What Essential Oils Are Good For Dental Health?

Dental health is one of the ten criteria in the WHO definition of health, defined as:

“Clean teeth, no cavities, no pain; normal colored gums, no bleeding.”

Why is dental health important?

Digestion begins when the teeth chew food. Poor oral hygiene habits lead to the attachment of many substances (such as plaque) to the surface of the teeth made up of saliva, food debris, and bacteria, and often produce calculus due to calcification.

The most common clinical oral infections are gingivitis and periodontal disease, which can lead to gum recession and tooth loss in severe cases.

According to the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association, the condition of the gums is linked to the condition of the cardiovascular system.

Poor heart condition can be traced back to unhealthy gums.

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It is important to keep your mouth and teeth clean and hygienic at all times!

If you are used to brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, just put a drop of essential oil on your teeth when you brush.

You can have a different effect of cleaning and sterilization.

7 essential oils for dental health


Fresh breath, refreshing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory.

Mouthfeel: ★★★★☆

Green Mint

Same as peppermint, fresher smell.

Taste: ★★★★★


Toothache, bad breath, strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory.

Taste: ★★★★☆☆

Tea Tree

Strong antibacterial, antiviral, mouth ulcers, tooth decay.

Taste: ★★★☆☆☆☆


Gingivitis, mouth ulcers.

Taste: ★★★☆☆☆☆


Refreshing breath and whitening teeth with long-term use.

Taste: ★★★★★

Defend Compound

Anti-bacterial, anti-virus, clean teeth, improve immunity.

Taste: ★★★★☆☆

What scenario? Suitable for your habits, choose your own!

It’s a reference in the order of morning to evening.

3 scene for using essential oils for dental health

Scene 1: Brushing teeth when waking up early 

Purpose: After closing your mouth all night, you have saved a lot of bad breath and bacteria, right? In order to have a refreshing, mouth-fresh, and wonderful start! By the way, it can also have a whitening effect.

Recommended oils: green mint or peppermint or tea tree or lemon

How to do it? First, squeeze the toothpaste and just put 1 drop of one of the above listed essential oils on the toothpaste.

Scene 2: After lunch 

Purpose: There is still half a day of work in the afternoon, when communicating face to face with clients or colleagues if the mouth scent is very fresh, will it not leave a good impression on the other party?

Recommended oils: green mint or peppermint or clove  

How to do it? Choose one of the above oils and put 1 drop in a small amount of warm water to rinse your mouth. You’ll be refreshed and your breath will be fresh, and your co-workers will appreciate it.

Scene 3: Brush your teeth before going to bed

Purpose: Brush more carefully at night when more food debris, etc., accumulates between the teeth and is better removed first by flossing.

Recommended oils: tea tree or protection or lemon

How to do it? Mix tea tree drops into a glass of water with warm salt water and rinse your mouth first; squeeze your toothpaste and simply brush your teeth with 1 drop of lemon or defend (you can also just use defend toothpaste).

Other Tips for using essential oils for dental health

Homemade mouthwash

Pour warm water in a 500 ml glass bottle, add 2 teaspoons of salt and mix well.

After cooling, add 5 drops each of tea tree + defend compound + mint and 2 drops of cloves, mix and use as a daily mouthwash and gargle for 30 seconds every day.

Note: Avoid using plastic bottles and seal them after use. It is best to use it up within a week!

Toothache/mouth ulcer – first aid method

Gargle: Add 1 drop each of tea tree + clove + defend to half a cup of warm water and gargle several times a day. This formula can also improve bleeding gums!

Dabbing: Apply 1 drop of Defend to a cotton swab and dab it directly on the ulcer, or stick a small cotton ball with the oil on it into the swollen gum area and spit it out when you can’t hold it, repeat every two to three hours depending on the situation.

Whitening of teeth

When you brush your teeth, put 1 drop of lemon oil on your toothpaste, and you should see the effect in 1-2 months.

Lemon essential oil can indeed whiten teeth, but some people are worried about the corrosive effect on teeth. The main protection of teeth is in the enamel, which is close to the hardness of diamonds. Lemon oil mainly dissolves the tartar, but it is very difficult to erode the enamel.

However, if your teeth have improved to the point of not being yellow, you don’t need to use lemon oil for a long time, but you can use toothpaste to protect your teeth.

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