vs. Beautiful On Raw Bentonite Oral Balm
Nature's Smile has been the most popular product on the market in the same price range for obtaining excellent oral health and combating periodontal disease. That is, until now! We believe our new product is superior to Nature's Smile, and other natural dental health products on the market today.
Painstaking research and lengthy formula trials have resulted in the completion of the exquisite Beautiful on Raw Bentonite Oral Balm with White Oak Bark and Wheatgrass. We believe that our new product surpasses all others when it comes to the purity and effectiveness of ingredients, ease of use, and long term results. Consider how our Oral Balm stacks up to the product offered by Nature's Smile:
Beautiful On Raw
No Artificial Sweeteners
Addition of Turmeric
The ingredients listed above are from the labels of the jars of Nature's Smile Natural Gum Balm and Beautiful On Raw Bentonite Oral Balm, respectively.
While Nature's Smile is popular all over the world, Bentonite Oral Balm with White Oak Bark and Wheatgrass (hereto referred to as ‘Oral Balm’) is brand new to the market. We expect it to surpass any previous products available due not only to the extraordinary and effective ingredients it contains but also because it does not contain any questionable ingredients it!
Nature's Smile uses 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1.3-DIOL as a preservative, which is listed in the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database with a high hazard score of 10.
Bentonite Oral Balm only uses an organically-certified preservative called Geogard Utra, which is recognized as safe by the FDA even when used as a food additive. The addition of several organic essential oils lend anti-fungal and preservative effects as well.
No Artificial Color
Nature's Smile uses Titanium Dioxide, in inorganic compound that the FDA does permit to be used in specific applications.
"Beautiful On Raw" Oral Balm uses no artificial color whatsoever. Pure wheatgrass powder combined with the grayish tint of Bentonite and pure green stevia are responsible for the naturally occurring earthy green tint.
No Foaming Agents
Nature's Smile contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, an ingredient generally on the ‘avoid’ list for health conscious people.
Our Oral Balm uses no foaming agents whatsoever, because they are unnecessary. Whatever actions are produced by the use of our formula are naturally derived from the ingredients themselves. We also include pure coconut oil which has a moisturizing effect, soothing for sensitive mouths.
The same important and beneficial White Oak Bark:
Our Oral Balm uses White Oak Bark as one of our most active ingredients for its astringent and healing properties. The tannins in White Oak Bark strengthen tissues against bacterial invasion and has been use for centuries to combat mouth sores and bleeding gums. Nature's Smile also includes this ingredient.
Nature's Smilecontains methylparabens. Parabens in general have been targeted by research as a possible cause of breast cancer and many consumers are consciously seeking out paraben-free personal care products.
Our Bentonite Oral Balm contains no parabens whatsoever. We find them an unnecessary risk, and we know that whatever you put in your mouth will be absorbed by the delicate membranes of the mouth.
Nature's Smile does not contain the effective ingredient known as turmeric. Turmeric is considered a wonder herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It not only has anti-inflammatory properties, but a French study showed that the active component in it, curcumin, seems to interfere with plaque formation at the molecular level. Also, when inflammation is not present germs cannot find a place to grow and turmeric inhibits inflammation by lowering histamine levels and suppressing genes that create irritating chemicals in the first place.
Bentonite vs. Silica:
Nature's Smile contains isolated silica, which can make a dental product highly abrasive, causing excess wear on tooth enamel.
Oral Balm does not rely on silica; instead we have proudly added the highly prized and valuable ingredient known as Bentonite Clay, one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known. It has the ability to absorb and draw out toxins from the cells and has a smooth velvety texture so as not to harm the tooth enamel. All clays contain small amounts of silica in its original mineral form, which does not contribute to damage of tooth enamel. In the body, naturally occurring silica is able to be transmuted into calcium when needed, which is very beneficial when you are dealing with the mineral rich tooth enamel.
Bentonite clay also has the unique feature of its healing properties being amplified when combined with essential oils, which Oral Balm contains in abundance, and it helps improve circulation. Bentonite clay is one of the foundational ingredients that makes our product stand out from the rest!
No Artificial Sweeteners
Nature's Smile includes Sodium Saccharin, an artificial sweetener which is banned in Canada as a food additive. According to the Cosmetic Database, animal studies on saccharin show brain, nervous system, and behavioral effects.
Our Oral Balm instead uses green leaf stevia which has been proven to inhibit plaque growth.
Addition of Wheatgrass:
Nature's Smile contains no ingredients which equal the powerful detoxifying, oxygenating and protective qualities of wheatgrass, but it does contain sodium monofluorophosphate, a form of fluoride which, again, is often avoided by health conscious people as according to the Cosmetic Database studies indicate strong evidence of human neurotoxicity from this ingredient.
Oral Balm adds wheatgrass as one of our most effective ingredients which is one of the reasons why we mention it in the name. Wheatgrass is highly prized for its ability to destroy harmful microbes, impart liquid oxygen and detoxifying enzymes. It also helps to tighten the gums and freshen the breath. Health enthusiasts the world over drink the juice of wheatgrass daily and Oral Balm provides a way to include its healing properties in your dental care regimen.
Pleasant, natural mint scent with no artifical flavors:
Nature's Smile flavors with sorbitol and sodium saccharin. The jar also lists a vague ingredient called ‘AOMA’ but does not specify what that contains.
Our Bentonite Oral Balm contains essential oils and herbal foods for a light, minty flavor and organic stevia powder for a hint of sweetness with plaque inhibiting benefits. It imparts a sweet flavor that's totally sugar and calorie free. Portuguese researchers have shown Stevia inhibits the growth and reproduction of Streptococcus mutans, the main factor in the formation of dental plaque. We also do not add any aroma to what is naturally provided by the fresh and delightful ingredients themselves.