Oral Hygiene with Dr. Sharp
“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks,” says Charles Gourdy. However we have a dilemma in today’s world that is causing us to lose our smiles and it is over-fluoridation. Fluoride is everywhere; in toothpaste, floss, food, water, soda and many more products. Fluoride helps avoid tooth decay by making the teeth more resilient to acid from plaque bacteria and sugars in your mouth. Having too much “has caused a lot of diseases, the most common one being dental fluorosis,” according to Vanessa Heegaard the Vice President of Operations for Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care.
We spoke with Heegaard at The Natural Products Expo West in Los Angeles. Dental fluorosis is the white modeling and brown stains that appear on your teeth and unfortunately are non-reversible. Using improved oral products can help you to take better care of your teeth, and therefore make your smile bright and happy!
Dr. Bruno Sharp is a fourth generation dentist who has modernized the oral care field by offering natural and fluoride-free toothpastes, mouthwashes and dental tape. Graduating in Brazil with a dental degree, he studied in the United States and received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Virginia’s School of Dentistry. After extensive research Dr. Sharp found that fluoride is in the public water system, and with the amount we already ingest he saw a link to diseases because of this. According to Heehaard, “We started with research [on the products] in 2003 and we went to market in 2006, and now this is our third round of production.”
Currently, four products are being offered: Adult Toothpaste and Kids Toothpaste, Mouthwash and Dental Tape. The Dr. Sharp Fresh Mint with Green Tea Toothpaste combines natural mint flavors and green tea to whiten the teeth, promote healthy gums and teeth and refresh breath. Dr. Sharp Wild Berry Kids Toothpaste has a great berry flavor to help children get into the routine of taking care of their teeth. Dr. Sharp Fresh Mint Mouthwash is an alcohol free wash that includes witch hazel, licorice and sage extracts to combine with the mint flavor to leave your breath flawless. “The mouthwash is good for children or adults,” said Heegaard. Dr. Sharp Green Tea Mint Dental Tape is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral tape. The entire package is recyclable. All products are natural with no colors or sugars added and of course, are fluoride free!
“Every round of production we listen more and more to our customers, listen to their needs and wants are and we make every production better,” Heegaard said. Dr. Sharp and his team truly have your teeth and health in mind when producing such wonderful products. You can feel confident in your teeth, which will show in your smile.
You can purchase the products at www.drsharpcare.com.
By: Tatyana Soto for Clarissa International Media Group
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