CBD gummies have gone from a social health trend to a mainstream solution for combatting pain relief (Dental Pain also), managing your anxiety, and improving your sleep.
The research surrounding CBD having pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects on your body to treat a variety of dental health issues is still evolving and this is what we know in 2022.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is found in cannabis and hemp plants along with a major compound called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which gives you the “high” feeling from cannabis. People take CBD products that don’t have THC in them for anxiety, depression, inflammation, and pain, to avoid the “high” feeling. To learn more about the distinction between and the benefits of CBD and THC, Healthline has a great article you can read here.
What are CBD Gummies and Oil?
CBD oil comes from the Sativa cannabis plant and is mixed with olive oil, MCT, and/or coconut oil to create CBD oil. Forbes Health analyzed and ranked 40 different CBD oils based on price, dietary friendliness, and quality for your benefit here.
A more convenient and enjoyable way to take CBD is through gummies as they are portable and tasty to help with anxiety and insomnia.
What are the benefits of CBD for your oral health and Dental Pain?
CBD provides oral health benefits by relieving pain caused by inflammation from dental work, symptoms of dental anxiety or phobia, poor sleep quality, chronic dental pain, teeth sensitivity, receding gums, gum disease, and digestive problems after using anesthesia. CBD is considered the most powerful anti-inflammatory in the world with only minor symptoms like fatigue related to using these products. CBD works by reducing inflammation and aiding in the growth of healthy bacteria by working as an antibacterial/antifungal agent to enhance your oral health. Although it’s not been linked conclusively to healing gum disease adding CBD oil to your daily dental routine can reduce the inflammation of receding gums.
It has also been found more effective in reducing the bacteria of dental plaque compared to other oral care products. CBD is not a miracle supplement and products are not currently ADA approved, yet this sector is fast-growing with high consumer demand for beneficial reasons.
In ancountless oral health care benefits of CBD found, according to Forbes Health, we can expect to see many CBD oral hygiene products like mouthwash and toothpaste for treating gum disease. The advances in research and development of CBD as a treatment for a wide range of diseases may even see certain properties getting approved by the FDA to be added to the foods and beverages that we eat or drink. Regardless of how common the use of any cannabis product becomes, we always recommend that you disclose the use of these products to your dentist before any treatment is performed, as it is an important aspect of your dental history.
Conclusion (CBD can help prevent and treat a number of dental issues)!
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD products, consumer demand is on the rise and oral health companies are constantly looking to manufacture new products that contain these properties. These products have shown to be effective in relieving inflammation, helping with anxiety, improving sleep, and reducing pain but you should always consult with a medical professional before taking them.
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