Did you know that your oral health has a deeper connection to your overall health? When we fail to properly clean and care for our mouth, teeth, and gums, we could be putting ourselves at risk for more serious health issues. Conversely, when we do practice regular oral hygiene, we are setting ourselves up for a healthier mouth and fewer problems in the future.
You probably have a few favorite oral hygiene products that you already use in your routine, but what if you want to go the extra mile and give your mouth a boost when it comes to cleaning? Thankfully, there are some essential oils that are safe to use for cleansing the mouth, teeth, and gums. At the same time, the potent nature of essential oils makes them useful for promoting fresh breath.
If you need some extra help when it comes to keeping your mouth fresh and clean, consider using some of the following doTERRA products during your daily oral hygiene routine.
Cinnamon Bark oil
You’ve probably noticed that cinnamon is used frequently in mouth rinses because it can be useful for freshening the breath and is a flavor that people enjoy. Similarly, Cinnamon Bark oil has cleansing properties that can be useful for cleansing the gums, mouth, and skin, and can help to maintain clean, healthy looking teeth. It is perfect for adding to DIY mouthwashes and is already an ingredient in the doTERRA On Guard® Whitening Toothpaste. Be aware, however, that Cinnamon Bark is also a “hot” oil, and should not be used undiluted on the skin.
Tip: When you are traveling or on-the-go, combine a drop of Cinnamon Bark oil with two ounces of water, shake or stir well, and gargle to help cleanse the teeth, mouth, and gums.
doTERRA On Guard Whitening Toothpaste
Because there are certain essential oils that possess powerful cleansing properties for the mouth, doTERRA has created an essential oil-infused toothpaste designed to help keep the mouth clean and the teeth white. The doTERRA On Guard Whitening Toothpaste formula uses the proprietary doTERRA On Guard® essential oil blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary to clean and freshen breath. Plus, it includes Myrrh essential oil to sooth the mouth and throat, and Peppermint oil for minty flavor and freshness.
Unlike other whitening toothpastes, the doTERRA On Guard Whitening Toothpaste is not damaging to enamel, as it contains gentle polishing agents that are meant to remove plaque and tooth stains.
Tip: Try using the doTERRA On Guard Whitening toothpaste to brush your teeth after each meal or after consuming sugary snacks and drinks to prevent stains from settling into the teeth.
doTERRA On Guard® Mouthwash
A perfect pairing with the doTERRA On Guard Whitening Toothpaste, the doTERRA On Guard Mouthwash makes it easy to harness the power of the doTERRA On Guard blend for fresh breath and a clean mouth. Each essential oil in the doTERRA On Guard blend provides cleansing and freshening properties that will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean after each use of the doTERRA On Guard Mouthwash. Announced at convention, doTERRA On Guard Mouthwash will be available November 1, 2018!
Using an effective mouthwash is an easy way to give your mouth some extra care. The doTERRA On Guard Mouthwash formula is designed to help clean the teeth and gums, reduce plaque, provide fresh breath, and promote a healthy-looking mouth. When combined with brushing and flossing, this essential oil mouthwash will give your smile all the love it needs.
Tip: Use the doTERRA On Guard Mouthwash morning and night along with doTERRA On Guard Whitening Toothpaste for a brighter, cleaner smile.
For those times when you would like fresh breath, but aren’t able to brush your teeth right away, doTERRA Peppermint Beadlets provide a quick fix. Tiny beadlets made with Peppermint essential oil will give you the refreshing cleanse your mouth needs. Whether you’ve just eaten lunch, or want to ward off bad breath in the morning, Peppermint Beadlets provide an easy way to step up your oral hygiene game.
Tip: Keep Peppermint Beadlets in your purse or car for those bad breath emergencies when you need a quick way to freshen your mouth.
Spearmint has been used widely for candies, gums, and dental hygiene products because of its pleasant, minty taste and ability to promote fresh breath. Spearmint oil is a milder alternative to some of the other strong mint oils, yet it still provides powerful cleansing and refreshing properties for the mouth. If you want to add some variety to your oral hygiene routine, using Spearmint as an alternative to stronger oils like Peppermint or Cinnamon is a great way to infuse a new flavor while still maintaining freshness.
Tip: Because Spearmint oil is mild yet effective, consider placing a drop of the oil on your child’s toothbrush before they brush their teeth to help promote fresh breath.