5 essential oils to improve your oral health

The aromatic plants we use to make essential oils have been in use for thousands of years and are associated with a multitude of health benefits. Even our beloved Hippocrates, the father of medicine, regularly recommended them. Fortunately, more and more scientific research is being carried out into the effects of essential oils on improving oral health, including the prevention of cavities, gum disease and bad breath.

Floressentia has 9 exceptional dental products developed with a passionate holistic dentist. Each dental product has been formulated to create a unique olfactory and gustatory experience. We wanted to make sure you understood why we selected certain ingredients to work synergistically to support your oral health.

Here are 5 must-have essential oils to support your oral health.

The essential oil of clove

Clove has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat many ailments, including those of the mouth. Thanks to eugenol, its main active molecule, this essential oil acts on many bacteria, including those responsible for tooth decay. With its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, it has been used to soothe dental pain and reduce gum inflammation.

If there’s one essential oil to keep on hand for good dental health, this is it.

Cinnamon against tooth decay

With its warm, sweet and spicy scent, cinnamon has earned the respect of all, sometimes even being considered more precious than gold. Belonging to the Lauraceae botanical family, cinnamaldehyde is the essential molecule in the fight against dental bacteria, a very powerful, broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. Research is increasingly conclusive: cinnamon essential oil is the most effective of all on the main bacteria causing tooth decay, Streptococcus mutans.

Consider incorporating this essential oil if you tend to get a lot of cavities.

Myrrh resin for gum health

Myrrh essential oil is obtained from “myrrh tears”, the resin exuded from the trunk of this desert-growing tree. The gum-resin acts as a natural dressing to heal all dental wounds (in the same way as it secretes this gum when the trunk is wounded to dress the wound). Myrrh reduces inflammation and pain, fights many bacteria and, above all, is reputed to improve gum health.

It is therefore an extraordinary resin for improving and maintaining good dental health.

Mint essential oils for good oral health

Mint essential oils (peppermint and spearmint) have antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. They are the most widely used essential oils, thanks to their effectiveness on the entire dental sphere. As an antifungal agent, they are also effective against oral candida.

They offer a refreshing taste, loved by all, and can also combat bad breath.

Fennel, aniseed and cardamom seeds for bad breath

Traditionally, we’ve chewed fennel, aniseed and cardamom seeds to improve our breath. These seeds, from which the essential oils are derived, act on the bacteria on the tongue that cause bad breath.

These 5 essential oils are just some of the ingredients that can be used to support good oral health. What are your favorite herbs and ingredients to support your dental health?
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Michel Faucon (2015), Traité d’Aromathérapie scientifique et médicale, Éditions Sang de la Terre.
Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois et Daniel Pénoël (2001), L’Aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.


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