Increasingly, we are learning the importance of a healthy oral microbiome. It’s not just about a sparkling smile and fresh breath (as much as we all desire those). The oral microbiome is made up of 700 species of bacteria living inside your mouth (including the teeth, tongue, hard palate, gums and areas surrounding) and maintaining the correct balance of these good and bad bacterias is the cornerstone of good health.
An imbalance can lead to inflammation and disease, which inside your mouth can manifest in decay, gingivitis, and oral thrush. Beyond the mouth, almost half of the bacteria found in the oral microbiome also reside in the gut - therefore an imbalance in the mouth can also lead to problems in the gut, immune system, and beyond.
Choosing natural, toxic-free ingredients in your oral care routine, tongue scraping daily, flossing, including an oral probiotic in your daily routine to boost good bacteria, and choosing alcohol free mouthwash (alcohol rids your mouth of good bacteria along with the bad) are all ways we can support a healthy oral microbiome.
Gem’s range of delicious toothpastes and mouthwashes are free of toxic ingredients, and rich in oral probiotics, while tasting delicious and sitting pretty on your bathroom vanity.
All Gem products are Australian made and free of parabens, triclosan, SLS and BS.