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Types of Essential Oils to Help Improve Gum Health

Posted on 7/10/2019 by David Mugford
Types of Essential Oils to Help Improve Gum HealthEssential oils offer many different benefits to the people who use them. From reducing stress to helping soothe aching muscles, many people use essential oils regularly. Ione of the benefits that people may not know is how essential oils can improve gum health. The effect of the essential oils can surprise many. The key is knowing which essential oils to turn to.

Using Essential Oils

There are a few ways to use essential oils to improve gum health. You can brush with essential oils added to the toothpaste. Another way is through the use of oil pulling where the essential oil is diluted and used to rinse out the mouth. No matter what the method to use essential oil is, these are the essential oils that can help your teeth and gums.

•  Cinnamon Oil - This oil offers antimicrobial protection against the bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
•  Peppermint Oil - Anaerobic bacteria thrive in low oxygen environments like the mouth. Peppermint oil is especially effective at killing the anaerobic bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
•  Spearmint Oil - Spearmint oil works in a way similar to the peppermint oil. It is also a strong analgesic. It can kill the germs and wounds found on the gums.
•  Myrrh Oil - Myrrh oil works as an antiseptic. It also can soothe gums. It is effective in helping with ulcers, canker sores and inflamed gums.
•  Clove Oil - Clove oil has helped people with gum health for hundreds of years. It can help relieve tooth pain and it works as a disinfectant. It can slow the growth of pathogenic bacteria that can damage both the teeth and gums.

Essential oils can improve gum health in many ways and they do not cause harm. The key is to use them without overusing them. For the best gum health, essential oils are only one part of a good oral health routine.

Contact our office today to learn more about what you can do for your oral health.
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