Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Teethpaste

How can Teethpaste help to remineralise my enamel?
While many toothpastes create a non-natural shield over your teeth and/or do not address the condition of the teeth, gums and mouth, our organic toothpaste focuses on cleaning and strengthening your teeth naturally.

First and foremost, Teethpaste helps cleanse and detoxify the mouth by binding to and absorbing plaque build-up, unwanted microbes and heavy metals to effectively remove these from the mouth. Our Teethpaste can also help alkalise and balance the pH of the mouth, which in turn creates an environment that bad bacteria cannot survive or thrive in. By cleansing, detoxing and balancing the oral ecology of your mouth, Teethpaste helps remove any barriers, biofilms and pathogens that would inhibit remineralisation, and thus supports the correct conditions for enamel to be remineralised naturally by the body and saliva.

Additionally, Teethpaste may deliver much needed naturally occurring minerals to the mouth (including magnesium, silica, potassium, calcium, iron and sodium) from certified organic mineral-rich bentonite clay where they may be absorbed into your salvia (responsible for remineralising enamel), and into the gum tissue to help remineralise the tooth internally.

Lifestyle, eating habits and environmental toxins can all contribute to the leaching of minerals from the teeth, known as demineralisation, which leads to enamel erosion, sensitivity and cavities. Brushing with Teethpaste helps strengthen and rebuild your teeth and gums, while outpacing demineralisation. By strengthening your teeth you will also help protect them against stains, plaque, erosion, decay, and gradually reduce tooth and gum sensitivity.

How does remineralisation work?

Enamel remineralisation begins with healthy saliva. Healthy saliva in optimum amounts is vital to whole-body health and wellbeing, including oral health.

Saliva is responsible for:

  • protecting and lubricating the oral environment,
  • providing enzymes to begin the digestive process,
  • enabling taste and speech,
  • balancing microbiome and,
  • carrying hormone secretions that stimulate internal remineralisation of teeth and gums.

Ideally, saliva should be at a pH of 7, neither too acidic (which causes enamel damage) or too alkaline (which causes calculus build-up). If saliva is too acidic enamel becomes porous, making it more vulnerable to staining, chipping and crumbling. What you eat and drink will have both a direct impact (on contact) and indirect impact (nutritional, hormonal) on the pH of your saliva.

But what about the rest of your tooth? Your teeth are connected to every other part of your body via meridians, blood vessels and nerves. Meridians (bioelectrical pathways) terminate at the tooth, and each tooth is connected to different glands and/or organs that are affected by what happens to that tooth. Inside the root canal of your tooth are blood vessels, cells, connective tissues and nerves. In a balanced body, the roots of the tooth draw nutrients into the root canal, like a tree draws water and nutrients from the ground into itself. This nutrient flow, necessary for the integrity and health of each tooth, is regulated by the hypothalamus which tells the parotid gland – the main salivary gland – to produce the parotid hormone. In turn, the parotid hormone triggers the flow of dental fluid to the teeth. However, when the parotid gland or the hypothalamus itself is compromised, such as by poor dietary and lifestyle choices, stress and/or exposure to toxins, EMFs etc., the flow of this vital life-giving fluid is reversed, meaning the minerals and nutrients are instead sucked away from the teeth, initiating degeneration and setting the stage for tooth decay and cavities.

Significantly, the presence of sugar and phytic acid (found in grains, legumes, nuts and seeds) in the diet have been linked to the shrinking and atrophy (degeneration) of the parotid gland. On the other hand, primitive cultures whose traditional diets were high in fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A (retinol), D3, E and K2, from pure, pristine wild animal sources, generally avoided the malformation of dental arches and jaw structure, and grew a full-sized mouth of healthy teeth with very little to no cavities. This is best demonstrated by the work of Dr Weston A Price, who documented the rapid physical degeneration of native cultures whose natural diets of pristine, whole, fresh foods were replaced by processed foods and sweets.

Although well-balanced nutrition is fundamental to good oral health, it is important to note that nutrition is only one aspect in a holistic health picture. In order to achieve whole body health, every factor of one’s lifestyle, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health must be brought into balance. There are lots of fantastic, empowering books available for those whose health is suffering and want to find tools to help heal naturally and holistically.

We Love Organics Organic Oral Care range is designed to help Heal, Nurture, Maintain and Support healthy oral hygiene and ecology. Our oral care is not designed to substitute a well-balanced and health-nurturing lifestyle and diet, which is the only way true oral health can be achieved.

What colour is Teethpaste?

Most of our Teethpastes are a natural earthy beige colour, just like the certified organic bentonite clay that is the base for all of our Teethpaste blends. Our Organic Minty Charcoal and Organic Sweet Mint Charcoal Teethpastes contain certified organic activated charcoal which is why they are dark grey/black.

We Love Organics Teethpaste is blissfully free from artificial, natural and/or organic colourings that do nothing for oral health and are usually made with chemicals that are often counterproductive to good oral health.

Does Teethpaste feel different compared to other toothpastes?

Yes. Our pure Teethpaste feels different because every single ingredient we use is beneficial to oral health. We do not use harmful fillers – like synthetic silica, SLS, fluoride, gum and glycerin – to add volume, body or foam. Initially Teethpaste will feel less full in your mouth, but once you get used to the different texture you will find it is effective at cleansing your teeth and gums and that your mouth feels great!

After using Teethpaste, people report not only liking it, but feeling that their teeth, gums and entire mouths are truly clean in a way they haven’t experienced with other toothpastes in the past.

Why is Teethpaste ‘non-foaming’?

Our oral care is holistically formulated with ingredients that aid good oral health. One of the many reasons Teethpaste does not contain foaming agents is because they do not serve oral health, despite widespread use.

Foaming agents, also known as dispersants or surfactants, come in many guises and include SLS, a common ingredient in industrial detergent known to strip surfaces of grease and oil; or triclosan which is an environmental toxin that bioaccumulates in waterways harming wildlife. Even ‘natural’ toothpastes and mouthwashes may contain surfactants such as lauryl glucoside, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium coco-sulfate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, and decyl glucoside. ‘Wash your mouth out with soap’ is never suggested as an appealing prospect, yet many people unknowingly do exactly that day in, day out, morning and night.

It is a common misconception that if toothpaste doesn’t foam it won’t clean, but that simply isn’t true! Using Teethpaste actually makes your teeth feel cleaner than ever before, and this is because not only does Teethpaste bind and remove toxins from the mouth – it also doesn’t deposit toxins into the mouth.

What is glycerin? And why is Teethpaste ‘glycerin free’?

Glycerin is a sugar alcohol, naturally occurring during the alcoholic fermentation of sugars, but most of the glycerin we find in food and personal care products today comes from the hydrolysis of fats and oils, or through the fermentation of yeast, sugar or starch.

Manufacturers commonly add glycerin to toothpaste to extend the release of flavours. However, when glycerin is spread over the teeth (such as while brushing teeth) it creates an unnatural film over the teeth and gums that inhibits the flow of minerals to and from the teeth, and creates a breeding ground for bacteria that cause plaque, cavities and enamel damage.

What about xylitol? Isn’t that good for my teeth?
Like glycerin, erythritol and sorbitol, xylitol is also a sugar alcohol, has no nutritional value, and is not absorbable or digestible by the body which is why it can cause gastrointestinal upset. Some claim that xylitol helps remineralisation but personally we’ve never used xylitol to achieve remineralisation.
Why does We Love Organics use essential oils in oral care?

We use only pure certified organic therapeutic grade essential oils that have been cold-pressed or steam-distilled without the use of solvents or chemicals. Not only do these essential oils give our Teethpaste their distinctive pleasant taste, but their antibacterial properties can also kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for enamel erosion, plaque build-up, gum irritation and halitosis (bad breath). Essential oils can also indirectly assist in whole tooth remineralisation by preventing mineral-blocking plaque build-up, stimulating dental lymph circulation, helping regulate the nervous and hormonal systems responsible for sending nutrients to the teeth, and by promoting healthy remineralising saliva production. All of the essential oils we use are known for their antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, nerve soothing, immune stimulating, antioxidant-rich and wound healing properties. The result is delicious toothpaste full of real plant flavour (as opposed to flavourings, which are artificial constructs) with all the beneficial properties associated with those plants fully active and available.

Are essential oils safe to use in the mouth?

All of the essential oils used in We Love Organics Oral Care Range are pure certified organic therapeutic grade essential oils chosen for their superior quality and beneficial effects. Time and time again essential oils have been shown to help with a wide range of oral concerns from bad breath and ulcers to plaque build-up and infection, and their antibacterial and healing properties have been recognised since ancient times.

However, if you are going to use products containing essential oils, we always recommend discussing this with your trusted healthcare practitioner first, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medications or homeopathic remedies. Caution must especially be exercised where young children are concerned. Please check the descriptions or labels of each of our products for suggested usage information.

Can using essential oils in oral care destroy healthy oral microbiology?

From all our research over the years, not to mention personal experience and anecdotes from countless individuals, we personally believe that using essential oils in diluted formulas generates positive results for oral health and microbiology.

Because certain essential oils are antibacterial, some consider that they act similarly to synthetic antibacterial agents or like antibiotics, killing all the bacteria, good and bad, and destroying natural microbiome. However, at closer inspection, it would seem that once again nature is way ahead of us, and that an essential oil is a far more complex and holistic healer than man-made substances designed to perform one specific function. Essential oils are selective in which bacteria they eliminate and which bacteria they support. So, while certainly some people will be more sensitive to the potency of essential oils than others, particularly young children, infants and unborn babies, many people find essential oils safer and more supportive than synthetic and chemical based ingredients, and experience balanced microbiome when using select essential oils carefully balanced and diluted in oral care. Everybody is different so it is important to observe for yourself how different essential oils interact with your body and mind, to determine which essential oils are beneficial for you.

Does We Love Organics Oral Care contain any ‘flavourings’?

No! Our Teethpaste and TeethDrops are blissfully free from artificial and so-called natural and organic flavourings, and instead are flavoured with real plant essences from certified organic essential oils steam-distilled or cold-pressed without the use of chemicals.

Sadly, there is little difference in toxicity between artificial flavourings and so-called natural flavourings. At the time of writing, ‘organic flavourings’ are just organic sunflower oil with natural flavouring. Natural flavourings may originate from plant or animal ingredients (note these may not be from organic plants or humanely treated organic animals) but still have lots of chemicals added to achieve the desired flavour. Natural flavourings often contain alcohol, glycerin, chemical solvents and preservatives. They can also be derived from genetically modified ingredients including yeast. In Australia and New Zealand, food, beverage and toothpaste manufacturers can legally hide behind the vague term ‘natural flavour’ and avoid disclosing the glycerin, denatured or synthetic alcohols, preservatives, colours, MSG and other chemicals that may be present within that natural flavour.

With our oral care, there are no hidden ingredients, and we always tell you exactly what you’re putting in your mouth because we believe you have the right to know and we’re proud of our clean formulations that offer healing benefits as well as real delicious tastes. If you can taste orange in our oral care, for instance, then you are getting the beneficial properties of real orange peel as well – not a manufactured synthetic flavour.

What is the difference between We Love Organics Oral Care and homemade oral solutions?
Besides being a finished product packaged for your convenience, our holistically formulated and lovingly handcrafted organic oral care represents years spent mastering our craft and fine-tuning our formulations. Now we are able to deliver and consistently produce products that have a pleasant taste and texture, with specially sourced high-quality organic ingredients. Over time we have mastered the art of harnessing the naturally occurring flavours of pure essential oils, which are elusive and difficult to capture, to give you beautifully balanced and memorable real plant flavours in each of our Teethpaste and TeethDrop blends.
Is We Love Organics Oral Care vegan-friendly?
Yes. Our Oral Care does not contain animal products and therefore are suitable for a vegan lifestyle.
What about keto and paleo friendly?
Yes, our oral care is keto and paleo friendly also.

Teethdrops

Why are We Love Organics TeethDrops Healing only recommended for short-term use?
Our Healing TeethDrops contain certified organic therapeutic grade oregano essential oil which is a great natural antibiotic with abundant healing properties, but if used daily over the long term may over-accumulate in the body. That’s why we recommend using our Healing TeethDrops as and when needed, and to clear up acute issues, rather than for long term daily use.
What do TeethDrops taste like?
The base of our TeethDrops is Organic MCT Oil which has an extremely soft coconut flavour (some find it to be flavourless) that is unnoticeable in our TeethDrops, making TeethDrops suitable for those who don’t usually like the taste of coconut.

Our Refreshing TeethDrops taste of peppermint essential oil.

Our Uplifting TeethDrops taste of sweet orange essential oil.

Our Healing TeethDrops have a lovely balanced herbal flavour.

Oral Hygeine

Do you make a mouthwash?
Yes! Our TeethDrops can be added to 1 quarter to half a glass of filtered water and used like mouthwash.

Using TeethDrops is a much more beneficial alternative to conventional mouthwashes that often contain more alcohol than an average beer does, not to mention sugars, glycerin, surfactants, preservatives and chemicals like parabens and formaldehyde. Using common mouthwashes obliterates oral microbiology much like antibiotics, damages gum and cheek tissue, upsets the pH balance making your mouth more acidic, and is incredibly drying – remember saliva is critical for remineralisation, a strong oral environment and the prevention of oral deterioration.

Do you make organic toothpowder?
No, at this time we only make organic toothpaste. The Teethpaste we sell in both our tubes and jars is already hydrated with purified water ready for instant use.
What is tongue scraping?
Tongue scraping, like oil pulling, is a traditional Ayurvedic practice, that means to scrape off the accumulated build-up of bacteria and toxins from the tongue, usually after sleeping. Just like plaque can build up on teeth and gums, so too can bacteria and toxins build up in the tiny crevices of the tongue. Ayurveda recognises the tongue as intercommunicating between the mouth and digestive system, and by scraping you ensure this communication doesn’t get blocked. Physical results of blocking might include desensitized taste, keratin imbalance, or decrease in the production of the correct enzymes in the saliva to break down food. Tongue scraping can also prevent halitosis (bad breath) by removing sulphuric compounds that get caught on the tongue fibres, stimulate digestive fire (agni) and prevent constipation.

Tongue scraping should be done immediately upon rising. You can purchase a purpose-made tongue scraper; stainless steel is widely available, silver or copper is traditional, plastic and silicone are also available, or you can use a teaspoon, a flannel, or your top row of teeth. Gently scrape the top of the tongue from the back of the tongue forwards. If it hurts that means you are scraping too hard. If you gag, start further forward. Scrape a few times in a row approximately 3–5 times, spitting out after each scrape. Follow tongue scraping with oil pulling.

Do you recommend flossing?
If flossing is comfortable for you and you are using a natural floss that hasn’t been waxed with chemicals like petroleum then by all means go ahead. However, for some people flossing is challenging because of sensitive gums and/or teeth that are tightly packed together. This is another reason why we suggest oil pulling: as a healing and strengthening practice that helps maintain oral hygiene by pulling bacteria, toxins and food debris out of small spaces, oil pulling may also, overtime, create more space between crowded teeth. For those that prefer not to use floss or interdental brushes, toothpicks are a great alternative for getting food debris out from between your teeth. Oral water blasting tools for home use are another way to help get food fragments out from between your teeth and maintain oral hygiene.

Essential Oils

Why does We Love Organics use essential oils in oral care?

We use only pure certified organic therapeutic grade essential oils that have been cold-pressed or steam-distilled without the use of solvents or chemicals. Not only do these essential oils give our Teethpaste their distinctive pleasant taste, but their antibacterial properties can also kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for enamel erosion, plaque build-up, gum irritation and halitosis (bad breath). Essential oils can also indirectly assist in whole tooth remineralisation by preventing mineral-blocking plaque build-up, stimulating dental lymph circulation, helping regulate the nervous and hormonal systems responsible for sending nutrients to the teeth, and by promoting healthy remineralising saliva production. All of the essential oils we use are known for their antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, nerve soothing, immune stimulating, antioxidant-rich and wound healing properties. The result is delicious toothpaste full of real plant flavour (as opposed to flavourings, which are artificial constructs) with all the beneficial properties associated with those plants fully active and available.

Are essential oils safe to use in the mouth?

All of the essential oils used in We Love Organics Oral Care Range are pure certified organic therapeutic grade essential oils chosen for their superior quality and beneficial effects. Time and time again essential oils have been shown to help with a wide range of oral concerns from bad breath and ulcers to plaque build-up and infection, and their antibacterial and healing properties have been recognised since ancient times.

However, if you are going to use products containing essential oils, we always recommend discussing this with your trusted healthcare practitioner first, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medications or homeopathic remedies. Caution must especially be exercised where young children are concerned. Please check the descriptions or labels of each of our products for suggested usage information.

Do citrus essential oils (e.g. lemon and sweet orange) affect tooth enamel like the juice of these fruits?
No. Although lemon and orange juice can be too acidic on enamel for some people, lemon and sweet orange essential oils are citrus essential oils are approximately ten times less acidic than citrus juice.
Can using essential oils in oral care destroy healthy oral microbiology?

From all our research over the years, not to mention personal experience and anecdotes from countless individuals, we personally believe that using essential oils in diluted formulas generates positive results for oral health and microbiology.

Because certain essential oils are antibacterial, some consider that they act similarly to synthetic antibacterial agents or like antibiotics, killing all the bacteria, good and bad, and destroying natural microbiome. However, at closer inspection, it would seem that once again nature is way ahead of us, and that an essential oil is a far more complex and holistic healer than man-made substances designed to perform one specific function. Essential oils are selective in which bacteria they eliminate and which bacteria they support. So, while certainly some people will be more sensitive to the potency of essential oils than others, particularly young children, infants and unborn babies, many people find essential oils safer and more supportive than synthetic and chemical based ingredients, and experience balanced microbiome when using select essential oils carefully balanced and diluted in oral care. Everybody is different so it is important to observe for yourself how different essential oils interact with your body and mind, to determine which essential oils are beneficial for you.

Packaging, Storage & Use

What’s the difference between Teethpaste tubes and jars?
We offer each of our Teethpaste flavours in both tubes and glass jars, allowing you to choose which packaging you prefer. Both our tubes and jars contain exactly the same product.
How do you recommend I get Teethpaste out of my jar?
A wooden spatula is included with every jar purchased to scoop out a pea-sized amount of Teethpaste onto your toothbrush. Between uses, we recommend rinsing your wooden spatula and allowing it to dry in a well-ventilated position.
Why should I use a non-metallic implement to scoop Teethpaste out of my jar?
When the powerful negative charge found in bentonite clay comes into contact with metal, it may draw metal compounds out of the utensil into itself thus compromising the purity of Teethpaste.
What is the best way to store Teethpaste jars?
Seal the lid between use. Store out of direct sunlight, in a cool dry place, away from small children and pets.
What is the best way to store Teethpaste tubes?
Seal the lid between use. Store your tube out of direct sunlight, in a cool dry place, away from small children and pets. As much as possible, always keep your Teethpaste tube standing on its lid.
Do I need to massage my Teethpaste tube before use?
We recommend massaging down from the end of the tube towards the opening before use. This will help make it easier to squirt onto your toothbrush.
The lid of my Teethpaste tube doesn’t work properly, what do I do?
On our labels, and again on the black and white round sticker that comes on the lid of your tube, we ask that you unscrew the lid and do not use the lid as a flip cap. Be sure to unscrew the lid, using it like a screw cap, and your Teethpaste experience will be unproblematic. We are currently in the process of transitioning from our flip-caps to screw cap lids, which have recently become available to us.
What is the best way to store TeethDrops?
We recommend storing out of direct sunlight, in a cool dry place, away from small children and pets. Always seal the lid well between use.
How do I recycle my Teethpaste tube?
To recycle your Teethpaste tube, peel off the labels, and cut open the tube. Thoroughly clean out any residual product and add to your recycling as normal.

Ordering, Lead Time, Delivery

How long does delivery usually take?

Normally your order should be delivered to you within 5 business days from being dispatched. If you have not received your order in this time frame, please contact us.

My order hasn’t arrived yet, what should I do?

If it has been more than 5 business days since your order was dispatched, and your order has not been delivered, please contact us so we can follow up with the courier.

What should I do if my order has arrived and there is a problem?

If your order has been delivered to you in a damaged condition, or you have been sent incorrect items, please get in touch with us within 24 hours.

Can I return or exchange an item?

If an item is faulty or the incorrect items were supplied, we are happy to replace them. Please choose carefully as we do not offer change of mind returns.

How do rewards points work?

If you create an account with We Love Organics, you can collect 1 reward point for every $1.00 you spend on full priced products. 1 reward point equals $0.05. Once you have collected 20 points, you can use your rewards points on your next purchase or accumulate them for a greater saving in the future. You must have a minimum of 20 points in order to apply rewards points to an order.

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