Dentists are trained to recognize oral-symptoms of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, acid reflux, oral cancer, leukemia, osteoporosis, stress, sleep apnea, or bulimia.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has long noted the connection between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In addition it has warned that pregnant women with gum disease have increased risk of delivering pre-term low birth-weight babies and that excessive inflammation appears to be a strong factor in gingivitis and gum disease.
According to Medical News Today a connection exists between women’s health issues and gum disease. From puberty to menopause, hormonal fluctuations can trigger changes in a woman’s mouth that allow bacteria to grow. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream contributing to health problems that are specific to women.
Strict oral hygiene is recommended along with regular visits to the dentist. Another study notes that 26 percent of patients suffering a hemorrhagic stroke within the brain were found to have the oral bacteria S.mutans. Researchers think that S.mutans bacteria may attach to weakened blood vessels causing hemorrhages in the arteries in the brain.
Whitening Tooth Polish
Only Melaleuca’s tooth polishes combine six natural ingredients that work together to fight bacteria and help protect gums. Studies show that Melaleuca oil is effective against oral bacteria.
Another ingredient in Whitening Tooth Polish is myrrh, a natural resin that fights odor-causing bacteria.
Papain, an enzyme from papaya also helps safely dissolve stains on teeth for naturally whiter teeth.
Xylitol helps prevent cavities and, with regular use, reduces the amount and stickiness of plaque, making plaque easier to remove when brushing teeth.
Studies have also found that chewing xylitol sweetened sugarless gum also helps prevent and fight ear infections. One study looked at what would happen if 12-year-olds chewed sugar-free gum after eating or drinking. They concluded that millions of dollars in dental costs could be saved. Chewing sugar-free gum after eating increases saliva which neutralizes plaque and helps strengthen tooth enamel.
Whitening Tooth Polish, Mouth Rinse and Exceed Sugarless Gum contain xylitol.
Emergency Tooth Pain Relief
The just published book Practical Guide to Essential Oils tells us that clove essential oil can be used to temporarily treat toothache. If used it should be carefully applied, just a diluted drop on a cotton swab until you can get to the dentist.
According to the New York Times article clove oil can cause burning and damage to lips and mouth. Taken in excess it is toxic. Do not use clove oil for teething babies.
~ Richard M Barry
NEW! Essential Oils Booklet
Practical Guide to Essential Oils with References and Traditional Uses
Plants have been used for thousands of years to help heal, soothe and alter moods. We can imagine early man experimenting with stems, leaves, barks and roots, noting which reduced pain, which reduced swelling, which were calming, and which were stimulating. By trial and error remedies were discovered, and cherished traditional treatments were passed on from generation to generation.
An "essential oil" is the highly concentrated "essence" of the plant from which it was derived. Today research is beginning to explain some of the mystery behind the art and science of essential oil therapy. Clinical studies are currently underway, and many of these studies confirm the remarkable healing properties of essential oils.
Practical Guide to Essential Oils was written for those who are just beginning to experiment with the healing properties of essential oils. Designed as a primer, it gives the reader a basic understanding of what these natural wonders are, and what they can do. Each chapter is written as an introduction to one of the more commonly used essential oils, explaining how that oil has been traditionally used, how it is used today, and what research there is to confirm its effectiveness. Scientific studies and supportive articles are referenced for additional reading.
Dental Care Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
I had been having some gum problems and my hygienist recommended a different toothpaste, but I had just joined Melaleuca and ordered from the company. I always brush at least twice a day. The hygienist commented the next appointment how much better my gums were and I told her the only thing I had done different was to use Melaleuca Tooth Polish. My gums have continued to improve. I love the taste and now I always buy extra each month so that I can give to family members or friends and tell them my story.
Melaleuca's Tooth Polish is one of the reasons I became a customer. I wanted toothpaste for my family that was free from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and other harmful ingredients that appear in most supermarket toothpastes. I have not been disappointed and would never buy a different toothpaste! Our dentist always comments on how clean our children's teeth are, including two that have braces. And mouth ulcers have been virtually eliminated. If one of them gets an ulcer they use Melaleuca's Mouth Rinse and it soon is gone. I love the Fresh Mint; our children all use the Cool Mint.
I have called my mouth the million dollar mouth. So many hereditary issues since I was young until Melaleuca's dental line! Never have I had a check up where I could walk away without scheduling a return treatment visit until now, using Melaleuca's Dental line. Their Tooth Polish is incredible. I seriously hear this from every shopper that uses this Tooth Polish. Their visit to the dentist has a better report than ever before. And with my own personal recent testimony of having gum surgery already SCHEDULED after a visit to the dentist with an infection in my gums...2 weeks later when I went in for surgery the dentist was shocked. There was no need for my visit or surgery! The only thing I did was use Melaleuca Mouth Rinse for those 2 weeks because my brother preferred cinnamon over mint. So he gave me the mint! This happened to be right at those 2 weeks! NO JOKE! NO SURGERY! NO INFECTION! I walked right back out of that dentist office and have been using the mint Mouth Rinse every since. Love it and all its healing power!
My enroller called me one day and said she was afraid to go to the dentist because she hadn't been flossing as much as she should, but when she got back from her check up, she said that the dentist told her that this was her BEST checkup she has ever had! He asked what she was doing different and she told him that she was actually afraid to come in because she hadn't been flossing. But that she had switched to a new tooth polish and mouth rinse. He told her to keep it up because it's working! My husband had been going to the dentist because he had some early stages of gingivitis going on, and our insurance only covers every 6 months and he was going every 3 months. I told him the story of my enroller's experience (he's my biggest skeptic) and why not try Melaleuca's Tooth Polish? So he agreed and 3 months later at the dentist... NO MORE GINGIVITIS! Again, our dentist asked what he was doing different, and told him about Melaleuca's Tooth Polish and Mouth Rinse. So not only did it save his teeth, but also saved us money! We will never go back to commercial toothpaste again. Thank You Melaleuca!!!
I needed some dental work done but I had an infection in the tooth that needed fixed so surgery had to wait. To help with the pain and get the infection down I brushed with the Whitening Tooth Polish cinnamon flavored, it works really well for sensitive gums and teeth, I rinsed with the cinnamon Breath-Away three times a day and swabbed Melaleuca T36-C5 on and around the infected tooth area. I would swab the area a few times a day to help with pain and get rid of the infection. I also took Counteract Ibuprofen for pain as needed throughout the day and night-time, Counteract acetaminophen in the evening. By the end of the week infection was gone and could get my procedure scheduled for following week. My family LOVES our dental care products and the toothbrushes.
I have a great story from a recent visit to my dentist for a cleaning. While the tech was busy cleaning my teeth, she asks, "have you seen another dentist for your cleaning"? (It had been quite a while since I had been there.) I responded, "No". She then says "What are you doing then?" After she finished I told her. She thought I had recently had my teeth cleaned! She did not schedule me for a follow up, just told me to call when I thought I needed one. I have been using our fabulous products for 12 years and wouldn't use anything else!
I had a silver champagne bucket with a leather handle which was looking very tarnished and dull. I covered the silver with an empty Cool Mint Melaleuca Whitening Tooth Polish which I cut open and rubbed the remains all over. I left it for 2 minutes, polished off with a clean cloth and washed the bucket. It's shining as good as new. Whenever I have toothache I always apply the Melaleuca Tooth Polish to the affected area and leave to work, it takes away the pain. Thank you Melaleuca for the Whitening Tooth Polish.
I became a Melaleuca customer in 2008. I knew I loved the Renew Lotion so I agreed to my friend introducing the company to me. The products had me in awe at the end of month number 2 as a new customer. I was married to a dentist who was soon to retire, but who agreed to test the dental products. His hygienist chose 7 patients all with gum/gingivitis issues. One was a teenager with braces. 6 out of 7 patients complied. All 6 patients returned with reduced pocket depth and reduced inflammation which included the patient with braces. The Mouth Rinse and the Tooth Polish were the products used by each patient. I now have my own customer base and I always reference this miniature test study in my overviews. Melaleuca is great!
I love the dental products. For years, I had been plagued with mouth sores. I would have one at least once a month. They are so painful and can last a week or more. I got a prescription from the dentist that helped, but it would still take 2-3 days to feel relief and it tasted terrible. Then I became a Melaleuca customer and started using the Whitening Tooth Polish and mouth rinse. Goodbye mouth sores!! Every now and then, I will feel a sore start to push through. So when I brush my teeth, I swish the mouth rinse longer and concentrate on that area. The next morning the soreness has gone. I also love the dental floss. I don't have to use as much because it doesn't fray like other brands, so it lasts longer. (My family thinks I'm weird. I haven't missed a day of flossing in 40 years!) I have used the Tooth Polish since 2003, but recently started using the Mouth Rinse with it. (I had switched to another brand on dentist's recommendation.) I went to the dentist about a month later and the hygienist commented that there wasn't as much bleeding and my gums were not as receded. (They measure by mm, and all the measurements were lower.) Also, no new cavities since I switched back. I will never give up the Sensitive Tooth Polish and Mouth Rinse.
Our family had a history of having receding gum issues and after being introduced to Melaleuca's dental products 5 1/2 years ago, we started using them regularly. Over the next 6 months our family started going in for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Our dentist, started asking questions as to what we were using, as our gums were looking better. When it finally came time for me to have my checkup, I told him it was because we had switched and started using Melaleuca's dental products. He told me that dentists he knew had used Melaleuca oil in their practices, as it fights gingivitis and gum disease. He said his mom was a loyal customer. Our dentist has been our customer now for 5 years as we helped him to set up his own account!
I enrolled with Melaleuca in Feb. 2004. As an organic gardener for over 30 years, Melaleuca was a perfect fit for me and my family and our quest to have a safer home and healthier environment. I had been plagued for years with an excess of plaque and tartar buildup, despite my efforts with brushing and flossing. I started using the entire line of Melaleuca Dental products and my checkups were evident that I was doing something more effective than I had in the past. The results of my checkups were so profound that I enrolled my Dental Hygienist, Jill and she and her husband have been great customers for years now. She just wishes that she could give all her clients a Melaleuca Tooth Polish instead of the usual grocery store brands. We are working on that!