DrTung’s is a local, Kaneohe-based company that has provided the best dental health products for Hawaii, and beyond, for 25 years. DrTung’s mission is to:
- Deliver more effective, nature-based oral care products which contribute to improved health and well-being.
- Use only natural ingredients, mostly wildcrafted and organic, and have a long-term commitment to recyclable and biodegradable materials.
- Be a cruelty-free company with strong ethical values: ethical & honest, cruelty-free, no child labor, no discrimination.
DrTung’s is also dedicated to sustainability. The company strives to offer high-quality products with the smallest possible environmental footprint. When you buy DrTung’s, you’re supporting a local company that contributes at least 2% of their profits to non-profit organizations that work to help the ocean, land, forest, and humankind.
“A healthy outside starts with the inside.” -Robert Urich
Beautiful smiles are not only attractive and contagious, but they’re also a sign of great health, too! In fact, oral health is referred to as the window to your overall physical well-being. It’s crucial to take extra care to have excellent oral health because it has a significant impact on the rest of your body.
The mouth is the entry point for your digestive and respiratory tracts and holds bacteria- some beneficial and some not. The body's natural defenses and good oral health care keep bacteria under control but, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach unhealthy levels. Studies have shown that pneumonia and certain heart conditions are linked to bacteria, inflammation, and infections that start in the mouth.
Keeping your mouth clean, fresh, and healthy goes way beyond brushing and flossing every day. Here are DrTung’s tips for a clean mouth and great smile:
Tongue Cleaning- Our tongues harbor bacteria that can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum infections. Brushing your tongue is helpful but studies suggest that tongue scraping is best to remove bacteria and improve bad breath.
Oil Pulling- Based in Ayurvedic medicine which has been practiced for over 5,000 years, oil pulling is the practice of oil gargling and swishing. The bacteria in our mouths have a fatty outer coating and when they encounter another fatty substance, such as oil, they stick to that substance. The act of swishing and “pulling” gets the oil down into the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth and picks up the bacteria that may have otherwise been missed. When you spit out the oil, you’re getting rid of all the bacteria and toxins with it.
Covering your Toothbrush- Research shows that toothbrushes can harbor harmful bacteria. Check out DrTung’s special covers (available at some Down to Earth locations) with sanitizing technology using anti-bacterial essential oils to permeate toothbrush bristles.
Living a Healthy Lifestyle- Last, but certainly not least, remember that eating a balanced, whole foods, plant-based diet, getting regular exercise, sleeping well, and drinking a lot of water are key to your best oral and overall good health.
Smile, love life, and be healthy!