Gluten-free living has become a bit of a trend, but for some people, a gluten-free diet is not a choice. It’s necessity. This group, which encompasses more than 300,000 Americans, has celiac disease, which means their body triggers an immune response that damages the lining of the small intestine even when a miniscule amount of gluten is ingested. The damage makes it harder to absorb nutrients and puts the individual at greater risk for a host of long-term issues like osteoporosis, nerve damage, infertility, and seizures. Symptoms like bloating, pain, brain fog, rashes, and headaches are common.
To further complicate things, all sorts of everyday items are secretly harboring gluten. It’s in medications, beauty products, and perhaps even your toothpaste. Experts say these hidden sources of gluten are likely the reason why some 30% of those who switch to a gluten-free diet continue to experience symptoms.
That in mind, if you have celiac disease, or are even gluten-sensitive, you may have to put in some extra detective work to uncover where gluten may be slipping into the products you use and find safer alternatives. The good news is, ORL’s line of toothpastes and mouthwashes is naturally gluten-free and it offers additional benefits you’ll want to take advantage of too.
1. The 7.0 Neutral pH Can Help You Rebalance Your Oral Ecosystem
ORL products were mindfully formulated to attain a perfect 7.0 pH balance, which means they can help restore the balance of your mouth too. That’s important because teeth demineralize in acidic environments, but naturally remineralize in a balanced one, provided they have building blocks, like calcium and phosphorus, to do so. The more opportunities your teeth have to remineralize, the less susceptible they are to decay.
2. Organic Xylitol Can Stop Decay Before it Starts
Xylitol, the sugar substitute, is a powerhouse when it comes to oral health. It helps reduce decay-causing bacteria and can increase saliva production, thus keeping your smile healthier and you more comfortable.
3. Vitamins and Minerals Support a Healthy Smile
Earlier, we dug into how calcium and phosphorus levels contribute to decay and how lower levels of things like iron can contribute to burning mouth syndrome. ORL’s line of toothpastes and mouthwashes contain these vitamins and minerals, plus many more, to help ensure your smile stays healthy.
4. Natural Plant-Based Essential Oils Will Nourish Your Smile
Countless essential oils have been scientifically proven to provide a wealth of oral health benefits. Myrrha oil, also called myrrh oil, has antibacterial properties, and has been linked with improved healing as well as diminished inflammation. Eucalyptus is similar, but also combats bad breath. Coconut oil is an antibacterial and can provide a moisture boost. The list goes on. All these, and more, are included in our proprietary formula, which can help address everything from tooth decay through dry mouth and discomfort commonly associated with celiac disease.