Your mouth is more than just a "cake hole". It is, among other things, a connection between you and the outside. It is part of our digestive system and home to its own microbiota. There are hundreds of species of bacteria and fungi that live in our mouth. Some microbes protect us and some cause cavities or the chronic inflammation of periodontal disease. Periodontitis is linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has long warned of the connection between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, and that pregnant women with gum disease have increased risk of delivering pre-term, low birth-weight babies. Excessive inflammation appears to be a strong factor in gingivitis causing not only loose teeth, but also allowing oral bacteria to enter the bloodstream and cause disease in other parts of the body.
We learn from an article published by the Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences that more than 120 medical conditions can be discovered by dentists.
Melaleuca Oil (Tea Tree Oil)
Studies show that tea tree oil is able to eliminate many kinds of oral bacteria. Indeed using a mouthwash with tea tree oil and xylitol was also found very effective in preventing cavities, plaque, and oral inflammation.
Whitening Tooth Polish and Breath-Away Mouth Rinse
Melaleuca's dental care line uses pure, gentle yet powerful T40-C3 Melaleuca Oil and myrrh, a natural plant resin known to fight odor-causing bacteria. Xylitol is also found in all of Melaleuca's dental care products. It helps prevent cavities and, with regular use, reduces the amount and stickiness of plaque.
Practical advice on the use of Melaleuca Oil can be found in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. Melaleuca Oil is very soothing to inflamed gum tissue. It does not have the best taste, and you do not want to swallow it, but if gum disease is severe, use a cotton swab or your finger to apply a tiny amount of T36-C5 directly to the affected region of the gums.
Good to Know
Gingivitis is one of many diseases that involve inflammation. Reducing out-of-control inflammation helps promote health and, as an added benefit, can help us lose weight. This article notes eight foods that decrease inflammation.
~ Richard M Barry
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Oral and Dental Care Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
I've been a Melaleuca customer almost 7 years and would NEVER want to be without my tooth polish, floss, and mouth rinse. I had very bad teeth before and now my dentist says I have less plaque and my gums don't bleed like they did before. My boys are 6 1/2 and have excellent teeth so far. They are my experiment with Melaleuca products. I have saved $1,000s in dental bills that would have been found cavities and root canals since using Melaleuca's dental line! I also love that I can put Melaleuca oil on my gums. If I have pain it instantly feels relief. THANKS so much for this newsletter that informs me how others use products and have awesome results. Grateful.
I have been using the toothpaste since March when I joined and at my appointment in August was told that everything looks so great I don't have to go back for an entire year! I don't think I have ever been given a year!
I've been using Melaleuca products since 1998, and really enjoy and appreciate everything I have used. To tell my story about the dental care products, I'll just share what happened in my dentists' office last year. I've been having my teeth cleaned every six months for many years. Since beginning using Melaleuca dental care products particularly I've had much less plaque on my teeth when it comes to my oral hygiene work. I always use the cinnamon tooth polish and dental floss. In fact, I began to notice that my appointment time wasn't any longer spent in cleaning my teeth, because there was either no plaque or very little. The difference was brought to the attention of my dentist, as he asked me what kind of products I was using, as there had been a major difference in the condition of my teeth. In fact, he always would tell me that it was essential that I floss my teeth several times daily, and take better care of my teeth, and then he was aware that there was something else happening, as my teeth had become healthier than he had expected. These days he continues to be surprised at the health of my teeth, and it is more than just my diet and what the dentist does. It has to do with my cinnamon tooth polish and floss. That is really important. One of my sons in law has used this tooth polish as well, and has told me that he noticed that he no longer has bleeding gums. That's my story about one of these wonderful products. Many thanks for your publication.
I had gingivitis for a decade or more. The pockets around my teeth were 4s and 5s in some areas, which isn't good. Then I made the switch to Melaleuca's dental line and my pockets that were deep went to 3s and 4s or less in some areas. I am so glad I discovered these products. I want to keep my teeth my whole life.
When you have dentures you have to take special care of your mouth. And cleaning dentures is a special task. Brushing with a hard toothbrush and Melaleuca's Tooth Polish keeps them fresh and free of bacteria. An occasional soaking in the mouthwash with a few drops of T36-C5 Oil is important, too, as brushing doesn't always get deep into the crevices. And swishing the mouthwash refreshes the gums and tongue. During the day and evening, a quick spray of "Cool Shot" is invigorating! There you have it! A "denture dental plan!" Oh ... SMILING is really the most important part of the plan!
Before Melaleuca my husband had gingivitis, bleeding gums and plaque buildup. After one year all were gone with the dental hygienist able to take off the plaque buildup over 3 visits. Here we are 17 years later and our last hygienist appointment in August, she stated that without the mouthwash his gums would not be in this good of shape. Our hygienist is a Melaleuca customer and has taken care of our teeth for 20 years.
Many years ago I had a problem with receding and bleeding gums. My dentist did a procedure which worked for a couple of years. They kept taking measurements of my gums during my semi-annual dental exams as they were again receding. One day I was talking with a friend and we discussed my problem and he suggested Melaleuca's Tooth Polish and I purchased a tube from him. A few weeks later I went to my dentist and during my exam he asked me what I was doing as my gums were much better. I told him I was using Melaleuca Tooth Polish and he replied, well keep using it! I decided to become a Melaleuca customer and have been using the Tooth Polish now for over 10 years and they don't even measure my gums anymore during my exams.
My husband, during our 45 years of wedding bliss, always knew he would be getting a canker sore once biting the inside of his mouth, never fail. Since we started making healthier choices over 4 years now, using the tooth polish and mouthwash, the light bulb went off one day. He realized that he has not gotten one canker sore. Once a discomfort like that is gone, you don't even think about it again.