Our Approach to Holistic Dental Care

29 September, 2023

Holistic dentistry is all about making sure that our oral health and general wellbeing are taken care of. At Keys Dental, we prioritise non-invasive treatments, natural oral care products, and a holistic dental care approach.

So what sort of products does our team personally recommend in line with holistic dental care? Keep on reading to find out!

Understanding Our Approach to Natural Dentistry

Holistic dentistry, also called natural or biological dentistry, is about recognising the intricate connection between general wellbeing and dental hygiene. By addressing the unique needs of each patient in a tailored-for-them way, we can ensure the physical wellbeing of each individual but also their emotional and spiritual needs as well.

Some classic approaches to holistic dentistry include:

  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Use of biocompatible materials
  • Preventative oral hygiene habits
  • Incorporation of nutrition and lifestyle habits

Along the journey of each of our patients, our team at Keys Dental goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is heard and respected. We look at our relationship as a partnership in achieving the best healthcare results for you.

Holistic Dental Care Products

All of the advice and recommendations in this article are meant to be general in nature. If you’re suffering from particular symptoms or conditions, we recommend you come in to see us in person so that we can assess and ensure you’re getting the treatment and using the products you need.

Why use natural dental care products?

Switching to more natural and eco-friendly dental care products offers a variety of benefits.

Less Chemical Exposure

Many synthetic oral care products contain artificial ingredients and chemicals that can actually be harmful for you. Sulphates, parabens, artificial sweeteners and dyes are all not recommended in holistic dental care.

Natural dental products made from organic and plant-based ingredients don’t expose you to these chemicals and don’t pose any of the associated risks.

Gentle Dental

Natural dental care products are formulated to be less irritating and gentler on your mouth, tongue, gums and oral tissue. Using natural ingredients such as aloe vera, tea tree oil and chamomile, even people with sensitive gums and teeth benefit from natural products.

Environmentally Conscious

Natural dental products are also more sustainable and eco-friendlier. From recyclable packaging to biodegradable ingredients, organic products are far better from an environmental impact and greener lifestyle point of view.

Oral Health

All of our recommended products offer effective oral health benefits to keep all aspects of your mouth as disease and problem-free as possible. It’s important to realise, however, that like all consumables, not all natural oral products are equal. Always check with our dental team if unsure whether the product you’re considering is effective.

Personal Preference

More and more people are choosing natural products in general for their daily oral health routines. This may align with your lifestyle, personal values or general preferences.

What are holistic dental care products?

Some examples of natural dentistry products include but are not limited to:

  • Toothpaste without fluoride
  • Bamboo toothbrushes
  • Herbal mouthwashes
  • Oil pulling products
  • Natural breath fresheners
  • Probiotics and vitamin supplements

Finding the Right Toothbrush

If you’d like to switch to an eco-friendly and more natural toothbrush, consider one made with sustainable bamboo handles and bristles that are charcoal-infused. These toothbrushes are not just good for the planet but are also good for your oral hygiene!


We recommend avoiding toothpaste with fluoride and/or sodium lauryl sulphate in them. Opting for natural ingredients that are still effective is best from a holistic dentistry approach.

Hydroxyapatite is a good ingredient to look out for as it helps to remineralise your teeth.

Natural Kids Toothpaste

There are a lot of different types of kids’ toothpaste. Many might seem appealing or enticing, but we recommend–considering the sensitive nature of children’s growing teeth and gums–that you speak directly with our team for any custom recommendations.

Dental Floss

Bamboo and charcoal-coated dental floss is best for use as part of your oral hygiene routine. Make sure the floss wax is plant-based and infused only with natural extracts if scented or flavoured.


There is a wide range of different mouthwashes out there and some are better (and more natural) than others.

In general, some good ingredients to look out for include spearmint, coconut oil, and/or Binchotan charcoal.

Tongue Cleaners

Tongue cleaners are pretty standard across the board, just make sure your product is specifically shaped and designed for use as a tongue scraper. There are sustainable tongue cleaners in the market, so take care to keep your eyes out for the right one.

Where to get natural care products

Fortunately, we now live in a world that’s becoming more and more aligned with holistic approaches to physical and dental healthcare.

To that end, many of the products we prefer can be found in local supermarkets, grocery stores, chemists and pharmacies. If you’re not sure where your particular product can be purchased from, make sure to reach out to our team.

Again, all advice is general in nature and we highly recommend you speak with a professional for specific issues or concerns.

Keys Dental – your partner in biological dentistry

We take great pride in helping our patients find natural, effective and holistic dental healthcare solutions for their needs. If you’d like to discuss your choice of natural oral care products or want to simply book a regular holistic dentistry-informed hygiene session, you can book your appointment online today!

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