New research continues to unveil the different ways that CBD can support our health. One emerging area discusses using CBD for oral health. We’ll review the current information and see if CBD could in fact become a good tool for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
First, let’s briefly discuss oral health, and what common problems are found there.
Why is oral health important?
Our mouth plays many important roles in our life, from chewing our food to communicating and defending against outside pathogens.
If you have pain in your mouth, that can drastically influence your diet. You may avoid denser fiber-rich foods and opt for softer, more processed options. This type of diet shift can increase risk factors for major health conditions as well, including high cholesterol and colon cancer.
Furthermore, when oral health suffers, it can lead to many other conditions, like sickness, infection, eating disorders, diabetes, and heart disease.
How common are oral health problems?
Conditions related to oral health are very common in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states some form of gum disease affects half of adults age 30 or older.
The CDC also predicts that one in four adults has untreated tooth decay and that more than half of US teenagers have had a cavity.
Additionally, poor oral health can lead to social isolation and depression.
Keeping your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy is a frontline of defense against other conditions. It also plays a great role in maintaining quality of life.
Why use CBD?
CBD possesses many qualities that can help maintain your oral health. These include:
- CBD has well-known antibacterial properties, which may help fight the bacteria that cause oral health problems
- A preliminary study found that cannabinoids like CBD were substantially more effective at reducing bacteria in dental plaque than Colgate or Oral-B toothpaste (Stahl, Vasudevan 2020)
- CBD is also well-known for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, which could help reduce gum swelling and pain associated with oral health problems
Would Danodan help improve my oral health?
Danodan Hemp Flower Infusions contain cannabinoids like CBD that have been shown to support oral health. Using Danodan may help fight against gum disease, gingivitis, and other oral health problems.
Also, our hemp flower infusions use organic vegetable glycerin. Glycerin is also antimicrobial, antiviral, and is approved by the FDA for treating wounds.
Danodan Hemp Flower Infusions contain a lot more than CBD and glycerin, too. Our full-spectrum formulas have other plant compounds like flavonoids and chlorophyll that help fight against infection and promote healing.
Check out our handy recipe for DIY CBD Mouthwash. This simple, inexpensive, and effective recipe makes a great addition to your daily wellness routine!