If you have not yet heard of the essential oils movement sweeping the country, perhaps it is time that you educate yourself. There are many vital oils derived from a variety of natural sources that can be used for a wide range of purposes.
From treating headaches, to improving mood, to treating dental problems, essential oils can be a vital part of your toolkit for a happy and healthy life.
If you have been using essential oils and are trying to determine which ones are best to help you with your oral problems, here are the ones that we recommend.
Clove oil is good for helping to manage the pain you may be suffering from a toothache. While we would never suggest that you simply dull the pain and ignore the problem, using a little bit of clove oil can be a good way to keep the pain manageable until you can make it in to see us.
Tea Tree Oil
Long prized as a disinfecting oil, tea tree oil is a must have for your oral issues. In particular, this oil is very useful for fighting gum disease. If you are struggling with gum disease, try adding a drop or two of tea tree oil to the top of your toothpaste before you begin brushing. This natural disinfectant will help to fight the gum disease better than brushing alone.
If you are using tea tree oil, you need to make sure that you are careful about it. Make sure that you do not accidentally swallow it, as it can be a stomach irritant. If you accidentally swallow some, you can expect to have an upset stomach and diarrhea.
Using essential oils as part of your oral hygiene routine is an excellent way to maintain your health while limiting your exposure to man-made chemicals. Consider picking up some today.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (510) 883-3454 today.