Lately, people have been posting before and after photos on social media, showing how ORL whitened their teeth naturally. Our toothpastes and mouthwashes were designed around a simple premise—to provide everything a well-nourished smile needs, and nothing it doesn’t, all in a perfect 7.0 pH balanced formula. Yet, with all the reports of whiter teeth coming in, it’s clear something more is going on too.
1. Correcting Your Oral pH Boosts Your Immune System
We’ve previously spoken about how the pH of your mouth impacts susceptibility to cavities and oral disease. In an acidic environment, minerals leave your teeth, creating spots where decay can take hold. All sorts of things contribute to the acidity of your mouth as well. If you enjoy citrus, coffee, tea, energy drinks, or even tomatoes, you’re increasing the acidity. On the other hand, your teeth naturally remineralize if the necessary nutrients are present in your saliva and the acidic state is eliminated. This is one of the many reasons why we focused on a neutral pH for our formulas.
On top of this, scientists have discovered that acidity impacts tooth staining too. To test their theory, they bathed teeth in pigmented solutions with varying pH levels; 2.0 pH (acidic), 7.0 pH (neutral), 12 pH (basic). After soaking the teeth for several hours, they measured the color, then polished the teeth and measured the color again. Only the teeth bathed in the acidic solution showed discoloration and the discoloration remained even after polishing. In other words, maintaining a neutral oral pH, or restoring balance as quickly as possible, may be key in preventing stains.
2. Essential Oils May Have Teeth Whitening Power
Coconut, tea tree, myrrh, eucalyptus oil, clove, cinnamomum, ylang ylang, and a number of mint oils included in ORL formulas have proven oral health benefits and are often antimicrobial agents. That means they can disrupt the layer of biofilm that forms, which may be the reason so many people have tested them as natural tooth whiteners and believe they’re effective.
3. Better Brushing Makes for Healthier Smile
Beyond formulas, the mechanical force of brushing removes biofilm and can make teeth look whiter too. The catch: people are supposed to brush for at least four minutes per day but only do it for 40 to 70 seconds on average. Brushing with a toothpaste that makes your mouth feel cleaner and tastes delicious encourages healthier habits without making it feel like a chore.
Experience ORL for Yourself
If you’re concerned about what might be lurking in your toothpaste or want natural toothpastes and mouthwashes, try ORL. Explore our full line of oral care products, with delicious flavor profiles for the whole family, here.
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