Happy May. Happy Summer smiles. Happy teeth, gums and saliva! I really want to get to the “root” of this subject because there are natural answers to some of the mouth’s trickiest problems. Let’s explore, shall we? This oral mouthwash whitens, this toothpaste brightens…but do they? And how good are these products for your body? […]
Happy May. Happy Summer smiles. Happy teeth, gums and saliva! I really want to get to the “root” of this subject because there are natural answers to some of the mouth’s trickiest problems. Let’s explore, shall we?
This oral mouthwash whitens, this toothpaste brightens…but do they? And how good are these products for your body? Did you know there are over 113 different kinds of mouthwash?! The studies that I have seen have been showing lately that mouthwash really doesn’t do what they were thinking it did. In fact, instead of removing the live bacteria, the products actually leave them behind. Since there is alcohol in mouthwash, simply swishing with the product isn’t effective enough. Brushing and flossing must also be something that is done on a very regular basis. There is also a debate on whether or not some mouthwashes cause oral cancers, because of the use of alcohol in a lot of the mouthwash products. Also, due to the alcohol, your chances of the mucus in your mouth dissolving and leaving a tooth sensitivity issue is high.
Besides these mouthwash products, there are natural products like Clove and Cinnamon essential oils that you can utilize. Here’s my latest client story: A client had a tooth that needed a root canal. I know because it was red, abscessed and really causing her a lot of pain in her mouth. First I had her start swishing with olive oil. This is called “oil pulling” and helps to release toxins in the mouth/body. You do this for 20 min or more. You definitely want to spit this mix out and do NOT swallow. Then I had her start a regimen of taking oregano essential oil capsules every day, along with brushing her teeth, tongue and gums with clove and cinnamon essential oils, along with myrrh, wintergreen and helichrysum. Immediately after using the swishing or “oil pulling” method with the olive oil, the pain started to subside. The inflammation went down after a couple days. Due to the infection, one of my lymph nodes under her chin had also grown to a substantial size and was hard. That also went away within a few days.
Years ago, while working in a pharmacy, I learned about a product called a “toothache kit.” This product contained clove essential oil and helped when you dropped some essential oil onto the cottonball and put it in the area that was causing the pain. Now typically, many would go to the dentist and the dentist would be treating the patient with antibiotics prior to any dental procedures to either do a root canal or an extraction. I decided to try to help my client help her body do something naturally. Take care of itself. And it did with a little help from nature.
Remember please, if you are going to use essential oils, please do not buy them from your local grocery or department stores, as they contain a lot of toxins in the ingredient list, and not pure essential oils.
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For questions, consultations or more information about how to use or purchase essential oils, please contact Shelly Berkowitz, Reflexologist & Holistic Health Coach at (714) 514-3737. Shelly can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and her website can be viewed at www.mydoterra.com/shellyberkowitz. You can also find her on Facebook at Shelly Berkowitz – A Healthy Residual and on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope under ShellyBerkowitz.
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