Your dentist is the most qualified person to treat your gum disease, but there are a few recipes you can utilize at home to enhance their efforts and optimize your overall results. Making use of essential oils recipes will help to cleanse your mouth, fight off bad bacteria, and eliminate nasty germs. Consider trying one or more of the following homemade recipes made with essential oils for better oral health:
Minty Cinnamon Toothpaste
The cinnamon in this homemade toothpaste is antibacterial and antifungal, so it will help keep your teeth and gums free of conditions that are prime for gum disease development. The peppermint helps to make this paste tasty so it's enjoyable to use on a regular basis, and kills off bacteria that tends to thrive in a low oxygen environment. Here is what you're going to need to make a batch for you and your family:
- 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp hydrogen peroxide
- 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1 small reusable container with lid
Put the orange juice, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide into your container and use a spoon to combine the ingredients until it turns into a paste. Add the essential oils and slowly stir the concoction until thoroughly combined. Now it's ready to use! Unused toothpaste can be kept in the fridge for about a week before a new batch should be made to replace what's left.
Berry Cinnamint Slushy
This recipe has all the oral health power the toothpaste does, but with the addition of strawberries which have astringents that remove surface stains and will help keep your teeth white between dental visits. This "cinnamint" slushy is easy to make and can be put in the freezer ahead of time so it's ready to enjoy on a whim. Here are the ingredients you'll need to make enough slush for four people:
- 2 cups strawberries, fresh or thawed if frozen
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 cup plain water (may not be necessary)
- 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 8 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 cups ice cubes
Place everything but the plain water and ice cubes in your blender and mix on high setting until well combined. Add the ice and pulse the concoction until it turns into slush – you may need to add some of the plain water at this point to get the consistency you prefer. Use a spoon to transfer the slushy mixture into glasses or a tub if you plan to freeze it.
For more information, talk to a professional like BAHMAN GUIV DENTAL.