My Daily Oral Health Routine

Well, hello there….

Today I want to talk with you about something that has become of huge importance to me over the last few months.  It may not be exciting.  It may not get your creative juices flowing.  However, it is a part of your body that most of us don’t pay enough attention to.

And that would be your mouth.

Not only is your mouth the beginning part of your digestive tract, but it’s your tool for how you communicate and express yourself to the world.  It’s pretty important to make sure your mouth is as healthy as possible.  Did you know that poor oral health can be related to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis and a myriad of other diseases? Maybe now I have your attention.

The best part is that good oral health does not have to be complicated.  In fact, following some simple steps each day and week will make your mouth – and body – healthier.  I’m not a dentist nor a dental hygienist however I have really amazing people in my life who are and they give me guidance on this topic.  My holistic dental hygienist is amazing and is committed to using natural products on my teeth to have them cleaned and she gives advice on how to holistically manage oral health.

This became a priority for me after nursing my three kids for a total of six years.  It was the first time ever that I had developed a cavity.

Let me share a peek into how I take care of my teeth and mouth on a daily basis.

MORNING:

  • I brush my teeth with doTERRA OnGuard toothpaste
  • Oil Pulling.  While I’m in the shower and getting ready for my day, I oil pull for 15-20 minutes.  Swish 1 tbsp of organic coconut oil (mixed with 1 drop of OnGuard* or Peppermint oil*) in your mouth for that time and then spit it into a piece of  kleenex to place in trash.  Do not swallow (oil pulling removes bacteria in your mouth) or spit down the sink (coconut oil will solidify).  { I do this 5 times a week, not every day}
  • Quick mouth wash with homemade (kept in a small mason jar, it’s filled with distilled water, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 drops OnGuard essential oil & 2 drops peppermint essential oil)
  • Brush my teeth again after breakfast (usually healthy fats, green veggies & a small bit of fruit) with my Life Long Vitality supplements from doTERRA (which include an exceptional fish oil supplement).

AFTERNOON:

  • 1/2 C bone broth (helps to remineralize teeth) with my lunch that is high in fats (avocados, coconut, olive oil, ghee, animal protein, etc.)
  • Brush my teeth after lunch & give a swish with mouth wash

EVENING:

  • Dinner again is comprised of fats, animal proteins & vegetables.
  • Floss my teeth {okay, admittedly this probably happens 4-5 times a week and not every day}
  • Brush my teeth & swish with mouth wash.

*A note on using essential oils.  Please only use high quality essential oils that are proven to be pure.  I personally recommend doTERRA oils and you can check out my Essential Oils page for more details on why and how to purchase.

SUPER simple, right?  A note on oil pulling.  It can seem laborious in the beginning however it fits into you life easily when you can multi-task.  {Admittedly, staring at yourself in the mirror while oil pulling is boring…read a book, stretch, shower, get dressed (be careful not to dribble all over yourself…cough cough…speaking from experience), sit in quiet, etc.}

Here’s to healthier, happier mouths.

Comments (2)

Jewels

Jul 30, 2018 at 9:41 AM

I’m allergic to coconut. Do other choice for oil pulling?

andrea

Feb 14, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Hey there – yes for sure. You can truly use any oil you want to…I just fine coconut oil is easiest. 🙂 Perhaps sesame?

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