Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy and various traditional medicinal systems. They are packed with a large number of health benefits. What you probably didn’t know is that various essential oils are extremely beneficial for the teeth and gums. According to the Journal of International Oral Health, essential oils can inhibit plaque, remove stains, eliminate the bacteria, and keep the teeth and gums healthy. So, two of the most powerful essential oils are tea tree oil and clove oil.
TEA TREE OIL
The tea tree oil is packed with antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiprotozoal properties. Therefore, this essential oil reduces bacterial load and yeast and fungal infections and relieves the symptoms of gingivitis. Moreover, it eliminates bad breath and maintains the oral health.
Clove oil contains eugenol, which is used for its anesthetic and analgesic action in dentistry. This compound has the ability to exhibit pharmacological effects on almost all systems in the body. Moreover, this essential oil provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which only maximize its benefits for the oral health.
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