The Superpowers of Clove for Healthy Teeth & Gums
The clove is an aromatic dried flower bud from a tropical evergreen of the same name.
According to The History of Dentistry by Walter Hoffmann-Axthelm, the first reference to cloves in dentistry was made by 10th-century Arabian dentist Al-Gazzar, where he mentions them for controlling mouth odors and pain. Nowadays we know that eugenol -- the main compound in clove -- is to thank for its powerful analgesic (pain relieving) and antiseptic properties. The Journal of Dentistry published a study in 2006 proving clove essential oil had the same numbing effect as the topical agent benzocaine, making it an alternative before needle insertion. Clove oil can also relieve pain caused by dry socket, a possible complication of tooth extraction.
Clove oil reduces the bacteria that cause gum disease and helps create a balanced oral biome. Our mouths contain over 700 types of bacteria—some beneficial, others harmful. Rather than killing all the bacteria, which is what antibiotics and harsh mouthwashes do, bacteria should be "managed" to encourage the growth of beneficial microorganisms. Good bacteria produce hydrogen peroxide that keeps harmful bacteria under control. Many strains of bad bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. But according to a report published in the journal Compendium, bad bacteria usually don’t develop resistance to clove oil.
Clove oil is effective against the bad bacteria that can move from your mouth into your arteries, causing a stroke or heart attack. There have been many studies linking gum disease and heart disease. A 2016 study in Oral Health and Coronary Heart Disease found that a common bacteria associated with periodontal disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), invaded endothelial cells as well as atheromatous tissues, creating a pathogenetic link between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease.
Clove oil, Neem Bark, Tulsi Leaf, Akar kara Root, Tejovati Bark, Fruit, Sorbitol, Glycerine, Sod. Carboxy Methyl Cellulose, Calcium Carbonate (PPt.), Di Basic Calcium Phosphate, Hydrated Silica, Menthol, Purified Water Q.S.
How to use
Apply to clean, wet toothbrush & brush teeth thoroughly, particularly after each meal or at least twice a day. rinse well. Do not swallow. Supervise children under the age of 6 years.