Essential oils offer a variety of health benefits.
Essential oils improve your physical and mental health. They have been known for their healing and therapeutic properties for centuries now. Moreover, their safety and efficiency have been scientifically proven and approved.
But, did you know that they are good for your oral health as well? To be more precise, tea tree oil and clove oil keep your teeth and gum healthy. According to a study based on examining the possible uses of essential oils in dentistry, tea tree oil and clove oil prevent plaque formation and keep it from destroying your teeth.
Additionally, these essential oils were compared to stannous fluoride/amine fluoride. It was concluded that tea tree oil and clove oil are as efficient as stannous fluoride/amine fluoride. Also, they don’t cause any side effects and are completely natural. Their potent antimicrobial activity prevents subgingival periopathogens.
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Tea tree oil (Melaleuca)
Several clinical studies have proven that tea tree oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Also, it has been stated that this essential oil reduces fungal and yeast infections and kills off harmful bacteria and microbes. Tea tree oil is also used for treating viral infections.
The list of health benefits doesn’t stop here. This amazing essential oil treats mouth inflammations and gingivitis too. According to a study conducted at the Institute of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Microbiology, tea tree oil reduces bad breath as well. Further analysis is needed to examine its effect on reducing bacteria which cause halitosis.
Clove oil is an effective antiseptic which is commonly used in dentistry to reduce pain. Its main compound, Eugenol, has powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant activity.
How to use them?
Can you just imagine the powerful combination of these two amazing essential oils? All you have to do is apply two drops of each essential oil on carrier oil (preferably coconut oil), twice a day. Then, rub the mixture on your teeth. You can also use this mixture as your homemade toothpaste.