by Leslie M. Alexander, Ph.D., RH(AGH) and Linda A. Straub-Bruce, BSEd, RDH —
Oral health is intimately linked with overall health and well-being.
In this practical guide to herbal dental care, the authors detail how to use 41 safe and effective herbs for optimum oral health, prevention of decay and inflammation, and relief from pain and discomfort.
Recipes for herbal toothpastes and rinses, poultices for pain and inflammation, and teas and tinctures for intervention, prevention and daily care are included.
The authors explain how recent research confirms the link between poor oral health and many diseases, such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
They examine the risk factors, symptoms, causes, and herbal preventives and remedies for 47 common conditions that affect the mouth and tooth loss.
They explore the complete anatomy of the mouth and explain proper brushing, flossing and tongue-cleaning techniques.
The book addresses the importance of diet and nutrition in oral health, as well as controversial topics, including fluoride.
Also included is an in-depth chapter on pregnancy, and infant and childhood oral care, including herbal remedies for teething and thrush.
$19.95 — Healing Arts Press, One Park St., Rochester VT 05767.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 5, October/November 2014.