With the recent publication of the results of independent lab tests on Shine’s gentle whitening ability, we’ve received a lot of positive praise. So many of you have reached back to us to let us know how you benefit from using Shine.
And while it’s true that using Shine really helps us take our oral health to new highs, it takes some adapting to shift from the traditional toothpaste route to using products like our Healthy Mouth Blend and Shine.
In particular, we are regularly asked what’s the best strategy to apply Shine to a toothbrush.
So, in this article, we’re going to share our top 3 strategies to get Shine onto your toothbrush. We’ll also explore how each of these strategies best supports our use of Shine. And we’ll also discuss the pros and cons of each of these options. If you’re into watching video tutorials, here’s a link to ‘How to Use Shine’.
#1 Put a scoop of Shine in your hand
Our favorite strategy to apply Shine to our toothbrush is preciously demonstrated by this adorable child in the photo above. (Big thanks to Kim and Ryan for allowing us to use this photo of their precious child!)
Hands down (pun intended), this is our favorite strategy to get Shine on our toothbrush.
By having a scoop in your hand, you’ll be able to apply and reapply dry Shine as needed.
In this way, you can get fresh Shine onto all the various areas that need support.
So, whether you’re looking for a little extra whitening polish on your front pearlies or know a spot that could use a little extra remineralizing support, having a small scoop of Shine in one hand provides you the ability to ‘reload’ your toothbrush whenever you need.
Another added benefit is a moist toothbrush never gets close to your jar of Shine.
(We’ve found that Shine really attracts moisture. So, if someone is a ‘brush dipper’ in your home, this strategy will help them have what they want (Shine to dip into) without making the rest of the jar clumpy.)
The only ‘con’ we have found with this strategy is that using one hand to hold Shine limits our ability to switch hands and brush at all possible angles like we share in the video ‘How to brush your teeth to reduce tooth decay’.
My solution… Once I’ve used up all the Shine in my palm, I change hands and circle back to any areas that need more attention from another angle.
#2 Put a scoop in a small bowl or dish
If the above strategy seems unhygienic to you or hits you in the ‘that’s just gross’ place we all have, then we suggest you use a small bowl instead of your palm to hold a small scoop of Shine.
In fact, you get all the benefits of using your palm PLUS you can switch hands whenever you feel the need to do so.
The con… I guess I’m a minimalist of sorts or just like as few items as possible on the bathroom counter. But having to keep a small bowl nearby and needing to rinse it after each brushing makes me prefer the palm technique.
#3 Put a scoop directly into your mouth
Some of us around OraWellness prefer this strategy for using Shine.
While this doesn’t give you the benefit of re-dipping to reapply for certain areas, it definitely keeps moisture out of the jar of Shine.
The added benefit is that Shine is going to be well engaged with your saliva so the remineralization power of Shine will be in full force throughout the mouth.
#4 Sprinkle onto your brush
Honorable mention goes to our original strategy… Just sprinkle some Shine onto a moistened toothbrush and brush as normal.
If you are on a tight budget and need to stretch a jar of Shine, this strategy will use the least Shine per brushing.
The downside is that you don’t get the benefit of reapplication.
By the way, if you are looking to stretch your use of Shine, be sure to check out our Shine bulk bags. We have bulk bags in both our original mint flavor and our popular new cinnamon too. Having the bulk bags available helps us lower our packaging costs and pass an additional 33% savings to you. Shop Shine bulk bags here.
Last, if you’re looking for easy to apply solutions to help you stop tooth decay and remineralize your teeth, download our FREE eBook, How to Stop Tooth Decay and Remineralize Your Teeth.
Or if you’re looking for ways to naturally whiten your teeth at home, download our FREE eBook, How to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth (Without Destroying Your Enamel).
Do you have other questions about how to use Shine? If so, check out our Shine FAQ or watch the video below for more ideas how you can use Shine to help remineralize and gently whiten your teeth.
Have you benefited from using Shine? Please share in the comments below so others can learn from your experience.
Helpful, Related Resources:
Tooth whitening without abrasive toothpaste – Results of independent lab tests [article]
How to use Shine [video tutorial]
Shine bulk bags [[product solution]]
How to Stop Tooth Decay and Remineralize Your Teeth [Free eBook]
How to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth (Without Destroying Your Enamel) [Free eBook]