Essential Oils for Dental Health



New Age / Esoterics

Jutta Schreiber

Karin Opitz-Kreher

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128 pages
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A Holistic Guide to Oral Care and Treatment

An experienced holistic dentist and aromatherapy practitioner detail how to use essential oils to support the health of your mouth and teeth

• Explores the benefits of and best methods of use for well-known dental care oils such as peppermint, tea-tree, and clove as well as the lesser known oral benefits of oils like cinnamon, manuka, and oregano

• Offers many simple practical techniques to easily incorporate essential oils into your daily oral care routine

• Includes recommended oil mixtures targeted to alleviate specific dental and oral ailments, such as periodontitis, oral herpes, ulcers, teething, dry mouth, bad breath, teeth grinding, and toothache

In this comprehensive guide to holistic dental self-care, authors Karin Opitz-Kreher and Jutta Schreiber, D.M.D., detail how essential oils offer many effective and natu- ral ways to support our oral health. They explain how daily use of essential oils in our oral care routine supports the alkaline-acid balance inside the mouth, which is a basic prerequisite for healthy teeth, good breath, and preventing infections. The authors explore the most important essential oils and their multiple benefits for oral health. Different techniques for safe internal and external use are presented, includ- ing oil pulling, diluting essential oils in a carrier oil, trigger point and reflexology massage, and diffusion in an aroma lamp. Readers learn about the importance of quality and what to check before buying essential oils.

Dr. Schreiber also addresses some of the issues she has encountered in her more than 30 years of holistic dental practice, such as the links between dental health and diabetes or rheumatism. The authors include recommended oil mixtures targeted to alleviate specific dental and oral ailments, such as periodontitis, oral herpes, ulcers, bad breath, teeth grinding, and toothache. They also explore how to use essential oils to handle anxiety and nervousness about dentist visits and relax during treatment.

A collaboration between an experienced dentist and an essential oil wellness practitioner, this guide focuses their expert knowledge to help you prevent and treat dental and oral ailments in a holistic yet easy and enjoyable way.

Jutta Schreiber

Jutta Schreiber, D.M.D., has been working as a dentist with a holistic, naturopathic focus in her own practice for more than 30 years. The use of essential oils form an integral part of her daily work with her dental patients. Both authors live in Germany.

Karin Opitz-Kreher

Karin Opitz-Kreher is trained in Aura Soma, Aura Soma Bodywork and foot reflex zone harmonisation and is self-employed in her own wellness practice for stress reduction and harmonisation. Since 2013, she has also been using the traditional knowledge of essential oils and giving workshops on them.
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