OraMD is a breakthrough product for oral health manufactured by Trusted Health Products in Lexington, KY. It is not your standard toothpaste, mouthwash, or breath freshener -- it is all of these products rolled into one powerful little bottle! OraMD is revolutionary, because it acts as all three bacteria-fighting components of oral health when used in different ways. Its consistency is not that of toothpaste or mouthwash. OraMD has a strong, oil-based formula that can accomplish a lot with just a few drops. OraMD is a natural alternative to standard mouthwash or toothpaste, as it does not contain many of the harsh chemicals we typically find in major brands. OraMD is specially formulated to combat the twenty-two most common species of bacteria that are responsible for gum disease, bleeding gums, bad breath, plaque etc.
OraMD is more potent than leading toothpaste and mouthwash brands combined for several reasons. First, it has interdental access, which means that it can get between your teeth and down into your gums, to areas which are hard to reach for your average products. OraMD is also formulated to produce fresher breath faster and for a longer period of time. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. OraMD also solves some of the problems that exist with typical mouthwash and toothpaste. Many brands of mouthwash use alcohol-based formulas which are effective at initially killing bacteria, but, at the same time, dry out the mouth. Dry mouth, as a condition, leads to the overproduction of bacteria and plaque build-up. So, in the long run, your mouthwash could actually be acting against you. OraMD is a safer alternative to toothpaste, because toothpaste can contain ingredients which are harmful, such as Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) and fluoride. Sodium Laurel Sulfate has been linked to skin irritation in many clinical studies, and is also a component of car wash soap and floor cleaners. It helps to sud up the toothpaste, but can dry out and irritate your gums. According to OraMD's website, fluoride has been banned in many countries, but is still available in toothpaste in the United States. It has been linked to damage to connective tissue/the gums, and may be a factor in premature aging, tumors, certain cancers, infertility, etc. With OraMD, you do not need to take a chance with any of these chemicals.
OraMD contains simple, natural, vegan ingredients which are effective against bacteria and plaque build up. These ingredients are: 100% natural Peppermint Oil, 100% natural Spearmint Oil, and 100% natural Almond Oil. Each of these oils has many medicinal benefits when used alone, and the combination is additive, to produce a very clean and healthy mouth. There are no abrasives or GMOs, and the oils used are of the highest quality. For the first 3-7 uses, the oils may be a bit over-powering, but as you continue to use OraMD, you will get used to the potency of the oils. These ingredients are safe for anyone ages three and up, as well as for anyone with braces, dentures, crowns, fillings, etc.
To be most effective, OraMD should be used in a four step oral hygiene plan that OraMD creators have put together. The directions are as follows (as quoted by OraMD):
- Brush twice a day in the morning and evening using 2-5 drops of OraMD on a toothbrush and brush normally
- Floss every evening before brushing - more frequently as needed. Get any food particles out from between teeth.
- Use OraMD as a mouthwash twice a day: morning and evening. Just put 2-5 drops into an ounce of water, swish and gargle. This is important to kill the bacteria in the entire mouth, including the back of the tongue.
- Mid-morning, mid-afternoon and as needed: put 2-5 drops on the tip of the tongue to coat the gum line and teeth to kill bacteria and keep breath fresh.
One bottle of OraMD should last up to a month using the directions listed above. You can purchase OraMD in regular strength or extra strength varieties. One bottle of regular strength OraMD is $22.97 if purchased through the OraMD website (.5 oz), and one bottle of extra strength is $39.97. The more you buy, the more you save! OraMD has a one-year money-back guarantee, no questions asked...so what do you have to lose? I love when companies offer this, because I know that they really stand behind their products. OraMD has 99% customer satisfaction, and is endorsed by many dentists and customers. It can be cost effective compared to the combination of toothpaste, mouthwash, and breath freshening products, especially when designed for specific oral problems like gingivitis.
I was given one bottle of regular-strength OraMD to review, so that I could share my opinions with you. I am always open to trying new healthcare products, and we go through a lot of toothpaste and mouthwash, so this seemed like a great alternative to try. I made a point to try and follow the four-step oral hygiene plan, but I will admit that I forgot to do some of the steps on certain days throughout the month. I have never been great at remembering to floss my teeth, according to my dentist -- but no cavities or problems to speak of, yet! :)
At first it was strange not to have the texture of toothpaste that you expect to feel while brushing your teeth. It felt as if the oil were going to seep into the bristles of my toothbrush and that I wasn't using enough to get into all the areas of my teeth and gums. You'll probably feel like this at first, but once you are done brushing your teeth, you won't feel that way anymore. I brushed my teeth with a few drops of OraMD just as I normally would, and when I rinsed my mouth felt very fresh and clean. My teeth looked nice and clean as well -- no layer of scum from a night's worth of bacteria, and no food particles stuck in or around them. Although the sensation is odd and hard to get used to, there is no doubt in my mind that OraMD was just as effective, if not more effective at cleaning my teeth than normal toothpaste. The first few times, as I mentioned above, the oils are very strong, but you will get used to them as you continue to use the product. The oils do not have an unpleasant taste -- just a very minty taste, which I like for my toothpaste (I don't really like other flavors, because I feel like they don't clean my teeth as well). I actually think the potency of the oils gives me fresher breath than the toothpaste does. I often feel my toothpaste wearing away by the middle of the day, especially when I eat spicy or garlic-ridden foods, or drink coffee; OraMD seemed to combat even the strongest of these foods.
I'm more of a gum-chewer (bad, I know) than a mouthwash user, but I wanted to stick to the hygiene plan, so I also used OraMD as a mouthwash. I don't think my mouth has had a chance to harbor any of the harmful bacteria that cause many oral diseases -- not when I keep using OraMD. My dentist told me to watch out for gum disease in the future, since I haven't been all that great about flossing in the past. When I brush too hard, my gums often get irritated and bleed. My mouth is very sensitive, and I think that OraMD has been helping with this problem since I started using it. I would definitely recommend this product to any of my readers, especially if you prefer to go the natural route. I hate knowing that I am putting dangerous chemicals in my system, so OraMD makes me feel much more comfortable when brushing.
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