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Mint for Healthy Teeth


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15 February 2010 Email This Post Email This Post Print This Post Print This Post

For treating mouth inflammations you may prepare an infusion from plants with antiseptic and astringent properties like: mint, burdock, thyme, marigold, chamomile and yarrow. Besides its  antiseptic effects the infusion helps mouth mint_teawounds healing faster.

A few fresh mint or sage leaves help whiten the teeth when  chewed daily and also prevent and treat gingivitis. Mint leaves contain approximately 2.5% volatile oil (menthol) which confers antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Specialists recommend mint infusion for treating gingivitis and dental abscess. The infusion is made from a teaspoon of leaves per 200 ml of hot water and is used warm for gargling  a few times a day. In case of dental neuralgia you may use mint volatile oil as it has analgesic effects. Moreover mint volatile oil is one of the ingredients of tooth pastes and of dental solutions used for healing gum in post tooth extractions. Mint volatile oil is a highly concentrated product, a small dose having a very powerful effect.

Together with mint, sage can be used in infusions for reducing mouth inflammations and gum bleeding. A s well as mint, sage leaves have disinfectant, astringent and calming properties. Infusion is made from two teaspoons per 100ml hot water and is used for gargling a few times a day. Specialists advise not to use sage in longtime cures as it can irritate ral cavity and can be toxic.

Stay healthy!




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