The Easiest Beauty Biohack: A Healthy, Happy Smile

Latest research in dental innovations can support your well-being with a healthy grin

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Table of Contents

Build & Strengthen

Biohacking Oral Health Means Optimizing Every Aspect Well-Being

Dental remineralization, which is the process of preventing and reversing a loss of tooth enamel, requires a healthy diet and daily habits. Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are also biohacks to ensure your smile stays bright.

Close-up of a woman's smile with healthy strong white teeth.

Strong Teeth Demand Regular Healthy Habits

Caring for our teeth is a lifelong habit instilled in us since childhood, yet many people are unaware of what actually goes into promoting a healthy smile. Beyond the traditional brushing and flossing, there are additional habits that contribute to the development and strengthening of our teeth.

Protect Tooth Enamel From Teas, Acids, and More

Our teeth are made up of various tissues, one of which is called enamel, which is the hard, outer surface part of the tooth. Enamel contains essential minerals, such as calcium hydroxyapatite, calcium carbonate, calcium fluoride, and magnesium phosphate.3 Throughout our lives, our teeth are susceptible to demineralization. Why is that? Well, our teeth come into contact with substances such as food, beverages, medications, toxins, and the mouth’s microbiota, which can generate acids capable of extracting minerals from the teeth.1 This mineral loss can lead to tooth decay, a process in which the acids erode and harm the enamel of the tooth.2

Fortunately, demineralization can be prevented or reversed when detected in its early stages. Building and strengthening the enamel of our teeth is a key objective for maintaining a healthy smile, and this can be achieved through a process called tooth remineralization.

Try These Biohacks For Tooth Remineralization

Tooth remineralization refers to the process of restoring minerals, such as calcium and phosphate to the tooth enamel in order to reverse or prevent tooth decay. For biohackers interested in improving their oral health, tooth remineralization should become an important area of focus. Here are a few ways to incorporate remineralization into your routine:

  • Eat a nutrient-dense diet: Opt for a diet rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium to support tooth remineralization. In addition, consider vitamin D supplementation, as it has been linked to reduced rates of tooth decay and cavities.4
  • Promote saliva production: Saliva plays a crucial role in tooth remineralization by neutralizing acid effects and providing essential minerals like phosphate and calcium.1 Therefore, if you experience dry mouth, make sure you address this issue to support a healthy smile. 
  • Use fluoride-free toothpaste: While fluoride has been shown to be effective in preventing tooth decay, some biohackers may prefer to avoid it due to concerns about potential negative health effects. Non-fluoride remineralization systems show promise in enamel remineralization therapy.5
  • Try oil pulling: Oil pulling involves swishing a tablespoon of oil (usually coconut oil or sesame oil) in your mouth for 10-20 minutes each day to help eliminate bacteria and promote oral health. Evidence suggests that coconut oil eliminates harmful bacteria in plaque and saliva.6
  • Incorporate probiotics: Probiotics, also known as the good gut bacteria, reduce the population of mouth bacteria that play a big part in tooth decay, particularly the strain Streptococcus mutans.7 Several strains, such as Lactobacillus reuteri, Streptococcus salivarius, Bifidobacterium lactis, and Lactobacillus acidophilus, show promising results in promoting oral health.8
Schedule Dental Visits — and Don’t Forget To Brush!

Remember, tooth remineralization is not a substitute for good oral hygiene practices like brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. That said, incorporating these biohacks into your routine to build and strengthen your smile can help support optimal oral health and prevent tooth decay.

“Teeth are alive, and given the proper environment, they can regenerate; this is why internal factors that nourish the teeth are so important.”

Nadine Artemis

Author & Beauty Expert

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Websites

Delta Dental

Delta Dental logo with a black triangle icon.

Delta Dental is an industry leader focused on improving health by providing access to quality care. Delta Dental addresses oral health issues, through reports and surveys. They highlight the importance of oral health, its connection to overall well-being.

Mouth Healthy

MouthHealthy: Your resource for lifelong dental health. ADA Seal guarantees safe, effective products. Find an ADA dentist nearby. Educators, access valuable resources. Your journey to better dental health begins here.

Dental Probiotics

SuperTeeth

Jar of SuperTeeth Dental Probiotic plus Prebiotic mint supplement tablets.

SuperTeeth Dental Probiotic is a groundbreaking product tailored for your oral health. This probiotic is specifically designed to enhance the balance of bacteria in your mouth. After your regular dental routine, just dissolve a tablet in your mouth. This product offers a unique and convenient way to support a healthy mouth ecosystem.

OraTicx

Open container of OraTicx Green Breath supplement lozenges next to its box.

OraTicx Green Breath is an oral health product designed to combat bad breath by addressing its root causes. Unlike traditional mouthwash, it is alcohol-free and focuses on creating a balanced oral microbiome. OraTicx Green Breath is a game-changing solution for those seeking a confident and fresh smile by targeting bad breath at its source.

Herobiotics

Bottle of Herobiotics Oral plus ENT Immune Health Probiotic supplement chewable tablets.

Herobiotics Oral + ENT Probiotic supplement is designed to support oral and upper respiratory health. This probiotic supplement features BLIS K12 probiotics known for promoting healthy teeth, gums, fresh breath, and overall upper respiratory health. This probiotic supplement supports immune and upper respiratory health, maintains healthy pH levels in the mouth, promotes overall oral health, and addresses bad breath at its source.

BioGaia

Box of BioGaia Prodentis Lozenges with blister pack peeking out.

BioGaia Prodentis lozenges are a food supplement designed to promote oral health. These lozenges contain a patented lactic acid bacterium called Limosilactobacillus reuteri Prodentis, which is a combination of two strains: L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA 5289. These probiotic lozenges have a mint flavor and are intended for regular use to help maintain a natural balance of microorganisms in the mouth.

Henry Blooms

Bottle of Henry Blooms Probiotic Mouthwash.

Henry Blooms Probiotic Mouthwash offers probiotic protection for your mouth while providing a refreshing minty sensation. It utilizes the benefits of probiotics, specifically Dental-LacTM*, a probiotic strain that works to balance the mouth’s microflora, similar to how probiotics harmonize the gut microbiome. Choose Henry Blooms Probiotic Mouthwash for a minty-fresh sensation and a microbiome-friendly solution to your oral care routine

Diet

BasicBites

Bag of BasicBites sugar-free soft chews in chocolate flavor.

BasicBites® are a novel oral health solution. They protect teeth from sugar acids and dry mouth, maintaining enamel health, supporting beneficial bacteria, and promoting a balanced oral pH. These bites are available in delightful chocolate and caramel flavors, sugar-free, and low in calories.

Primal Life Organics

Jar of Primal Life Organics Toothpaste Chews in Polished Peppermint flavor next to its box.

Primal Life Organics offers Toothpaste Chews for worry-free travel. Prevent messy toothpaste tube explosions with these user-friendly tablets. Made with healthy ingredients, they alkalize, remineralize teeth, and whiten for a dazzling smile.

mberry

Package of Mberry Miracle Fruit Tablets.

mberry offers a unique taste-transforming experience by cultivating sustainable miracle berries rich in Miraculin. Their products include a Miracle Berry Fruit Bundle, Freeze-Dried Miracle Berries, and Miracle Fruit Tablets. These items cater to food enthusiasts, allowing them to enjoy the magic of turning sour foods into sweet delights.

Zolli Candy

Bag of Zolli Candy Zollipops in original assorted fruit flavors.

Zolli Candy offers a range of delicious natural treats. These candies are sugar-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and keto-friendly, making them suitable for various dietary preferences. They are designed to promote oral health and are a favorite among dentists, teachers, and families.

Dr. Johns Healthy Sweets

Five different unwrapped fresh fruit tooth-shaped lollipops by Dr. John's Healthy Sweets.

Fresh Fruit Tooth Shaped Lollipops offer a tasty and sugar-free treat with various fruit flavors, including watermelon, peach, green apple, pear, and strawberry. They are not only delicious but also healthy, containing 8 grams of fiber and 130% DV of Vitamin C per serving.

Unreal Snacks

Unreal Snacks Complete Variety Pack with six packages of different sweets without artificial additives.

UNREAL’s mission: Snacks without artificial additives, with Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients. Try our Variety Pack: Milk Chocolate Gems, Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems, Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars, Dark Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bars. Change the world, one snack at a time.

Supplements

Codeage

Container of Codeage teeth and gums vitamin capsules.

Codeage Teeth & Gums supplement is a comprehensive oral care solution that promotes healthier teeth and gums. It contains essential vitamins (A, C, D3, K2), minerals, oral probiotics, whole-food calcium, and grass-fed collagen. This all-in-one formula supports oral health and is suitable for daily use.

Primal Life Organics

Dropper bottle of Primal Life Organics Hydrate Naturally supplement liquid.

Stay at your peak with HYDRATE NATURALLY! This supplement blends aloe vera, goji berries, and Shilajit to reduce water weight, aid digestion, detoxify, boost immunity, and enhance energy and memory. Aloe vera enhances nutrient absorption and detoxifies the liver. Lycium berries support stamina and glucose control.

AlgaeCal

Glass bottle of AlgaeCal supplement capsules for stronger bones.

AlgaeCal offers a plant-based calcium supplement that aims to do more than just slow bone loss; it claims to actually stop bone loss. The supplement includes vitamin D and is available for one-time purchase or through a subscription with various pricing options based on the quantity purchased.

Future Kind

Bottle of Future Kind Vegan Calcium plant-based supplement capsules.

Future Kind offers a vegan calcium supplement derived from red marine algae, sustainably grown in the pristine waters of Iceland. This natural calcium source is rich in magnesium and supports bone and teeth health. It’s a natural source of calcium, along with 72 trace mineral.

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2. Tooth Decay. (n.d.). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/health-info/tooth-decay

3. Klimuszko, E., Orywal, K., Sierpinska, T., Sidun, J., & Golebiewska, M. (2018). Evaluation of calcium and magnesium contents in tooth enamel without any pathological changes: in vitro preliminary study. Odontology, 106(4), 369–376. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10266-018-0353-6

4. Hancock, S., Schofield, G., & Zinn, C. (2022). Healthy Food, Healthy Teeth: A Formative Study to Assess Knowledge of Foods for Oral Health in Children and Adults. Nutrients, 14(14), 2984. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14142984

5. Grohe, B., & Mittler, S. (2021). Advanced non-fluoride approaches to dental enamel remineralization: The next level in enamel repair management. Biomaterials and Biosystems, 4, 100029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbiosy.2021.100029

6. Asokan, S., Rathan, J., Muthu, M. S., Rathna, P. V., Emmadi, P., Raghuraman, M. S., & Chamundeswari. (2008). Effect of oil pulling on Streptococcus mutans count in plaque and saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: A randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, 26(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-4388.40315

7. Söderling, E. (2012). Probiotics and dental caries. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease. https://doi.org/10.3402/mehd.v23i0.18582

8. Haukioja A. (2010). Probiotics and oral health. European journal of dentistry, 4(3), 348–355. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897872/

Oral Microbiome

New Research In Oral Microbiome Offers Biohackers Reasons To Smile

Bad “bugs” can cause everything from bad breath to tooth decay — and can even lead to heart disease. Make sure you biohack your way to good oral health with these microbiome-friendly tips.

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Balance Your Microbiome For Overall Health

When discussing the oral microbiome, we refer to the community of microorganisms that inhabit the mouth, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms. These microorganisms play a crucial role in maintaining oral health. However, similar to the gut, imbalances or dysbiosis in the oral microbiome can contribute to dental and systemic health issues, including specific conditions or diseases.1

Optimizing your oral microbiome can significantly improve your overall health, enhance your smile, and contribute to your well-being. By establishing and maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine, adopting healthy lifestyle practices, and following a balanced diet, you can enhance your vitality.

What Science Says About the Oral Microbiome

A healthy oral microbiome consists of a diverse community of microorganisms, which is essential for maintaining equilibrium and preventing the overgrowth of any particular type of microorganism. By contrast, dysbiosis is characterized by an imbalance in the microbiome, often with an overgrowth of harmful bacteria. Dysbiosis in the oral microbiome can contribute to dental problems such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Moreover, research has shown that imbalances in the oral microbiome may contribute to systemic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.2 Because of this, it’s important to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in order to combat the presence of harmful bacteria.

For a Beautiful Smile, Create Healthy Oral Hygiene

Here are some strategies to optimize your oral microbiome:

  • Brush and floss regularly: Some foods and drinks can cause your mouth to become acidic. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, brush your teeth twice a day and regularly floss to remove dental plaque.3
  • Take probiotics: Taking probiotics for the oral microbiome encourages the growth of good bacteria and reduces the growth of bad bacteria. There are specific strains of bacteria known to support a healthy smile and improve oral health. These include Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus salivarius, Streptococcus salivarius K12, Streptococcus salivarius M18, Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus sakei.5
  • Use a tongue scraper: Bacteria reside on the surface of your tongue, leading to issues like bad breath. Use a tongue scraper to minimize bacterial presence in your mouth.4
  • Avoid antimicrobial mouthwash: Antimicrobial mouthwash can disrupt the balance of good bacteria in your mouth. You may therefore want to refrain from using it when caring for your smile.5
  • Reduce sugar, refined carbs, sugar, acidic foods and drinks: Sugar feeds the bad bacteria in your mouth in addition to making your oral microbiome more acidic, which in turn damages your enamel. Try to reduce your sugar intake in order to promote a healthy microbiome and protect your teeth.6
  • Eat a healthy diet: Your diet significantly influences the health of your oral microbiome. Consuming a diet rich in high-fiber fruits and vegetables can help promote a balanced oral microbiome and counteract acidity.7
Consider a Biohacking With a Microbiome Test

As a biohacker, you may find value in exploring microbiome testing to obtain valuable insights into your oral microbiome and detect any imbalances. By analyzing your saliva, microbiome testing can provide information about the specific types and quantities of microorganisms present in your mouth. This data can guide you in implementing targeted interventions to restore balance and improve your oral microbiome health.8

Keep in mind that the oral microbiome is a complex ecosystem that plays an important role in overall health and well-being. Optimize your oral microbiome through a multifaceted approach involving a healthy diet, proper oral hygiene practices, probiotics, and other personalized interventions.

“If we think of the gastrointestinal tract as a river, then the mouth is the headwater, the source of that river.”

Cass Nelson-Dooley

Ethnopharmacologist & Author

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Self Practices

Gunkii

Gunkii surgical-grade aluminum tongue scraper.

“Gunkii” is a premium oral hygiene tool made from surgical-grade aluminum. It effectively removes toxins and bacteria from your tongue, preventing bad breath and enhancing your sense of taste. This tool promotes oral and digestive health, making you more aware of your oral hygiene.

Keeko

Keeko premium copper tongue cleaner next to its box.

The Premium Copper Tongue Cleaner is a handcrafted tool designed to clean your tongue effectively. It removes tongue nasties, plaque, and bacteria, promoting fresher breath and better oral hygiene. Made from 100% pure uncoated copper, this tongue scraper is also plastic-neutral certified.

PurO3

Bottle of PurO3 ozonated oil pulling solution with peppermint.

The PurO3 Ozonated Oil Pulling Solution is a product designed to enhance the practice of oil pulling, which is known for its potential benefits in oral health and overall well-being. This solution combines ozone-infused organic coconut oil with organic sesame, sunflower, and peppermint essential oils.

Georganics

Bottle of Georganics charcoal oil pulling mouthwash.

The Oil Pulling Mouthwash with Charcoal is a natural mouthwash inspired by the Ayurvedic practice of swishing oil through teeth and gums to remove bacteria and debris. This mouthwash contains organic Peppermint oil for flavor and Activated Charcoal for its stain-removal properties.

Probiotics

Enviromedica

Glass jar of EnviroMedica Terraflora broad spectrum synbiotic advanced care supplements.

Terraflora® Advanced Care is a fast-acting gut microbiome support supplement. It combines bacteriophages, soil-based organisms (SBOs), and prebiotics to rebalance your gut within 24 hours. Bacteriophages target harmful bacteria, while SBOs enhance microbial diversity. It supports vibrant health and resilience.

Herobiotics

Bottle of Herobiotics Oral plus ENT Immune Health Probiotic supplement chewable tablets.

Herobiotics Oral + ENT Probiotic supports oral and upper respiratory health, including teeth, gums, breath, and immunity. It maintains mouth pH, enhances oral well-being, and combats bad breath. Elevate your oral health and immunity with Herobiotics Oral + ENT Probiotic for a fresher, healthier mouth and respiratory system.

Henry Blooms

Bottle of Henry Blooms Probiotic Mouthwash.

Henry Blooms Probiotic Mouthwash provides a refreshing minty experience while supporting a balanced and healthy oral microflora, thanks to the probiotic strain Dental-LacTM. Enhance your oral care routine with this microbiome-friendly solution for a fresh and clean mouth.

BioGaia

Box of BioGaia Prodentis Lozenges with blister pack peeking out.

BioGaia Prodentis lozenges offer a minty-fresh way to support your oral health with a patented probiotic blend designed to maintain a healthy balance of mouth microorganisms. By regularly incorporating these mint-flavored lozenges into your oral care routine, you can promote a healthier mouth microbiome and fresher breath.

Fresh Knight

Bottle of FreshKnight Fresh Impressions oral probiotic lozenges in natural mint flavor.

Fresh Knight Fresh Impressions Oral Probiotic Lozenges support oral health, balance bacteria, combat halitosis, and defend against dental issues. Boost your oral wellness today, but note they’re not FDA-evaluated for disease prevention. BLIS K12™ is a trademark of Blis Technologies Limited.

1. Deo, P. N., & Deshmukh, R. (2019). Oral microbiome: Unveiling the fundamentals. Journal of oral and maxillofacial pathology : JOMFP, 23(1), 122–128. https://doi.org/10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_304_18

2. Sharma, N., Bhatia, S., Sodhi, A. S., & Batra, N. (2018). Oral microbiome and health. AIMS microbiology, 4(1), 42–66. https://doi.org/10.3934/microbiol.2018.1.42

3. Nathan Fioritti, University of Melbourne & Dr Andre MuResearch Fellow, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; Research Officer, Department of Microbiology and Immunity, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science,. (2023). Are you taking care of the microbes in your mouth? Pursuit. https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/are-you-taking-care-of-the-microbes-in-your-mouth

4. Matsui, M., Chosa, N., Shimoyama, Y., Minami, K., Kimura, S., & Kishi, M. (2014). Effects of tongue cleaning on bacterial flora in tongue coating and dental plaque: a crossover study. BMC Oral Health, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6831-14-4

5. Burhenne, M., DDS. (2021). Benefits of Oral Probiotics & Best Strains. Ask The Dentist. https://askthedentist.com/oral-probiotics/#what-are-dental-oral-probiotics

6. Angarita-Díaz MDP, Fong C, Bedoya-Correa CM, Cabrera-Arango CL. Does high sugar intake really alter the oral microbiota?: A systematic review. Clin Exp Dent Res. 2022 Dec;8(6):1376-1390. doi: 10.1002/cre2.640. Epub 2022 Aug 9. PMID: 35946056; PMCID: PMC9760141. https://doi.org/10.1002/cre2.640

7. Santonocito, S., Giudice, A., Polizzi, A., Troiano, G., Merlo, E. M., Sclafani, R., Grosso, G., & Isola, G. (2022). A Cross-Talk between Diet and the Oral Microbiome: Balance of Nutrition on Inflammation and Immune System’s Response during Periodontitis. Nutrients, 14(12), 2426. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14122426

8. Green Dentistry. (2022, November 8). Oral Microbiome Testing San Francisco | Green Dentistry. https://sfgreendentist.com/treatments/general-holistic-dentistry/oral-microbiome-testing/#:~:text=Oral%20Microbiome%20Testing%20is%20a,%2C%20oral%20cancer%2C%20and%20inflammation

Biohacking Dental Health

Have Tooth Pain? Biohackers Have Options for Their Dental Procedures

When it comes to biohacking dental health, it’s possible to avoid toxic materials and potential inflammation with different dental practices that align with your health goals.

Purple gloved hand using a laser dental tool on the teeth of a young woman who is wearing protective black goggles.

Alternative Dental Care Biohacks Your Smile

One of the primary goals of biohacking is to optimize health and well-being. However, many individuals believe that traditional dental procedures may not always align with this goal. Traditional dental procedures often involve the use of materials or techniques that some biohackers consider to be toxic or harmful to overall health. There may also be potential side effects or risks associated with certain dental procedures, which is something of concern not only for the health-conscious community but for people in general.

By exploring alternative dental procedures, you may be able to address dental problems in a manner that better aligns with your individual health goals and preferences. This approach takes a more holistic and proactive stance toward dental care. Alternative dental procedures may also offer benefits like reduced pain or discomfort, faster healing times, and improved overall oral health. In the following sections, we will delve into some of these dental procedures that can contribute to a healthier smile.

Biological Dentistry

Biological dentistry, also known as holistic dentistry, is a dental approach that adopts a comprehensive, whole-body view of oral health. It emphasizes the use of non-toxic, biocompatible materials and procedures that are designed to support overall health and well-being. Biological dentists may also consider factors such as nutrition, stress, and the body’s natural healing processes when treating dental issues.1

Amalgams

When you have a cavity, a dentist typically removes the decayed portion of the tooth and proceeds to fill the void with a specific material. There are various types of materials available for fillings, including amalgam, which has been the subject of considerable debate. Amalgams have been used for over 150 years in millions of people around the world. They contain a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin, and copper. The concern over the potential toxicity of amalgam fillings stems from their ability to emit low levels of mercury vapor, which can potentially enter the bloodstream through the lungs. The Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology stated that dental amalgams are “by far the main source of human total mercury body burden.” This is proven by autopsy studies which found 2-12 times more mercury in body tissues of individuals with dental amalgam.2 Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges that “the inhalation of mercury vapor can produce harmful effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, lungs and kidneys, and may be fatal.”9

Root Canal Alternatives

Root canals are a common dental procedure aimed at removing damaged tissue from the interior of a tooth. However, concerns regarding potential health risks associated with root canals have been growing. One major concern is the risk of infection or systemic inflammation that can arise due to the presence of infected endothelial cells surrounding the tooth’s root.

While the level of infection may vary among individuals, biohackers tend to approach this issue differently. Instead of opting for a root canal, biohackers typically choose alternative treatments. One such approach involves removing the problematic tooth along with the infected endothelial cells. This is followed by the placement of a biocompatible tooth implant.8 To ensure thorough cleaning of the infected area, biohackers often seek the expertise of biological dentists who employ ozone therapy.4

By pursuing these alternative treatments, biohackers aim to address the potential risks associated with root canals and support a healthier and more compatible solution for tooth restoration.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry uses focused beams of light to perform a variety of dental procedures, including decay removal and gum reshaping. This innovative approach is known for being less invasive than traditional dental procedures, which can lead to faster healing times.5

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is a technique that uses a stream of tiny particles to gently remove decay from teeth, without the need for a traditional dental drill. It’s a minimally invasive procedure which is frequently used for small cavities or as an alternative to traditional drilling methods.6

Whether you opt for traditional dental treatments or alternative approaches, it’s important to work with a qualified dental professional and to adopt a proactive approach to oral hygiene. As with any medical treatment, it is crucial to discuss potential risks and benefits with a qualified dental professional before making a decision.

“It doesn’t matter what mistakes you’ve made in the past, or what you didn’t know. Your mouth can heal itself, and it’s not too late to begin!”

Dr. Mark Burhenne

Functional Dentist

Three silver dental tools.

Websites

AI:Dental

AI Dental logo with a black colon punctuation mark.

AI:Dental is a team of dentists and developers focused on advancing dentistry through AI tools. Their services include automated analysis of oral health concerns from X-ray images for dentists and a free learning app for students and universities. They prioritize ethics, anonymizing patient data while supporting AI learning.

KaVo

Three high-tech dental instruments by KaVo.

KaVo is a renowned dental manufacturer with a strong focus on quality and precision, boasting over 110 years of innovation in the dental sector. They offer a comprehensive range of dental products and equipment, including imaging solutions, dental instruments, dental practice equipment, and dental laboratory technology.

123Dentist

123Dentist logo with white numbers on a circular background with three shades of blue.

123Dentist is a dental clinic network dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience. They offer a wide range of dental services, including emergency dentistry, general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and dental specialties.

Tech

Desktop Health

Desktop Health 3D-printed lower jaw with two small metal implants on the back right molars.

This dental service provides a streamlined digital workflow for 3D printing in dentistry. It offers personalized solutions, from taking digital impressions using compatible scanners to enhancing designs with software. Their advanced 3D printer, the Einstein Dental 3D Printer Series, delivers high-quality results. They also provide post-processing services for cleaning and curing printed dental parts.

The TeleDentists

The TeleDentists logo with an illustrated computer with screen showing a tooth and heart rate line and blue ring around the monitor.

This service offers 24/7 online dental care, allowing patients to connect with a dentist quickly through a mobile app, phone, or web platform. Patients can access online dental visits from almost anywhere, receiving standard and emergency dental help. They can seek assistance for various dental issues such as chipped or missing teeth, gum problems, toothaches, TMJ/TMD, and more.

Quip

Three smartphones with screens showing different pages of Quip Oral Care Companion app.

This dental service offers convenient and accessible teledental care from certified dentists. Patients can get dental advice within 24 hours by answering a few questions, sharing guided photos, and paying through the app. This service provides quick assessments, preventive care, and assistance with dental pain or emergencies, all without the need for appointments or travel.

Procedures

Diamond Braces

Diamond Braces logo with an abstract blue and white boxy design.

Diamond Braces provides comprehensive orthodontic services to help individuals achieve healthier, straighter smiles. They offer traditional braces, which are effective for addressing various dental issues, as well as Invisalign clear aligners for a more discreet option. Dental insurance guidance is available to make orthodontic care accessible.

Biolase

Biolase logo with blue capital lettering.

BIOLASE, Inc. is a global leader in medical devices, specializing in proprietary dental laser systems. They’ve sold over 43,300 laser systems in 80+ countries, delivering superior, patient-friendly results compared to traditional instruments. BIOLASE’s cutting-edge laser technology is revolutionizing dental procedures, offering precision and comfort to both patients and practitioners.

1. International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine. (2022, November 21). Why Is It Called “Biological” Dentistry Anyway? – International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. https://iabdm.org/education/articles/why-is-it-called-biological-dentistry-anyway

2. Mutter, J. (2011). Is dental amalgam safe for humans? The opinion of the scientific committee of the European Commission. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 6(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6673-6-2

3. Kall, J. (2023). The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). IAOMT. https://iaomt.org/resources/safe-removal-amalgam-fillings/

4. A, S. R. (2013, June 1). Role of Ozone Therapy in Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Endodontics – A Review. PubMed Central (PMC). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3769872/

5. Verma, S. K., Maheshwari, S., Singh, A., & Chaudhari, P. K. (2012). Laser in dentistry: An innovative tool in modern dental practice. National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery, 3(2), 124. https://doi.org/10.4103/0975-5950.111342

6. Hegde, V., & Khatavkar, R. A. (2010). A new dimension to conservative dentistry: Air abrasion. Journal of Conservative Dentistry, 13(1), 4. https://doi.org/10.4103/0972-0707.62632

7. Mercury – Toxicity of Dental Amalgam – Why you should have your dental amalgams removed – DoctorMyhill. (n.d.). https://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Mercury_-_Toxicity_of_Dental_Amalgam_-_Why_you_should_have_your_dental_amalgams_removed

8. Admin. (2021). Biocompatible Dental Implants. Dr. Carli Katz, DMD ☤ Holistic Dentist. https://www.katzholisticdentistry.com/holistic-services/biocompatible-dental-implants/

9. World Health Organization: WHO. (2017). Mercury and health. www.who.int. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mercury-and-health

Toothpastes & Whiteners

Which Toothpastes and Whiteners Are Best? Biohackers Want To Know

Natural toothpastes and whiteners have been proven just as effective as chemical ones. Biohack your dental routine by minimizing your exposure to harmful ingredients as part of a healthy routine for a beautiful smile.

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Natural Ingredients For Strong, Healthy Teeth

When it comes to toothpastes and whiteners, the market offers numerous products with a wide array of ingredients, which can often lead to confusion. For biohackers, there are a few considerations to keep in mind when selecting toothpastes and whiteners.

Traditional toothpastes are typically formulated with a combination of cleaning agents, fluoride, and other ingredients that can help promote healthy teeth and gums. However, there is ongoing debate regarding the safety of chemical toothpastes, and consequently natural toothpastes have gained popularity. Not only are natural toothpastes considered safe,1 but they have also been shown to be just as effective as chemical toothpastes.2

Biohacked Toothpastes Use Natural Ingredients

There are many natural toothpaste ingredients that can be beneficial for dental health, and the best ingredients can vary depending on individual needs and preferences. Some commonly used natural toothpaste ingredients that have demonstrated potential benefits for a healthy smile include:

  • Xylitol: This natural sweetener has been shown to help reduce the risk of tooth decay by inhibiting the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.3
  • Baking soda: As a mild abrasive, baking soda can effectively remove surface stains and plaque from teeth.3
  • Essential oils: Many essential oils, such as peppermint, tea tree, and cinnamon, have natural antibacterial properties that can help freshen breath and promote oral health.3
  • Calcium carbonate: This gentle abrasive assists in the removal of surface stains and contributes to oral health.3
  • Coconut oil: Lauric acid, found in coconut oil, has the ability to eliminate bacteria responsible for tooth discoloration. Additionally, the practice of swishing coconut oil in the mouth, known as oil pulling, has been shown to help whiten teeth.4

Teeth whiteners, on the other hand, are specifically designed to remove stains and brighten teeth. There are a variety of teeth whitening products available, including whitening toothpastes, strips, gels, and trays. Within the biohacking community, natural teeth whiteners are often favored due to the belief that they are gentler on teeth compared to certain chemical-based alternatives.

A Fresh, White Smile Is a Biohacker’s Beauty Secret

There are several natural ingredients that can act as teeth whiteners, although their efficacy may vary depending on the cause and severity of the tooth discoloration. Some commonly used natural teeth whiteners include:

  • Baking soda: With its natural whitening properties, baking soda can be used as a gentle abrasive to eliminate surface stains from the teeth.3
  • Hydrogen peroxide: Acting as a mild bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide aids in the removal of surface stains and teeth whitening. However, it should be used with caution as improper usage can damage tooth enamel.7
  • Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is a natural acid that can help remove surface stains from the teeth. That said, it must be used with caution as a teeth whitener, as frequent or high-concentration use can erode tooth enamel.5
  • Activated charcoal: This fine black powder has the ability to absorb surface stains and toxins from the teeth, resulting in a whiter appearance.6

Due to the potential abrasiveness of certain natural teeth whiteners, it is crucial to exercise moderation and seek advice from a dental professional before initiating any new teeth whitening routine to avoid damage.

Nevertheless, natural toothpastes can still be a good choice for individuals who prefer to use natural products or who have concerns about the safety or efficacy of conventional toothpaste ingredients. In any event, the use of natural toothpastes should be accompanied by a comprehensive oral hygiene routine, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings, to ensure a healthy smile.

“Optimal oral health comes with supporting the body and mouth from the inside and outside at the same time.”

Dr. Karla Solis

Holistic Dentist

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Toothpastes

Silver Biotics

Tube of Silver Biotics Natural Whitening Coral Toothpaste.

Silver Biotics provides oral care products designed to naturally whiten teeth, enhance gum health, and offer lasting protection. Their formulations incorporate SilverSol® technology for effective results and exclude harmful additives, making them suitable for both adults and children.

Honest o3

Tube of Honest O3 Dental Paste plus Ozone Healthy Mouth toothpaste next to its box.

Ozone Healthy Mouth offers a dental gel formulated with ozone-infused sunflower seed oil to promote oral health. This dental paste contains soothing Aloe Vera, natural antiseptic Tea Tree Oil, plaque-protecting Xylitol, and breath-freshening Menthol for a clean and fresh mouth.

Lucky Teeth

Two glass jars side by side of Lucky Teeth charcoal and remineralizing toothpastes and a small wooden spatula.

Lucky Teeth offers a sustainable alternative to traditional toothpaste with their glass jar toothpaste range. These toothpaste products are eco-friendly, contain no unnecessary packaging, preservatives, or binding agents like carrageenan. They provide a clean feeling and nourish teeth while brushing.

Moon Oral Beauty

Tube of Moon Oral Beauty 24K Gold Gel Whitening Toothpaste.

Moon Oral Beauty offers a range of toothpaste products, including fluoride and fluoride-free options. These toothpaste products come in various flavors and formulas, such as Platinum Advanced Whitening Toothpaste, Charcoal Whitening Stain Removal Toothpaste, and more.

Coral Toothpaste

Tube of Coral Nano Silver anti-plaque whitening toothpaste in bubble berry flavor.

Coral Toothpaste offers a range of toothpaste products, including Nano Silver toothpaste in various sizes, Coral White Kids Berry Bubblegum Toothpaste, Coral White Mint Toothpaste, and Coral White Cinnamon Tea Tree Toothpaste. Coral’s toothpaste contains Nano Silver, known for its antibacterial properties.

Whiteners

Silver Biotics

Tube of Silver Biotics Natural Whitening Coral Toothpaste.

Natural Whitening Coral Toothpaste harnesses the power of SilverSol® technology, known to be up to 10 times more effective than products with 3,000ppm silver. This toothpaste not only naturally whitens teeth but also actively promotes oral health for up to 12 hours.

Lucky Teeth

Bottle of Lucky Teeth organic whitening mouthwash.

Lucky Teeth’s offers a range of organic dental care products, including Extra Whitening Charcoal Toothpaste, Organic Whitening Mouthwash in glass bottles, and Teeth Whitening Mouthwash. These products are designed to promote oral health and a brighter smile.

Lumoral

Box of Lumoral mouthpiece for their Zero Plaque Program.

Lumoral offers the Zero Plaque Program, which is a state-of-the-art treatment for managing bacterial plaque and supporting oral health. This program utilizes a light-activated solution that efficiently treats and prevents periodontitis. The treatment has a high antibacterial effect, specifically targeting plaque while leaving the rest of the oral flora unharmed.

Auraglow

Auraglow teeth whitening pen next to its box.

Auraglow is a trusted brand for at-home teeth whitening products. Their teeth whitening kits, pens, and strips are popular choices, known for delivering noticeable results in as little as 30 minutes. Auraglow is safe for enamel, clinically proven to whiten teeth by up to 10 shades in 7 days, and is sensitivity-free.

Moon Oral Beauty

Moon Oral Beauty teeth whitening device with LED light.

The Teeth Whitening Device: A wireless LED device that whitens teeth rapidly, up to 12 shades in 5 minutes per use. Achieve real results in 2 weeks or less with MOON’s Dissolving Whitening Strips. Kit includes no-slip, peppermint-flavored strips for a comfortable experience. Specially engineered blue LED activates hydrogen peroxide to remove tough stains on the tooth’s surface.

Supplements & Herbs

Codeage

Container of Codeage Teeth and Gums vitamin capsules.

Codeage offers a Teeth & Gums supplement that promotes oral health. It contains essential vitamins (A, C, D3, K2), minerals, oral care probiotics, and whole-food calcium. This all-in-one oral care solution also includes grass-fed collagen and phosphorus.

Lucky Teeth

Dropper bottle of Lucky Teeth organic Grapefruit Essential Oil.

They offer a selection of organic essential oils. These essential oils come in 1 oz bottles and can be purchased individually or as part of a full line set. They’re full of mineral supplements that our teeth need to be stronger and healthier!

Hismile

Jar of Hismile PAP plus teeth whitening powder.

Hismile offers teeth whitening products, including the PAP+ Whitening Powder™. This product allows you to upgrade your regular toothpaste into a daily whitening treatment that effectively removes stains.

SNOW

Container of Snow Magic Teeth Whitening Powder next to its box.

SNOW® offers the “Magic Teeth Whitening Powder,” a groundbreaking product that can be sprinkled on top of any toothpaste to enhance its whitening effects. The powder is designed to boost your brushing routine and is trusted by over 1 million users.

Uncle Harry’s

Open box of Uncle Harry's Natural Products Remineralization with Whitening Kit including whitening pumice, remineralization liquid, miracle mouthwash, and 2 instruction cards.

Uncle Harry’s Remineralization Kit with Whitening is a solution to strengthen tooth enamel, combat sensitivity, and prevent further erosion. Includes Whitening Pumice Polish, Remineralization Liquid, and Miracle Mouthwash.

Justvedic

Container of JustVedic Bad Breath and Whitening Drink Mix next to a cluster of mint leaves and pile of green powder.

Justvedic offers a natural solution to bad breath and teeth whitening with its Drink Mix. Packed with herbal ingredients and mint leaves, it combats bad breath, whitens teeth, cleanses the tongue, and aids digestion.

1. Kanouté, A., Dieng, S. I. M., Diop, M., Dieng, A., Sene, A. K., Diouf, M., Lo, C. M. M., Faye, D., & Carrouel, F. (2022). Chemical vs. natural toothpaste: which formulas for which properties? A scoping review. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 13(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2022.1945

2. Tatikonda, A., Debnath, S., Chauhan, V. S., Chaurasia, V. R., Taranath, M., & Sharma, A. M. (2014). Effects of herbal and non-herbal toothpastes on plaque and gingivitis: A clinical comparative study. Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry, 4(Suppl 2), S126–S129. https://doi.org/10.4103/2231-0762.146220

3. Vranić, E., Lacević, A., Mehmedagić, A., & Uzunović, A. (2004). Formulation ingredients for toothpastes and mouthwashes. Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences, 4(4), 51–58. https://doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2004.3362

4. Woolley, J., Gibbons, T., Patel, K., & Sacco, R. (2020). The effect of oil pulling with coconut oil to improve dental hygiene and oral health: A systematic review. Heliyon, 6(8), e04789. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04789

5. Zheng LW, Li Di-ze, Lu JZ, Hu W, Chen D, Zhou XD. [Effects of vinegar on tooth bleaching and dental hard tissues in vitro]. Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2014 Nov;45(6):933-6, 945. Chinese. PMID: 25571718. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25571718/

6. Alofi, R. S., Alsuayri, H. A., Mohey, L. S., & Alofi, A. S. (2021). Efficiency of activated charcoal powder in stain removal and effect on surface roughness compared to whitening toothpaste in resin composite: In vitro study. The Saudi Dental Journal, 33(8), 1105–1110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sdentj.2021.03.010.

7. Johnson, J. (2019, August 23). Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening: What to know. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326148#safety-and-risks

Quality Mouthwash

How To Biohack Your Breath: Quality Mouthwash For a Beautiful Smile

Along with brushing twice a day and flossing, swishing a mouthwash has been shown to improve oral hygiene and enhance your smile. Try a formula that is based on science to start your morning off with the freshest biohack.

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Mouthwash Supports Oral Health Naturally

Why should you implement mouthwash into your oral care routine? Using mouthwash can provide the following benefits:

  • Reduces bad breath: Mouthwash can help eliminate bad breath by killing bacteria that cause odor in the mouth.1
  • Prevents plaque and gingivitis: Certain types of mouthwash can help reduce plaque buildup and prevent gingivitis, a common form of gum disease.1
  • Promotes oral health: Mouthwash can help promote overall oral health by removing food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.1
  • Fights infections: Some types of mouthwash, such as those containing hydrogen peroxide or essential oils, have antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help fight infections in the mouth.1
  • Balances oral microbiome: Using a probiotic mouthwash can help balance the oral microbiome by introducing beneficial bacteria that can aid in preventing the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth.1
Biohackers Should Look For Researched Ingredients

There is a wide range of mouthwashes available, each containing ingredients that can be advantageous for biohackers. Here are a few ingredients worth considering:

  • Chlorhexidine mouthwash: Chlorhexidine is a powerful antiseptic commonly used in dental procedures. It can be effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis and may also have antibacterial properties.1
  • Hydrogen peroxide mouthwash: Hydrogen peroxide has been shown to have antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it a potentially useful mouthwash for biohackers. However, it should only be used in dilute concentrations (no more than 3%) to avoid irritation or damage to oral tissues.3
  • Essential oil mouthwash: Essential oils such as peppermint, tea tree, and clove have been shown to have antimicrobial properties and may be useful for reducing bad breath and promoting oral health. However, it’s important to note that some essential oils can be toxic if ingested, so caution should be exercised when using them as a mouthwash.1
  • Probiotic mouthwash: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help balance the oral microbiome and promote overall oral health. Some mouthwashes contain probiotics specifically designed for oral use and may be a suitable option for biohackers interested in improving their oral microbiome.2
  • Sea salt and xylitol mouthwash: Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that has been shown to have antimicrobial properties and may be effective in reducing plaque and preventing tooth decay. Sea salt contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which can strengthen teeth and promote overall oral health. Additionally, sea salt may possess antibacterial properties that effectively combat harmful oral bacteria and reduce inflammation.4 Mouthwashes containing sea salt and xylitol are widely available on the market and offer a natural alternative to traditional mouthwashes, making them a great option for biohackers.

“By healing your mouth and improving your oral health, you can actually improve the health of your entire body.”

Dr. Josh Axe

Wellness Author & Entrepreneur

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Mouthwash

Ameo Life

Bottle of Ameo Life Structured Silver Fresh Breath Spray.

Ameo Life offers natural oral care with Alkaline Structured Silver, Peppermint Oil, Trace Minerals, Xylitol, and Stevia. Chemical-free, alcohol-free, and safe to swallow, these products promote fresh breath and overall oral health with immune support.

Living Libations

Bottle of Living Libations Happy Gum Drops oil swishing serum.

Try Living Libations’ Happy Gum Drops Oil Swishing Serum, a natural alternative to mouthwash. Made with pure plant botanicals, it cleanses, balances, and invigorates the mouth. Perfect for oil pulling to support dental health, swish for ten minutes for a refreshing oral care routine.

Lucky Teeth

Bottle of Lucky Teeth organic whitening mouthwash.

Experience the power of our Organic Mouthwash, a thoughtfully crafted blend of organic essential oils including Peppermint, Sage, Tea Tree, and Oregano. This potent formula tackles gum disease, inflammation, bleeding, bacteria, sensitivity, and teeth staining for comprehensive oral care.

Aesop

Bottle of Aesop alcohol-free mouthwash in clove, anise, and spearmint flavor.

Explore Aesop’s alcohol-free Mouthwash for outstanding oral hygiene. This 16.9 fl oz formula boasts invigorating mint, anise, and spice aromas, with key ingredients like Clove Bud, Anise, and Spearmint Leaf.

Moon Oral Beauty

Bottle of Moon Oral Beauty charcoal mouth rinse in lunar peppermint flavor.

Explore “Lunar Peppermint” Charcoal Mouth Rinse: A 4.7-star fluoride-free rinse powered by Elixir X for detoxifying, brightening, and plaque reduction. This gentle formula combines charcoal and antioxidants with a Lunar Peppermint flavor.

Bite

Jar and ripped-open paper package of Bite minty fresh mouthwash bits.

Minty Fresh Mouthwash Bits: Bite, sip, swish, and enjoy a minty fresh experience with our innovative mouthwash tablets, made with nHAp. The first shipment includes a refillable glass jar, while subsequent shipments come in eco-friendly refill pouches.

Smart Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 toothbrush in midnight blue resting on its case.

Philips Sonicare offers the Sonicare 9900 Prestige electric toothbrush with SenseIQ technology. This advanced toothbrush adapts to your brushing style in real time, sensing pressure, motion, and coverage up to 100 times per second. It provides personalized brushing, caring for your oral health by cleaning, whitening teeth, protecting gums, and helping you improve your brushing over time.

quip

Quip Smart Electric Toothbrush in black next to its cap.

They offer a Smart Electric Toothbrush with features like Bluetooth® connectivity, timed sonic vibrations, and a 3-month battery life. The brush comes with a soft-bristle brush head and an optional Mint Anticavity Toothpaste. Users can customize their brush handle by choosing between plastic and metal materials.

BURST

Burst Original Sonic Toothbrush in black on its charger.

BURST offers a Sonic Toothbrush with several features, including 33,000 sonic vibrations for deep cleaning, reducing plaque up to 10x more than a manual toothbrush, improving gum health by reducing bleeding up to 3x, and intelligently designed bristles for effective teeth whitening and gumline cleaning. Additionally, they offer a free gift of Whitening Strips with purchase and provide a lifetime product guarantee.

Flossers

Twice

Two stacked yellow boxes of Twice oral wellness floss.

The company offers a 2-Pack of Oral Wellness Floss that is designed to promote oral health and hygiene. The floss is made with plant-based, no-fray fibers coated with vegan wax and dental-grade baking soda for effective cleaning between teeth. The floss is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and recyclable.

Philips Sonicare

Philips Sonicare Power Flosser 7000 on its reservoir dock next to plastic case with two extra tips.

Philips Sonicare offers Power Flossers with Quad Stream Technology, reinventing the flossing experience for improved gum health. The Sonicare Power Flosser 7000, their most advanced model, allows users to choose from 10 intensities and 4 modes for personalized flossing.

1. Gandhi, H. S., Dodiya, T., & Patel, V. (2020). A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW: HERBAL MOUTHWASH FOR EFFECTIVE ORAL CARE. ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351871499_A_SYSTEMATIC_REVIEW_HERBAL_MOUTHWASH_FOR_EFFECTIVE_ORAL_CARE

2. AlHallak, E., Kouchaje, C., Hassan, A., & Makieh, R. (2022). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Probiotic Mouthwashes in Reducing Dental Plaque in Primary and Permanent Teeth: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Cureus. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.28125

3. Muniz, F. W. M. G., Cavagni, J., Langa, G. P. J., Stewart, B., Malheiros, Z., & Rösing, C. K. (2020). A Systematic Review of the Effect of Oral Rinsing with H2O2 on Clinical and Microbiological Parameters Related to Plaque, Gingivitis, and Microbes. International Journal of Dentistry, 2020, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8841722

4. Ballini, A., Cantore, S., Signorini, L., Saini, R., Scacco, S., Gnoni, A., Inchingolo, A. D., De Vito, D., Santacroce, L., Inchingolo, F., & Dipalma, G. (2020). Efficacy of Sea Salt-Based Mouthwash and Xylitol in Improving Oral Hygiene among Adolescent Population: A Pilot Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(1), 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010044

Lipsticks & Balms

One More Reason For Biohackers To Smile: Natural Lip Balms Work

Seek out lipsticks and balms that contain natural, beneficial ingredients that provide hydration, nourishment, and protection from UV rays and pollution. Just remember to stay hydrated with adequate water, too.

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Don’t Neglect the Sensitive Skin of Your Lips

Lipsticks and balms are specially formulated products aimed at supporting and enhancing lip health and well-being. These products are carefully crafted using natural ingredients that offer a wide range of benefits, including hydration, nourishment, and protection. They are particularly useful for biohackers who are interested in optimizing their health through various means, including the use of products that support the body’s natural processes. Natural lip balms and lipsticks are preferred by biohackers seeing as traditional varieties can contain low-quality ingredients which can harm the lips, possibly drying out the lips even more as opposed to moisturizing them.1

Lip Balms and Lipsticks Can Add Beauty and Healing

Biohackers looking to achieve a radiant smile often choose lipsticks made from natural ingredients, which provide nourishment and hydration to the lips. These lipsticks are designed to be long-lasting and provide a smooth, even application.1 They may also contain natural pigments that provide a subtle tint or color to the lips. These natural coloring agents are often derived from plants, such as Beta vulgaris, more commonly known as beetroot.2

Balms designed for biohackers are similar to lipsticks but are typically formulated to provide more intensive hydration and nourishment to the lips. These balms often contain a range of natural ingredients that help soothe and heal dry, chapped lips. They may also contain natural antioxidants that protect the lips from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV radiation.1

Look For Natural Ingredients To Biohack Your Smile

When searching for natural lipsticks and balms, there are several key ingredients to consider. Here are some examples:

  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a natural emollient that helps moisturize and soothe dry, chapped lips. It’s also rich in antioxidants that help protect the skin from damage.1
  • Beeswax: As a natural humectant, beeswax locks in moisture, preventing dryness. It also has antibacterial properties that can help protect the lips from infection.1
  • Shea butter: Shea butter is a rich, nourishing ingredient packed with vitamins and fatty acids. It helps moisturize the lips and improve their texture and elasticity.1
  • Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil, a natural emollient, softens and hydrates the lips. Its antioxidant content also shields the skin from damage.1
  • Aloe vera: Aloe vera is a soothing ingredient that promotes healing and protects the lips. It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals that support healthy skin.4
  • Vitamin E: Recognized as a potent antioxidant, vitamin E safeguards the skin from harm caused by free radicals. It also provides moisture and nourishment to the lips.3
  • Castor oil: Castor oil is a natural emollient that helps hydrate and soften the lips. It’s also rich in fatty acids that help promote healthy skin.1
  • Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter is a rich, nourishing ingredient that helps moisturize and protect the lips. It also contains antioxidants that help prevent damage from environmental stressors.1

When choosing products, it’s important to look for high-quality, natural ingredients that are free from harmful chemicals and additives.

“Maintaining healthy moisture levels is critical for the lips as they don’t have oil glands or any natural moisturizer.”

Natalie Aguilar

Dermatological Nurse

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Lipsticks

Beautycounter

Open tube of Beautycounter Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick in raisin brown berry color in front of smear of the product.

They offer a range of lip products, including lipsticks, lip balm, and lip gloss. These products are well-reviewed and include best-sellers, limited edition items, and new additions to their collection. These products are part of their commitment to clean beauty, meaning they are formulated without harmful or questionable ingredients.

Balms

Life Extension

Tube of Life Extension Cosmesis Skin Care Vitamin C Lip Rejuvenator.

They offer a product called the “Vitamin C Lip Rejuvenator,” which comes in a 0.50 fl oz container. This formula is designed to moisturize and protect the lips. It combines the rejuvenating properties of vitamin C with other nutrients to keep the lips moisturized, youthful-looking, and healthy.

Versed Skin

Tube of Versed Skin Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil.

This vegan and cruelty-free lip oil offers long-lasting moisture with a blend of natural oils like jojoba, camellia, sesame, and sunflower seed oils. Enriched with vitamin E, it provides antioxidant-rich hydration and smooths chapped lips.

1. Kokil, S., Kadu, M., Vishwasrao, S., & Singh, S. (2014). Review on Natural Lip Balm. ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301204451_Review_on_Natural_Lip_Balm

2. Azmin, S. N. H. M., Jaine, N. I. M., & Nor, M. R. M. (2020). Physicochemical and sensory evaluations of moisturizing lip balm using natural pigment from Beta vulgaris. Cogent Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2020.1788297

3. Keen, M. A., & Hassan, I. (2016). Vitamin E in dermatology. Indian dermatology online journal, 7(4), 311–315. https://doi.org/10.4103/2229-5178.185494

4. Feily A, Namazi MR. Aloe vera in dermatology: a brief review. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2009 Feb;144(1):85-91. PMID: 19218914. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19218914/

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Roxanne Saffaie is a seasoned makeup artist, speaker, and personal development coach with 20+ years of experience in the fashion industry. After working with high-profile celebrities, she shifted her focus to self-discovery and holistic living. Her mission is to empower women through a “360 Degrees of Beauty” approach that emphasizes fitness and wellness as key to feeling good on the inside and looking good on the outside.

Through her website, Roxanne offers digital courses on self-love, self-mastery, and empowerment. She also hosts “The Roxanne Show” podcast, where she shares insights on health, self-awareness, and unlocking one’s potential.

Roxanne’s expertise has earned her features in major publications like Teen Vogue, Lifestyle, Bazaar, E!, People Style, and Women’s Health Magazine. She has also appeared as a guest on several podcasts and conferences, while maintaining a strong presence on social media platforms like Instagram and Youtube.

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Dr. Mark Tager is a distinguished doctor, author, speaker, biohacker, and entrepreneur, widely recognized as the Healthcare Synergist, with 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. He pioneers lifestyle interventions to enhance health and performance, offering courses on nutrition, personal development, and communication.

As CEO of Changewell Inc, a training academy, he provides coaching services and innovative solutions that improve leadership, communication, and presence in companies and organizations. Dr. Tager established the Institute of Preventive Medicine, advocating for a meaningful patient-practitioner relationship. He co-founded the Vagus Nerve Society, a nonprofit that trains clinicians and promotes health through bioelectric medicine. Additionally, he played a key role in the launch of devices such as the Fraxel laser and Velashape II. Currently, he is a faculty member at Duke Integrative Medicine. Dr. Tager is a popular speaker and moderator, frequently invited to share his expertise at conferences, webinars, and podcasts worldwide.

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  • How can building and strengthening your smile contribute to biohacking beauty?

    Building and strengthening your smile can significantly contribute to biohacking beauty. A strong and healthy smile enhances facial aesthetics, boosts self-confidence, and radiates positivity. By focusing on oral care, including proper hygiene, gum health, and dental alignment, you can improve your smile’s appearance and overall beauty.

  • What is the role of the oral microbiome in biohacking a beautiful smile?

    The oral microbiome plays a crucial role in biohacking a beautiful smile. Maintaining a balanced oral microbiome promotes healthy gums and prevents tooth decay. By supporting a diverse and beneficial microbial community through proper oral hygiene, a nutrient-rich diet, and avoiding excessive sugar consumption, you create an environment that fosters oral health and a radiant smile.

  • How does dental health impact the beauty of your smile?

    Dental health directly impacts the beauty of your smile. Healthy teeth, free from cavities, stains, or malalignment, contribute to an attractive smile. Regular dental check-ups, professional cleanings, and addressing any dental concerns promptly are vital for maintaining dental health. Additionally, practices like brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and using an electric toothbrush can help promote oral hygiene and enhance smile aesthetics.

  • Can the choice of toothpaste and teeth whiteners influence the beauty of your smile?

    Yes, the choice of toothpaste and teeth whiteners can influence the beauty of your smile. Using a toothpaste that contains fluoride and is tailored to your specific dental needs, such as sensitivity or enamel protection, helps maintain oral health and supports a beautiful smile. Teeth whitening products, when used appropriately and under professional guidance, can help remove stains and brighten your smile. However, it’s important to consider the potential risks and consult with a dentist before using any whitening treatments.

  • Can the choice of lipsticks and balms affect the beauty and health of your smile?

    Yes, the choice of lipsticks and balms can affect the beauty and health of your smile. Opting for lip products that are free from harmful chemicals, allergens, and potential irritants can help prevent skin or lip irritations. Choosing hydrating lip balms that contain nourishing ingredients, like shea butter or vitamin E, can keep your lips moisturized and prevent dryness or chapping. Additionally, selecting lipsticks that complement your natural tooth color can enhance the beauty of your smile.

  • How does practicing good oral hygiene contribute to a beautiful smile?

    Practicing good oral hygiene is fundamental to maintaining a beautiful smile. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with proper technique, using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing daily remove plaque and prevent tooth decay. Additionally, incorporating tongue cleaning and regular dental check-ups with professional cleanings ensure a healthy oral environment. By maintaining excellent oral hygiene, you can enjoy a beautiful smile with healthy teeth and gums.

  • Can biohacking the pH balance in your mouth improve the beauty of your smile?

    Yes, biohacking the pH balance in your mouth can improve the beauty of your smile. Maintaining a slightly alkaline pH in the oral cavity promotes oral health by creating an environment that discourages the growth of harmful bacteria and supports healthy teeth and gums. Consuming a balanced diet, avoiding excessive acidic foods and beverages, and incorporating alkaline-promoting practices like oil pulling or rinsing with a baking soda solution can help maintain a favorable pH balance and contribute to a beautiful smile.

  • How can oil pulling benefit your oral health and the beauty of your smile?

    Oil pulling is an ancient practice that involves swishing oil, such as coconut oil or sesame oil, in your mouth for several minutes. This technique can benefit your oral health and the beauty of your smile by helping remove bacteria and plaque, reducing bad breath, and promoting gum health. Oil pulling can also provide natural moisturization for the lips and contribute to an overall refreshed feeling in the oral cavity.

  • Can biohacking a beautiful smile extend beyond physical care to confidence-boosting?

    Absolutely! Biohacking a beautiful smile extends beyond physical care to include confidence-boosting practices. Developing self-confidence, practicing positive affirmations, and embracing self-acceptance can enhance the beauty of your smile. Feeling confident and happy with your smile radiates a genuine beauty that comes from within. Engaging in activities that make you feel good, such as smiling more often, laughing, and practicing gratitude, further biohacks the beauty of your smile by enhancing overall well-being and confidence.

  • How can biohacking a beautiful smile contribute to overall well-being and self-image?

    Biohacking a beautiful smile contributes to overall well-being and self-image by fostering a positive and confident mindset. A beautiful smile enhances self-esteem, boosts social interactions, and improves overall self-image. When you feel proud and confident about your smile, it positively influences how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you. By prioritizing oral health, practicing good hygiene, and embracing self-care practices, you can biohack a beautiful smile that not only enhances physical appearance but also promotes a positive self-image and overall well-being.

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Discover podcasts, YouTube channels, websites, apps, and more to enhance your knowledge and empower your biohacking journey.

Elmar’s Tooth Talk

Elmar’s Tooth Talk podcast delves into the often-overlooked impact of dental treatments and materials on one’s overall health. Through insightful episodes, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the hazardous toxins and risks associated with traditional dentistry practices and discover actionable solutions.

The podcast explores the connection between teeth and the body, empowering individuals to leverage this link for their advantage. It also educates on eliminating everyday toxins and highlights the potential consequences of early tooth extractions.

With a holistic dentistry perspective, this podcast offers a biohacking approach to oral and overall health, allowing listeners to take control of their well-being and embark on a transformative journey.

Elmar’s Tooth Talk Podcast

Ask the Dentist

Ask the Dentist is a popular dental health website founded by a former dentist, Mark Burhenne, DDS, who was fired from a profit-driven dental chain. Refusing to compromise on patient care, the dentist focused on educating and empowering patients.

Recognizing the connection between oral health and overall well-being, the blog aims to bridge the gap between scientific advancements and public awareness. With millions of annual readers, Ask the Dentist strives to optimize dental health for better overall health and well-being.

By emphasizing the importance of oral health and providing valuable information, the blog seeks to help individuals prevent and reverse dental issues, promoting the concept of biohacking for optimal oral health.

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