Thursday, August 20, 2015

Try Mouthwash with Essential Oils

Have you heard of biofilm?

Biofilm is a gooey substance that can form on any surface containing water and is exposed to bacteria. You can find biofilm on surfaces like sinks, countertops, cutting boards and yes, even inside your own mouth - Yuck!

Biofilm on your teeth can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease so it’s important to take the necessary preventative measures.

Luckily we can prevent biofilm from forming by practicing good oral care including the use of mouthwash. Mouthwash is a great way to leave your mouth feeling nice and clean while also combating cavities and gum disease. It can also help prevent plaque from building up on your teeth and gums. Plaque is a type of yellowish biofilm that can form on the surface of your teeth and negatively affect your oral health.

What type of mouthwash is best for you?

A mouthwash with antibacterial ingredients can help but it’s important to choose the right one for you. At Dr. Ian Gray’s office we offer Tooth & Gums Tonic, a natural mouthwash that contains essential oils and herbs to form a truly effective solution in maintaining your oral health. This product is essential for those who want a natural treatment when it comes to oral care. Ingredients like peppermint, cinnamon, and thyme are also good for you and can be used to serve different purposes, like combating bad breath and even healing cold sores along with lessening gum inflammation and bleeding. It is also gentle enough to use for those undergoing a variety of dental procedures.

Benefits of Homemade Mouthwash
  • Contains less irritants and harsh ingredients
  • No alcohol
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to make
While a tooth and gums tonic mouthwash can keep your breath smelling nice, it’s important to remember that these effects are short-lived. Mouthwash should never be used as a substitute for regular brushing and flossing. It should always be performed in conjunction with your regular oral hygiene routine.

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