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Does CBD have a place in modern dentistry? While this may seem like an odd question, there may be a legitimate case for “CBD toothpaste.” Indeed, there are already a few dentists who’ve begun studying CBD’s effects on teeth and gum health. We’ve even heard from a few patients who enjoy adding a few drops of Tribe CBD oil to their dental hygiene routine.
So, what’s the deal? Could CBD oil truly brighten your smile; or, is this all just an over-hyped gimmick? While we don’t have all the answers on using CBD for teeth, there are a few fascinating reports on this topic.
The primary reason people are excited about CBD’s potential for dental health is its anti-inflammatory properties. As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, many studies suggest topical CBD may reduce joint swelling and pain. Some scientists believe applying CBD to the gums may have similar healing benefits.
Interestingly, one study out of Brazil examined CBD’s effectiveness on inflammatory gum diseases. Although this trial only studied the effects of CBD injections in rats, it suggests CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could positively influence gum health.
There are also a few studies that suggest CBD may have antimicrobial compounds. In fact, a few reporters claim CBD may play a role in destroying antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This strong antibacterial potential could play a positive role in oral hygiene.
There’s no fancy technique for adding CBD oil to your dental care routine. If you’re curious about using CBD oil on your teeth, place a few drops of CBD oil on top of your toothpaste and brush for at least two minutes.
If you’re a fan of oil pulling, then you could also add ½ dropperful of Tribe CBD oil to about one tablespoon of coconut oil. You could even experiment with mixing some CBD oil into a wheatgrass shot and swishing for about five minutes. Interestingly, many people believe the chlorophyll in wheatgrass has gum-healing properties.
Of course, the scientific literature on all of these alternative healing methods is still in the preliminary stages. None of these adjunct therapies are intended to treat or heal any dental conditions, nor are they a replacement for regular brushing and flossing. Please only add these therapies to your wellness routine with a dentist’s approval.
Even if you’re not interested in mixing CBD oil with your toothpaste, there’s a good chance you could benefit from some CBD before your dental appointment. Did you know that about 36 percent of people fear going to the dentist? That makes dentophobia one of the world’s more common panic disorders.
Thankfully, there are plenty of studies that suggest CBD has natural anti-stress properties. If you take one dropperful of Tribe CBD oil at least 30 minutes before a dental appointment, we bet it could tame your dreaded dentophobia.
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