Nobody is a fan of either themselves or anyone else having bad breath. Getting rid of it can be a great blessing for some of us. But how many mouth washes and mints would you have to take in order to make it work? Have you ever wondered if the mint candy you are chewing is having a negative effect on your teeth? While bothering about the bad breath are you considering what these candies are doing to your teeth and gums?
Mouth washes on the other hand share a similar effect. Even though for a few hours you may feel their effect persists soon you will again be in the hands of the monster of bad breath. Along with this, mouth washes also contain chemicals which can actually harm your teeth with extended use. A person brushing their teeth twice a day and following a good dental health regime may feel he is safe from any mouth-related diseases. But there are many who believe that the toothpastes we use to protect our teeth are actually partly to blame for our high levels of tooth decay.
Some of these chemicals contained in toothpastes we use everyday are hydrogen peroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Triclosan, diethanolomine and Isopropyl Alcohol. All of these have other properties that are harmful for the human body and unknowingly we consume them every day.
Why not change all this with a natural solution. And yes there is one that is easily available. Tea tree oil has proven to be an effective and highly reliable solution for all your tooth problems. It not only helps bad breath, but also gum problems as well as canker sores. It can be your single solution to oral hygiene.
In the market you will fine a lot of mouth washes and toothpastes that contain tea tree oil. These are fast gaining popularity as people are realizing how this natural solution is as effective as it is safe. But the only way you can ensure that your tea tree toothpaste is chemical free is if you make it yourself.
Tea tree oil works in four different ways. It has anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. All these separately protect your teeth and save them from infections of various kinds.
If you do not want to begin with products available in the market, you can start on your own. Tea tree oil is easy to use. Just use a couple of drops of the oil diluted with water for gargling see the effects. You can also apply a few drops of tea tree oil the sore area. This would bring down the inflammation sooner than you think.
Oral candidiasis, a fungal infection of the throat and mouth, can also be treated with tea tree oil. A mouth rinse containing tea tree oil may prove effective in reducing symptoms.
Here is a simple way to make your own tea tree oil mouth wash:
First you need one cup of warm water, a few drops of tea tree oil, 1/2 teaspoon of Myrrh tincture and a few drops of Peppermint or mint oil. Now all you need is to mix these ingredients and you will have your mouth wash. You can make a seven day dose and keep it refrigerated.
For tea tree oil toothpaste you need 5 teaspoons of baking soda, 5 drops of tea tree oil, 5 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin and 10 drops of peppermint. Just mix these ingredients together and use glycerin depending upon the consistency of the paste. Store it in a bottle of your choice and your natural toothpaste is ready to be used.