For many of us, another season of summer fun and sun can be pretty hard on the skin causing heat rash, bug bites, sunburns, and various scrapes and bruises. Well, if you’re looking for some topical relief without all of the synthetic chemical strings attached, look no further than a fabulous little flower called calendula.
Your teeth can say a lot about you. When you smile, they’re your first impression; if you’re confident with the appearance of your teeth, you’ll smile big and show them off. But if you’re insecure, it shows. Today I’ll cover a few do’s and don’ts of safe and effective natural teeth whitening.
Many kinds of toothpaste out on the market today contain Fluoride as a preventative anti-cavity measure, along with harmless ingredients like baking soda and inactive matters. But did you know that by using toothpaste that contains fluoride, you might be contributing to some serious future health problems in you or your children?
Aphthous ulcers are better known as canker sores, but those of us that get them and feel their effects wish we didn’t know them at all. They’re painful, they keep us from enjoying our favorite foods, and they always seem to get worse just when you don’t think they could.
Spilanthes extract is perhaps the quickest and most effective method for combating tooth pain, though it is not as enjoyable as a nice cup of herbal tea. To use spilanthes extract, mix several drops of the extract with water and use as a mouth rinse.
One of clove’s most useful attributes is the fact that it’s a germicide – this means it is great for dental care. Although I’m not saying that eating a spicy, clove-filled brunsli cookie or a sugary piece of gingerbread is the same as brushing your teeth, clove, in its pure oil form, can be successfully incorporated into an herbal dental care routine because of its many benefits.
Bergamot (citrus bergamia) is best known for lending its strong flavor to Earl Grey tea. But, within its herbal family is another species of bergamot called Monarda (also known as bee balm, oswego, and horse mint) which has strong antiseptic properties within the stalks, leaves, and flowers.
Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia plant, from Australia. The oil comes directly from the leaves of the plant. The chemicals known as terpenoids are the magic inside the leaves. Terpenoids have antifungal properties responsible for tea tree oil’s antimicrobial power.
Would you believe me if I told you that people are brushing their teeth with soap? Well, it’s true. I’ve recently spoken with several people here in California who have told me that they’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s soap to brush their teeth — some of who use it every day!
Want to naturally whiten your teeth ? I was hanging out with a friend over the weekend and he started telling me — almost out of the blue — about how awesome hydrogen peroxide was for your mouth and teeth, giving him a pearly bright smile.