Essential Oils for Gums & Teeth

Essential Oils for Gums & Teeth

Essential oils, known for their healing and therapeutic benefits, have been used for centuries, dating back to 2000 BC.  In recent years essential oils are rebounding, and to the benefit of all who use them.  They are used in aroma-therapy treatments for relaxation, expulsion of toxins and healing.  Many are ingestible, and others used topically.  There are myriad reasons to use essential oils.  In this piece, I highlight the benefits of essential oils for gums and teeth.

 Clove is essential for oral health. Clinical research indicates that clove oil can relieve tooth pain, cure bad breath, and help reduce gum disease.  Clove oil also has the natural ability to restrict the development of bacteria and can help fight mouth and throat infections.

Thyme contains natural chemicals that help defend from tooth decay, gingivitis and general oral infections.

Oregano is a powerful antioxidant known to contain anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce bacterial and fungal infections. Oregano oil is also known to help boost the immune system.  

Tea Tree is a natural remedy for bad breath and contains ingredients that diminish plaque. This oil has the ability to kill bacteria, diminish tooth decay and relieve bleeding gums.  Note:  you must spit it out after use and rinse mouth with water. It is not meant for internal use

Peppermint is known for its cooling and numbing elements which can effectively soothe tooth and muscle aches. Research has found that peppermint oil is exceptionally powerful for fighting oral pathogens and killing common bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease.

Cinnamon is antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic, making it an effective cleanser for oral health care.  It also contains one of the greatest antimicrobial properties protecting against bacteria accountable for tooth decay. w