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Why You Should Be Best Friends with Peppermint Oil

Posted on 1/25/2017 by Sundberg Office
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Peppermint oil has been shown for many years to help heal wounds. This can be wounds inside or outside the body. If you have sores, sore spots, or cuts in your mouth, they may benefit from adding a little bit of peppermint oil to your mouth.

You can do this by adding it to a cup of tea, putting a drop on your toothpaste, or adding a little to the mouthwash you swish with on a regular basis.

Peppermint Oil Has Many Benefits

Peppermint oil is naturally anti-inflammatory. It allows your body to heal when your body is exposed to this essential oil. It calms the body when it comes in contact with it, and it helps your body relax instead of holding on to tension. It is naturally anti-microbial, allowing it to keep areas that are prone to microbes or bacteria clean.

If you have peppermint oil around, your entire body can benefit from using it. If you swish it around your mouth, then your mouth is all that benefits. However, if you use it when giving a massage, you can also feel the benefit in the hands giving the massage, and the body parts receiving the massage. If you swallow any of the essential oil, it can help relax digestive issues. It also smells great and can greatly improve one's breath.

Keep a bottle of peppermint oil around if you tend to get small cuts in your mouth regularly, or if you are suffering from early stage gum disease. Use it when needed for things like sore muscles, or use it daily to help improve your overall oral health. Contact our office if you want to make sure this oil is not going to harm your mouth, then enjoy the many benefits it brings with it.

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