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How Using Essential Oils Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better

Posted on 4/13/2017 by Dr. Justin Lai
A vial of olive oil.
Essential oils can help with everything. They can change your mood, add shine to your hair, or decrease pain in your joints. There is undoubtedly one to help with any kind of ailment. This is no less true when it comes to your oral health.

For every type of problem you can have, there is an oil to accompany it. Research has shown that mixing different oils and combining their effects can make a world of difference.

What Options Do You Have?

Well, there are several oils that help in a variety of ways. For example, from outside of the mouth, certain oils such as peppermint, can help to clean mouth guards and other oral equipment. These items tend to get quite filthy over time, and it is important to keep tabs on cleaning them regularly.

From within the mouth, there are oils that can help soothe after a procedure, or if you are in mild discomfort for any reason. Concocting a simple rinse is easy and has lasting results, including that wonderful feeling of a freshly cleaned mouth. Swishing certain special recipes, such as ones including clove, peppermint, and cinnamon, will give you a fresh cleaned feeling and can help battle the annoying symptoms of halitosis.

You can also add a few drops of oils to your toothbrush before adding paste in order to slather the desired affect right over the problem area. When using essential oils to deal with common ailments involved with your oral health, be sure to also drink plenty of water, and limit destructive foods and beverages which may cause more harm to your teeth than the oils can counteract.

Be sure to find what works best for your specific desired outcome so that you don't waste money on oils that won't give the expected results.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about how oils can help your oral health.

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From crowns and bridges to periodontal care and extractions, Justin Lai, DDS offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments. If you have a dental concern, Dr. Lai will have a solution.

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