How’s Your Oral Health? Tips for Holistic Oral Health Care.

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Because we care about your good health & well-being, we want to chat with you about an important part of your health that is sometimes overlooked.  Oral care.

Think that skipping those trips to the dentist isn’t that big of a deal?  Think again.   

Do you know that 47.2 % of Americans 30 years of age or older have gum disease? Of those, 42% risk decay resulting in tooth and/or bone loss. That rate jumps even higher to 70% over 65 years of age. 

Right now, you may be thinking, “What’s the big deal? How bad can it really actually be? I hate going to the dentist anyway.”   

Well, here are some important health facts that may have not considered:

  • Poor oral health can lead to diabetes, heart disease & Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Bacteria can enter bloodstream from the mouth, infecting the body + causing inflammation.
  • Bad oral hygiene, bacteria + acids can feed on sugar which erodes tooth enamel.
  • Everyone regardless of socioeconomic or educational status my be at risk of tooth decay.

So, what can you do to support your good health through your oral care?

We have some fantastic Holistic Oral Care Tips to share with you!  Read on: 

  • Try Oil Pulling 2-3 times per week.
  • Practice whole-body healthcare.
  • Avoid sugar.
  • Research Fluoride. Do you “Need” it?
  • Brush thoroughly each time you eat.
  • Floss each day, preferably at night.
  • Find a Holistic Dentist.(A good place to start is here https://iabdm.org/location/
  • DIY oral hygiene products – control ingredients/avoid preservatives + additives that add to health risk.

Another really great way to support your good oral health is with the use of pure essential oils and plant-based oral care products.  

Many essential oils contain natural compounds that can support a healthy microbiome in your mouth, help to manage stress during a visit to the dentists office, keep gums in health condition and more.  

Some essential oils that you may want to keep in your healthy oral care kit are Melaleuca Alternifolia, Frankincense, Peppermint, Clove to start.

To learn more about which oils may be beneficial in your oral care routine, how to use them and how to access a pure brand of oils that you can trust, Contact Us today for more information! 

On a scale of 1-10, how would you say that your oral health practices are?  Could you use some “brushing up”?  

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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