It is funny the things that we will talk about easily–world affairs, money issues, pressing human needs but almost no one wants to talk about bad breath. Yet bad breath is a problem that millions of us suffer from. And we are not talking about the occasional bad breath following a garlic pizza fest, but the chronic, stinky, ongoing type of bad breath.
Just in America alone, it is estimated that we spend billions each year on bad breath related products. The sad part is that most of these products are cover-ups and don’t address the real source of chronic bad breath–bacterial overgrowth in the mouth.
Bacterial overgrowth! How could that happen? After all, don’t we all brush and floss every day? (Well most of us do, and the rest of us know that we really should)
The simple fact is that bacteria are super survival machines. They have been around for eons and are built to survive. Tooth brushing and flossing helps to disrupt the bacterial life cycle BUT they come right back within hours. Even with antibacterial mouthwashes, their effect is temporary at best as the bacteria grows right back–often with the “bad” stinky guys growing back stronger than ever, creating a dwindling spiral of increasingly bad breath.
In simple terms, certain bacteria produce stinky gases (as well as harmful acids). These gases smell like rotten eggs (or worse) and it is next to impossible to effectively kill off these bacteria without causing yourself serious harm.
But, no worries, there is hope. The answer lies not in broad-kill solutions that simply wipe out bacteria and that can seriously upset your mouth’s healthy bacterial balance over time.
The answer lies in rebuilding and restoring the balance in your mouth. It is best to do this naturally, as chemicals and drugs rarely do the trick. (Note–we do not advise against the use of medicine for an infection or acute need). One such natural approach is by using essential oils that can inhibit the growth of the stinky bacteria, but at the same time are relatively neutral towards the good guys. Sounds too good to true, perhaps, but nature has provided us with essential oils that can actually accomplish this!
And, even better, these oils also smell fantastic so they give fresher breath while helping your mouth to rebalance and control the bacterial overgrowth.
Studies have shown that certain essential oils have the power to control and inhibit the growth of bacteria. In many cases, this use of essential oils goes back centuries and can be found in many folk medicine remedies. However, in treating oral issues, it is important to find and isolate which essential oils would discourage the overgrowth of “bad” bacteria without causing equal harm to the good guys in your mouth. Remember, you aren’t trying to kill off all bacteria, you are working to rebuild a healthy BALANCE in your mouth.
Plus, these oils would have to be safe to put in your mouth, have an acceptable flavor (no one would use a super yucky tasting oil blend) and would have to have a proper blend of oils to be effective.
Thankfully, you don’t have to do the work and research involved as a leading holistic dentist from California has taken care of that for you.
This product is called OraRestore, and it is sold by Great Oral Health both on Amazon and on their website (www.greatoralhealth.com). Spearmint, Peppermint and Tea Tree oils (all organic and natural) have been meticulously blended in an almond oil base with a proprietary flavoring component added for a super fresh taste.
The oils go to work to help control bacterial overgrowth while providing an instant breath freshening boost. And, as an added bonus, with less acid-producing bacteria in your mouth, you are reducing the prime factors underlying most tooth decay and gum disease.
It is super easy and convenient to use. Throw a few drops on your toothbrush and you have a liquid toothpaste, r a few drops in water and you have a mouthwash or rinse. Or just place a drop or two on your fingertip and rub over your gums after eating or sugary treats. It is so useful while traveling, at work, on the road and of course at home.
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ABOUT GREAT ORAL HEALTH
Great Oral Health was founded by a holistic dentist, Dr. Paul O’Malley, with the mission of transforming the field of oral health, and overall well being, with enlightened and effective oral health care products.