If you have had a toothache, you know how uncomfortable the whole experience will be. You will not be able to sleep or eat until the dental problem is taken care of. In such a situation, being afraid of a dentist or a dental procedure will not be helpful. Wither you'll have to visit a dentist or look for an alternative that's most suitable in a situation like yours.
It is on this premise that holistic dentistry is based. According to holistic dentistry practice, dental problems can have a serious effect on overall health and vice versa. As a result, holistic dentists believe that it is only if your whole body is healthy that your oral health will be ensured. When you visit a holistic dentist, you will notice the differences in both manner of examination and the dentist's office itself. Everything around you will feel cozy and comforting. Honestly, there is really nothing intimidating or scary about a holistic dentist's office.
Essential for you to understand is that you do not need to visit a dentist
for you to practice holistic dentistry. Actually, holistic dentists advise that you start practicing holistic dentistry from home. Below are the best ways for you to do so:
We have all been told of the amazing benefits of eating right to our overall health. However, what you probably do not know is that proper nutrition could go a long way in ensuring that your oral health is maintained. By eliminating excess sugars from your diet, you not only improve your overall health, but also reduce the possibility of getting dental cavities.
If you cannot afford a store bought mouthwash or feel that those are not good for you, you could always make your own. All you need is distilled water, essential oils and apple cider vinegar. There are so many ingredients that you could choose to make a mouthwash that is both affordable and healthy. You could also go as far as making your own toothpaste. A simple search on the web will help you establish the ingredients and methods of making such a mouthwash and toothpaste.
If you have to take tea, try green tea:
Green tea has been largely advocated for because of it many health benefits. It contains antioxidants and other compounds that not ensure the health of your heart, but also offer protection to your oral health, that is the gums and teeth.
The above might seem like really simple things, but if practiced right, they might go a long way in ensuring that you do not have cavities for some time. When you have 'all-good' with your teeth, visiting a dentist won't haunt you
at all; in fact you will always feel good to go to the dentist for a simple checkup and for the dentist to praise you that you are taking good care of your teeth. This is certainly better than visiting a dentist only to have your teeth drilled or removed. However, even when trying your holistic dentistry methods at home, it is still recommended that you visit a holistic dentist regularly. This way, the dentist will be able to check you out and possibly offer more advice as to how you can maintain your oral health. Remember that even with a dentist, your health is really your responsibility.