Dental Herbalism Natural Therapies for the Mouth
by Leslie M. Alexander, PhD, RH (AHG) and Linda A. Straub-Bruce, BS, Ed Rdh.
Co-authored by ACHS Graduate Leslie Alexander, this book is a comprehensive practical reference to herbal dental care for all ages and:
- Details the use of 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth
- Explores 47 common conditions that affect the mouth, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, acid reflux, and tooth loss
- Provides recipes for herbal toothpastes, mouth rinses, pain-relieving poultices, and teas for prevention and daily care
- Examines infant and toddler oral care, including remedies for teething and thrush
Our oral health is intimately linked with our overall health and well-being. In this practical guide to herbal dental care, medical herbalist Leslie Alexander and registered dental hygienist Linda Straub-Bruce detail how to use 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth for optimum oral health, prevention of decay and inflammation, and relief from pain and discomfort.
The authors provide recipes for herbal toothpastes and rinses, poultices for pain and inflammation, and teas and tinctures for intervention, prevention, and daily care.
Ideal for those looking to improve their own oral health, herbalists looking to address the root cause of systemic inflammation, or dental professionals searching for natural alternatives, this authoritative yet practical guide empowers each of us to reclaim the health of our mouths and sustain a full, strong set of teeth for a lifetime.