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It seems like all the rage in today’s health and wellness world is the use of essential oils. They say that these oils can promote health and aid many ailments all over the body – but did you know there are oils that can additionally help your teeth? We’ve comprised a list of 4 popular essential oils that not only do wonders for the rest of your body, but can greatly help your oral health as well.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is great for healing a multitude of digestive issues, nausea, and even headaches, but did you know it contains loads of antiviral and antimicrobial properties that can flush the mouth of any possible infections? You can also apply peppermint topically on a tooth that is aching, and the never may be calmed. As an added bonus, your breath will smell amazing all day!

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon also contains antimicrobials – but these specific antimicrobials help fight potential plaque build up on the teeth, keeping you at less of a risk for gum disease or tooth decay. Your breath will smell amazing with the usage of this as well!

Thieves Oil

No – not the kind that rob banks. Thieves oil contains lots of antibacterial and inflammatory agents, making this the perfect oil to use in case of a toothache.

Lemon Oil

Mmm, the smell of lemons. These yellow fruits produce a potent oil that not only smells fresh, but helps you maintain a fresh and healthy mouth as well. This oil also has the ability to whiten teeth!

For the best results fixing an achy tooth, cleaning your teeth or whitening them, the best place to go is your dentist. They’ll get the job done quickly and effectively – while also checking for any possible issues or needed treatments. These essential oils are meant to be used intermittently to help with the upkeep with your usual brushing schedule.

Want to learn more about what Dental Specialty Associates can do for your oral health? Give us a call at 602.795.5995  to schedule your consultation today!