Can You Fight Gum
Disease With Essential Oils?
Did you know that there are
a number of essential
oils that might help you to fight gum disease? Not a
lot of people do, but it is worth it to familiarize
yourself with them. Your oral health and hygiene is too
important to take lightly. Quite often, the natural
approach is at least helpful, even if it is no substitute
for regular dental care. Using oils could be a healthy way
to help keep your teeth and gums in good shape.
Evidence is piling up about the benefits that these oils
can have on oral health. Since a lot of people are becoming
increasingly interested in natural remedies, they are really
catching on fast. The best news of all is that, by and large,
these oils are quite easy to find.
For instance, it is possible to find commercial and
mainstream toothpastes which contain these essential oils. You
can do a search on the internet to come up with the majority of
them. Mainly, you want to look for toothpastes which contain
ingredients like peppermint oil and wintergreen oil. Some will
also include thymol oil. All three may be helpful.
Oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree, and manuka have shown to
have a positive effect in the battle against harmful bacteria.
But they must be used properly, failure to do so could actually
You can actually coat your dental floss with the essential
oil of your choice as well. Of course, you need to make
sure it is properly diluted. With tea tree oil, for instance,
you simply need to mix it with about a teaspoon of aloe vera.
Let the floss dry before you use it. You can use the same
method with oil of oregano.
These methods should not be tried without contacting your
dentist and obtaining approval and directions from your team of
licensed dental practitioners first. The misuse of essential
oils can be dangerous. What you have read in this article is
not enough to instruct you on the proper use of essential oils.
It is important to understand that using essential oils is no
substitute for the daily mechanical disruption of plaque. And
they can not replace the benefits derived from regular dental
cleanings and checkups You should be under the care of a
licensed dental practitioner at all times.
Next, read more about stopping gum disease and preventing it
from coming back by following the links below:
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Scott Wells recommends the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease
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Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease
or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or
Periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article
is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide
advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition. The
USFDA has not evaluated the statements about any products or
essential oils mentioned in this article. Proceed at your own