A liquid pearl of holy anointing oil from the tree of life, frankincense toothpaste essential oil, Boswellia carterii, is from the sap of the frankincense tree. Our frankincense toothpaste essential oil comes from Somaliland where the highest quality of gums whose origins lie in the most ancient groves rooted in antiquity: the Dhallo valley, heart of frankincense country. Our unique distiller specializes in the hydrodistillation of the fresh oleo-gum resins of Frankincense. This is very rare to have frankincense distilled with material from the fresh harvest – this creates a rich frankincense with a wide range of incredible top notes and heart notes. Frankincense has been used to support oral health for thousands of years in Middle Eastern areas. It is common for Arabian people to place the resin in their mouths daily and chew it to strengthen teeth and gums. Frankincense is chewed to strengthen teeth and gums and to refresh the mouth. Known for its antimicrobial properties, it is also used to assist with infection of the teeth and gums. Compounds of frankincense have been found to exhibit in vitro antibacterial, antifungal, and immunomodualtory properties.
Myrrh is an oleo gum resin obtained from species of Commiphora myrrha trees. Myrrh is one of the oldest botanical medicines in the world. It has been mentioned in Egyptian medical texts including the Ebers Papyrus, which documents over eight hundred medicinal formulas. The Egyptians used large amounts of myrrh, rituals, medicines, cosmetics and embalming. In Chinese medicine, the use of myrrh was recorded as early as 600 CE during the Tang Dynasty for medicinal formulas. For thousands of years myrrh has been praised as one of the most effective substances for sore gums by herbalists and by practitioners of TCM. Ancient Greece valued myrrh for its astringent and antiseptic properties to treat wounds. In addition to its antiseptic, antimicrobial and astringent properties, it has used by people wishing to stimulate circulation in the gum tissue. Myrrh’s oral history includes it being used for swollen, spongy gums, canker sores, and sore throats.
Peppermint, Mentha piperita, helps with digestion and has an analgesic and cooling anti-inflammatory effect. Ingesting peppermint oil reduces levels of oxidized fats in body tissue and reverses declines in glutathione that were caused by radiation exposure. Our peppermint is a genuine distillation of the fresh leaves and comes from a fourth generation family of distillers in France. It is important to understand that the peppermint flavouring in commercial toothpaste is artificial menthol and offers no benefit in preventing gingivitis. Real peppermint is a potent anti-oxidant and inhibits the bacterium that causes tooth decay.
Tea Tree Oil, Malaleuca alternifolia, from the paper bark tea tree, has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant by the Australian Aborigines. Tea tree oil has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties, and is “A therapeutic agent in chronic gingivitis and periodontitis, conditions that have both bacterial and inflammatory components.” Tea tree is very high in natural anti-inflammatory agents and contains the plant-chemicals cineol and propanol, both kinds of natural chemicals that can decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque. Tea tree also helps stop the approach of bacteria and is very astringent and antiseptic. In a scientific dental study, a genuine distillation of tea tree oil (2.5%) proved effective in the treatment of chronic of gingivitis and inflammation. High in natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial constituents of 1.8 –cineol, terpinen-4-ol, tea tree essential oil decreased the level of gingival teeth and reduced plaque scores in the study. Furthermore, the study showed that a total of 162 oral bacteria isolates (including streptococcus) were inhibited and rapidly destroyed by tea tree oil concentrations of less than 2%. The study concluded, “The components of Tea Tree Oil are known to have lipophilic properties which facilitate its diffusion through the epithelium. If Tea Tree Oil is readily absorbed after topical application into the gingival tissues and has anti-inflammatory properties once it has entered the connective tissues, it would be a unique non-toxic agent.” The Healthy Gum Drops formula contains more than 2% of this astringent and antiseptic essence.
Thyme Linalool, Thymus officinalis linalool, is a rare variety of the thyme species. It is both antiseptic and gentle. Thyme Linalool balances oral salivary secretions, stimulates the immune system, and acts as a decongestant. Overall, it is a tonifying and effective immuno-stimulant with anti-bacterial agents.
Essential oils in their unique nature are all antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral to varying degrees. In the book Beyond Antibiotics, Michael Schmidt devotes an entire chapter to the antimicrobial efficacy of essential oils, and states, “One of the advantages essential oils have over antibiotics is that bacteria do not develop resistance to essential oils. Many essential oils exert their antibacterial effect by interfering with the bacteria’s ability to breathe. On the other hand, antibiotics interfere with the life cycle, or metabolism of, bacteria, but since bacteria are very crafty creatures, they change their chemistry and genes, which makes the antibiotic less effective the next time it is used. As a result, new generations of antibiotics will need to be developed to stay ahead of these organisms. Additionally says Schmidt, “another advantage to essential oils is that some actually stimulate immune function.”
Take a few moments to do these steps morning and night and wake up ready to kiss the day!
Welcome to the Holistic Dental Care steps with our new Ozone products. We are happy to offer more options to create the healthiest mouth ever! Each of these products is unique and offers innovative care when used altogether. If you are starting out with just one product, then the potent and versatile Neem Karoli Baba Tooth Serum or Happy Gum Drops are still the classic choice.
Our new Ozonated oral care products are a great addition to your protocol and are integrated in the steps below. Ozone is especially beneficial for lifting your oral ecology to a new balance and to add variety to your daily care. The Ozonated Healthy Gum Gel can be applied to the gums and left on as your last step in this effective ritual.
Step One: The Salt Rinse
Make a salt water solution to keep in your bathroom (16oz of spring water to 1oz of salt in a mason jar). Add a drop of Neem Karoli Baba Tooth Serum or Happy Gum Drops. Start with a salt water rinse before brushing. Use a little shot glass, pour in a bit of brine, swish and spit.
Step Two: Scraping the Tongue
Holding ends of tongue scraper, gently scrape the tongue from back to front 2-3 times. Rinse the scraper off each time.
Step Three: Brushing the Gums
Use a dry (ionic) toothbrush; add one drop of Neem Karoli Baba Tooth Serum, or Happy Gum Drops, or Ozonated Healthy Gum Gel to one tiny drop of Neem Enamelizer on the brush. Brush gum down towards teeth for two minutes. Use special care over the gum line.
Step Four: Polishing the Teeth
Polish with a dry round-headed electric toothbrush. Use a tiny, half of a pea sized amount of Frankincense Toothpaste or baking soda also works for this polishing step.
Step Five: Checking the Gum Lines
Check gum lines for any remaining plaque; use a rubber tip gum tool with a drop of either Neem Karoli Baba Tooth Serum or Happy Gum Drops or Ozonated Healthy Gum Gel.
Step Six: Flossing
Floss two times!
Apply a drop of Neem Karoli Baba Tooth Serum or Happy Gum Drops along the floss.
Step Seven: Final Rinse
Use salt rinse again – vigorous swish and spit.
Step Eight: Extra Care
For receding gums, bleeding gums or any area that needs extra attention, apply Neem Karoli Baba Tooth Serum, or Happy Gum Drops. Ozonated Gum Gel is great to use throughout the day and it is also beneficial to apply and leave on your gums as your final step after the mouth is clean.
Baking Soda, Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, or bicarbonate of soda, is a naturally occurring substance in the human body and found dissolved in numerous mineral springs. Among other metabolic functions, bicarbonate in saliva buffers and neutralizes plaque acids. In addition to being an effective cleaning polish, baking soda is gentle. It has significantly lower abrasiveness than the cleaning agents of chalk and silica that are used in commercial toothpastes, and the baking soda’s natural alkalinity neutralizes bacterial acidity.
Baking soda has been used as a tooth paste for centuries and is often combined with sea salt. Recommended by Dr. Hulda Clark, dentist Robert Nara, and Edgar Cayce as an effective tooth polish. Dr. Paul H. Keyes D.D.S., clinical investigator at the National Institute of Dental Research, advised regular brushing with salt and/or baking soda, as it prevents all destructive periodontal (gum) disease. Dr. Keyes states “Over the years when I was lecturing, I asked thousands of dentists and hygienists to raise their hands if they had ever seen destructive periodontal disease in person[s] who had regularly brushed with salt and/or [baking] soda. I have never seen a hand! And although I have not seen many such cases, the periodontal health in these patients has always been excellent”.