints, fruit sours, and lollipops. I read their ingredients and their procedure and felt good about everything in them.
Their flavors of gum include peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon and fresh fruit. Their mints come in spearmint and their sours come in peach, grape, and watermelon. Their suckers come in a multipack of raspberry, strawberry, orange, and apple.
If you are wondering if they have a weird taste because they are sweetened with Xylitol instead of sugar, I’m here to tell you – they are delicious. I was worried about that too, honestly. The flavors taste so good – the cinnamon gum tastes like Big Red and the Fresh Fruit seriously tastes likes Juicy Fruit.
I Say YES! More to Lollipops and Gum
My daughter loves candy and gum as much as the next kids but a bunch of suckers everyday? No, thanks. Her third piece of gum today? Seriously?
With our Xyloburst products I don’t mind letting her have an extra piece of gum because I know the benefits of it for her teeth. A sucker at 7pm? Sure! There’s no sugar to keep her up late and there’s benefits to her having one.
I obviously don’t keep them quite like I have them in the photo above but I really do have a variety of everything with us all the time. On our last two hour car ride, A asked for two watermelon sours, a sucker and a piece of gum. Good thing this mama came prepared because we all love the Xyloburst products.
If you are looking for some excellent alternatives to your gum, mints and lollipops, I highly recommend you check out Focus Nutrition and learn all about what they offer. You can find their Xyloburst and their EcoFam products right on their site! They also have a PURE line offers nasal mists, throat spray and probiotic gum!
Their line of Xyloburst products is extensive and has everything I’ve listed here to jams, mouth rinses and sweeteners. I haven’t tried everything but I’m a huge fan of their products and can’t wait to try out more! Their products are available at over 2,000 health food stores nationwide!
Swapping out products we already use was easy. Small changes equaling healthier alternatives is always something I’m a huge fan of! When are you making the switch?
Upon discovering the Xyloburst and EcoFam products, I joined in collaboration with Focus Nutrition. We genuinely enjoy these products and I am grateful for the opportunity to share these products with you. All images and opinion are our own.