Oral Essentials Microbiome Kit Review & why Oral Essentials is the best non-toxic option for healthy oral care & total body health!
I’m really excited to share this Oral Essentials Microbiome Kit Review because if there’s one thing that has been an on-going struggle for me, it’s been my teeth/oral health. My teeth are somewhat crowded in some areas, making me more prone to cavities. I am also a chronic mouth-breather (especially when sleeping) which I assume leads to even more bacteria being built up & lodged in between my teeth as well. Does that make sense? Lol! Although I’ve been using a clean toothpaste for years, I haven’t yet solved my bacterial & cavities issues which is why Oral Essentials became immediately appealing to me!
I’ve been familiar with Oral Essentials by Luminuex for a while now. You may have seen them floating around on IG, especially their whitening strips – which are awesome too BTW! It wasn’t until September that I finally got to try their products which I was so excited about, especially because they of course, are a non-toxic oral care brand that was also formulated by a dentist to neutralize bad bacteria within the microbiome of our mouths. The description essentially solved what I was looking for so I was really excited to start using the Clean & Fresh Mouthwash & Toothpaste, which is part of the Microbiome Kit.
I was visiting my family in Florida when I first used my Microbiome Kit & I instantly got them all hooked! My mom ordered some right away, especially since my brothers have experienced their own fair share of dental issues. Today, about five months later, I’m still enjoying my Oral Essentials Microbiome Kit tremendously – Devin is too! I not only can appreciate that it’s non-toxic, but I love that it ties into total body health by ensuring that none of the ingredients interfere with our body’s microbiome!
More on that below!
All nine of the oral care products Oral Essentials offers are Certified Non-Toxic by LEMI Laboratories, which has the highest non-toxic standards in the world. So not only are these products good for your mouth, they’re good for your health, naturally derived, clinically tested, & formulated by Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, award-winning cosmetic dentist & best-selling author!
I had the chance to read Dr. Maddahi’s book, The Toxic Overload (available on Amazon) which takes a closer look at three decades of research involving our microbiome. The book was a short & easy read, but SO so informative! Anyone who is passionate about non-toxic living, eliminating built up toxins, or on a pathway towards total body health should definitely check out this book. It comes complete with a 30 day guide to help strengthen the microbiome & assist you towards achieving whole-body wellness!
So not only has Dr. Maddahi written this incredibly informative book, but he also conceptualized this idea of neutralizing harmful bacteria found within the mouth instead of killing it off completely. He gave life to Oral Essentials & the products formulated within the brand hold true to Dr. Maddahi’s original intention of being good for both oral hygiene & total body health!
Below, I’m reviewing the Microbiome Kit that I’ve been using for the past five months, sharing why Oral Essentials is different from other oral care brands, why taking care of the microbiome is important, & more! I’ve really really enjoyed my Oral Essentials products these past five months! They really are the first of their kind & I’m excited to share my thoughts!
Oral Essentials Microbiome Kit Review
If you purchase an Oral Essentials Microbiome Kit, you’re going to receive two mint toothpastes, two mint mouthwashes, & one bamboo toothbrush! There are two options to purchase your kit. There’s the option of a one-time purchase of $45 OR a subscription option of 30, 60, or 90 days for $38.25! If you choose the subscription option, you’ll end up saving 15% & qualify for free shipping.
I’ve been using my Microbiome Kit since mid-September & have been nothing but pleased with it. As mentioned, Devin uses it too! If I was to purchase the subscription, I’d choose either the 60 or 90 option. That’s about the rate that we’ve gone through this first kit! I really like how the kits come with two toothpastes & mouthwashes because I have no doubt that when you first try them, you’ll be hooked like I was, so having that second tube & bottle is really convenient!
Both items, the Clean & Fresh Mouthwash & Toothpaste are available to purchase separately as well if you didn’t want to opt for the kit or subscription! Feel free to code my code, MADI_ROWAN15 for 15% off your order too!
Products that come in the Microbiome Kit:
- Clean & Fresh Formula Mouthwash
- Clean & Fresh Formula Toothpaste
- Bamboo Toothbrush
I LOVE the way the Oral Essentials toothpaste & mouthwash make my mouth, teeth, & gums feel. I would say I have borderline sensitive gums & teeth & I’ve experienced zero irritation, inflammation, or bleeding when brushing. The mint scent of the toothpaste is light & leaves your mouth feeling so clean, refreshed, & soothed! I really enjoy the mouthwash too. Typically, I’ll save the mouthwash to use once a day…at night usually. With ingredients like Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, & Essential Oils, both products target bad bacteria, leaving the good ones unharmed! Doing so helps balance the ecosystem within the mouth resulting in fresh breath & a reduced risk of cavities! Yes, please!
Shop the Microbiome Kit here!
How Oral Essentials Microbiome Kit differs from other oral care products on the market:
Over the years, more & more “non-toxic” toothpaste & mouthwash options have come onto the scene. The majority lack science to back up their claims & some play into “greenwashing” making them appear like a better, safer option, when they really aren’t. Oral Essentials had the goal of creating a line of non-toxic oral care products that people could use daily without adding to their toxic burden. They became the first ever certified Non-Toxic & Microbiome Safe line of oral care products which is no easy feat!
Wiping out bacteria isn’t actually the best way to achieve good oral health. Most conventional oral care products are aimed at claims to prevent cavities & reduce inflammation, yet there is a rise of both! Essentially, conventional products trade one problem for the other, causing more inflammation & severely disrupting the microbiome leading to an increase in auto-immune disease & allergies.
Instead of getting rid of ALL bacteria found within the mouth, the Oral Essentials Microbiome Kit has the ability to neutralize the harmful bacteria responsible for infection & disease, while leaving the microbiome itself undisturbed & strengthened!
Also! As I mentioned above, both of the Microbiome products include Dead Sea Salt as an ingredient…
“This mineral rich, low sodium, super salt is what sets us apart from every other brand on the market. Just a pinch of this powerful salt delivers dozens of beneficial minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium to your enamel and gums.” (Source)
This Oral Essential Microbiome Kit is also…
- Dentist formulated
- Safe for your enamel
- Non-toxic, natural ingredients
- Balances your microbiome
- Neutralizes toxins responsible for infection & disease
- Decreases inflammation
What is the microbiome?
We all have something called our microbiome, which is a complex network of bacteria, fungi, & even viruses that protect our bodies & support our immune system. Bacteria, often thought of as the enemy, plays a huge role in the makeup of our microbiome & is responsible for many daily functions such as digestion, mood regulation, proper brain function, nutrition extraction, vitamin production, & more! Many of us have been taught to fear bacteria, but it helps to make up a healthy microbiome. A healthy microbiome = less disease!
The mouth-body connection:
The mouth-body connection is a very real thing. Stress is the body’s leading cause of inflammation & that inflammation can show itself as many things such as disease, poor digestion, auto-immune conditions, & a multitude of oral hygiene issues. The best way to prevent & keep inflammation at bay within the mouth is to take a look at the products you’re using & remove as many harmful chemicals as possible from your products, diet, & lifestyle. Reducing stress is also crucial as well.
The tissues found within our mouths are extremely absorbent. If you are or have used conventional oral care products for years with bright dyes, denatured alcohol, artificial colors or flavors, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, & propylene glycol, just to name a few, such ingredients can become absorbed into the microbiome of your mouth & then transported throughout the body.
Many conventional tooth pastes & mouthwashes contain a poison label, if that doesn’t tell you something, I’m not sure what will! Ingredients like dyes, can cause chronic inflammation & denatured alcohol is purposely poisonous!
No thank you! Lessening toxins is always the goal & choosing safer oral care products is a great place to start!
Microbiome diet + recommended microbiome-friendly products:
By improving the overall health of your microbiome, through whole food diet choices & swapping out chemically loaded products, you’re then able to strengthen your body’s defensive responses, reduce inflammation, increase energy levels, & return to a more balanced state of total body health.
If you follow me over on IG, you might have heard me chat about our toxic burden. We all have one, whether we like it or not! Toxicity is cumulative & is built up over time. The same can be said for removing toxins present within your body. Slowly but surely, as you choose safer alternatives, you’re then able to reduce that cumulative toxin burden.
When looking to “choose safer” you’ll want to focus on few areas specifically…
- Household – pots & pans, cleaning products, candles
- Personal Care, Skincare, & Cosmetics
Harmful ingredients to be mindful of…
- Endocrine disruptors
- Sodium Laureth or Lauryl Sulfate
- Synthetic Fragrance or Parfum
- PEG compounds
- Formaldehyde releasing agents
- Natural Flavoring or Flavors
- Artificial colors or dyes
- Modified Oils (ex: canola)
When looking to choose safer, healthier alternatives, it’s important that you learn to be mindful of ingredients. The list above is a great starting point. By slowly eliminating them from your diet, beauty routine, & lifestyle, over time, it will help to reverse the effects of toxins found within our bodies!
Where to learn more…
The Toxic Overload is a fantastic resource for learning more about supporting the health of your microbiome & choosing safer. As mentioned, I really enjoyed reading this book & was able to take a lot of useful information away from reading it! The book essentially explains the truth surrounding our body’s natural defense (our microbiome) & how to best optimize whole-body health through safer swaps & reducing stress, which then leads to inflammation throughout the body.
Most people don’t think about their oral health until they start experiencing an issue. As mentioned, I’ve had a handful of dental issues throughout my life. It never crossed my mind that although I was already using a clean toothpaste, maybe I wasn’t using the right one. OR one that was truly going to be non-toxic & work to support the issues that I’ve experienced in the past!
Our bodies are an incredible machine, & if we give them the right tools to stay on track, we will all around benefit. If you struggle with this idea of achieving total body health, I encourage you to give it a read! This short interview with Dr. Maddahi is also a great read as well!
I hope this Oral Essentials review was helpful!
I’m so glad I’ve found a truly non-toxic toothpaste & mouthwash to use that will not only keep my teeth clean but also supports the health of my microbiome. Especially in the climate of today’s world, I want my overall immune system to be as strong as possible.
After reading The Toxic Overload, I know how important it is to focus on the microbiome due to it’s importance of protecting potentially bad bacteria & viruses from coming into our bodies & causing disease & or inflammation. As someone with an auto-immune condition, it’s crucial that I work to reduce inflammation whenever possible, so I love that my toothpaste & mouthwash is contributing to that line of defense!
P.S. don’t forget my code MADI_ROWAN15 will get you 15% off your purchase!
Have you ever tried Oral Essentials? If so, I’d love to hear your favorite product below!
Thank you to Oral Essentials for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts & opinions remain my own.