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The link between acne and oral health and restoring your mouth’s microbiome through holistic care


Although acne is caused by a number of factors, the most overlooked cause is poor oral hygiene. This is because such infections in the gums and teeth increase the quantity of propionibacterium, the bacteria most often found in pimples. Research suggests that if your acne is clustered around your chin, lips, or cheeks, this may be a sign that poor oral hygiene is the cause.

Fortunately, you can limit this bacteria with a good oral care routine. Much like the skin, it is important that your mouth’s microbiome is a balancing act of good and bad bacteria. Many oral care products are shrouded with chemicals that kill all bacteria, which leaves many running for a more natural approach. Below, we’ll share some natural care that will change your mouth game and ensure that you won’t disturb any of your microbial communities while doing so.

To restore its natural protective abilities, you should help your body out by taking probiotics.

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Lifestyles Changes to Start Now

Your body is home to tons of microorganisms that work together to keep things running smooth. Inside your mouth is a complex mixture of microbes that help break down food and wake up your digestive system. To keep all of these things running smoothly without using harmful products, here are some lifestyle changes to start now.

Quit Synthetic Oral Care

First on the list of musts is to quit your synthetic oral care routine, ditching toothpaste, whiteners, and rinses. Our bodies are amazingly intelligent, protecting us from many things that could ail us. Synthetic oral products wash away many of the mouth’s protectors, leaving it more prone to harm in the long run. While it might be different than what you’ve heard most of your life, it can save your mouth and get it back and healthier than ever before.

Restore Your Mouth’s Microbiome

Harsh chemicals found in many kinds of toothpaste and rinses can wreak havoc on your mouth’s microbiome. To restore its natural protective abilities, you should help your body out by taking probiotics. Probiotics are great for more than just the mouth, also working to kickstart digestion and more. You can find many probiotics over the counter or do so by changing up your diet and adding more probiotic foods.


Let Your Body Heal

Besides protecting you from harmful microorganisms, your body is also very good at healing. If you notice that your gums bleed when going through your normal oral routine, you need to let your mouth heal. To do so naturally, simply let it run its course, as saliva is one of the best natural wound healers in the world.

DIY Holistic Goodies for your Mouth

Taking steps to make small changes will work wonders for your mouth and teeth, though that’s not all you should do. You still need to keep your breath fresh and your teeth free from buildup that can cause cavities and plaque. To do so, try out these holistic goodies that you can make right at home.

All-Natural Mouthwash

This mouthwash is not only natural but will leave your mouth feeling tingly and minty. To make it, all you’ll need is an 8oz. cup of water, a pinch of salt, and a drop of peppermint oil. Sip it and swish it around letting it work its magic, spitting it out after a minute or so, and feeling instantly refreshed.

Alternative Toothpaste

Toothpaste is an essential part of any oral care routine, freshening breath and removing debris from in between teeth. To whip up a holistic version, here’s what you’ll need:

• Coconut oil

• Baking soda

• Peppermint oil

• Spearmint oil

To make your paste, simply grab a pot and boil some water. Then, add 30ml of coconut oil to a sealable jar and place it over the heated water, allowing it to liquify. Once in liquid form, add the baking soda, 20 drops of peppermint, and 10 drops of spearmint, stirring it until it’s all mixed. Place the lid on top and place it into the fridge until solid.

To use it, grab your toothbrush, scoop up a bit, and start brushing, enjoying a tingly clean that will keep your teeth sparkling.

Oil Swishing

Oil swishing is a great replacement for your synthetic oral care routine, washing away enamel and other debris from teeth. To make your oil swish, take a teaspoon of olive oil and one drop of peppermint oil and start swishing. You’ll want to do this for up to 15 minutes, so use the time to shower, get ready, or meditate, spitting it out when your preferred time is up.

Enjoy The Clean Without the Harm

Today’s most popular oral care products are mostly synthetic. Instead of using them on your teeth and disturbing your mouth’s natural microbial community, try out an all-natural routine that will leave your breath fresh and your teeth sparkling clean.