How to Improve Your Dental Health Naturally
Posted on: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
More and more people are turning to natural, healthy alternatives to the processed and chemical filled products on the market. If you are wanting to find some natural ways to improve your dental health, there are several different things that you can do.
Basic Oral Hygiene
It is important that you continue to follow basic oral hygiene, even if you are using natural products. You should be brushing your teeth for at least two minutes at least twice per day. You should also make sure that you floss at least once daily. If you are unsure that you are flossing correctly, schedule an appointment so that we can teach you the proper way to care for your teeth. Using alcohol-free mouthwash can also be beneficial.
Switch to All Natural Products
There are a lot of dental health products out there that are all natural. You can get toothpaste that is free of toxins and chemicals such as fluoride, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Propylene Glycol, Triclosan. Natural toothpaste is actually more likely to improve your dental health because it promotes good healthy bacteria in the mouth. There are also all-natural mouthwashes and flossing products.
Oil pulling uses sesame or coconut oil to pull bacteria from the mouth while it is swished around between the teeth for about twenty minutes. Oil pulling should be followed with a warm salt water rinse to remove the loosened bacteria from your mouth. Scraping your tongue before or after oil pulling can also help remove bad bacteria from the mouth.
Your diet affects your dental health in many ways. Your diet should contain foods rich in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous, all of which are necessary for healthy strong teeth. You should also be getting enough Vitamins A, E, K, and D, which are also beneficial to dental health. Foods you should avoid include anything containing phytic acid and foods with a high sugar content.
Plants and Supplements
There are some plants and supplements that can help improve your dental health. Neem is a plant that has antibacterial properties and has been shown to improve gum health. Tea tree oil is also good for the gums and may help in treating gingivitis, or gum disease. Cranberry can also help avoid gum disease by stopping bacteria from clinging to the teeth. Vitamin C is good for gum health, too.
If you are looking for more natural ways to manage your health, contact us today for more information about all natural methods of oral hygiene. You can also call and schedule an appointment anytime to discuss your options for natural remedies.