I have ultra sensitive teeth, no thanks to years of excessive brushing and lemon juice.
I used to drink lemon juice with water first thing in the morning. This practice helps to cleanse the digestive system, stimulate digestive enzymes and assist with weight loss. Sometimes I would suck on lemon slices. I didn’t notice or feel any difference to my teeth until many years later when I experienced teeth sensitivity.
Lemons and lemon juice are highly acidic. Over time, routine consumption of lemon juice will corrode your tooth’s outer covering – the enamel.
Erosion is the loss of tooth enamel, caused most commonly by acid attack. When the enamel is worn away, it exposes the underlying dentin (which is yellower in colour than enamel), and this may cause you to experience tooth sensitivity.
I used to brush my teeth after every meal but not anymore, so as not to corrode the teeth enamel any further. I still brush my teeth twice a day with an extra soft toothbrush and a mild toothpaste. After meals, I rub my teeth with a cotton pad, dabbed with clove essential oil and organic extra virgin coconut oil.
Clove essential oil
Clove Oil is one of the oldest remedies for tooth pain and oral health. Thanks to the ingredient Eugenol, it has been used for centuries to anesthetise patients suffering from tooth ache. Eugenol has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties too.
People have used essential oils for oral health for centuries, and clinical studies are finally proving their safety and efficacy. In addition to therapeutic herbs and other healing agents, many essential oils show a very beneficial effect upon teeth and gums as well.
Clove essential oil and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Rubbing clove essential oil on your gums or brushing teeth with it has antibacterial properties which can prevent cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, and tooth decay.
Dab 2 drops of clove oil with a few drops of organic extra virgin coconut oil on a piece of cotton pad and rub on your teeth and gums.
Melaleuca oil (Tea Tree oil) and peppermint essential oil can also be added for extra protection and a fresh breath.
Do not rinse your mouth after rubbing the oils on your teeth and leave it for about 20 minutes before rinsing.
The effect is amazing! You will get super clean and smooth teeth. In fact, I think rubbing the teeth with cotton pads is cleaner than using a toothbrush as you can get to hard-to-reach parts of your molar teeth without hurting your gums and teeth.
Try it and you’ll believe me! But use only good quality and unadulterated essential oils. Do not compromise on the quality of your essential oils.