Traditional and alternative medicine is keen on essential oils, and recommends them for different types of treatments and aromatherapy. Truth is essential oils have a vast pack of health benefits to consider, and help even a part of our body we couldn’t have thought of – the teeth and gums.
As explained in the Journal of International Oral Health, essential oils are extremely beneficial to eliminate stains, bacteria, and plaque from our teeth and gums, and to preserve those in a good and strong condition. Among those, two are particularly recommended: tea tree oils and clove oils.
WHY USE TEA TREE OIL?
It is a magic mixture of antifungal, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, and antiviral ingredients, which eliminates all yeast from the mouth, and prevents infections as severe as gingivitis. It is also a good way to get rid of bad breath, and to keep oral health in an impeccable condition.
WHY USE CLOVE OIL?
The main ingredient of clove oil is eugenol, which dentists often use as their analgesic and anesthetic tool. The pharmacological effects of this healthy compound are just fascinating, as it provides just enough anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to protect our oral health.
How can we use tea tree and clove oil in service of our oral welfare? Here is a simple and easy trick you can apply every day:
Both oils do an excellent job when you rub your teeth and gums with them. Combine two drops of each with some coconut or carrier oil, and rub the mixture for approximately 2 minutes every day. In this way, you will prevent tooth decay, bad breath, cavities, or even gingivitis.