FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BRUSHING RINSE
How long should I swish with the Brushing Rinse for before I brush?
There is not a hard set required swishing time, but on average you should swish for about 30 seconds. If you are running short on time, you can do it for about 10-15 seconds. If you have more time or an acute oral issue that you are trying to target, you could swish for a minute or so.
How do I keep the Brushing Rinse from dribbling out of my mouth as I’m trying to brush?
You can tilt your head back a little as you are brushing. If it still comes out, you could spit a little out after you swish so that you are brushing with less. By the way, it is OK if it does get on your skin.
Is it safe to use the Brushing Rinse with a Water Pik?
We do not recommend using our product in a water pik. We have heard that forcing peroxide through the gums is not a safe practice. You may want to do further research on that subject.
Is it safe to use the Brushing Rinse with braces?
No one has reported a problem with using the Brushing Rinse with braces. The Rinse will whiten the whole tooth when the braces come off. It’s nice to have the extra cleansing power the Rinse provides when brushing is impeded by the braces.
Are your products Gluten free?
None of the ingredients in our products contain gluten. None of the other products manufactured at our manufacturing facility contain gluten, but we cannot attest to the places where each individual ingredient has come into contact. It is highly unlikely that any of our ingredients come into contact with gluten, but because we do not test them for gluten, we cannot say so definitely.
Is it ok if I swallow a little of the Brushing Rinse by accident?
Many people use the ingredients in the Rinse for internal therapies. No worries on swallowing a little.
Should I also use an abrasive in addition to the Brushing Rinse?
You could brush with an abrasive like clay or baking soda once a week.
Is Brushing Rinse safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Some say clove oil is contraindicated for pregnant women. The amount used in the Brushing Rinse is quite small and it is not ingested. Another consideration is the toll pregnancy takes on women’s teeth. It is a time to be hyper vigilant with oral care and minimizing oral bacteria. The old saying goes, “For every baby, a tooth.” Thus, I suggest you do a little research online and choose what feels right for you.
Is lemon damaging to tooth enamel?
Lemon juice can be hard on tooth enamel. Lemon essential oil, as used in the Brushing Rinse is not.
Does hydrogen peroxide erode tooth enamel?
Our research has revealed no indication that 1% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (FGHP) removes enamel or is harmful to teeth in any way.
Is the Brushing Rinse safe for small children?
Yes, it is safe for small children, but adult supervision is recommended.
Should I rinse with water after using the Brushing Rinse?
We suggest rinsing after brushing or swishing to stop the foaming action.
Does the Brushing Rinse contain any animal ingredients or by-products of animals?
No animals or animal by-products are used in any of our products.
Do you recommend using toothpaste with the Brushing Rinse?
It is okay to use toothpaste with the Brushing Rinse, but I find current toothpastes on the market are problematic for a number of reasons. For one, it often contains harmful substances like sodium lauryl sulfate, alcohol or fluoride. Almost all “natural” toothpastes contain glycerin which research reveals blocks the absorption of minerals in teeth. I have grown to prefer the freshness of the Brushing Rinse to the gooey sweetness of toothpaste. Many dentists feel that brushing with toothpaste is removing enamel at an unhealthy rate.