Therapeutic-grade essential oils are at the heart of Young Living toothpastes and mouthwash. The oils included in these products are wintergreen, eucalyptus, thyme, and a proprietary blend called Thieves™, which includes clove, lemon, cinnamon, and rosemary.
This blend was tested at Weber State University and found to dramatically inhibit the growth of many types of bacteria (both gram negative and gram positive), including Micrococcus luteus and Staphylococcus aureus.
Even more remarkable, this blend exhibited a 99.96 percent kill rate against tough gram negative bacteria, like Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These bacteria, because of their thicker cell walls, tend to be far more resistant to antiseptics.
Over the past 20 years, a number of clinical studies have documented the ability of essential oil mouth rinses to control plaque and gingivitis.
[Please note: Another ingredient of the Young Living toothpaste, Xylitol is a special five-carbon sugar alcohol that prevents the growth of bacteria such as Streptoccocus mutans that are responsible for tooth decay. Ingestion of xylitol has been shown to build bone strength and density in numerous well-controlled studies.]
EXCESS ABRASION DESTROYS TOOTH ENAMEL
The problem with many common brand toothpastes is that they contain very large-sized abrasive particles that can quickly wear away tooth enamel. Because tooth enamel is not regenerated by the body, its loss is permanent. It is never replaced. As tooth enamel is lost, the softer dentin material underneath is exposed, greatly enhancing risk of dental decay and tooth loss.
To preserve dental enamel, a toothpaste should have extremely fine particle size: Particles fine enough to not damage or abrade irreplaceable enamel, but yet sufficiently strong to remove the biofilm of dental plaque (caused by Streptococcus mutans bacteria) that can cause tooth decay, gingivitis and dental disease.
[Young Living Dentorome toothpaste contains a special, non-abrasive, more-than-850 mesh calcium--the smallest particle size that exists in a carbonate—that has a unique geometric configuration that replaces sharp edges with rounded contours. Most toothpastes use 200-mesh or greater particle sizes, which strip away enamel to expose the soft underlying dentin.]
REMOVING TARTAR NATURALLY
Most toothpastes use questionable chemicals such as pentasodium triphosphate and tetrasodium pyrophosphate to control tartar. However, recent studies published in the American Journal of Dentistry have documented the significant reducing effects of zinc-citrate [YL toothpaste ingredient].
Controlled-release liposomes are a key ingredient in both the Thieves Dentarome Ultra™ toothpaste and the Fresh Essence Plus™ mouthwash. These liposomes adhere to either tooth enamel or mucous membranes in the mouth. The two primary benefits of using liposome technology are: 1) controlled release of active ingredients and 2) ingredient protection.
The controlled-release aspect of liposome technology is enhanced through the use of a patented “liposome” anchoring system.
Liposomes adhere to dental enamel and improve dental health, because they contain active materials to prevent plaque formation, treat periodontal, & prevent dental caries. These active materials are released slowly, enhancing their benefits.