By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer
We are all so concerned about consuming all natural food and drink and using all natural make-up, shampoos, body lotions and other cosmetics… But have you ever made it a point to seek all-natural oral hygiene products?
Probably not. We’ve all grown up with big name toothpaste brands shoved down our throats, we don’t even think twice about looking for a different product to use.
That’s all about to change. Local Delray Beach resident and dentist, Dr. Derek Gatta DMD MS FACP, along with his New York-based brother-in-law, partnered up to create a 100 percent clean formulation. They took out the toxic ingredients with used all natural ones instead. They replaced fluoride with naturally derived hydroxyapatite, a mineral that makes up 90 percent of our tooth enamel and has been proven to strengthen, protect and whiten the teeth without fluoride.
They developed a formula for an all natural, 100 percent safe and clean, free of fluoride, SLS and sulfites, parabens, artificial flavors, colors and preservatives — and it leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed. Aside from hydroxyapatite, which helps to restore tooth enamel, the ingredient list includes natural sweeteners stevia, sorbitol and erythritol, immunity boosting echinacea extract, anti-fungal and antibacterial tea tree oil, silica and calcium carbonate, antimicrobial antioxidants cinnamon and thyme extract, and xylitol, which inhibits bad bacteria. The flavor comes from wild mint and orange, lemon and eucalyptus oils, which all kill bacteria and freshen the breath.
So what inspired Drs. Derek and John to create this one-of-a-kind oral hygiene product? Derek’s sister, and John’s wife, Kori, started to pay very close attention to what she and her husband were putting in their bodies when they began the IVF process. It was time essentially clean up their lives, and they started with their morning routine, and the one product that they used every single day, at least twice. Toothpaste. They found it impossible to find a toothpaste that proved to be both clean and effective.
And so RiseWell was born — and not too much later, so was their son.
RiseWell is available in the U.S. and Canada and can be purchased online only at risewell.com. They have recently added mouthwash to their product inventory, and plan to release a floss in the near future.