Oral Health Coaching 2017-03-06T23:06:46+00:00

Save Thousands on Dental Bills

Learn Tools and Techniques that will help stop cavities and
save your thousands of dollars at the dentist.

Imagine a system that teaches you how to tell if your mouth is healthy. A system that tells you, what steps to take to get it healthy and keep it that way. A system that teaches you how to understand what is going on in your mouth, and what questions to ask when you visit the dentist.


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Get past the myths that are keeping you from a healthy mouth.

I remember clearly what it was like having dental issues.  My childhood and early adult years were spent in the dental chair getting fillings and painful cleanings.  By the time I was 14, I had already had my first root canal and crown.

Like most people, I was either shamed for what I was not doing at home (typically flossing), or told that I suffered with “soft teeth” inherited from my family….lucky me.

I entered the dental field as a profession. Working as a dental assistant and dental hygienist for years taught me one thing: we were busy treating disease, and not teaching people the techniques to actually prevent disease on their own.

Having a healthy mouth isn’t rocket science, but it is technique sensitive AND it often involves using more than one tool. 

The good news is that you can learn how to use different tools throughout the week. This means less time cleaning your mouth, less dental work, and better overall health.

Here’s the truth. If you use the same dental tools the same way every day, you miss the same spots every day, which results in bacteria build up.

This bacteria build-up is what creates disease in your mouth….some people get cavities, some get gum disease…a few unlucky souls get both.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You do not have to suffer, and you do not need to have continued disease.

You just need to see, feel, and be able to practice new techniques, and you need to know which products are most effective and why.

That’s why I created 21 Days to a Healthy Mouth.

Say goodbye to bleeding gums, cavities, sensitive teeth, build up, and stain and hello to fresh breath, healthy gums, a big high five when you visit the dentist and better overall health as well.

Finally, there’s a program to teach people how to take care of their teeth and gums at home and break out of the cycle of disease, all without making you feel ashamed or not good enough.

I believe that you can do it.

And I’m here to help you thru the process.

Carrie Ibbetson

What Is 21 Days to a Healthy Mouth?
and why you need it.

21 Days to a Healthy Mouth is an online training program and community

21 Days to a Healthy Mouth teaches you what it takes to have a healthy mouth, and stop the cycle of disease when it comes you your teeth and gums.

You will learn how to take the steps that you already do at home and tweak them in a way that makes them the most effective.

It helps you understand what every good dental professional WANTS to teach you, but doesn’t have the time. These techniques take time to learn, and that time just isn’t available in most dental offices.

The program takes you into my mouth where I show you the tools that you can use, and how to angle them to reach the areas often missed. The videos show you step-by-step the easy changes that you can make in your routine for the best results.

What am I talking about?

  • Tips such as how to hold your toothbrush so that you can clean instead of scrub.
  • How to floss so that you don’t damage the gums (or use other tools that are just as effective yet less frustrating).
  • How to best clean the areas that build up plaque and develop stains and more.
  • These are the things I have been teaching my own patients for 20 yrs and now you have the chance to learn them too!
  • You will also learn what questions to ask your dental professional to determine if you really need the work they are recommending, or if they are just trying to sell you on something!

Above all, this program offers you freedom!

Freedom from feeling fearful, or feeling like you are being taken advantage when you visit the dental office.

What else?

  • Bonus materials that help you understand how to use specific tools and products.
  • Videos on electric toothbrushes, irrigators,
  • step-by-step video instructions found nowhere else.
  • You will hear from experts in dentistry who are forging ahead to advance oral healthcare
  • and you will learn how the health of your mouth effects the rest of your body.

These videos and tutorials are here for you for a lifetime.  You will have access to the program whenever you want.  We’re here for you on your terms, when the time is right for you.  Like anything, new routines take practice and the only way to improve your situation is to change your routine.

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Week 1 – Back to Basics

This week we will dive right into a style of brushing that allows you to get oxygen to the tissues (you will find out why this is so important in the program).  This simple tweak will be one of easiest and most effective changes you will make, and starting off gets you great results fast!

We also go through how to soothe sore gums while they are healing, how to tell if your mouth is really clean or not, and ways to tackle bad breath.  The bulk of this week is video instruction because it helps when you can see up close what you need to do, and how to adapt your tools.

I know how frustrating it feels to know that you are brushing, yet you are still experiencing problems….often times the way that we brush tends to be repetitive and often you are on auto pilot.  Or, if you are a busy mom, you are multitasking while you are brushing, and you feel lucky enough to get a quick brushing in.

Week 2 – Tricks and Tips that Pack a Punch

As a dental hygienist we spend hours looking in mouths and finding little tricks that make life easier and the results that you get more effective.  This week you will get video’s on how to floss, flossing alternatives, and how to brush your tongue so that you don’t damage these areas.

What many people don’t realize is that correct flossing is technique sensitive.

When you floss or tongue brush incorrectly, it actually damages these areas and makes your issues worse.  These up close video’s allow you to learn how to be effective without overdoing it and damaging your gums and tongue.

You will also learn things like how to keep your toothbrush clean (especially if you share a bathroom, or if you keep your toothbrush within 10 feet of your toilet!)  How to stop chapped lips and the truth behind having your teeth cleaned every 6 months (yes there is a secret about it, and it has nothing to do with science!).

Week 3 – Product Selection and How to Care For Your Mouth for a Lifetime

Now that you are into your new routine and loving the feel and taste of your mouth (yes you actually taste more when your mouth is clean) we will start to talk about how to yourkeep teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

This week we will talk about the benefits of irrigation and how to be effective with it. How to treat sensitive teeth with products that work and not just mask the issue and we will look at ingredients in oral health products so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family.

You will learn how to treat dry mouth and what causes it. We will discuss xylitol and how it helps to stop cavities and plaque from forming. We will discuss what “therapeutic xylitol usage” is, and how this wonderful all natural sweetener is a wonderful alternative to artificial sweeteners. We will wrap up the course with a summary of what you have learned and how to implement it all.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few reasons that you may not be getting this information from your dentist or hygienist. Learning to take care of your mouth is somewhat confusing and time consuming. There are lots of little things to learn, and often there just isn’t time for this at your cleaning appointment….and the insurance companies do not pay for time spent on teaching and learning home care. There is a code for it, they just don’t pay for it. Most people learn visually, not by being told what they “should do” or “shouldn’t do”; instead, they need to see it, practice it and see it again. If you were to to your dental office for a home care instruction appointment, there would be a charge for cleaning the room and the time that it took someone to spend with you, which very few offices have been able to incorporate into the office philosophy
Yes! Because if you have deep cleanings and still don’t know how to take care of your mouth properly you will still end up needing deep cleanings in the future again. Instead of having deep cleanings right away you may want to learn how to take care of your teeth and gums first. Often the treatment needed is far less invasive (and even sometimes deep cleanings are no longer even needed because the gum tissue has healed), and you heal much better. You may still need deep cleanings (many people don’t though), but the end result is much healthier. If you question whether or not you need deep cleanings make sure to ask your dentist or hygienist to show you the areas that still need treatment. In the program, you will learn how to look at your teeth and gums to know if they are healthy or not, and you will have access to the private Facebook page to ask questions.

No, The bacteria that builds up in your mouth begins to cause infection 7 days after your cleaning. If you were relying on the dental office to keep you healthy, you should probably schedule cleanings every 3 weeks or so.

Most of the traditional products you find at the store are full of chemicals and or alcohol. The chemicals can irritate your gums, cause canker sores and can even cause build up or sensitivity, and the alcohol dries your mouth which can increase cavities and bad breath.

So many of the products in the stores are based on who can pay for what when it comes to advertising? Most products on the market are made cheaply with a high profit margin…why do you think they have all of the money for advertising? Companies that specialize in products that are effective tend to make them in smaller batches and use ingredients that cost more, and most are made in the USA.

Yes. You will notice that your teeth are whiter, but they won’t have that oh my “gawd your teeth are so white” look. Here’s why:

Tooth enamel has no color, it is translucent, which means that you can see through it like glass. A tooth’s color is created by the way that light reflects off its surface. Tooth enamel is not white, and the only way to make it white is to etch it, scratch it, or abrade it. When you begin to take care of the teeth in a certain way, they will be naturally white.

You can learn to take care of your mouth and learn to take care of the mouths that you love. Remember that dental disease is bacteria based, and you can stop the bacteria from causing an issue.

Not exactly. Both gum disease and cavities are a result of bacteria build up. Infected bacteria is what is running in your family, not soft or bad teeth.

Family members infect each other through kissing, sharing food and keeping our toothbrushes too close to each other. This course covers how to control the bacteria in your mouth and the mouths you love and how to keep your toothbrush clean.

As a member, you will have access to the private Facebook page where you can ask questions and get answers not only from me, but from other people going thru what you are going thru as well.

What they say about “21 Days to a Healthy Mouth”…

I really like this patient home care teaching innovation by Carrie Ibbetson RDH. It’s like P90X for the mouth! I think “21 Days to a Healthy Mouth” is amazing for training patients at home on how to achieve maximum homecare just like P90X and Insanity does for exercising at home. Patients CAN get a healthier mouth in just 21 days if they listened to Carrie and did what she said at www.OralHealthCoaching.com just like we would all get fit if we all did P90X every day!
Howard Farran, Dental Town
I am so grateful to Carrie Ibbetson and her services. She gave me peace on mind regarding my teenagers oral health care. My 13 year old boy has braces and was told to brush better from his dentist, and his parents, yet was never shown how. We reached a point where we were told that he is at risk of having perminate stains on his teeth due to lack of proper hygiene.

I called on Carrie to come to my home and she was able to clearly demonstrate to him how and why to brush well. She did so in a way that engaged his interested which inspired him to take an active role in continued good care for his own teeth. What a relief for me, as a parent, to know that the money we put in to his braces will not be in vain and that my son, finally, is taking a mature stand in his oral health.

Diane Dahi, Diane Dahi
This program is a great value. If you are looking to feel more empowered about your oral health, this is the perfect program. Carrie has put together a great selection of information in an easy to understand format that will help you improve you and your family’s oral health.
Sophie M
Finally an easy way to learn how to take care of your mouth! I’m on day 18 and went to the dentist today to see if I still needed a deep cleaning. I knew what questions to ask her, and even asked her to show me my mouth on a camera so that I could see the areas and if they had changed. All but 2 areas were healthy and only a “regular cleaning” was needed, instead of the deep cleaning that was recommend last month. Thank you for helping me save money and heartache. For the record, she had no clue of most of the great products you recommend!
David G
I am an office manager in a dental office, and have consulted in many other practices as well. Recently, I have had braces put on my teeth to correct my bite and I was horrified at the build up and stain that started happening immediately.

Carrie was in my office and asked if she could show me WHAT and HOW to use in order to take care of the issues I was experiencing.

At first, I was frustrated and irritated, because I KNOW HOW to clean my teeth, but when my guard came down, I was able to see what was going on, and more importantly, understand know how to do what I need to do myself.

What Carrie does is amazing, and the embarrassing stains I was dealing with are gone…..and she never even picked up any of the hygiene tools everyone else used, she did it all while teaching me how to do it myself!

I am now on the 21 Day course, and am blown away by the information and how easy it is to implement!

Shalone V
I’m a fanatic when it comes to my oral hygiene. Brush, floss, gargle, peroxide to whiten, teeth cleaning 2x’s a year, had all my silver filings changed to white. Just had my first upper braces at 55 because my front teeth needed a bit of straightening.

SO when I watched Carrie’s 21 Day Challenge I doubted I’d learn anything I didn’t already know about how to care for my teeth. WRONG! I watched her video about brushing my gums and learned why they look white while you brush them; oxygen! I’d never had a dentist explain the details about proper brushing like Carrie offers in her videos. Her show and tell expertise impressed me so much. I also learned the proper way to floss and how much is too much floss! Everyone needs a refresher course on proper oral hygiene. Take the challenge and you’ll agree!

Colleen Hannegan, ColleenHennegan.com
I have always been fastidious about my home care, but the techniques you cover in tooth brushing have been a game changer for me, and the results that I am seeing on my 3 yr old are amazing!! My husband and I watched the video together and have been able to control the yellow plaque that builds up on her teeth which we were never able to control before. Thank you Natural Gumption, you have made each of our routines much more efficient!
Laural J
Finally I know why I build up so much, thank you for helping me understand how to brush so that I get to these areas. Flossing just isn’t something that I can do; but now I know how to use my toothbrush to be super effective. My gums feel better already!
Jane D
I called to get information about a product. Not only did you walk me through the pros and cons of that product, you led me to your online 21 day program. Now I have a greater understanding of how to do what I had idly done for years and my teeth and gums feel healthier and cleaner. I never realized how to actually brush my gums! So glad you started with that video, because it has made a huge difference already!
Michelle D