Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for cavities February 05 2014

Cavities form when bacteria in the mouth eat away at tooth enamel. Once enough bacteria Days Island 100% pure tea tree oil
builds up, plaque and tartar form, and if these are not removed and maintained, they will 
eventually eat away at the enamel and form tiny holes that compromise the hard surface. 
This is what's known as tooth decay and if there is enough buildup over time, these tiny 
holes get larger until they eventually become cavities. Cavities are incredibly common, 
stubborn, and cause a great amount of emotional (and also financial) frustration . 
Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) is a natural disinfectant and has both antibacterial 
and antiviral properties that can help kill the bacteria that cause cavities in the first place. 
By incorporating tea tree oil into a healthy dental regimen (frequent brushing, flossing, 
mouthwash, and regular dental checkups), you can greatly reduce the incidence and 
severities of cavities. 
How to treat and prevent cavities with tea tree oil:
Add one drop of tea tree oil to toothpaste, both during morning and evening brushing 
sessions. Brush as normal. 
Mix 3-5 drops of tea tree oil with approximately 2 ounces of water. Swish around in your 
mouth for 30 seconds up to 5 times a day to disinfect the mouth. Be careful not to swallow 
this mouthwash solution. 
For the strongest method of application to an area of the teeth you see as a potential 
problem, apply one drop to a Q-tip and apply directly to the tooth. If you find this to be too 
intense, add a small amount of water to slightly dilute the oil.
To further help prevent cavities; use the following homemade toothpaste once a day:
2 T aluminum free baking soda
2 T coconut oil
10-20 drops of tea tree essential oil
 5-10 drops of peppermint or lemon essential oil
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, 
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any 
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or 
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective 
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical 
community is there to help us when oils can't.



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