People have used essential oils for oral health for
centuries, and clinical studies are finally proving their safety and
efficacy. In addition to therapeutic herbs and other healing agents,
many essential oils show a very beneficial effect upon teeth and gums as
A study published in the Journal of International Oral Health, entitled “Possible Use of Essential Oils in Dentistry,” states,
TEA TREE OIL
Did you know that human clinical trials have confirmed its
antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiprotozoal activity under
controlled conditions showing (among other things) that tea tree
oil effectively reduces bacterial load and yeast and fungal infections,
as well as treats viral infections (incl. cold sores [herpes labialis]),
and relieves the symptoms of gingivitis and those of denture stomatitis
(inflammation of the mouth).
Tea tree oil’s efficacy against bad breath has been explained byresearchers at Switzerland’s Institute of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Microbiology at the University of Basel.
There, they evaluated tea tree oil and reported that it decreases the
bacterial colonies that cause halitosis, making it beneficial for oral
Eugenol, the major constituent of clove oil, has been widely used for
its anesthetic and analgesic action in dentistry. Eugenol exhibits
pharmacological effects on almost all systems in the body. Eugenol
possesses significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, in
addition to having analgesic and local anesthetic activity.
Clove and tea tree oil essential oils
Rubbing these essential oils of clove and melaleuca (tea tree) on your gums or brushing teeth with them has antibacterial properties which can prevent cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, and tooth decay. Apply 2 drops of these oils 2x daily with carrier oil like coconut oil.