What are Essential Oils & Why Use Them for Oral Health?

What are Essential Oils & Why Use Them for Oral Health?

What are Essential Oils & Why Use Them for Oral Health? 
Essential oils are extracted from medicinal plants, they are concentrated and powerful, all is needed is a few drops or a drop to experience their incredible benefits.  Ancient cultures used them for overall health, we at lucky Teeth use pure Organic undiluted essential oils, these active compounds  can be effective for tooth ache, bleeding gums, gingivitis, gum inflammation and other ailments.  


Oregano oil is a powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial. This means that it helps to eliminate bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Oregano oil contains thymol, which is widely used to combat bad breath and plaque. It can be more powerful that prescribed antibiotics against certain bacteria. But using a single drop on your toothpaste or in your mouthwash, you can very effectively eliminate a lot of the damaging bacteria in your mouth.

Tea tree oil is another powerful bacteria-killer. Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is taken from a plant native to Australia. The primary active compounds are terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, which make it a well known disinfectant, used for thousands of years against viruses, fungi and bacteria. It’s used effectively against plaque, gum disease, gum imflammation, bad breath, a tooth ache and canker sores. However, tea tree oil should never be swallowed and you should be careful about leaving any of its residue in your mouth.

Spearmint oil contains carvone, limonene, menthone, dihydra carvone, cic-carvone, lonalool and eucalyptol, which all blend together in this plant to form an antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal medicine, among its other properties. Spearmint oil is found in many mouthwashes and toothpastes because of these properties as well as its cooling, minty fresh taste. 

Clary sage oil is terrific oil for strengthening the gums, which can reduce the risk of you losing your teeth prematurely. The main chemical constituents of clary sage oil are linalyl acetate, germacrene-D, linalool, sclareol, diterpenes, and alpha-terpineol. The antibacterial properties that come from these components can kill harmful bacteria in the mouth as well, preventing dental caries, tooth decay, bleeding gums and periodontal disease. 

Peppermint oil the delightful, sprite, minty smell and taste of peppermint is very popular in dental health products. It contains menthol, menthone, cineole, b-caryophylene and limonene, all which make it very effective at destroying anaerobic bacteria, which thrive in the low oxygen environment of the mouth, causing gum disease and gum imflammation. Peppermint oil is also commonly used for treatment of the common cold, sinus infections and a sore throat.

Clove oil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years to relieve toothaches. It's main chemical components include eugenol, B-caryophyllene, a-humulene and eugenyl acetate, among others.Clove oil inhibits many different pathogenic bacteria and it has been used in the past by dentists to disinfect root canals. It’s also great for a sore throat. 

Cinnamon oil has long been used for its medicinal properties, especially its antibacterial properties. Research has shown that this cinnamon oil has the greatest antimicrobal potency against streptococcus mutans, which is responsible for tooth decay and lactobacillus plantarus, which causes gingivitis.

These essential oils are all great for your teeth and gums and they all have many other health properties as well. Other great ways to use them are:
Diffusion, Inhale, Topically (with a carrier oil) or ingestion.  Have fun exploring these powerful medicine !
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How to Make Your Own Toothpaste

How to Make Your Own Toothpaste

Most toothpastes are loaded with harmful chemicals and even natural ones still have preservatives and binding agents. At Lucky Teeth we make a toothpaste that has no hidden ingredients, binding agents or preservatives. It is loaded with nourishing ingredients and has a delicious mild taste. We would like to share a simpler version that you might be able to make with things you already have at home. Continue reading and learn how to make your own toothpaste with readily accessible and natural ingredients.

This toothpaste recipe is safe for children!

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Is Mouthwash Necessary

Pros and Cons of Mouthwash: How Important Is Mouthwash For Teeth

Most people use mouthwash after brushing their teeth. While using mouthwash is a great way to remove lingering bacteria in your mouth, the kind of mouthwash you’re using could actually be damaging your teeth further.

Commercially made mouthwash doesn’t typically use food grade hydrogen peroxide which can negatively impact your enamel. Enamel is an important defense barrier that keeps your teeth from developing cavities and gum disease.

Without its protective layer, you’re essentially leaving your teeth open for attack. While you should still include mouthwash into your nightly routine for cleaning your teeth, you might want to consider using a peroxide mouthwash that’s made of natural ingredients.

Our mouthwash from Lucky Teeth could be the exact solution that you need for healthy teeth. Here’s why.
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How to Whiten Teeth Naturally

How to Whiten Teeth Naturally

When you visit the dentist, you expect them to take the very best care of your teeth. Unfortunately, some of the methods that they use can actually damage the enamel of your teeth. Everyone wants a white and bright smile, but the harsh chemicals that dentists use can also strip away the enamel from your teeth.

Instead of using harsh chemicals on your teeth, you can manifest a natural and brilliant smile by using organic toothpaste and other natural remedies with things you might already have at home.

For those who are looking for natural remedies to brighten their smiles, try the following methods on how to whiten teeth naturally.

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How to Heal Cavities Naturally?

Cavities commonly develop due to plaque and bacteria that develop on the teeth and gradually lead to decay. Many people can suffer from cavities due to improper oral hygiene or too by consuming acidic foods in the diet. The primary form of treating cavities is with fillings for a long-term solution that halts the decay. Dental professionals drill into the cavity and fill it with a white or metallic filling. Fortunately, there are several ways to heal cavities naturally and prompt the regrowth of the teeth to restore your smile.
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Why Use Organic Toothpaste?

Why Use Organic Toothpaste?

A product that we put in our mouths every day, more than once a day, deserves attention and research.
Why use organic toothpaste? I remember using Colgate when I was little and never felt there was a choice or anything wrong with it. It was the right thing to do, brush my teeth at least twice a day to keep them healthy and beautiful.

When did all this concerns about what is in our products started even to matter? Why is everybody going so crazy about "organic" or natural nowadays? "Our grandparents still alive" most of us reply!

Today we are bombarded with so many pollutants, radiation, and chemicals from outside sources that what we put in our bodies play an even more important role than ever. What we eat is important, the water we drink and bathe with is important, how many electromagnetic waves around us is important…

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RDA VALUES FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITHOUT DAMAGE TO GUMS AND/OR ENAMEL

Most toothpaste on the market contains abrasive particles (i.e. particles which are not water-soluble) including aluminum hydroxide, silicates and others. Such "scrubbing" compounds are added to help remove plaque and stains during brushing, and it's their quantity, particulate size and hardness which determine the degree of abrasiveness of a toothpaste.

To be able to measure a toothpaste abrasiveness, scientists use the RDA index (from radioactive dentin abrasion or relative dentin abrasion). Higher values indicating increasingly higher abrasiveness. The more abrasive power, the more likely enamel erosion will occur, which can easily open the way to tooth decay.   It's typically whitening toothpastes which top the list of abrasiveness while toothpastes formulated for sensitive teeth tend to be at the bottom.

 

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