Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Detox That Dirty Mouth

Many people do a body detox to clear away toxins to enhance their overall health, so why not do a mouth detox to improve your overall oral health?

It does not matter whether you eat junk food, gluten free foods or even plant based foods its all filled with microorganisms (some are beneficial) while the others can lead to bad breath, gingivitis, plaque and cavities. 

Stinky breath can lead to more serious health risks such as cardiovascular disease, bacterial pneumonia and diabetes. 

In addition to brushing, flossing and using mouthwash try some of these natural mouth detoxes to improve your overall oral health:

Oil Pulling - This method has became very popular over the last year or so.  Try to swish coconut oil or sesame oil for at least 20 minutes, once you are done spit the oil in the garbage...DO NOT SWALLOW.
Oil pulling may help prevent cavities, help relieve TMJ issues, help heal canker sores and other mouth irritations. 

Natural Toothpaste - Although this may not foam like the traditional toothpaste we are used to, natural toothpaste is made with natural cleansing and whitening ingredients such as baking soda, sea salt and silica. Natural toothpaste strengthens and whitens without all the other additions.

Gold and Charcoal Toothbrush - Merged the antibacterial properties of gold with the natural whitening and absorbing powers of bamboo charcoal, this brush helps keep your mouth free of additional bacteria and effectively whitens teeth. 

Salt Water Rinse - Add unprocessed raw salt to a cup of warm water, gargle and spit. The minerals help increase your pH balance in your mouth while also reducing inflammation and soothing sores. 

Herbal concentrates - Add just a few drops to your toothpaste, floss or mouthwash for added benefits and fresh breath. Popular drops include cinnamon, peppermint, tea tree and clove.

Hopefully after trying one or all of these you will notice an improvement in your oral health!

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