More people lose their teeth through gum disease than actual decay, it’s painful and can lead to complications such as heart disease and stroke. Anything that can reduce gum disease naturally has to be of benefit. The first step is obviously regular trips to your dentist but it has also recently been found that using Tea tree oil can help.
A recent Australian study showed Tea tree oil to be effective and gave a significant reduction in gum disease and bleeding, It helped to reduce inflammation in the gums
Tea Tree helps with all kinds of infections and inflammation. Gum disease happens when plaque builds up on your teeth. If you don’t remove it then it hardens underneath the gum line causing irritation. Plaque forms from bacteria. Tea tree oil’s antifungal and antibacterial properties kill the fungi and bacteria that form in your mouth from food particles.
If left untreated, gum disease can cause teeth to become loose and eventually they can fall out. After the age of 30, periodontitis—the most severe form of gum disease—is responsible for more lost teeth than cavities. Gum disease can also cause chronic bad breath and receding gums.
Tea tree oil can help ease your irritated gums. But do not use straight tea tree oil. You should never swallow the topical form of tea tree oil. Use a commercial tea tree toothpaste or gel.