Monday, November 16, 2015 by Vicki Batts
Essential oils are used to relieve a wide variety of ailments, including stress, insomnia and even the common cold. What most people don’t know is that essential oils can do more than that. In fact, if you’re suffering from teeth and gum problems, essential oils might just be the solution you’re looking for.
Essential oil rinses have been found to be just as effective at removing and preventing plaque and tartar as fluoride, if not more so. Furthermore, there are no neurotoxins in essential oils. Essential oil rinses are also extremely gentle, and can be used even with dental implants. They help prevent that nasty biofilm, too.
Essential oils are a natural preservative, as well. This means they can help fight bacteria and prevent infection, as well as tooth decay and gum disease.
The best anti-microbial essential oil to help prevent gingivitis and other conditions is clove oil. Clove and orange oil also form a great combination to decrease tooth sensitivity. Peppermint essential oil is the obvious choice to fight bad breath. For whitening, you might wish to try eucalyptus oil. Virtually any essential oil can be used to ward off plaque and tartar, as most oils are antimicrobial.
Whatever your dental needs are, there will be definitely be a corresponding essential oil to help you out!