The use of the essential oils for oral health is for a long period, and it has also been confirmed by some studies, that it has a lot to offer. For both, teeth and gums, the essential oils are very effective, safe and beneficial as well. With the maintaining of the balance of the oral flora, essential oils work as reliable and even superior choice to antiseptic formulas.
According to one study, published in 2014 in the Journal of International Oral Health, entitled “Possible Use of Essential Oils in Dentistry”, it has been said that:
“Essential oil rinses are found to be equally effective in inhibiting plaque.A study carried out by Pizzo et al. on plaque inhibitory effect of amine fluoride/stannous fluoride and essential oils showed no significant difference in efficacy of both. As chlorhexidine causes staining of teeth on long term use, essential oils can be used as an alternative to chlorhexidine rinse. Essential oils have shown to possess antimicrobial activity against subgingival perio pathogens too.”
– Clove oil
The clove oil contains one compound that is called eugenol, which was used for a long period in dentistry because of its analgesic and anesthetic properties. It is a compound that shows pharmacological effect on all bodily symptoms. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity, in addition to its local anesthetic activity.
– Tea tree oil
The tree oil can reduce bacteria, yeast, and fungal infections and effectively treat viral infections like cold sores, because of its strong antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, and antibacterial properties. Also, it eases the symptoms of gingivitis and denture stomatitis. There was a study done by some researchers at Switzerland’s Institute of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Microbiology at the University of Basel, which showed that tea tree oils also works against bad breath in a way that it inhibits bacterial colonies responsible for halitosis.
– Clove oil, tea tree oil and essential oil
If you rub clove and tea tree oil on your gums, or you brush your teeth by using them, they will help you in preventing bad breath, tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis. You just need to apply two drops of these oils twice a day with carrier oil like coconut oil.