When it comes to good dental care, it is important to visit your dentist on a regular basis. However, besides going to the dentist, you need to practice good oral health. This includes brushing your teeth after meals, using mouthwash, flossing, avoiding sweets and foods that corrode the teeth etc. In addition to these typical dental care tips, you can also use specific herbs and natural ingredients to help care for your mouth and teeth.
If you suffer from bad breath or halitosis, then there are other solutions besides using mouth wash. You can create a herbal mouthwash that will make your breath smell significantly better. You will need one teaspoon of peppermint, rosemary and lavender. Simply mix the herbs together and put one teaspoon of the herb mix into a cup of boiling water. Allow the herbs to steep for at least 15 minutes and then strain it. Once the liquid is cool, you can then use it as a mouthwash.
Another option is to mix three tablespoons of angelica seeds into 2 cups of boiling water. Then, you can add peppermint, rosemary, caraway and lemon verbena. You can add a little bit of orris root if you want your breath to smell like violets. Allow the mixture to steep until the water is cool, then strain it and use it as a mouth wash.
If you’re suffering from a particularly bad tooth ache but can’t see a dentist, then you can use clove oil to ease the pain. However, be sure to be careful when applying the clove oil on the tooth and use a clean cotton ball to do so.
Another natural herb that can be used is lavender. Lavender oil has numerous skin healing properties as well as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties. It is extremely effective when treating halitosis and can also provide a great deal of relief from mouth pain. The aroma of lavender also provides a sedative effect which helps to calm the nervous system. Stress has been attributed as one of the causes of gum disease and lavender is a powerful relaxant that can greatly reduce stress.
In closing, we have just looked at some of the various herbs that can be used for dental care. Do note that herbs should not be used as a replacement for the dentist or good oral hygiene. However, it is a great addition to your dental care, so be sure to learn more about how various herbs can benefit your dental health.