How Essential Oils Can Improve the Health of Your Mouth
Posted on 2/17/2018 by Dr. Anthony Dailley
Traditionally, products purchased over the counter are used to clean the mouth, such as toothpaste and mouthwash. But did you know that essential oils can also be beneficial when it comes to mouth health?
For centuries, essential oils were used to protect the teeth and are still being used today. Bacteria grows in the mouth and can create diseases as well as oral health issues.
Not all bacteria are bad, so caring for your teeth involves getting rid of bad bacteria. Read on to see just how you can use essential oils to clean the mouth and enjoy better oral health.
Natural Remedies for Mouth Care
Many over the counter products may use chemicals or materials that you do not want in your mouth. With essential oils, you are using a natural option for oral health.
Many over the counter products use fluoride, a substance that can be harmful in large quantities even staining the teeth due to certain components.
With an essential oil option, such as a rinse, you can stop plague growth and gingivitis plus avoid any staining that can occur with other products.
Such essential oils as lavender and Melilissa are commonly used when dental implants are applied. With the application of the essential oils, it helped to limit the amount of biofilm that is produced.
Lavender and orange essential oils are also used to help relieve anxiety in the dental office. The oils are applied to both anxious children and adults to help with dental treatments.
Overall, essential oils can be used in a variety of ways for oral health. Contact our office today to find out how you can use essential oils to feel better and enjoy overall better oral health with various uses.
Natural methods are a great way to protect the mouth without using harsh chemicals or other man-made products.