I remember the days of wearing braces and how I always dreaded the checkups when they would have to be tightened. I was on a liquid diet for days and had a grumpy attitude from the aching I felt. Now my son, Nicholas, gets to experience the joys of those visits! He doesn't hesitate to let me know each time how unhappy he is that he inherited my teeth and not David's! But he has something that I didn't have that makes the whole ordeal less dreadful overall.... doTERRA essential oils!
We experimented to find the best approach for relief so that the discomfort from tightening the braces would be minimal and here's what we discovered that works best for Nicholas.
First, Clove oil! Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, yet it also provides a myriad of benefits. Nicholas puts 1 drop of clove oil in 2 ounces of water to use as a mouth rinse by swishing it around in his mouth. It provides a soothing effect to his sore teeth and gums. Did you know that clove oil even helps clean teeth and gums? Because of the high antioxidant properties, he swallows the clove water rather than waste it by spitting it down the drain. For added soothing effect, he rubs a drop of clove oil directly onto the most troublesome spots. Taken internally, clove oil supports the lungs and respiratory tract, the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, the joints, the liver, the nervous system, and metabolism.* How's that for multi-purpose!
Second, PastTense oil blend! PastTense is a blend of Wintergreen Leaf, Lavender Flower, Peppermint Plant, Frankincense Resin, Cilantro Herb, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Basil Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf essential oils. It comes in a roll-on bottle for easy application so Nicholas can just roll it along his jawline any time he needs to ease the soreness and tension that always follows after his orthodontist visit.
Finally, on the occasions when the soreness in his mouth is more than the oils can relieve, 1 Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex takes the edge off naturally. This powerful supplement of polyphenol extracts of frankincense, turmeric, green tea, ginger, pomegranate, and grape seed is designed to provide soothing support to aching muscles and to other occasional discomfort.*
I love how Nicholas has natural remedies to ease the discomfort of his orthodontist visits! He still complains, mind you! So maybe I need to break out my Forgive oil blend for him to use, too! ?? This oil is for another post.....
Holly Mays has been on a journey to share natural ways of supporting health and wellness since 2010 when she graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Health Coach. She is a recognized as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She and her husband, David Mays, became dōTERRA Wellness Advocates in February 2012 and found their passion in empowering people through education to use dōTERRA essential oils, supplements and non-toxic products as a foundation for health and wellness and to create a life of purpose.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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