Navigating Natural Dental Care - Tools of the Trade
So you've begun eating natural foods, practicing yoga, meditating... but have you considered some of the finer details of living a naturally healthy life? I'm talking teeth! Natural dental products are becoming increasingly popular and many of these trends are actually rooted in ancient ayurvedic tradition. Take a look at our tools for starting a natural dental care routine at home.
Toothpaste – look for a fluoride and SLS free option. Doterra carries a great paste made with natural essential oils.
Floss – it is as important as they say. Flossing not only keeps your teeth and gums healthy, but also helps protect your heart!
Oil Pulling – Pick your favorite oil, many people use melted coconut oil but ayurvedic tradition recommends sesame oil – and swish away! Start with 30 seconds and work your way up to 90 seconds. Oil pulling helps reduce bacteria in the mouth, whiten teeth, and freshen breath.
Activated Charcoal – You may have seen youtube videos of people trying the newest craze… scrubbing their teeth with activated charcoal powder! Not only does charcoal help naturally whiten your teeth, it also helps to remove toxins from the mouth and promotes overall gum health.
Tongue Scraping – This ayurvedic practice helps remove bacteria from the tongue which in turn prevents bad breath, boosts your immune system, and even helps improve your sense of taste!