What is the benefit of using mouthwash?
Smile, laugh and be more confident talking to your friends. Bad breath is the worst, but along with brushing your teeth, mouthwash is like the icing on the cake. Ok, maybe that isn’t that best analogy, teeth and sugar, but that’s the way it is.
I know we all brush our teeth. Hopefully, at least twice a day. So then, what is the benefit of using mouthwash?
Most people use mouthwash as a breath freshener, but it can also help you avoid oral health problems such as tooth decay and gingivitis (inflamed gums), prevent plaque buildup and remove particles from between your teeth. Rinsing before you brush is a great idea. In fact, if you don’t have time to brush after lunch, use some mouthwash and at least rinse your mouth to get any loose particles from between your teeth, and you’ll be freshening your breath at the same time.
Mouthwash (for 1 Cup)
1 Cup distilled water
3 drops peppermint oil
3 drops orange oil
- Be sure to use a BPA free plastic bottle. Mix together ingredients. Shake before use.
- Swish a sip around your mouth and gargle for approximately 30 seconds. Spit out. Do not swallow.
Essential oil blends that work well for oral health:
Grapefruit, lemon, orange
Cinnamon, clove, peppermint, spearmint
Frankincense, myrrh, lime
NOTE: Use a total of 6 drops of essential oil per cup of distilled water.