Akamai’s Complete Oral Care Routine & System
MORNING ROUTINE (first thing)
1. TONGUE CLEANER
Benefits: Physically removes bacteria from the tongue to freshen breath and reduce bad bacteria. Your body detoxes all night and delivers waste to the tongue - this is the only way to physically remove bacteria from your mouth (a toothbrush only redistributes it, and some will leave your mouth from spitting or swallowing).
How to: Using two hands, place on the tongue as far back as is comfortable. Gently press the curved section of the cleaner on the tongue and pull forward removing the unwanted coating.
2. OIL PULLING MOUTHWASH
Benefits: Controls bacteria, detoxes the mouth and can help detox the body systemically (based on frequency and length of time pulling).
How to: Take a teaspoon to tablespoon size sip, swish and PULL the oil through your teeth and gums for at least 5 to 20 minutes (the longer the better to get the full effects of detoxing your mouth and body). Spit into the garbage when done and rinse and brush your teeth well. Do this at least 2 to 3 times a week. If you have an active infection (eg. cavity, gingivitis) you can oil pull 3 times a day everyday. If it is hard to find the time and you can’t do it first thing in the morning, consider pulling while you’re in the shower.
3. FULVIC MINERAL COMPLEX
Benefits: Nourish your teeth and gums from the inside out while also boosting your electrolytes/hydration and detoxing your liver. Fulvic acid provides bioavailable forms of trace minerals, macro minerals, naturally occurring vitamins, amino acids and organic acids to every cell.
How to: Drink a glass of purified water with a big twist of lemon, a pinch of high quality sea salt (such as Himalayan Salt) and 5 to 18 drops of FMC. Feel free to add other boosters to this first-thing-in-the-morning drink - ionic silica is a great choice.
MORNING & NIGHT ROUTINE
4. MINERAL TOOTHPASTE POWDER & BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH
Benefits: Brushing with our Mineral Toothpowder will help control bad bacteria, gently clean and support remineralization with bioavailable minerals. Our Dr. Bass inspired Toothbrush features bristles designed to reach under the gums and the smaller handle allows for more gentle precision.
How to: We recommend waiting at least 30 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth to allow any leftover food and flavors to dissolve and for your salive to complete the digestion process.
Wet the toothbrush, shake off any excess water and gently press the top half of the brush in the Mineral Toothpaste Powder.
The key to preventing and controlling gum disease is brushing around and under the gumline where bacteria and plaque tend to accumulate. Place the toothbrush parallel to your teeth with the bristles toward the gums.
- Position the brush at a 45 degree angle and move the bristles slightly under the gumline.
- With firm but gentle pressure, and while maintaining the bristles under the gum tissue, wiggle or vibrate the brush back and forth or use a small circular motion 15 to 20 times, before moving to the next area. Brush the entire outer surface of the teeth and then continue the same technique on the tongue side.
- To brush the insides of the front teeth, hold the toothbrush in a vertical position and use the bristles on the toe of the brush, but make sure they are getting under the gum tissue.
- Brush the tops of the molars and finish with your tongue.
5. INFUSED BLACK FLOSS
Benefits: Our tape style black floss physically removes plaque, bacteria and debris at the gum line and in between teeth while delivering essential oils (bad bacteria fighters) and fulvic acid (trace minerals).
How to: Pull out roughly 18” of floss and secure with your fingers. Hold the floss tightly against the tooth. Gently rub the side of the tooth, moving the floss away from the gum with up and down motions. When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it into a C shape against one tooth.