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There are many obvious reasons to have good oral hygiene - clean teeth, healthy gums, fresh breath, etc. But, one of the most important reasons is that research shows good oral health may be linked to good overall health. So, here are some ideas for upping your oral hygiene game.
Oral Hygiene Tips:
- Cut out or reduce your sugar intake. After consuming sugary foods or drinks, your mouth becomes more acidic which can be damaging teeth and gums.
- Only chew sugarless gum.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. In the morning and before bedtime are musts. You might want to keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse or in your office to brush after meals.
- If you are looking for an all natural, fluoride-free toothpaste, try On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste. It freshens breath and supports healthy teeth and gums.
- Place two drops of On Guard Protective Blend on your toothbrush and massage your teeth, gums and tongue.
- Enhance your regular toothpaste by adding 3–4 drops of Melaleuca or a combination of On Guard and Spearmint to your toothbrush before adding your toothpaste.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Soak your floss in a small cup of warm salt water and a drop of Melaleuca. Rinse with the mixture after your finish flossing.
- Soak mouth guards in cool water with 5 drops each of On Guard and Peppermint. This will help keep them clean and smelling fresh.
- Keep On Guard Beadlets or Peppermint Beadlets with you for quick oral hygiene on the go. They freshen breath and promote a healthy, clean, mouth.
- Use a mouth rinse 1-2 times a day. Make your own with our Patchouli Mouth Rinse or the DIY recipe below.
DIY: Essential Oil Mouth Rinse
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups warm water
- 5 drops Melaleuca
- 5 drops On Guard Protective Blend
- 5 drops Cinnamon Bark
- 5 drops Peppermint
- 2 drops Clove
- Add salt to the warm water and mix well and let cool.
- Add essential oils and mix.
- Swish around your mouth for 30 seconds two times per day.
How do you incorporate essential oils into your oral hygiene routine?