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Treatment of Gingivitis with Essential Oils


Gingivitis is a common form of periodontal disease characterized by swelling and inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. The disease is often accompanied by halitosis, tenderness, and bleeding. Without improved oral hygiene gingivitis often progresses, contributing to tooth decay and subsequent tooth loss.

Soothe Inflammation with Clove: 

Clove essential oil stops dental pain, reduces inflammation, and kilts bacteria associated with gingivitis. Using cotton swab, dab clove essential oil directly onto inflamed gum tissue. Wait 15 minutes before eating or drinking anything and rinse with water and spit first. Do not swallow clove essential oil. Repeat the treatment at least once day until the inflammation has cleared up. Dilute the essential oil with equal amount of a carrier oil for use with children younger than 12 years old.

Swish with Myrrh: 


Myrrh essential oil kills bacteria and soothes inflammation. While not as potent as clove essential oil, it can play an important role in good dental hygiene.


  • 1 Tablespoon Purified Water
  • 3 Drops Myrrh Essential Oil


  1. In a small drinking glass, add the water and myrrh essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Swish thoroughly with the blend. Try to make the treatment last for at least 30 seconds before spitting. Do not eat or drink anything for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Repeat this treatment 2 or 3 times a day even after gingivitis has been eliminated to help prevent recurrence of the disease.
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