Oral Wellness and Essential Oils

Lemon-Essential-OilOral wellness is a good indicator of one’s overall health. There are several benefits of using essential oils for oral wellness, both in a dental setting and in your home.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Not only do they give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. These essential oils are distilled from the plant for our benefits and have been used since the Egyptian times. The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic essential oils extensively in medical practice, beauty treatment, food preparation, and religious ceremony.

Studies have shown great benefits with using essential oils in a professional setting through aromatherapy and during care. Aromatherapy not only makes the room smell more inviting, it has a positive effect overall. Most people associate the  smell of a dental office with discomfort or a bad experience. People react differently to different smells because smell is controlled largely by the limbic part of our brains and our reactions to smell is largely dependent on our memories that have been connected to that smell from our past. When essential oils are diffused in the waiting room people enjoy walking in because the “bad” dental smell is gone and the good memories of the essential oils takes their place.

 

Suggested Essential Oils for a Dental Office:

  • Immunity Blend 
  • Orange
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Clove

Essential Oils are great for daily oral wellness needs in your own home.

  • Cinnamon
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Myrrh
  • Clove
  • Rosemary
  • Maleluca
  • Lemon
  • Thyme
  • Chamomile
  • Immunity Blend

 


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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