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How Peppermint Oil Can Help Your Gums
Posted on 4/20/2019 by Janie Scholes
Peppermints are great for helping you freshen your breath. There is another type of peppermint that could also benefit what happens in your mouth. Peppermint oil is something that can help your gums in a few different ways. It is something that people have been using for a very long time. Not everyone is aware of how and why peppermint oil can help.
The Process of Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a home remedy that involves holding some type of oil diluted with water in your mouth for a minute or two every night. Oil pulling can help reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth and gums. The buildup of plaque can lead to gingivitis and gum disease. Symptoms of these problems include bad breath and gum inflammation. Oil pulling can help manage these symptoms and slow down the progression of plaque buildup.
Using Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is one of the oils used for oil pulling. It is an effective way to reduce plaque and help clean the teeth and gums while also helping oral health in other ways. Rinsing with diluted peppermint oil can solve bad breath or bad tastes in the mouth. Mixing peppermint oil with toothpaste while brushing can help clean the teeth and gums better which improves your oral health. Some people use the rinse to help them with minor toothaches.
While using peppermint oil can help hide bad breath, relieve the pain of minor toothaches and can help with gum inflammation, it does not make other problems go away forever. It might just mask a more serious problem. If you have any pain, inflammation or other symptoms of a possible problem with your teeth and gums, the best thing to do is contact our offices. Our dental professionals can help determine the cause of the symptoms and come up with a treatment besides using peppermint oil. If you have healthy gums, the use of peppermint oil will help you keep them that way.
If you want help with any oral health issues, contact the professionals at our offices to schedule an appointment.