We should all know how important oral hygiene is so when Green People asked if I wanted to help promote their Natural Smile Campaign across my blog and social media I thought it would be a brilliant time to share a little story with you that not many know about.
I’m on a next level petrified of the dentist and anyone talking about teeth. I can just about manage to brush my teeth and look after them without having a slight panic attack. However, over the past two years I have realised how important my oral health is. The FDI World Dental Federation has even created World Oral Health Day which is celebrated globally each year on 20 March. It’s a day that is aimed to spread messages about good oral hygiene in adults and children alike and how important it is in maintaining general health and well-being.
Personally I’ve never heard of the day until the lovely team at Green People emailed me and offered to send out one of their fluoride-free toothpastes. The date 20 March was chosen to reflect a number of reasons: seniors must have a total of 20 natural teeth at the end of their life to be considered healthy, children should have 20 baby teeth and healthy adults must have a total of 32 teeth and 0 dental cavities. This information expressed on a numerical basis can be translated as 3/20 hence March 20 – how about that for new information that you’ve learnt today!
Anyway your probably not here for facts and figures. Green People offer four different flavours of toothpaste: Minty Cool, Citrus and Aloe Vera, Fennel & Propolis and Mint*. They are all made with organic essential oils that all have excellent cleaning properties. The toothpastes are free from microbeads, SLS and are ideal for people with sensitive teeth and gums.
I’ve previously had the Minty Cool flavour and loved it so I opted for Mint. Similarly, the air bubbles that develop as you are brushing your teeth creates a lovely amount of foam without using any foaming agents that can be found in other toothpastes. From what I remember, the flavours don’t really taste much different however that may be due to both of them being quite a minty flavour. The Peppermint and Aloe Vera flavour is suitable for those that deal with bleeding gums and also certified by EcoCert with more than 89% organic plant ingredients in the formulation.
Your probably wondering how can you get involved in promoting World Oral Health Day? Well you could simply change your cover photo, frame on your social media profile or share memes across social media. There’s also campaign hashtags such as #SayAhh, #WOHD18 that you can use with your photos too. Go on ahead and share that beautiful smile of yours!
Have you ever tried Green People Toothpaste before? It’s became a staple in my skincare collection now!
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*The products were kindly gifted to me by the team at Green People however this does not affect my opinion on the products or services from the brand.