Tea tree oil is also called as melaleuca oil and it is taken from the leaves of melaleuca, a plant which is native to Australia. It is a well-known natural disinfectant and has been used for years to treat numerous health conditions. It has powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties which can effectively cure cuts, wounds and many more small skin issues. Tea tree oil has many uses, some of them are
- Acne- tea tree oil is well known remedy to cure acne
- Fungal infections- such as athlete’s foot, ringworm and diaper rash it can be applied.
- Boils and insect bites
- Dandruff and lice
- Yeast infection
- mouth infections
- minor cuts
Tea tree oil for tooth ache is one of the best ways to address the problem naturally. Tooth ache is the result of an infection in or around the root of the tooth. This may or may not be painful. An abscess can occur at different places of the tooth for different reasons. It occurs when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal dies and becomes inflamed. The most common symptoms of an abscess are an ache in the bone around the tooth but you may also experience pain while chewing and yawning.
Tea tree oil can help you in many problems and this oil can treat dental problems also. Lets find out why tea tree oil is beneficial for dental health.
Tea tree oil fights with infectious microorganisms that destroy tissues in the mouth and cause plaque, receding gum and tartar deposits. The following herbs can be mixed with Tea tree oil
- Burdock- has antibacterial properties.
- Horsetail- helps in restoring and healing damage gums
- Myrrh- disinfectant and astringent that can help tone the gum and tissue.
- Neem- an antibacterial Ayurvedic herb.
Tea tree oil can also be used as a mouth wash and it has antibacterial properties that fight bad breath caused by bacteria.
Studies show that tooth infection can be caused by gum disease. To prevent gum disease you can use tea tree oil as a mouth wash. Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup which can create inflammation on gums, redness and bleeding. Swollen and sore gums can be rubbed by tea tree oil. Add 3- 5 drops of tea tree oil in small glass of water and swish around your mouth with this water daily. Apply few drops of this oil on your tooth brush and brush for at-least for 2-4 minutes. Floss and gargle with tea tree oil mouth wash.
Rinse teeth with gargle mixture by adding 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to a mouthwash.
Mouth sores or cancer sores–
Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to a small glass of water and gargle with this solution twice daily.
Apart from its benefits there are few side effects which can bother you only if you use this in improper way.
Some side effects of tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is found in variety of forms but it is important to note that this oil is not meant for internal use. Surprisingly a small amount of this oil may cause nerve damage and other problems if ingested. People who have an allergy to celery and thyme should not use tea tree oil. Pregnant and breast-feeding women should not use tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has been used to treat many health conditions since thousands of years. Avoid applying to the breast because tea tree oil may have mild hormonal activity.
Try to use fluoride drinking water. Brush your teeth twice a day with tooth paste. Most importantly replace your toothpaste in three to four months. Eat healthy foods; limit your intake of sugary items. Visit your dentist for regular check-ups. If you have minor problem in your tooth, you can use tea tree oil but after consulting your dentist.