Essential oils are just the thing you will need for a natural healthy mouth. See which oils can whiten teeth, freshen breath, and even help with tooth pain.
Essential oils can have incredible benefits for teeth, gums, and overall mouth wellness.
Peppermint and spearmint are wonderful for freshening the breath by just putting a drop under the tongue. I have already shared my toothpaste recipe, but I want to share my other favorite recipes for oral health.
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As you know, I like to use my essential oils to make natural products, and when it comes to dental health, there is no exception. I have found great alternatives to conventional oral health products, and I am excited to share them with you!
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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DENTAL HEALTH: NATURAL TEETH WHITENER
Add a drop of one of these essential oils: lemon, cinnamon bark, or clove on your toothbrush with your favorite all-natural toothpaste and brush like normal. Or brush your teeth with a mix of 1 tsp baking soda, 1 drop of essential oil, and enough water to create a paste. Lemon, cinnamon, and clove are great essential oils to help whiten your teeth.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DENTAL HEALTH: RETAINER OR MOUTH GUARD SOAK
A retainer can get pretty stinky and gross after a while; try this natural soak to keep it clean and fresh.
- Add 2 drops of peppermint and 2 drops of lemon essential oil to a glass dish of water.
- Place the retainer in the water and soak for at least 15 minutes.
Lemon is a natural cleanser, while peppermint adds a refreshing scent.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DENTAL HEALTH: HOMEMADE MOUTHWASH
We all love fresh breath, but when I read the label on my store-bought mouthwash, it went straight in the trash. Mouthwash is high in sodium and may be doing more harm than good for your overall health. The mouth is full of beneficial bacteria that is our body’s first defense against illness. Thankfully, making your own is simple and still works great.
- Add 2 teaspoons of salt to 4 cups of warm water and mix well.
- Add 5 drops of melaleuca, wild orange, cinnamon, peppermint, and 2 drops of clove.
- Rinse for 30 seconds two times per day.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DENTAL HEALTH: TEETH GRINDING
Teeth grinding is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth together, usually while you sleep. The occasional teeth grinder won’t see much damage, but years of grinding can damage your teeth, cause tooth sensitivity, and lead to permanent jaw pain. I used to grind my teeth as a kid. I never knew I did it, but everyone around me sure reminded me of it in the morning. 😉
Roller Bottle for Teeth Grinding
5 drops lavender
5 drops roman chamomile
3 drops marjoram
2 drops geranium
- Combine essential oils in a roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Dilute the oils in half if using on a child under age 12.
- Apply topically to the jawline before bed.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DENTAL HEALTH: TEETHING BABY
Nothing is worse than an inconsolable baby. It breaks my heart when my children are in pain, especially if I can’t do anything to fix it. When my littles start teething, I make up this roller bottle to help calm and soothe them. You guys, this one works so well!
Roller Bottle for Teething
- Combine essential oils in a roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil.
- Apply topically to jawline as needed.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DENTAL HEALTH
Brushing your teeth and flossing regularly are vital for healthy teeth. The foods you eat and your daily vitamin intake also plays a big role in healthy teeth. Eating a clean diet with little to no sugar and taking a whole-food-based vitamin can do wonders for oral health. I talk about my favorite vitamins HERE.
- Add 2 drops each of wild orange, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, and cinnamon to 1/4 cup water.
- Swish oils around in mouth multiple times a day.
As you can see, essential oils can do wonders for your mouth, teeth, and gums. My whole family uses my homemade toothpaste recipe twice a day. Recently when we went to the dentist, he was very impressed with our teeth. I guess it’s working! 😉
Essential oils are very concentrated. Read how to use essential oils internally for more information. I am not a doctor and always recommend checking with your doctor before using any essential oils topically or orally.
Do you ever use essential oils for your dental needs? If so, share your recipes in the comments below!
I hope this post was helpful!
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