Pretty much all of us will experience toothache or gum infections at some point in our lives. Whilst cleaning your teeth regularly and properly is the most important way to maintain good oral health, there is some evidence that taking CBD regularly can benefit your teeth and gums.
What is CBD?
CBD, cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It comes from cannabis plants and is entirely natural. It has become more popular in recent years but has actually been used for centuries as a natural health treatment. CBD doesn’t get you ‘high’ in the way that the illegal THC does; it doesn’t have any psychoactive properties. You can buy it in lots of different forms, from oil to sweets and powders.
Can CBD help with toothache?
Toothache can make life miserable and your dentist is best placed to help you deal with any tooth pain. However, while you’re waiting for your appointment, CBD may be able to help reduce your level of pain. A study in 2012 found that CBD had the ability to reduce chronic pain caused by inflammation. This is because CBD interacts with the body’s pain receptors to regulate inflammation and feelings of pain.
Preventing a build-up of decay and bacteria is essential to prevent toothache and brushing your teeth regularly is the best way to do this. However, CBD has natural antibacterial properties, so by taking CBD as a daily plant-based supplement you may be able to reduce the build-up of bacteria in your mouth.
Can CBD help with gum problems?
Periodontitis is one of the most common gum problems in the UK. It develops from the early stages of gum disease known as gingivitis. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss as it affects the tissue that holds your teeth in place. Scientists in 2008 found that CBD can help reduce bone loss caused by periodontitis. In 2012, further research found that CBD could also reduce the inflammation caused by periodontitis. At present, this research has only taken place on animals, so more studies need to take place to gain a broader understanding of CBD and oral health in humans.
Will CBD stain my teeth?
High-quality CBD will not stain your teeth. The most important way to prevent your teeth from becoming stained from food or drink is to maintain good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth with toothpaste twice a day, flossing and using mouthwash. Low-cost, poor-quality CBD may put you at risk of staining your teeth if it contains other substances that have been used to increase its volume cheaply.
It’s important to take organic CBD as this contains no harmful toxins or pesticides that can harm your teeth. Taking organic CBD means that you can feel reassured about where your CBD has come from and feel confident that it contains nothing more than what’s stated on the bottle. Make sure you purchase CBD from a company which publishes third party lab reports so you can check exactly what their products contain.
What’s the best way to take CBD for teeth and gums?
If you’re taking CBD for the first time, the choice can be overwhelming. There are all sorts of different forms of CBD, and it can be hard to know what’s best. CBD needs to enter your bloodstream to have the best effect, you don’t want it to be broken down by your stomach acid.
Mee CBD is proud to be at the forefront of the water-soluble CBD revolution. Water-soluble CBD is incredibly effective because it has increased bioavailability. This means that much more of it enters your bloodstream and you feel the effects of the CBD quicker than with traditional CBD oils. You can take less CBD to feel the same effect. You can buy water-soluble CBD in drops, powder and sachet form.
Simply add water-soluble CBD to any liquid as a natural supplement to help keep your teeth and gums in the best possible condition. Try out the Mee CBD organic product range and if it works for you, we’d love to hear about your experiences to share with the community and help raise awareness of the beneficial properties of CBD for teeth and gum health.
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