Daily Dental Health Routine
* Brushing Teeth
Place 1 heaping teaspoon in mouth. Apply healthy toothpaste to toothbrush. Start to brush your teeth. As you brush the baking soda and toothpaste will mix together resulting in a wonderful foaming bubbly reaction. Baking soda is the key to keeping the oral microbiome balanced.
Benefits of Baking Soda according to The Journal of the American Dental Association
The low abrasivity of dentifrices containing baking soda makes them especially suited for safe daily use in oral hygiene regimens.
Microbiological studies have shown that baking soda products have significant bactericidal activity against oral pathogens, which explains benefits demonstrated in clinical studies on plaque biofilm and gingivitis reduction.
Baking soda dentifrices favor patient compliance because they have stain-reducing and whitening properties, a feature which motivates patients to brush as instructed by their oral care practitioner.
Neutralization of plaque acids by baking soda supports caries reduction as well as facilitation of remineralization of incipient carious lesions.
* Floss Daily at least once a day.
* Use a Viajet once daily or at least a few times a week.
The ViaJet Pro cleans not only the teeth but also the tiny spaces between the teeth and below that toothbrushes and flosses just can't reach. The powerful pulsating water jet/flosser flushes away rotting food particles and harmful bacteria. It massages the gums and improves blood circulation to leave the mouth feeling fresh and clean.
If mouthwash is wanted or needed, Thieves mouthwash by Young Living is a wonderful product.
FOR PATIENTS THAT ARE SUSPICIOUS OF DENTAL PROBLEMS
*Apply Essential Oil to Gums
Sometimes the doctors will detect a suspicious area in the mouth that might need an anti-microbial oil. Apply a drop of the recommended essential oil to your finger and gently massage into gums around suspicious area. Do this at least twice a day. We suggest alternating Thieves, Tea Tree, Helichrysum, and Oregano essential oils. Oregano is a very HOT oil. You must dilute it with a carrier oil like coconut oil. The ratio of dilution is 20 drops of coconut oil to 1 drop of oregano. If an oil ever irritates the skin, add coconut oil. Never add water. Water drives it into the tissue deeper and will increase the intensity of the sensation.
*Oil Pulling for Metals or Infection
Swish with 1Tbl of Sesame Seed Oil for 15min.
(Sesame Seed oil is best. Coconut oil can also be used.)
If you can’t hold for 15min, spit it out and do another round or do 3 sessions of 5min daily.
Do NOT SWALLOW! SPIT OUT!
*Salt Rinse (Re-Mineralizes the teeth)
High Quality Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt
To make a saturated solution, Add enough salt to a glass jar of water, that several hours later there is salt sitting on the bottom of the jar because the water is so saturated it will not dissolve any more salt. (approx. 2 heaping tablespoons of salt to a quart of water) You must use good quality sea salt or Himalayan salt. You CAN NOT use any metal utensils or lids.
Swish a spoon or two of the saturated salt solution & Spit
Doing this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach might help if it causes nausea.