Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Essential Oils - Taking Care Of Your Mouth

Essential Oils are fantastic for helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong!

The benefits of essential oils are far more than aromatic, they have amazing therapeutic and healing qualities.

Which oils are best for a healthy mouth?
  • Peppermint  and spearmint - They both contain antiseptic oils, which help treat pain. They both are effective in treating bad breath.
  • Cinnamon - This has been used for its medicinal properties, specifically its antifungal, antibacterial properties. Research has shown that cinnamon oils has the greatest antimicrobial potency against the bacterias which causes tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Eucalyptus - This is a germicide that has been reported to help fight plaque build up, gingivitis and prevent cavities.
There are many more essential oils that help keep your mouth in tip-top shape such as: lemon oil, myrrh oil, rosemary oil, clove oil.

How to use essential oils?

After you brush your teeth, add a few drops of the oil to your brush and gently brush the teeth and gums. Rinse and spit out * DO NOT SWALLOW*. 

Remember this does not replace seeing your dentist on a regular basis!

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