Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

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Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

Like many people who need to lose a few pounds, I try diet after diet in an attempt to find one that finally works for me. I learned the hard way that I need to make sure any diet will not harm my teeth, even if it does help me lose a few pounds. I learned this lesson when following a grapefruit diet. There are many versions of this, but the version I tried had me eat a grapefruit alone several times each day. It was supposed to suppress my appetite. I helped keep me from munching on unhealthy snacks, but the acid in the fruit took a toll on my tooth enamel and I quickly started getting lots of cavities. I created this blog to remind people that change up their diets often to make sure the foods they are eating are not harming their teeth.

2 Mouthwashes To Soothe Pain From Soft Tissue Damage Caused By Ill-Fitting Dentures

Soft tissue damage in the mouth is often caused by ill-fitting dentures. An ill-fitting denture lacks the ability to evenly distribute force throughout your mouth. Dentures become loose due to bone loss and will begin to move around in your mouth when you eat or you speak. This causes certain areas in your mouth to experience more force. If this is done on a continuous basis, then this can result in the soft tissue becoming irritated and swollen. The pain associated with soft tissue damage will persist until the problem is corrected. Therefore, it can be difficult to eat or speak without feeling some type of pain. Luckily, there are a few types of mouthwash that you can use in order to soothe the pain.

Ginger Root Mouthwash

Ginger root is an anti-inflammatory and antiviral root that is frequently used to treat colds and sicknesses. The root works to cleanse the body of toxins while promoting healing. Ginger root can be turned into a mouthwash that can help to ward off inflammation caused by soft tissue damage as well as soothe the pain. In order to create your own ginger root mouthwash, cut the ginger into small pieces the size of a quarter. Place the pieces of ginger in a small pot of hot water. Allow the root to steep in the water for a few hours before straining. The longer you leave the ginger, the stronger the mouthwash will taste. Add a few drops of lemon to the mouthwash in order to add freshness. Use the mouthwash to cleanse around your gums and allow your gums to soak in the mixture for a few minutes before spitting out the mouthwash.

Licorice Root Mouthwash

Licorice root is an extremely versatile medicinal herb. It is often used in mouthwashes to combat tooth decay and in tea to get rid of sicknesses. The root contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for warding off bacteria and promoting healing. A licorice root mouthwash is best created by placing dried licorice root in a pot of boiling water. Turn the fire off the pot and allow the licorice root to steep. After a few hours, use the mouthwash to soothe your gums and mouth. In order to get the most relief, this mouthwash should be used following each meal.

Dealing with the pain from soft tissue damage caused by dentures can be unbearable and uncomfortable. Therefore, use these mouthwashes to help soothe the pain. For more information, contact a dentist or orthodontist in your area.