In the last few years, essential oils have gained immense popularity in regards to healthcare and dentistry is no different. Today, MiraBella Smiles is going to discuss essential oils and whether or not they can be used to improve your gum and overall oral health.
Clove oil is a natural essential oil which is known to have antibacterial properties and can actually help in preventing gingivitis (the early form of periodontal disease).
Tea tree oil is another natural essential oil which has been researched and shown to have antibacterial properties. When used in the mouth, tea tree oil can also help prevent periodontal disease.
Cinnamon oil is an essential oil which is known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties along with helping to proliferate Streptococcus which has been linked to tooth decay and cavities.
Although not an “essential oil”, coconut oil can be used for a technique known as “oil pulling” which has been shown to be effective in preventing gingivitis. Simply use a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in the mouth slowly for about 15 minutes. Once finished spit out the oil and thoroughly rinse your mouth.
Have you tried various DIY gum treatments without success? We recommend scheduling an appointment with MiraBella Smiles in Cypress, TX. We’d be happy to provide a comprehensive oral examination to determine the cause of your gum issues and devise a treatment plan to get your condition under control.