Natural mouthwashes

       In order to have very good oral health, you must take into account 2 factors: a good diet and proper dental hygiene. I believe that most people know that a healthy diet involves a reduction in added sugars, a balance between whole grains, vegetables, fruits and flours, such as legumes; along with a wise combination of dairy, fish and meat, it is still necessary.

     For proper dental hygiene, you need to consider 3 steps: first, proper brushing twice a day, followed by rinsing with mouthwash and, thirdly, interdental cleaning with dental floss or interproximal brush, is little Further.

     The inclusion of natural products in the daily habit of oral hygiene, and especially natural mouthwashes, is something unknown to most of the population. This article introduces plant alternatives or other natural products common in our environment, whose beneficial action has been scientifically corroborated for use as ingredients in natural mouthwashes.

     People need to know that mouthwashes are very important for oral health. Experts in the field say that the mouth is a good reservoir for about 500 types of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, at levels of 108 – 109 per ml of saliva. Hence the need for convenient prevention of oral diseases, based on hygiene, whose main objectives are to keep at bay the amount and action of microorganisms, as well as the reduction of food debris that can affect periodontal tissues.

     In this article I will recommend some plants, ideal for making natural mouthwashes. The list of plants is very extensive, each country includes in its culture a number of possibilities related to the ecosystem of the natural environment and popular knowledge.

     Today, the cultural amalgam typical of the Mediterranean area is influenced by the following groups:

  • European plants are: arnica, juniper, mint, chamomile, rosemary, sage and thyme
  • The plants of Asian origin are the following: tea tree, citronella or lemongrass, cloves, pomegranate or tea itself
  • The plants of American origin are the following: papaya, echinacea or rattan
  • Plants native to Oceania such as eucalyptus
  • Resinous mixtures of propolis from the production of bees or myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), the latter from Africa.