We all grew up being told about what must be done for our health. Indeed, we have been hearing “brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with water, eat vegetables, and avoid sweets” since we were young! Although these healthy habits are great, numerous people still struggle with various oral health issues such as gingivitis, tooth decay, mouth ulcers, bad breath, canker sores, plaque, and many others. Using Toothpaste might give you a sense of freshness, but in actuality, it is absolutely unnecessary to use. Instead of toothpaste, there is a more effective option called ‘ESSENTIAL OILS’ by Doterra. Indeed, the popularity of essential oils has exploded in recent years, and its use in dentistry is no exception. In fact, there is a vast number of studies from all over the world around the therapeutic uses of essential oils.
Essential oils have both aromatic and therapeutic qualities and can easily replace your regular fluoride toothpaste, giving you healthier gums and teeth. Furthermore, they can be used for teething, dental anxiety, toothaches, and much more. The list of benefits is endless. The numerous benefits that are derived from the use of essential oils are encouraging for those who want to have a more natural and safe approach for taking care of their families’ oral needs.
Below are just three main essential oils used for the maintenance of oral health? These oils can be mixed with other essential or carrier oils for optimum results. They are as follows:
Clove Essential Oil
Cloves are often used as a disinfectant due to their germicidal properties. This essential oil is known to numb pain and to treat bad breath. It is also used to provide relief for those with sensitive teeth.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is a natural antiseptic and is used to kill anaerobic bacteria to prevent gum disease. It is also used for fighting bad breath.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon essential oil is used to combat tooth decay which cultivates bacteria, due to its anti-bacterial properties.
Application of Essential Oils to the teeth
The following examples highlight ways in which essential oils can be applied to your daily oral routine to help maintain overall well being
- In treating a toothache, a combination of two drops of clove oil and ¼ teaspoon of olive oil will make a dental compress that relieves pain
- Mix 1 drop of clove oil and 4 drops of orange essential oil to soothe sensitive teeth
- Mixing 15 drops of peppermint essential oil, 2 teaspoon of coconut oil, and baking soda can serve as a substitute for toothpaste
- Two drops of cinnamon oil mixed with a tablespoon of coconut oil is the answer for getting rid of bad breath!
Here’s to showing off those healthy pearly whites!
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