Why use Amanprana mouth oil?
Brushing and flossing are actually really harmful to your teeth and gums. They abrade your teeth and irritate your gums. Mouth oil is your teeth's best friend. Here are ten good reasons why:
- It gives you fresh breath
- It whitens your teeth
- It reduces plaque
- It prevents tartar build-up
- It keeps your gums healthy
- It supports your health
- It detoxifies your whole body
- It helps prevent cavities
- It's gentle on sensitive teeth
- It's animal-friendly body care
1. Fresh breath versus bad breath
If you want fresh breath, the first thing you need is good saliva production. The more saliva you make, the more it will help get rid of bad smells in your mouth. There's a few basic rules you can follow: drink enough water, chew your food for long enough before swallowing, breathe through your nose not your mouth, and eat foods that are high in fibre (because fibre stimulates saliva production). Anyone who suffers from halitosis – the medical term for bad breath – will certainly benefit from using mouth oil. Halitosis is caused by bacteria in your mouth and on your tongue. It breaks down food and produces volatile sulphur compounds, which cause bad breath. The antimicrobial action of Amanprana mouth oil controls oral flora and reduces bad breath.
The chlorophyll in the mouth oil also fights bad breath. Chlorophyll works in two ways: it's a deodoriser, neutralising smells in the mouth and throat. It also promotes healthy digestion, which is a common cause of bad breath. The chlorophyll in our mouth oil comes from extra virgin olive oil, which is one of the ingredients.
Each mouth oil also contains herbs which promote fresh breath: Menta Mouth Oil contains spearmint essential oil, a traditional mouth freshener. Because we know that spearmint interferes with homeopathic remedies, we also created Foeniculum Mouth Oil, in which essential oil of fennel is the primary mouth freshener.
2. It whitens your teeth
Did you know that cloves can be used to whiten teeth? You could chew on a clove flower every day, but the flavour is too strong for many people. If you want to make whitening your teeth part of your complete oral hygiene regimen, use Menta or Foeniculum Mouth Oil for 1 to 3 minutes a day. Amanprana makes it easy for you: essential oil of cloves is already an ingredient of our mouth oils.
The colour of your teeth is actually genetically determined. The composition of your dentine and enamel determines how white your teeth will be. Most of us start out with white teeth, but our genes and our lifestyle determine whether they stay that way. Fortunately, there's a completely natural way to slow down the discolouration process. There are three ways you can do it:
- Ensure outstanding oral hygiene with mouth oil (not a mouthwash). Ideally, you should brush your teeth once a day, in the evening. Don't brush them more often than that, or you'll be brushing away the enamel as well! That would leave your teeth vulnerable to cavities. Enamel gradually restores itself after brushing. The best way to clean your teeth is with mouth oil, because brushing cleans only 60% of the surface of your teeth and less than 10% of your oral cavity. This means that most micro-organisms remain in your oral cavity even AFTER thorough brushing and flossing. It is therefore best to use mouth oil after brushing your teeth, and to do 'oil pulling'. With oil pulling, you're cleaning your whole mouth. The oil removes bacteria, viruses and fungi. When you spit it out, you're also spitting out these micro-organisms. The oil layer that remains in your mouth prevents new organisms from quickly attaching to your teeth and gums.
- After you wake up each morning, you should ideally use mouth oil only. Brushing and flossing are not necessary. You can also do oil pulling with mouth oil after meals, without brushing first. It's better than brushing your teeth with a toothbrush.
- Don't smoke – it will make your teeth turn yellow.
3. It reduces plaque
Dental plaque is caused by bacteria and deposits itself over the course of the day as a thin, sticky layer on all parts of your teeth. This layer consists of dissolved food residue and mucus. Your mouth produces mucus throughout the day. Bacteria (including many lactic acid bacteria) break down sugar and other carbohydrates in your food, producing acid. It' s important to remove dental plaque every day, otherwise it will harden and turn into tartar. Plaque can also form on braces, fillings, crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. How can you reduce plaque? By using mouth oil. Mouth oil slows down the growth of lactic acid bacteria. The layer of oil that remains behind in your mouth after you spit out prevents the bacteria from attaching to your teeth and gums.
4. It prevents tartar build-up
If you don't remove dental plaque every day, tartar forms. A layer of undissolved food residue hardens under the influence of saliva and the fluids you drink. There are two types of tartar: subgingival and supragingival. Subgingival tartar is tartar that forms partly inside the periodontal pocket (the point where the tooth emerges from the gum), and supragingival tartar is tartar that forms on the tooth above the gum. Saliva contains calcium and phosphate salts which can be deposited on your teeth. These salts react with any plaque that may be present, which can stimulate the formation of tartar. A balanced oral environment is important: if the pH of your mouth is too high, you are more susceptible to tartar, but you will get fewer cavities. Low oral pH will help prevent tartar, but will also lead to a greater risk of cavities. The message here is that you should not only care for your mouth, you should care for every part of your mouth. Brush and floss once a day, and clean your mouth several times a day with mouth oil.
While you're brushing and flossing, you might scrape off any tartar that has formed; oil pulling will wash away the loose pieces and leave a protective layer of oil which will start protecting your teeth from destructive acid even before you've left the bathroom. In this context, you should also pay attention to the type of water that you drink: water that is too hard creates a higher risk of tartar than soft water. If you live in an area where the tap water is hard, don't drink it.
5. It keeps your gums healthy
How do you know if your gums are healthy? For a start, they should be pink in colour and curve nicely around your teeth. They should also be firmly attached: just as your teeth are firmly held in place by their roots, which are attached to your jawbone, your gums are firmly fixed both to your jawbone and to your teeth. The whole structure which holds your teeth in place is known as the periodontium. At the point where your teeth emerge from the gum, there's an opening known as the 'periodontal pocket'. Usually this pocket is 1-3 millimetres deep, but if the gums are weak, it can become deeper. Food residue and similar substances can accumulate in here, which can stimulate plaque. It is therefore important to take extremely good care of your mouth and teeth. Mouth oil can help enormously in keeping damaged periodontal pockets clean; the oil layer denies food residue the opportunity to remain in your mouth. Incidentally: healthy gums don't bleed when you brush, floss or use a floss stick. The antimicrobial action of Amanprana mouth oil soothes and heals diseased gums.
6. It supports your health
More than ten billion micro-organisms live in our mouths, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. As long as your oral flora are in balance, everything's fine. But as soon as one type begins to dominate, infection can occur. Oral flora can inflame your gums and contribute to the formation of dental plaque and cavities. Poor oral hygiene lets these micro-organisms enter your bloodstream through tooth abscesses, cavities or gum disease. They can then damage any organ or cell (focal infections), especially if you're experiencing low immunity, fatigue, an unhealthy diet or stress. Poor oral hygiene is also associated with other diseases, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, stomach ulcers, lung infections, diabetes, gastrointestinal complaints, diseases of the nervous system and even premature births in pregnant women. Chlorophyll, present in olive oil – an ingredient of Amanprana mouth oil – is a good source of antioxidants. The American NIH (National Institutes of Health) has demonstrated that chlorophyll also possesses anti-carcinogenic properties.
7. It detoxifies your whole body
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You can use Amanprana mouth oil while on a detox diet. During detoxification you can pull oil for 20 to 30 minutes a day (an Ayurvedic detox technique), which releases blockages and promotes a smooth flow through the meridians. For examples and tips on “how to pull oil”, go to www.noble-house.tk
8. It helps prevent cavities
Every time you eat, acid attacks your mouth. The sugars and starches you eat are turned into acids which dissolve tooth enamel (temporarily). During this period, your teeth are particularly susceptible to tooth decay (cavities). If you don't pull mouth oil regularly and keep your mouth clean, you create the ideal environment for tooth decay. Tooth decay happens in three stages: first, a milky-white spot appears on the tooth. That's a sign that the enamel has been eroded. A dentist or oral hygienist doesn't need to be involved at this stage – the process can still be reversed: brushing, cleaning between the teeth (with dental floss or a floss stick) and rinsing your whole mouth can stop the cavity from forming and restore the enamel. If you don't stop the problem at the first stage, you'll soon find yourself at Stage Two: the erosion of the dentine, or the well-known 'hole' in your tooth enamel. Your dentist will need to give you a filling, because by Stage Two the self-repairing power of your teeth has broken down. If you don't go to the dentist or oral hygienist immediately, you'll notice that the hole slowly grows bigger: once decay sets in, it progresses more and more quickly. And it gets worse: the erosion of the dentine creeps deeper and deeper until it reaches the nerve. This type of erosion causes 'toothache'. Meanwhile, the dentine becomes very soft, and the hole in the tooth continues to grow. At this stage, your dentist will have to perform a root canal to remove the dental nerve, which is an extremely painful procedure. As you can see, it pays to keep your teeth in tip-top condition. Ideally, you should brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with mouth oil every evening; in the mornings, and after lunch if necessary, rinse your mouth with mouth oil without brushing or flossing. The antimicrobial action of mouth oil works to fight cavities.
9. It's gentle on sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth are teeth with dentine that has gradually been exposed; this happens when the protective enamel is missing. Dentine has many tiny tubes containing nerve endings. If they come in contact with food or drink which is too hot or too cold, you feel a familiar stab of sharp pain. Your teeth can become sensitive for a number of reasons: brushing your teeth too hard, receding gums, grinding your teeth in your sleep or gum disease. If you brush too hard, you can brush away your tooth enamel for good, which means you lose your buffer. It's best to avoid using an electric toothbrush. Grinding your teeth can also wear away your enamel. Hard brushing is bad for your teeth, but it's also terrible for your gums: if you brush too hard, the sensitive gums can be pushed back. As a result, the weakened gum tissue can become infected. Alternatively, if you have frequent gum infections, your gum tissue can become weakened. In either case, the result is that the gums are pushed back and the dentine is exposed. Consequently, sensitive teeth and gums will benefit not only from taking excellent care of your teeth, but also from care which is thorough yet gentle. Brushing gently is the crucial point here, but without a doubt, using Amanprana mouth oil will keep the oral cavity clean and well cared-for. Essential oil of cloves, cinnamon, oregano and coconut oil provide good antiseptic action, which is your best ally in the fight against infection. Using mouth oil is better than brushing, because it doesn't damage your teeth or gums. Sensitive teeth will benefit from all aspects of mouth oil. In particular, Amanprana mouth oil contains cloves, which act to gently numb your dental nerves. Amanprana mouth oil makes your teeth and oral cavity healthier, and therefore less sensitive.
10. Amanprana mouth oil is animal-friendly body care
Don't put any ingredients in your cosmetics which have been tested (inhumanely) on animals.' That's the fundamental principle behind the Leaping Bunny programme.
Amanprana Menta Mouth Oil and Amanprana Foeniculum Mouth Oil both carry the Leaping Bunny label. It means that neither our mouth oils nor the ingredients they contain were tested on animals.
- Natural antiseptic oil melange fully cleans and detoxes the mouth
- Cleans teeth without being abrasive
- Scored 10/10 in Rita Stiens' safe cosmetics test
- White teeth, a beaming smile and long-lasting fresh breath