There are a lot of options out there when it comes to cleaning your teeth. All sorts of toothpastes are being created but most are pretty average. But we have tooth powders now that you can use to brush your teeth with and some people say they are better.
And we would agree with them because I have actually used the Orawellness Shine powder myself with good effect. So in this review I will be explaining the features and aspects that make this tooth powder stand out from the rest.
It could help fix your teeth problems!
Why Use A Tooth Powder?
Did you know that dental powder was in fact used in ancient times as an important dental care routine but in the last 30 years it was replaced by toothpaste so gradually the popularity diminished as companies started to heavily promote pastes.
But studies have shown that tooth powders are actually more effective than toothpastes when it comes to removing plaque. One study carried out an experiment to see the difference between toothpaste and tooth powder.
Thirty-six volunteer dental students were recruited for the experiment. After scoring, the subjects were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was asked to brush with toothpaste or tooth powder according to a split mouth protocol. The second group was asked to follow the same protocol except they were asked to use their finger instead of the brush.
The results showed that plaque-removing efficacy of the tooth powder was higher whether it was used with brush or with finger. There was a significant difference between paste and powder users.
Even though it was a small test group, you can see that tooth powders are not a novelty, rather they are powerful when used correctly. But it’s not just this, you also need to use the ones which have the active ingredients that directly target the teeth and that’s where Shine comes in…
What Is The Orawellness Shine Powder?
Shine is a remineralizing tooth powder that focuses mainly on keeping tooth enamel in good shape and promoting more minerals to circulate the mouth to keep it in a balanced happy state.
It’s also marketed as a whitening powder, in fact the full name of the product is: Shine remineralizing tooth whitening powder.
Being totally honest, when I used shine I did not notice any whitening which was a shame but there was a definite change in regard to remineralization. More on this later.
But coming back to the main point, this powder contains:
- Minerals that are exactly the same as the minerals our teeth are made of
- The minerals are in a very bio-available form
- The particle size is tiny which helps the powder to be incorporated into the tiny tubule structure of our teeth
- The formula uses a unique delivery method to bring the minerals to exactly where our teeth need support
The ingredients contained within it are all naturally derived which is a big bonus and considering the recent trend of healthy natural living, it is going to appeal to a wide range of people. Here is the link to the Orawellness Shine product if you are in a rush.
Who Is This Product For?
The product is made from natural ingredients so it is suitable for anyone but there are a few precautions for the following people:
Pregnant Or Breast Feeding Women
There is a tiny bit of menthol in shine which is a volatile compound from the mint family. It is suggested to avoid mints as mint could disrupt a pregnancy and lower milk production. Shine also has minute amounts of many trace elements, some of them, heavy metals.
We recommend you get advice from your midwife just so you feel more comfortable. Will (co-founder of Orawellness) has stated on his website that he would be more than happy to offer shine to any of his family members that were pregnant or breastfeeding. That should tell you something!
It’s perfectly fine for children to be using shine but that being said, shine contains small amounts of trace minerals which are considered dangerous to some. But these are naturally occurring in most soil based products such as clay and are considered safe.
Lead is the other mineral that scares people but shine only contains 0.2 ppm of this trace mineral which is 250 times less than what is considered dangerous (50ppm). There is no need to worry :)
Vegans Please Avoid!
Unfortunately there are some animal products in this powder which make it unsuitable for people observing veganism. The Micro-crystalline hydroxyapatite is sourced from pure bone powder from New Zealand pasture raised cattle.
The Main Ingredients in Orawellness Shine
Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHA) is the main ingredient and the name itself gives us a clue as to why this is.
Microcrystalline means a small particle which is in crystal form. This is a good thing because our teeth are more or less living crystals, the crystalline form is perfect for what we intend to use it for. The tiny size is essential for it to activate the minerals so they can be used to rebuild tooth enamel.
hydroxyapatite is the naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite. up to 70% of human bone by weight is made from this mineral, so you can see why it is so important to teeth health.
Non GMO Birch Based Xylitol
Xylitol is produced from birch trees found in north America and plays a critical role in delivering bio available minerals to the areas where tooth decay is present.
Xylitol supposedly amplifies remineralization by helping to ensure MCHA is delivered where it’s needed most.
The non GMO is really an added bonus as people are becoming more aware of the hazards GMO products can cause.
This mineral is commonly used as medication to help reverse the symptoms of calcium deficiencies. This used in conjunction with Xylitol will enhance the remineralization effect.
Did you know that some manufacturers add calcium lactate to chewing gum containing xylitol. The reason being it speeds up the teeth healing process.
Proof of this is a study which was done on 2 groups of people. One group was the control specimens and the other group were given chewing gum containing xylitol + calcium lactate 4 times a day for 2 weeks.
After the 4 weeks were up the results were calculated using x-ray spectrometry and they found that teeth remineralization was greater when chewing gum on a regular basis.
These are the main ingredients in shine but there are a few more which make it complete:
- White Kaolin clay
- Magnesium carbonate
- Himalayan salt
- peppermint, spearmint, menthol (if buying the Mint Version)
- Cinnamon leaf oil (if buying Cinnamon Version
How Does The Orawellness Shine Work?
It works the same way a toothpaste does but the ingredients contained within it are what separates it from the rest. They are more or less what the teeth require to start rebuilding themselves and remineralizing.
My Personal Routine
Basically I used it like normal toothpaste, just moistened my toothbrush and sprinkled the powder on top of it and brushed for 2 minutes. I did my bottom set of teeth first and then applied more powder and brushed the top set.
This was done twice a day, once after breakfast and once before bed.
To be absolutely honest, I was a bit hesitant at first to place a lot of powder on my teeth but it worked. Using more gives better results in my opinion.
Watch this video to fully see how it works:
Pros & Cons
No doubt this tooth powder is something you should consider because of everything we have mentioned so far but there are a few negatives to note, but before that let’s talk about the…
Natural Ingredients – It’s not just the fact that it has natural ingredients in it, it’s more to do with the quality of the stuff that goes into shine and more importantly the ingredients can be absorbed by the teeth to help make them stronger.
Easy To Use – It takes the same amount of effort to use this tooth powder as it takes with toothpaste but the benefits are far greater. Just watch the video above to see the ease at which Will applies it.
365 Day Money Back Guarantee – This might be the only company out there which gives such a big guarantee and it shows us that they really do believe in their product.
Different Flavours – They currently do 2 different versions of the product. The first option is a mint flavour which is always a popular seller but if your not too keen on the strong taste then you can opt for the cinnamon flavour.
Does Not Whiten Effectively – Shine is also marketed as a whitening product but it isn’t really good at it. Honestly I didn’t buy it for the whitening effect, I brought it to help remineralize my teeth and make them strong again which it has done.
Packaging Issues – We noticed some people complaining about the packaging and the amount of powder that was within a glass jar when they received it. The jar was half empty which is pretty bad. But the team at orawellness are very supportive and if you encounter similar issues take a picture and send it to them and they will give you a replacement free of charge.
What Are Customers saying
As of February 27, 2019 there are 681 reviews on their main website with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. That’s a lot of people who have brought shine and the important thing is, they enjoyed the experience.
Reading through the reviews we got the sense that nearly everyone noticed results within the first month of using it and some people (not many) noticed their teeth got whiter which is a bonus I guess.
However there were some negatives which are more to do with personal preference and side effects. For instance one person started getting canker sores every time he used it. That’s not normal at all which leads us to believe he had some sort of adverse reaction to some of the ingredients.
This is quite rare and for the most part the product went down well with consumers.
Do We Recommend It?
we have personally tried it ourselves and noticed some great results:
- The teeth got stronger
- saliva production was increased which amplified the remineralizing effect
- But most noticeable of all was the sensitivity on my bottom front tooth was gone after only a weeks use.
If your someone who has a problem with any of the the things mentioned above or just want something different to try then this is a good solid option which won’t let you down.
Price & Place To Buy The Orawellness Shine Tooth Powder
If you buy a single 60 gram jar it will cost you $25.94 and this will last you for 200 uses approximately. It might seem expensive but you need to consider the specialised ingredients that go into the product and the intensive manufacturing process it undergoes.
You can buy it from either Amazon or Orawellness but we highly recommend you buy from Orawellness because they have a MASSIVE 365-day money back guarantee and it’s cheaper than buying from amazon where it is priced at $29.94. Plus amazon only have a 30-day return policy.
Here is the link to the Orawellness Website where you can go read the reviews and make your purchase.
There you have it, in this Orawellness Shine Review we have given you all the important information regarding this tooth powder which will now enable you to make an informed decision on whether to buy it or not.
Honestly, I tried it myself and noticed some great changes, the most extravagant one being the sensitivity on my bottom front tooth vanished after just 1 week of using it. I honestly believe it’s the ingredients that make all the difference. Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite and Calcium Lactate are seriously powerful and are exactly what the teeth need to rebuild and remineralize them.
It costs $25.94 which isn’t too bad and the jar will last up to 200 uses which is approximately 3-4 months. That’s a good deal.
Other customer reviews were positive as well with most saying they noticed changes within a month and a few even whitened their teeth, however this is more of a bonus for most people. I myself did not notice any teeth whitening whilst I was using it.
We highly recommend it to anyone who is in need of remineralization and stronger teeth. If your someone who wants an alternative to regular toothpaste, you too could benefit from using the shine tooth powder.
Give it a try and let us know how you get on :)
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A qualified Dentist who holds the BDS, RDS qualification. When she’s not helping patients with their oral health, you will find her on here writing topics on various dental issues. Her deep passion for writing makes her happy and fulfilled.