Essential Oils That Can be Used For Oral Health

7 Essential Oils For Oral Health and Prevent Tooth Diseases

Why use edible essential oils to treat oral infections and other teeth problems? They are potent, extracted from medicinal plants. Ancient cultures used essential oils as natural remedies. Using these tried-and-tested remedies like oil pulling treatments --swishing oil in the mouth for a few seconds-- can help kill bacteria that attack the mouth.

When using essential oils for oral care, ensure they are cleared for oral use if ingesting or topical use if spreading on the skin. If they are not, they are only used in oil diffusers or for aromatherapy. Incorporate a few drops or a drop to experience a specific oil's incredible benefits. 

Best Essential Oils With Anti-Inflammatory Properties For Cavities And Gum Disease

What oils do we recommend if you have tooth pain? We list our favorites below and how to use them as a natural remedy.

Oregano oil

Use oregano to eliminate bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Oregano oil is a potent antimicrobial and antibacterial. You can create an edible version by infusing oregano leaves with olive oil in a glass jar.

Why use this essential oil for healthy gums and teeth? Oregano oil contains thymol, which is widely used to combat bad breath and plaque. It can be more potent than prescribed antibiotics against certain bacteria. But using a single drop on your toothpaste or in your mouthwash, you can effectively eliminate many damaging bacteria in your mouth.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil, called melaleuca oil, comes from native Australian flora. It is another powerful bacteria-killer. The primary active compounds are terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. These compounds make the oil a well-known disinfectant. As a result, doctors have used tea tree oil for thousands of years against viruses, fungi, and bacteria. 

We recommend using tea tree oil against plaque, gum disease, gum inflammation, bad breath, toothache, and canker sores. However, never swallow tea tree oil. Be careful about leaving any of its residue in your mouth. Using a toothpaste that incorporates the oil is a safer option.

Use tea tree oil around your home to improve health and well-being. See great tips here on how best to use this oil.

Spearmint oil

Spearmint oil contains carvone, limonene, menthone, dihydrocarvone, cic-carvone, linalool, and eucalyptol. All of these natural chemicals blend into this plant. They form an antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal medicine, among other properties.

Does the minty scent seem familiar in oral health care? Because of these properties, spearmint oil is found in many types of mouthwash and toothpaste. The cooling, minty fresh taste also helps. 

Clary sage oil

Clary sage oil is a terrific oil for strengthening the gums. Gum strength reduces the risk of you losing your teeth prematurely. 

The primary chemical constituents of clary sage oil are linalyl acetate, germacrene-D, linalool, sclareol, diterpenes, and alpha-terpineol. Antibacterial properties that come from these components can also kill harmful bacteria in the mouth, preventing dental caries, tooth decay, bleeding gums, and periodontal disease.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint's delightful, minty smell and taste are prevalent in dental health products. It contains menthol, menthone, cineole, b-caryophyllene, and limonene. Such chemicals, when combined, are very effective at destroying anaerobic bacteria.

Anaerobic bacteria thrive in the low oxygen environment of the mouth, causing gum disease and inflammation. Peppermint oil is also commonly used to treat the common cold, sinus infections, and sore throat..

Clove oil

Traditional Chinese medicine has used clove essential oil for centuries to relieve toothaches. Its main chemical components include eugenol, B-caryophyllene, a-humulene, and eugenol acetate.

Clove oil inhibits many different pathogenic bacteria. Dentists used it in the past to disinfect root canals. If your teeth are fine, sick patients can also use the oil to treat a sore throat.

Cinnamon oil

Cinnamon is not just a seasonal spice. The oil has long been used for its medicinal properties, especially its antibacterial properties. Research has shown that cinnamon oil has the greatest antimicrobial potency against streptococcus mutans. This bacteria is responsible for tooth decay and lactobacillus plantarum, which causes gingivitis.

Have fun exploring this powerful medicine! These essential oils are all great for your teeth and gums, and they all have many other health properties as well. Great ways to use them include diffusion, inhalation, topical application (with a carrier oil), or ingestion

Find Other Essential Oils For Teeth At Lucky Teeth

We at Lucky Teeth use pure organic undiluted essential oils. These active compounds can treat toothache, bleeding gums, gingivitis, gum inflammation, and other ailments. Try our Mouthwash and Toothpaste to experience the unique healing properties of these oils.

Lucky Teeth is ready to assist with personal care and oral health conditions. Contact Us to learn more about essential oils and how to use them with our products! We are happy to hear from you and your feedback. 


Lucky Teeth

Tooth problems can be concerning, but your article gives us hope and positivity by showing the benefits of essential oils. I appreciate the hard work you put into creating this helpful guide. Well done and thank you.

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