Did you know that if you make sure to get at least one visit to the dentist for a cleaning per year, you are 24% less likely to have a heart attack? Medical science has proven that there is a very strong connection between the health of your mouth, and the health of your body. For example, there is a verified connection between periodontitis and heart disease. For this reason, it is exceptionally important to make sure that you take care of your teeth. For people without insurance, though, this can be a problem.
Fortunately, if you want affordable dental care without insurance, you can choose an affordable dental clinic, or try natural dental care. It is important to note that natural dental care at home is very different from natural dental care at a dental clinic.
- At home.
If you know it might be a while before you get to visit the dentist, take a lemon rind and rub it on both your teeth and gums. It can help to remove plaque and tartar. You might also try “pulling” with coconut oil. Essentially, oil pulling is where you use an oil as a mouthwash for about 10 to 15 minutes. Coconut oil has many antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help to protect your teeth and gums.
- At the clinic.
If you seek out a clinic that provides natural options, you may find a dentist that specializes in using non toxic restorative materials. They might add ozonated olive oil to your floss, or use healthy salts, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide or colloidal silver in your oral health care.
Affordable dental services are within reach, whether you are looking for a dentist that provides natural options or not. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, low cost dental care can be obtained from dental schools, and federally funded community health centers. You can also check with your local United Way for inexpensive dental care resources, and doctors in your area that provide dental care for low income individuals.
Remember, natural dental care should be combined with affordable dental care. All of the traditional remedies you attempt at home will not be able to point out problem areas to you, or let you know if there is a serious matter with your oral care. Seek out an affordable dental plan or dentist in your area, and make sure that you maintain overall good health.