Oral health care is essential for many different functions.
Buried Treasure™ Xyli Swish is a natural, fluoride- and alcohol-free mouthwash and mouth rinse that helps maximize oral health.
This product is made with a blend of simple ingredients including, Aloe Vera, xylitol, colloidal silver, peppermint and filtered mountain water. These ingredients clean the mouth, promoting dental health and inhibiting harmful bacteria, while leaving your mouth feeling fresh, minty, and clean.
The importance of oral health
Keeping the mouth healthy is vital as it is essential for many different functions, the most important being that it is where the first stage of the digestive process occurs.
However, when oral health is not a priority it can result in an environment that allows harmful bacteria to flourish, giving rise to a whole horde of oral and/or dental diseases. This can include conditions such as cavities, dental caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis, to name the more prominent (1).
A thorough mouth-care routine is essential when maintaining adequate oral hygiene to prevent destructive diseases of the mouth. Along with a balanced diet proper brushing and flossing, adding a natural mouthwash and rinse – like Xyli Swish – to an mouth-care routine can provide oral benefits.
The 4 natural ingredients of Xyli Swish
Xyli Swish contains 4 key ingredients that clean the mouth, promote dental health, and inhibit harmful bacteria – Aloe Vera, xylitol, colloidal silver, peppermint.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a long-standing remedy that has been used for thousands of years to treat various health conditions and promote overall health. Traditionally, the aloe plant has been used to health wounds, treat and sooth burns, maintain the skin, and ease stomach issues (2).
It is also a potent antibacterial at high concentrations with anti-microbial properties.
When used for oral health purposes, Aloe Vera inhibits the activity of and ultimately cause death to pathogenic bacteria of the mouth. In clinical research, Aloe Vera gel has been shown to directly effect to the two most harmful strains of bacteria in the mouth, Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus.
Aloe Vera is also known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting ability. The plant contains a combination anti-inflammatories – enzymes (A. vera), fatty acids, salicylic acid, antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E) and hormones (auxins and gibberellins) – that provides a reduction in inflammation caused by bacterial infections (2).
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol and non-sugar sweetener that has shown promising results in its ability to maintain proper oral health. The substance is an natural alcohol derived from several fruits, vegetables, and trees. The most common sources of xylitol being Birchwood trees and corncobs (3).
It is a common ingredient in natural oral care products, but also sugar-free chewing gums, candies, mints, diabetes-friendly foods.
And though it looks and taste like sugar, it cannot be metabolized by the bacteria of the mouth. Xylitol cannot be processed by bacteria like sugar, it limits the production of plaque, which is beneficial as plaque is the root cause of several oral diseases. Also, it reduces bacteria in the mouth as it limits their main food source, the pathogens will first stave and die (3).
Additionally, this sugar alcohol has been connected to other positive health outcomes, including preventing other bacterial infections, improving bone mineralization, and also feeding the beneficial gut bacteria.
- Colloidal Silver
Before the creation of modern antibiotics and medicines, colloidal silver has been used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations as a remedy for various illnesses and infections. This include the Greeks and Romans (4).
It is a liquid containing tiny particles of silver; in Xyli Swish, the liquid is purified water.
Like Aloe Vera, colloidal silver works as an antibacterial and antiseptic by attaching itself to the proteins on bacteria’s cell walls and damaging their cell membranes. This then allows the silver particles to pass into the bacterial cells and kill it.
Colloidal silver has also been recognized for its immune supporting properties and anti-inflammatory effects. This is beneficial to oral health and the treatment of conditions that cause severe inflammation from bacterial infection, like gingivitis, periodontitis (gum disease), and thrush (4).
As another ancient remedy, peppermint can also benefit oral care.
Peppermint is a common herb known for its pleasant cooling effect. The herb naturally grown across Europe and North America and used for thousands of years by the Greeks, Romans, and even the Egyptians (5).
It has been utilized in several ways over the years from a medical remedy to a flavoring agent.
Regardless of form peppermint is consumed – leaves, oil, or extract – all products from the peppermint plant contain several beneficial essential oils – including menthol, menthone, and limonene (5).
Peppermint very popular in oral care products (toothpaste, mouthwash, and chewing gum) due to its antibacterial properties and its inhibitory effect on bacterial and plaque production.
Can Xyli Swish help maximize your oral health?
Maintaining optimal oral health is essential for many different functions.
Failure to keep the mouth and teeth clean can result in a boom of harmful bacteria, creating a build-up of plaque and acid. Subsequently, this can give rise to a host of various oral diseases, including cavities, dental caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis (1).
Along with a balanced diet and proper brushing and flossing for maintenance of the mouth and teeth, adding Buried Treasure™ Xyli Swish mouthwash can benefit your daily oral-care routine.
The unique combination of effective natural ingredients is the reason Xyli Swish can make a distinctive difference in oral health. Xylitol helping to promote dental health, colloidal silver and Aloe Vera to control bacterial growth in the mouth, and peppermint oil for fresh, clean, minty taste.
Seek advice from a medical professional
It is always important to seek the advice of a trusted medical professional if you experience discomfort when using a new health product.
Author: Allison Lansman, RDN, LD
Allison Lansman is a Registered Dietitian (RD), freelance nutrition and health writer, and wellness blogger. She is the owner/operator of The Freelance RD writing service and blog. Her business provides mainly writing services, but also product development, educational services and brand partnerships.
As an RD, Allison embraces a modern approach to nutrition and wellness. She believes we benefit most from building positive, balanced connections between mind, body, food, and environment. And she is passionate about sharing that philosophy through wellness communication and writing.
Her educational background is through Iowa State University, where she completed both her undergraduate degree and dietetics internship. She is currently studying towards an Masters in Public Health.