Protecting your mouth is super important to overall health. Visiting your dentist once per year, or even more often can help reduce the risk of any disease or oral problems. Although we may not always find the time to go to the dentist, there are often things you can do at home to help protect your oral health. In this article, we discuss one way you can improve your oral health. WIth eucalyptus oil, you can prevent disease, gum deterioration and more. Below is just one simple recipe that you can use with the oil.
Let us know if you try the recipe and how it works out for you
Did you know that many different kinds of oil, from coconut, sunflower and even eucalyptus oil can help improve your oral health and avoid having to get dentures or veneers at a dental clinic.. These essential oils can help with many different ailments in the body. While each oil has its specialities, in this article we focus on how eucalyptus oil can help oral health. This oil helps to keep teeth and gums healthy and strong, helping you avoid getting adult braces. People have reported that their mouths feel cleaner, and their teeth stronger, thus some of the best uses for eucalyptus oil is for your gums and teeth. While eucalyptus oil has numerous holistic health benefits, it clearly stands out in the dental field as one of the best oils. Anyone who is fighting plaque, bad breath, or cavity problems should try eucalyptus oil with their mouthwash. Try making your own mouthwash with this recipe and adding eucalyptus oil in.
In 8oz of water, mix in:
- 10 drops peppermint
- 5 drops spearmint
- 5 drops cinnamon
- 5 drops clove
- 5 drops tea tree
- 5 drops lemon essential oils
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil
You can also add some baking soda, and even some rosemary
As a team of experienced dentists, we have found that eucalyptus oil is effective in fighting cavities, dental plaque, gingivitis as well as preventing other oral infections. Eucalyptus oil fights germicidal properties in the mouth. Due to this feature, eucalyptus oil is a common active ingredient in mouthwash, toothpaste and other dental hygiene products. Try the same mixture above, but with less water. You can keep your toothbrush sitting in this mixture between brushes. Just remember to change it every few days. You can even make your own toothpaste at home by mixing a strong herbal infusion of mint extract, thyme extract, flower water, myrrh gum extract and eucalyptus oil.
Avoid adding hydrogen peroxide to your mouthwash or toothpaste. While it is common in both mouthwashes and toothpastes, it is known to irritate the gums. Keeping your paste and wash natural will help the health of your mouth and teeth in the long run. Fight tooth decay and keep your breath pleasant and fresh by adding eucalyptus oil to your daily oral regimen.
Southern Dental is an office specializing in Westbank restorative dentistry in Marrero, Louisiana. We offer services to Marrero, Harvey, Estelle, New Orleans, and other towns on the Westbank.