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Holistic Dental Care & Wellbeing Part 1

Updated: Mar 22, 2022

While we know we need to take care of ourselves, oral health sometimes gets left behind as a 'routine' that is followed instead of another part of our well-being maintenance that deserves honour, intention and the respect we have for our nutrition, or our skincare.

Green beauty doesn't end with the choice of your eco-luxe lippy y'know... ;)

I encourage everyone to look beyond the obvious marketing ploys.

If toothpaste was really the answer for strong healthy teeth and fresh breath then there would be no decay, no gingivitis, no bad breath. Fact is, dental routine and good nutrition are more important than the brand of any mainstream toothpaste, for great oral health and overall good health.

For those of us who are right in the groove of holistic health, oral care is as important as being able to breathe well, to walk with ease, to eat and digest happily. It's all connected. Once I began to remove toxins from my home, my diet, my personal care products, my skincare, my cosmetics...well, you see a pattern right? I was looking at oral health as the starting point for my digestive health, or 'a starting point' at least. As everything that I ingest goes into my mouth then the hygiene of my mouth is important. You can tell a lot about your internal health by assessing the tongue, teeth, gums etc.

The products I choose to maintain oral health with, and how I assess the health of my teeth and gums, is important. Being advised to use toxins inside my mouth became the impetus for me to research more.

After much reading and experimentation, I formulated a simple tooth and gum oil blend with a selection of essential oils that promote great oral hygiene, strong teeth, healthy gums and fresh breath which became FRESH PEARL Aromablend. Initially I used this as a mouthwash, diluted in salted water. Then I would use it with a bicarb and arrowroot powder base as a toothpaste alternative...then I thought "I should just make up a heap of this an use it everyday" I did. That's what became 'Mother O Pearl' Powdered Toothpaste. I have been using this for nearly a decade now and I have no teeth or gum issues. In fact, my dental health is probably the best it's been my whole life.

So if you've been suffering with common oral health issues like:

  • Gum Disease / Gingivitis - red, swollen, bleeding gums

  • Cavities / Tooth Decay - cracks, fissures, holes and infections

  • Halitosis / Bad Breath - white film on tongue, cheeks and/or lips, with a yeasty, decay-like smell

  • Receding Gums - the skin of the gum creeping up from the top of the tooth leaving the ridge, that is usually covered by the marginal gingiva, exposed and vulnerable to infection.

...Fresh Pearl can help with ALL of these situations.

FRESH PEARL is a blend of Peppermint, Frankincense, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Tea Tree and Myrrh essential oils in a carrier of Jojoba Oil. Because all of these essential oils are powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic agents it was necessary to present this as a diluted product. Essential oils like these have been used in oral and digestive health for thousands of years. This blend was then used to formulate my oral care powders; daily care/stain remover MOTHER O PEARL and the tooth brightener/stain remover DEEP PEARL.

How to get the most out of your FRESH PEARL:

  • Use a few drops in warm water as a mouthwash everyday after brushing. Use it everyday to promote fresh breath and healthy oral hygiene.

  • Use a drop or three in a dish, with a teaspoon of coconut oil for those with sensitive mouths or children, to dab your floss into before use.

  • Sanitise your toothbrush with one drop straight onto the bristles and leave for 5 mins before rinsing off with warm water.

  • Place a drop onto a cotton tip to apply to ulcers or infected gums - alternatively...

  • Use a drop in a dish with one teaspoon of coconut oil to clean and treat inflamed gums. This treatment can be used to manage the cleanliness of the sulcus and marginal gingiva, the area between the tooth and the gum where infections can begin from plaque build up. Lightly swipe this area with a cotton bud or your fingertip soaked in the Fresh Pearl and coconut oil blend. Leave on and allow to absorb.

  • Scrub your tongue and inside cheeks gently with any left over mix in the dish (helps to treat yeast infections and bad breath)

  • Use one drop onto a cleansing cloth to clean and sanitise surfaces (do a Patch Test first to make sure you don't damage a surface but most ceramic vanity units will be fine)

I took this blend on holiday years ago and found it helps as a general deodoriser for rooms where artificial cleansers had been used. Misting or vapourising it helps to present a 'clean and calm' layer of energy and eliminate unpleasant odours. One drop in a flushed toilet bowl helps to remove unwelcome whiff from an ensuite, and placing a drop or two in a shower recess with the water on 'hot' will sanitise the tiles before you use it. Remember to rinse it away thoroughly with hot water before stepping in as you wouldn't want to slip over!

Oral care can be so easy with to go totally natural and synthetic-free with. All it takes is the change in mindset and rethinking what you have been told about dental care. If you are switching over from mainstream products, MEM has a selection of sample sizes available from each product listing, so you can try out purely natural, synthetic-free, plant based dental care.

If you have any questions please use the Contact form on the website.

Try out an all natural approach to dental care with the Gift Set here in a selection of discounted changeover packs.


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