Spring Cleaning Your Mouth with HELLO

*This post was Sponsored by HELLO Products, but as per usual all thoughts, opinions and photos are my own. If you have any questions please see my disclaimer here.*

Hey! What’s Up? HELLO Y’all!

Did you know that in addition to a Mama, Wife, and Blogging Lady I’m also a Certified Dental Assistant? Yep! That’s right! Can you imagine me cleaning your kids teeth? Well, I can! And I used to! In Virginia I worked at one of the best Pediatric Dentists in the state, and I loved working there. Once the kid’s are in school I may even go back to Dentistry, it’s something I really enjoyed doing, that’s why I’m so excited to team up with Hello Products to share their wonderful toothpastes with you!

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So, first things first, I have two opinions on this toothpaste, one as a dental professional, and the other as a mother. As a dental professional I’ve been trained to know what exactly is, and isn’t good for our oral hygiene routines, and as a mother, I just want something that’s a great product, that works and that fits our families needs.

As a dental professional I love that this toothpaste is make with tooth healthy ingredients like:

Xylitol: actually keeps bacteria from sticking to your teeth

Fluoride Ion: fluoride is controversial, however, it is ESSENTIAL to remineralization of the teeth! Basically fluoride keeps your enamel strong, strong enamel means less cavities, sensitivity and decay, no fluoride no strong teeth. Simple as that!

Coconut Oil: Healing to the gums, kills bacteria.

Aloe Vera Gel: less harsh on sensitive teeth, soothing to gums, helps eliminate bacteria.

Potassium Nitrate: reduces pain in sensitive teeth.

As a mother I love this toothpaste because they have options for our entire family! Sensitivity Relieving paste for me, Whitening paste for Mr. Smith, fluoride free for little baby Harper (I know! Above I said fluoride is essential to oral health, and it IS! But fluoride free training toothpaste is still the “go-to” for babies until they learn to spit the tooth paste out, remember I said fluoride is essential for the teeth, not the stomach!) and fluoridated children’s flavored toothpaste for Thomas!

Something else I absolutely love about HELLO Toothpaste is that it’s NOT tested on animals, and they ONLY use natural ingredients. They are also Vegan, and the tubes that the paste is in are BPA FREE! Plus the paste is MADE IN THE USA! Woot!

This paste makes me one happy Hippie Mama and one happy American Mama y’all!

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The wee ones absolutely love their pastes! Harper’s training toothpaste is watermelon flavored and Thomas’ children’s paste is bubble gum flavored!

The Children’s Fluoride toothpaste is also backed by the ADA (American Dental Association) which actually tests and rates products, and HELLO children’s paste was shown to “prevent and reduce tooth decay”.

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My husband and I always disagree on which toothpaste to purchase, I need something that helps with my sensitive teeth, but since I’m a coffee, wine and tea drinker, I also like using whitening products because no one likes coffee teeth, am I right? But the thing is, sensitive teeth and teeth whitening sort of equals disaster. Whitening products are known for making teeth sensitive, so what’s a lass like me to do?

Well, I use BOTH! In the morning I brush with the whitening paste, and at night I brush with the sensitivity paste! And here’s why, when I brush at night, I don’t rinse after I spit – hear me out here y’all! – then I immediately go to bed, this way the left over toothpaste has time to absorb into my teeth and sooth any sensitivity! Remember those ingredients above? Specifically the Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Gel and Potassium Nitrate, well when you let them sit on the teeth while you sleep, the mouth, teeth and nerves inside the tooth, have more time to absorb these ingredients.

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I know most of y’all are Spring Cleaning right now! I’ve been doing it since March! haha baby steps right? So how can you “Spring Clean” your oral hygiene routine?

Ditch the chemicals – people tend to forget about chemicals in their toothpaste and other hygiene products for some reason, while they obsess over whats in their food.

Read your labels – seriously, look at the back of your toothpaste, if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, toss it!

Determine what exactly you need – are you using the right toothpaste for your mouth? Do you have sensitive teeth/gums? Use the right paste for what YOU need.

What’s on your Spring Cleaning List? Let me know in the Comments below!

xoxo

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20 Comments

  1. Allison
    May 15, 2017

    This looks awesome! We are trying to go more natural so I’ll have to try this out.

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  2. Tamara Goyette
    May 16, 2017

    This stuff sounds great. I’m just sad because I’m allergic to coconut.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      May 17, 2017

      Ohhhh nooo! You poor soul! I couldn’t live without coconut!

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  3. Rachel R Ritlop
    May 16, 2017

    I have some PR Samples from them too and LOVE their toothpaste! It really is so refreshing and so happy that you broke down the ingredients

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      May 17, 2017

      I’m obsessed with it! And so are the kids! They have blue raspberry kids flavor now too!

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      1. Rachel R Ritlop
        May 19, 2017

        Haha I said in my unboxing that their kids flavors sounded awesome! What did they think of the watermelon?

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  4. Heydy
    May 16, 2017

    Super informative post!!! I love that you use two different types of toothpaste. I would have never thought of that!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      May 17, 2017

      Thank you! You shouldn’t be limited to one product if you need two different things!

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  5. Kristen
    May 17, 2017

    I am always looking for a great toothpaste. Love the different options since I have sensitive teeth! Will be checking these out!

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  6. Antonia Zelinka
    May 18, 2017

    I really appreciate this post. I have been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thank you again

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  7. Christine
    May 19, 2017

    Wow! I love the sound of the flavours it comes in. I’m sure it would be a hit with my son. 🙂

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  8. sondra
    May 20, 2017

    Taking proper care of our teeth is so important. A good smile is the first thing people notice and it can make or break.

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  9. Chel
    June 1, 2017

    Ive honestly never heard of this toothpaste but it sounds awesome! All for the natural movement

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  10. Jovania
    June 1, 2017

    My house has had this ongoing toothpaste debate going for the longest. I’m going to give this one a try, I love the natural ingredients.

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  11. This has been eye opening! I didn’t realize the chemicals in my toothpaste. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Tal
    June 1, 2017

    I’m looking for a great toothpaste that is natural so this post couldn’t have come at a better time! Thanks for the great review and your professional opinion 🙂

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  13. Dawn
    June 1, 2017

    Very cool! I have heard great things about this brand and need to check them out. I am loving that more brands are incorporating these safe non-toxic ingredients.

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  14. Chel
    June 2, 2017

    I’m all about all natural products! I love that they have whitening and sensitivity options!

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  15. Chelsea Pearl
    June 2, 2017

    I’ve been so curious about natural toothpastes lately. This brand looks interesting, definitely will have to give it a try!

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  16. Meghan
    June 3, 2017

    I really need to start looking into all natural products. This all natural toothpaste looks perfect. I love anything with coconut!

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