When we see someone with a beautiful, healthy-looking smile, we may assume they’re in excellent overall health. If we see someone flashing natural teeth, most likely, we’ve reached the correct conclusion.
Our oral health ties in directly with other systems and organs in our bodies. We harbor an abundance of bacteria in our mouths. Our mouths represent the gateway to our digestive and respiratory systems. When we don’t practice good oral care, it could lead or contribute to the following conditions:
- Endocarditis- A heart condition in which bacteria spreads through the blood and attacks certain parts of the heart.
- Cardiovascular disease- Inflammation and infections caused by oral bacteria may lead to clogged arteries.
- Pneumonia- May, happen as the oral bacteria travels to the lungs.
Conditions also exist that cause damage to our teeth:
- Diabetes puts you at a higher risk for gum disease and dry mouth and oral thrush conditions.
- Alzheimer’s patients and others with dementia-related conditions often neglect dental care as their conditions worsen.
- Osteoporosis naturally affects your teeth. Like our bones, teeth contain calcium, the primary mineral lacking in those with osteoporosis.
Why You Need CBD Oil for Tooth and Gum Care:
Cannabidiol or CBD represents one of the primary cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD may ease many ailments because it works directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system or ECS. The ECS runs throughout the body of all mammals and consists of small acidic molecules referred to as endocannabinoids.
The primary function of the ECS involves homeostasis. Still, when we compromise the ECS through poor lifestyle choices such as a poor diet, overindulging in alcohol, tobacco use, or lack of physical exercise, it becomes compromised. Additionally, aging and inherited autoimmune conditions take a toll on the ECS.
When ingested or used topically, CBD represents one of the cannabinoids that help a compromised ECS. It turns out the hemp plant’s system mirrors that of the ECS, and when we use cannabis, the cannabinoids penetrate the C1 and C2 receptors at the cellular level to bring aid to the body where needed.
Hemp-based CBD also contains properties that help keep our teeth and gums healthy:
When CBD attacks a virus, it also reduces the inflammation that occurs with the presence of a virus.
These properties help keep our gums in good condition and prevent much of the bacteria from traveling to other systems and organs throughout the body.
CBD also helps control or stave off the conditions that may directly harm our teeth, such as diabetes and osteoporosis.
CBD and Dental Anxiety:
Many people experience significant anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist. And, if we know we’re facing a major procedure like a crown or root canal, the stress becomes almost unbearable. Many dentists do their part with classical music and calming images, but preparing ahead of time by taking CBD regularly for stress and anxiety will make our time in the dental chair less challenging.
CBD used for anxiety may also help alleviate dental-related conditions such as TMJ and teeth grinding.
How to Incorporate CBD Oil into Your Oral Care:
Taking CBD daily for your overall health will also help your oral health and the stress-related conditions that sometimes accompany dental problems.
But you may also want to add a drop of CBD oil to your toothpaste or massage it on your gums. Of course, more dental products such as toothpaste and rinses also continue to emerge. When purchasing these CBD dental products, consider the following:
- Does the product carry a Certificate of Analysis or COA? You should see the COA on the packaging or on the company’s website.
- Is the CBD listed as Broad, Full, or Isolate Spectrum CBD. Broad Spectrum offers the entourage effect or synergy of the hemp plant without a whisper of THC for people maintaining good dental health. But, if you experience dental pain or bleeding gums, the Full Spectrum may represent the best choice for you.
Of course, CBD for dental care works best when accompanied by a regimen based on maintaining or achieving good health and, specifically, dental health. Make sure you incorporate these practices into your dental care routine:
- A healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, nutritious grains, and healthy fats and proteins will reflect in your teeth and gums. Sugar accounts for plenty of cavities and a host of other health problems. Watch the consumption of coffee and red wine as they produce stubborn stains.
- Daily hygiene involves brushing your teeth followed by a rinse at least twice a day. Daily flossing also contributes to the health of your gums by removing surface bacteria. Most dentists recommend using either an electric or battery-operated toothbrush,
- No matter what great care you take of your teeth, don’t skip your regular dental appointments for thorough cleanings and checkups.
1. Where can I buy CBD dental products?
CBD dental products are readily available online and at CBD specialty stores. Some holistic dentists also carry or recommend CBD products for oral care. You can also make CBD toothpaste at home.
2. Will CBD dental products prevent tooth decay?
CBD kills the harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay. Preliminary research finds CBD very effective in preventing tooth decay and tooth loss.