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Encouraging healthy oral care habits from an early age

It’s no secret that oral care habits are formed at from an early age.  If you’re a parent, you likely put a lot of effort into helping your children care for their growing smiles every day.  And that’s not always an easy task!

Healthy oral care habits are important and shouldn’t be overlooked just because your children are still small.  In fact, babies need oral care before they even start teething and toddlers should begin to floss as soon as two of their teeth are touching.  Encouraging your children to adopt healthy habits early on will ensure they learn the importance of oral care.  You can also feel good about helping them avoid unwanted issues like tooth decay and cavities.

Our mouths, gums, and tongues are direct portals to other important organs.  Following a proper oral care regimen from an early age could potentially save you from many devastating diseases and health conditions.

We know that taking care of their pearly whites may not be the most exciting part their day, but there here are a few things that can help make it more fun!

Let your child build their very own Tooth Time Toolbox

Most kids get really excited about getting involved in the process…whatever that process may be!  Ask your child to participate in creating their very own Tooth Time Toolbox.

Letting your child choose his or her own toothbrush, rinsing cup, dental floss, and toothpaste flavours will allow them to choose items they love and that they’ll want to keep using again and again.

Once each item has been carefully selected, your child can get creative by customizing their toolbox.  Think about allowing your child to repurpose one of your many toiletry bags or purses.  An old trinket box can make a great toolbox and can even double up as a fun arts and crafts activity!  Your child will love inventing on his own tooth time design with some paint, stickers, or stencils.

Timing is everything

We all know that dentists recommend brushing two to three times a day for a full two minutes each timeIsn’t that just about the same length as your child’s favourite song? Challenge your youngster to brush along to their favourite tune and chances are, they might even brush for a little longer…

Make it a family activity

In your child’s eyes, nothing is greater than the things you do together.  If your schedules align, plan to make morning or bedtime oral care a family activity.

You can tie-in your child’s favourite song as mentioned above or challenge other members of your family to a dance off while the others floss (have you ever met a kid who doesn’t love the floss dance?).

Educate, but don’t be boring!

Naming off each tooth’s scientific name and purpose probably doesn’t fall into the category of urgent things to teach your kids. However, some boring information is important to share with your little ones and can help illustrate how their actions will help their teeth stay healthy and strong!

Keep it simple by sharing these 3 important lessons

1. What lives in your mouth?

Billions of bacteria live in our mouths, some good and some bad. The bad bacteria can be very sneaky, hiding behind your teeth and between those little bumps you see on your tongue. It’s important to brush regularly to get rid of these bad bacteria and to keep them from hurting our teeth and gums.

2. Your toothbrush is your friend

Remember those bad bacteria you’ve been brushing away? Sometimes, they can continue to live on your toothbrush!

It’s important to take good care of your toothbrush and here’s what you can do to help:

Rinse your toothbrush before and after use.

Doing this will help remove any bacteria before you even start to brush.

Store your toothbrush in an upright position.

Letting your toothbrush airdry in this way will help keep any new bacteria from accumulating.

Treat yourself to a new toothbrush every 3 months.

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3. The dentist is your friend

We visit the dentist regularly because he is the expert, and he makes sure our teeth are growing properly. The dental office is a safe place where everyone’s on a mission to help your smile shine bright. Sometimes, you might even get a special surprise at the end of your appointment!

An important note about Fluoride

Most of us grew up hearing about the benefits of fluoride, so why don’t our toothpastes contain this ingredient?

In fact, Health Canada cautions children, under the age of 6 years, not to swallow toothpaste with fluoride.  Furthermore, Health Canada recommends calling a poison control center in the event your child swallows their fluoride toothpaste.

We have developed a natural anti-cavity toothpaste without fluoride that is safe for kids to swallow. That’s why you’ll see the word xylitol listed on our toothpastes, instead of fluoride.

Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in plants, including fruits and vegetable.  Studies have proven that xylitol can help to prevent cavities.

Fun fact: Our fluoride-free toothpastes are the only anti-cavity natural toothpastes approved by Health Canada and are safe to swallow!

100% natural and available in tasty flavours, like bubblegum and strawberry here.

Eco-friendly uses for Castile Soap

Castile Soap was named after its birthplace, a region in Spain called “Castile”, where it was first made from olive oil.  While it can be made from different plant oils, ours is made from Canadian Organic Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil.  This versatile and 100% natural soap can be used as a body wash on all skin types and for so many other hidden uses we couldn’t help but share!

We love the fact that just one bottle of Castile Soap can replace so many bottles of cleaning and personal care products found in most households.  Making the switch to a natural and safe cleaning solution is a great decision for yourself and for your family’s health, but it’s also a simple step towards a healthier planet.

Castile Soap is concentrated, so just a little bit goes a very long way.  You’ll only need a small amount to tackle grease and dirt throughout your home.  It’s also septic-safe and biodegradable and will not promote the growth of toxic blue-green algae in our lakes and rivers like synthetic detergents do.

Unlike most cleaning products, Castile Soap is very gentle and non-abrasive, which means it can safely be used on furniture, on anyone’s skin, and even on your pets!

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We’re so happy to offer three different natural scents and a fragrance-free version of this product and recommend keeping bottles in the laundry room, under the kitchen sink and in your washroom to get the most out of each bottle.

Tip: 

Try the frosted mint scent for cleaning your toilet bowls and bathroom sinks!

Everything you need to know about our NaturaDri technology.

Green Beaver is proud to offer THE FIRST and only aluminum-free antiperspirants available on the market- a natural alternative created from our own technology called NaturaDri. You might have some questions regarding this topic and that’s why we’re here to give you some information in this article. We’ll explain everything you need to know!

In the cosmetics industry, it’s not surprising to find numerous deodorants and antiperspirants on the market that contain aluminum salts. Their role is to reduce the production of sweat and to act effectively against humidity by blocking the pores of the skin. However, aluminum salts, for many years now, have been the subject of extensive criticism and seem to represent a real danger to  consumers’ health. According to various studies conducted on the subject, it is strongly recommended to not use products containing aluminum and even less on damaged skin. 

It was therefore essential for us to offer a natural antiperspirant alternative, free of potentially harmful ingredients, and thus meet the demands of our community. After several years of research and development, Green Beaver developed a brand-new technology: NaturaDri. 

A unique formulation of jojoba flower wax esters, mimosa wax esters and other plant extracts, NaturaDri aims to form a natural protective barrier to keep your underarms dry. And instead of using aluminum that penetrates the sweat pores, we have created a compound that deposits a film on the surface of the skin that will prevent excessive sweating, all naturally.  

 

“Natura = Natural, Dri = Dry. NaturaDri = Stay dry, naturally.”

 

Thanks to this technology, the next generation of antiperspirants were also born. Now you can keep a fresh feeling all day long without a trace of aluminum in its composition. It combines natural organic ingredients that help soothe the skin, even after you shave. Dermatologist tested, our antiperspirant has been shown to be non-irritating and hypoallergenic. In addition, they are clinically proven to provide 24-hour protection while fighting moisture. It ensures that your underarms are not left irritated! If you are curious about the effectiveness of our antiperspirants, take a look at our reviews on our Green Beaver website

Now you know everything there is to know about our NaturaDri technology, an effective solution to prevent perspiration naturally. For fresh underarms, choose from our wide range of 100% natural aluminum-free antiperspirants. 

Deodorant or Antiperspirant: Which one to choose?

Smelling fresh all day long? Yes, it is possible! Green Beaver is proud to offer you a complete range of natural deodorants and antiperspirants. Healthy and safe, they are the solution to any odor problems. Both sharing many similarities, it can be difficult to choose between one or the other. Green Beaver is here to answer all your questions. Find out more to ensure you make the right decision and find the right product for your needs. 

The difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant? 

Made with natural ingredients, our antiperspirants do not contain aluminum or potentially harmful ingredients such as parabens and artificial fragrances commonly found in conventional antiperspirants. It’s formulated to provide long-lasting protection by creating a natural barrier over the pores for soft, healthy underarms. 

Natural deodorants, on the other hand, do not fight against sweat. They fight against the bacteria who is responsible for unpleasant odours. Thus, thanks to their formulation, they glide gently over your skin to mask all traces of unwanted odours and eliminate bacteria. Your underarms will be kept clean and fresh without any harmful ingredients that will strip your skin. 

So, which one should you choose…a deodorant or an antiperspirant?

As you can see, both accompany the natural process of perspiration by limiting odours. On the other hand,  deodorant only neutralizes the development of the bad smell while the antiperspirant prevents it. For those who wish to avoid excessive sweating, our antiperspirants are the right products for you. They are for people who want a healthy solution to stay dry all day long. If you are comfortable with a little feeling of wetness, our natural deodorants are formulated to meet the needs of people who prefer an instant freshness effect. 

In summary, there are many factors that come into play when making your final decision. Whatever your choice, Green Beaver guarantees natural products that you can use safely while respecting your body and the environment!