Cure Gum Disease with Essential OIls – Say goodbye to gingivitis

neem natural cure for gum disease

Gum disease is a common condition where your gums become swollen, sore or infected.

Most adults in the USA have gum disease to some degree, and most people experience it at least once in theor lifetime. With so many people affected, there is a lot of interest in natural ways to cure gum disease.

If you have gum disease, your gums are likely to bleed when you brush your teeth and you may experience symptoms of bad breath. This early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis.

If gingivitis is left untreated a condition called periodontitis can develop. Periodontitis affects the tissues that support teeth and hold them in place.

If periodontitis is left untreated, the bones in the jaw may be damaged and small spaces can open up between the gums and the teeth and eventually the teeth can become loose and fall out.

Find out more about the symptoms of gum disease.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by plaque building up on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains bacteria.

Some bacteria in plaque are harmless, but some are harmful to the health of your gums.

It’s very difficult to remove 100% of plaque from your teeth by brushing them, even if you follow the correct method for brushing your teeth it builds up and irritates your gums which can lead to redness with bleeding, swelling and soreness.

IMPORTANT: You should make an appointment to see your dentist if your gums are painful, swollen, or bleed when you brush your teeth.

Best Natural Cure for Gum Disease

Mild cases of gum disease can often be treated simply by maintaining a good level of oral hygiene. Obviously, that includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly but often that isn’t enough.

It goes without saying that you should for regular dental check-ups, but if you want to take a shot at getting rid of gum disease naturally two particular types of essential oil can help.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, or ‘essence’. Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its character.

Essential oils are obtained through distillation or mechanical methods like cold pressing. Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create an oil that’s ready for use.

The chemicals in essential oils can interact with your body in several ways.

In particular, there are two essential oils that are particularly good natural ways to get rid of gingivitis – these are Neem Oil and Clove Oil.

Neem for Healthy Teeth & Gums

neem natural cure for gum disease

The first essential oil we want to discuss is Neem. The Neem or Azadirachta indica has amazing medicinal values and is also rich in antibacterial properties. 

It also helps in abolishing all kinds of tooth troubles and aids in making teeth white and shiny. A published academic review of the efficacy of Neem in dental treatment lists the following benefits:

Anti-Candidal Activity

Ethanolic and aqueous extract of Neem leaf showed a significant anti-candidial effect against C. albicans. A clinical study demonstrated the effects of the leaf aqueous extract from Azadirachta indica (Neem) on adhesion, cell surface hydrophobicity, and biofilm formation, which may affect the colonization by Candida albicans. The results suggest that Neem leaves have a potential anti-adhesive effect on the sample studied in vitro.

Anti-Candidal Activity

Mango and Neem extract showed antimicrobial activity against S. mutans, S. salivarius, S. sanguis and S. mitis. A combination of chewing sticks is found to be beneficial in eradicating the dental caries-causing organism. Chloroform extract of Neem leaf inhibited Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus salivarius and provides aid for treating dental caries.

Anti-Plaque Activity

Aqueous extract of Neem stick and the gallotannin-enriched extract from Melaphis chinensis inhibited insoluble glucan synthesis and results in bacterial aggregation. It reduces the ability of streptococci to colonize tooth surfaces. Neem oil shows significant antibacterial activity and has been suggested for use in treating dental plaque.

Bottom LIne: Neem is great for your teeth and gums

How to use Neem to Naturally Cure Gingivitis

There are actually a number of ways that Neem leaves can be used for oral health, we are concentrating on essential oils today you can also use Neem in the ways describes below

Neem Essential Oil

Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil add a drop of therapeutic grade Neem essential oil and then either apply this to your dental floss or directly onto your gums with a cotton swab

Other Ways to use Neem as a Natural Cure for Gingivitis

Other Ways to use Neem as a Natural Cure for Gingivitis

Eat raw neem leaves on a daily basis as chewing neem leaves kill the bacteria, tartar or plaque that commonly grows in teeth and gums. It also eliminates bad breath.

Gargle with Neem Water

Gargling with Neem water drives the bacteria away and also ensures that teeth stay in good and healthy condition for a long period of time.

    • Boil a bunch of Neem leaves in water.
    • Strain off the liquid, wait for it to cool and start gargling with the neem water.
    • Repeat this process to get sparkling white teeth and heal damaged gums.

Brush with Neem Paste

You can make neem paste at home using fresh neem leaves. Brush with this paste on a daily basis. Nowadays we can see neem as an ingredient in many commercial herbal toothpaste products.

Brush with Neem Paste

You can make neem paste at home using fresh neem leaves. Brush with this paste on a daily basis. Nowadays we can see neem as an ingredient in many commercial herbal toothpaste products.

Neem Twigs

You can buy neem twigs from the market. To use this method chew on a Neem twig twice a day, i.e., morning and evening. As the fibers separate while chewing, a layer of thin skin remains and now the twig forms a brush at the end. Start brushing your teeth with this as you brush with a toothbrush.

Clove Oil

clove for gum disease

The clove is an aromatic dried flower bud from the clove tropical evergreen plant. Originating from Indonesia’s Spice Islands, cloves have a long history as a highly-valued commodity, they were worth their weight in gold in 17th – 18th century Europe.

Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol. Eugenol acts as an anesthetic and antibacterial agent. 

We know that eugenol,  the main compound in the clove provides powerful pain-relieving and antiseptic properties. The Journal of Dentistry published a study in 2006 proving clove essential oil had the same numbing effect as the topical agent benzocaine, making it a viable alternative before needle insertion. Clove oil can also relieve pain caused by dry socket, a possible complication with a tooth extraction. When diluted with coconut oil it even makes a treatment for teething infants.

As a natural treatment for gum disease clove oil can help us in a number of ways, including:

  • Reduces gum swelling and irritation thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties 
  • Stimulates circulation enhancing gum tissue health
  • Helps remineralize teeth due to the protective properties of eugenol against acids that can erode dentin.

Clove oil also reduces the bacteria that cause gum disease and helps create a balanced oral biome. Our mouths contain over 700 types of bacteria of which some beneficial, others harmful. Rather than killing all the bacteria, which is what antibiotics and alcohol-based mouthwashes do, bacteria should be “managed” to encourage the growth of beneficial microorganisms.

Clove oil is effective against the bad bacteria that can move from your mouth into your arteries, causing a stroke or heart attack. There have been many studies linking gum disease and heart disease.

How to use Clove Oil to Naturally cure Gingivitis

Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil add a drop of therapeutic grade Clove essential oil and then either apply this to your dental floss or directly onto your gums with a cotton swab.

Conclusion

These essential oils are a great natural way to cure gingivitis.

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