Whitening ones’ teeth, regaining a fresh breath, avoiding dental cavities, fighting dental plaque, protecting gums, soothing a toothache… Some essential oils are coming to the aid of your teeth and have the power to give you back your smile!
Cloves EO: Powerful analgesic, the smell of cloves can often be detected in the dentist’s rooms. Anaesthetising, pain relief, but also cauterizing and anti-infectious, the Cloves EO is “THE” remedy of toothaches! Beware, it should not be used pure but in synergy with other vegetable oils or other essential oils.
Helichrysum EO: Healing, the EO of everlasting flowers is a precious aid for inflamed and swollen gums. It helps to prevent tooth loss due to gum infection, and helps rebuilt diseased tissue…
Tea Tree EO: Its whitening properties of tooth enamel can be used quite safely
Peppermint EO: used as a disinfectant. Its anaesthetic properties soothe a decayed tooth or cleanse the breath after a meal with too much garlic (1 drop of EO under the tongue will bring you a guaranteed feeling of freshness. To be used after each meal).
Noble Laurel EO: Antibacterial and antifungal, it is effective against mouth and dental infections such as mouth ulcers, gingivitis and abscesses.
Other products can also help you:
- Laurel hydrolate: Ideal for mouth baths and helps in fighting against gum inflammation.
- Lavender or Rosemary hydrolate: to fight against gingivitis.
- Avocado oil: an efficient anti-inflammatory
Grapefruit extract: has antibacterial properties and acts on the pH balance
THE OILS TO MIX
USAGE: 2 drops on your toothpaste when brushing your teeth. To be used for 3 weeks.
1 –Tea Tree FOR ITS ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES
It allows to fight against dental plaque (the whitish plaque that covers the teeth after meals and that can harm your teeth, cause decay and bad breath)
2 – Lemon eliminates tartar
Lemon is reputed for its whitening properties because of its strong acidity that gives it an abrasive property on tartar (the dental plaque that is not eliminated by brushing your teeth).
3 – CORN MINT: FRESH AND ANTIBACTERIAL
It contains menthol, a product that has an anaesthetising action locally because of a sensation of cold. This will provide an agreeable sensation of freshness in the mouth and will soothe those suffering from toothache.
THE OILS TO MIX
To soothe the pain due to teething, mix
USAGE: Massage the sensitive gums of your baby with 2 drops of this mixture 3 times a day for 4 days maximum
1 – ROMAN CAMOMILE, A POWERFUL ANALGESIC
It is one of the most used EO to soothe all ills in babies. It will calm teething periods when needed.
2 – FINE LAVENDER TO SOOTHE PAIN
It holds anesthetising and analgesic properties (eases pain), calming and sedative. These will soothe your baby who is most probably bothered by the teething. Anti-microbial this essential oil will ensure the prevention of all mouth infections.
BRUSH YOUR TEETH AFTER EACH MEAL
Dental plaque, the cause of dental caries and inflammation of the gum grows back within hours. It is therefore essential to brush your teeth three times a day or at least after each meal.
CHOOSE A TOOTHBRUSH WITH SOFT BRISTLE AND REPLACE IT REGULARLY
A toothbrush with hard bristle can be harmful to the gums and damage tooth enamel. A worn out toothbrush is no longer effective.
COMPLETE YOUR TOOTH BRUSHING WITH FLOSSING
The use of dental floss or of little inter-dental brushes in addition to tooth brushing allows to get rid of dental plaque that cannot be eliminated by brushing alone, mainly on the lateral sides of teeth.
SEE YOUR DENTIST ONCE A YEAR
A yearly visit to your dentist will allow the timely detection of dental caries and is also a good time to have a full dental clean with a dental hygienist in order to remove all dental plaque.