(NaturalHealth365) Studies have established that oral health is foundational to overall health. But, unfortunately, most conventionally-trained dentist (and the general public) remain uninformed about how essential oils can help.
You see, bacteria and decay in the mouth, left unaddressed, can stress out the immune system and lead to serious health problems within the heart, liver, kidneys and other vital organs.
Sadly, our current ‘modern’ healthcare system does NOT teach dentists about many of the non-invasive holistic approaches available – such as the use of essential oils – to eliminate the threat of gum disease, toothaches and other oral health issues.
Lifesaving fact: Essential oils have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties
Here are just a few of the essential oils known to help resolve common dental problems:
If you have a toothache, pain is often one of your primary concerns. Clove is an analgesic that could be considered a holistic form of Novocaine. Clove oil is extremely effective in numbing the pain of toothache and gum disease – while you seek other more permanent solutions.
Oil of Oregano
Oil of oregano is known for its antibacterial qualities, and many use it to fight off cold symptoms and infection. It is also antiseptic and analgesic, which makes it ideal for treating gum disease as well as lowering the risk of this condition going forward.
The essential oil of myrrh also has analgesic properties and can be applied topically just like clove oil. Some say it is not as strong or effective as clove oil, but the taste is more palatable than clove and could be effective in treating minor toothaches and oral health issues.
Wintergreen or Peppermint Oil
Wintergreen essential oil helps to soothe minor toothache pain as well as the discomfort of gum disease. It can also help to freshen the breath naturally.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is particularly effective against gum disease. This is because it is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal – allowing it to reduce plaque and address the causes of gum disease at their root. Its antiseptic and astringent qualities also relieve the pain and discomfort of gingivitis and periodontal disease as they heal.
This essential oil is antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal, making it an effective treatment against gum disease and tooth decay. It reduces plaque while also supporting the healing and growth of gum tissue and connective tissue in the mouth.
Cinnamon Bark Oil
Cinnamon is known for being antibacterial, antiseptic and stimulating to the circulatory system. It is excellent for daily maintenance of oral health and preventing the buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria that could lead to gum disease and dental health issues.
Never forget: Good dental and oral health are crucial to overall health and ongoing well-being
Thankfully, there are all-natural remedies and preventative measures you can use against gum disease, toothache and other dental health problems.
In addition to using essential oils, it’s important to ensure that you are getting proper nutrition including vitamins and minerals that support healthy teeth and gums. Vitamin C helps your gums to repair themselves, calcium supports strong, healthy teeth and bones, and vitamin D and folic acid are important for immune system health.
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