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Natural healthcare options can be great for maintaining excellent dental health, by focusing on diet, supplementation, and using natural oral care products.

What can be done naturally to support dental health?

Maintaining dental health is a crucial part of overall well-being as it has effects on other aspects of health on a holistic level. By emphasising a holistic approach, you can proactively care for teeth and gums, both for yourself and the whole family. This is a comprehensive approach that recognises the interplay between nutrition, lifestyle choices, and oral hygiene.

In this article, we will be discussing the benefits of natural healthcare options for dental health, including dietary considerations, the role of supplementation, and the advantages of using natural oral care products. So, you can always have a healthy and vibrant smile.

Oral health and cardiovascular disease

What's the connection between oral health and cardiovascular disease?

Maintaining good oral health through effective oral hygiene habits is crucial in reducing the potential risk of developing periodontal disease, as oral health issues like cavities and tooth decay can contribute to its development.

Periodontal disease, in turn, has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Therefore, prioritising oral hygiene can help mitigate this potential risk and promote overall well-being*.

Diet and dental health

A nutritious diet is essential for maintaining optimal dental health. A diet rich in whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats, provides all the essential nutrients you need that support strong teeth and gums.

Key nutrients for dental health include calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin C, and antioxidants[i]. Calcium and phosphorus contribute to tooth mineralisation and strength, while vitamin D aids in calcium absorption.

Vitamin C supports gum health and collagen production, while antioxidants help protect against oral tissue damage[ii].

Reducing the consumption of highly sugary food and beverages is also vital to prevent tooth decay and enamel erosion.

Supplementation suggestions for dental health

Supplements can complement a balanced diet and provide additional support for dental health.

Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D

These nutrients are crucial for maintaining strong teeth and bones. Calcium can be obtained from dietary sources or through supplementation, while vitamin D aids in calcium absorption[iii]. We recommend Viridian High Potency Calcium & Vitamin D3 and Pure Encapsulations Calcium Magnesium Citrate.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C supports gum health and helps prevent gum disease. Dietary sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, bell peppers, papaya, mango, leafy greens (such as kale, spinach, and Swiss chard), and broccoli.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties and, in this way, are said to help reduce gum inflammation and support oral health[iv]. See more about omega 3 here.

Natural oral care products

Natural toothpaste avoids artificial ingredients, such as synthetic flavours or colours, and may include herbal extracts or essential oils with potential antimicrobial properties instead.

Natural mouthwashes can include ingredients like tea tree oil or peppermint oil, which may help control bacteria and freshen breath.

Maintaining good oral hygiene practices (regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups) is essential for overall dental health.

Our top picks for oral health:

A Vogel Dentaforce Mouthwash and Green People Fennel & Propolis Toothpaste (50ml).

Viridian Oral Care Complex (60 Caps): This product contains a combination of beneficial ingredients. Pycnogenol, derived from the French maritime pine tree, acts as an antioxidant, protecting oral tissues from damage[v]. CoQ10 supports energy production in cells and reduces inflammation, promoting healthy gums. Ester C, a gentle form of vitamin C, aids in collagen production, wound healing, and has antioxidant properties. Green tea, rich in catechins, fights bacteria and reduces plaque formation. Calcium contributes to strong teeth and bones.

Sun Chlorella A: Chlorella contains chlorophyll, which may help freshen breath, and keep your family's teeth and gums healthy. See also Chlorella

Terranova Selenium Complex 200ug: Collagen is the most important component of the organic matrix of the tooth. Selenium can replace sulphur in bonds of collagen[vi][vii]. See also Selenium.

Terranova CoQ10 Complex (100mg): CoQ10 supplements can help prevent gum disease (periodontitis) by reducing inflammation in the gums and promoting healing[viii]. See also CoQ10.

Terranova Beta Carotene Complex: Beta Carotene, a type of Vitamin A, promotes the growth and repair of soft tissue and helps to keep the mucous membranes that line the mouth and gums healthy. See also Beta Carotene.

Tissue Salts 2 - Calc Phos: Traditional homeopathic support for teething issues.

Kiki Health Activated Charcoal Powder: Used on teeth can help to remove stains

Nutritional therapy for dental health

Nutritional therapy for dental health is focused around whole-foods, with a strong nutrient-dense approach.

Adequate calcium and Vitamin D

Consuming calcium-rich foods, such as dairy products, leafy greens, along with vitamin D sources like sunlight exposure or you can get it from supplements.

Antioxidant-rich foods

Including a variety of fruits and vegetables in the diet to provide essential vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants that support gum health[ix].

Reducing refined sugar

Limiting the intake of sugary foods and beverages, which can erode tooth enamel over time[x].


Last but not least staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, which supports saliva production and helps rinse away food particles.

The takeaways

You can see that there are many simple natural healthcare approaches for dental health, focusing on a holistic approach. A balanced diet, focusing on essential nutrients, supports strong teeth and gums. Supplements like calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin C can provide additional support.

Please follow the usual guidance for maintaining good oral health, such as brushing twice a day, flossing and be sure to discuss any dental concerns with your dentist at the earliest availability.

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Please note that the information contained within this website does not and should not replace medical advice, and is not intended to treat or diagnose. We always recommend you consult with your doctor. Our Nutritional Therapy team is highly trained and we offer one to one Nutritional Therapy Consultations, which are designed to be complementary to any medical treatment from a functional medicine approach, as well as offering a preventative & optimal health focus.