They are a cheap and natural remedy for your gums and teeth, and are even considered better than antiseptic formulas.
Here’s an excerpt from a 2014 study on essential oils:
“Essential oil rinses are found to be equally effective in inhibiting plaque. A study carried out by Pizzo et al. on plaque inhibitory effect of amine fluoride/stannous fluoride and essential oils showed no significant difference in efficacy of both. As chlorhexidine causes staining of teeth on long term use, essential oils can be used as an alternative to chlorhexidine rinse. Essential oils have shown to possess antimicrobial activity against subgingival periopathogens too.”
Here are the 2 best essential oils that can improve your oral health:
Clove contains a compound called eugenol, which has powerful analgesic and anesthetic properties and has a positive effect on your overall health.
Eugenol is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent which can relieve inflammation in your mouth.
Tea tree oil
This oil has powerful antifungal, antibacterial, antiprotozoal and antiviral properties. It can fight yeast and bacteria in your mouth which are often responsible for bad breath or other oral problems.
According to a study conducted at Switzerland’s Institute of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Microbiology, the oil completely destroys all bacteria that cause bad breath.
In order to use the oils to improve your oral health, you should rub clove or tea tree oil on your gums.
Also you can mix a few drops with a couple of drops of some carrier oil such as coconut oil and swish the solution in your mouth.