Episode 52: You Have A Dirty Mouth with Maddie Elise, RHN

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Ready to uplevel your oral hygiene game? Good, because that's exactly what's about to happen after you tune in to this episode I did with Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Maddie Elise!


Maddie completed her schooling as a Holistic Nutritionist, and was about to enter into the working world of all things food, when she found herself with a few cavities, sitting in a dentist's' chair. She was disturbed at the lack of transparency with ingredients used in conventional dentists' offices and sought out to create her own formulas. From there, Gaia Smiles was born.


Gaia means 'Mother Earth'. I make the product from various ‘dirt’ and clays and I like to imagine Mother Earth approving of our recipes and our efforts towards being a sustainable brand.

With growing interest in the human microbiome, the mouth has been largely ignored. Maddie, a registered holistic nutritionist, founded Gaia Smiles in an effort to give the oral microbiome the attention it deserves. As a digestive organ home to billions of microscopic bacteria and yeast, the mouth has a powerful impact on overall health. Gaia Smiles aims to support that health. They craft wholesome products with simple ingredients to brighten your smile and freshen your breath while sustaining your mouth’s ideal ecosystem.


The best part? Her remineralizing tooth powder actually WORKS! I've been LOVING using the regular formula (tastes sort of like Chai?) in the mornings and the peppermint formula at night. It feels like an upgrade to my oral hygiene, that's for sure!





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In this episode, we talked about:

  • Maddie's transition into studying oral hygiene practices

  • Why clay is so powerful

  • What people can look for and avoid in their toothpastes, mouthwashes, etc.

  • What it means to have a "dirty mouth" and how we all have one

  • Tongue scraping

  • Why adding minerals is so important for good bacteria in the mouth

  • The answer for gum chewers

  • How to get truly white teeth

  • The number one mistake people make when it comes to oral health

  • The FREE rinse you can make at home that will make all the difference

  • Nadine Artemis' book, "Holistic Dental Care"

  • Practicing mindfulness



Some of the resources we mentioned in this episode were:




I had SUCH a blast chatting with Maddie, and I cannot wait to bring on more, wonderful guests in the future for you to learn from!!

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xo Marie




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