Gum Disease’s Kryptonite: Tea Tree Oil

In the battle against gum disease, a natural remedy steps up  

happy couple laughing smilingBe honest with yourself. How much attention do you pay to your teeth and their health? On a scale of “What toothbrush?” to “I brush, floss, and rinse 3 times a day, everyday” I feel comfortable saying that I’m a “brush, floss, and rinse 2 times a day”. This, according to the American Dental Association, puts me in the middle of the pack, which isn’t bad but still leaves me at a great enough risk for gum disease that I should step up my game.

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Oregano Oil

Oregano Flowers (Origanum vulgare)

Potent germ-killer, Oregano oil comes from the plant Origanum vulgare and has a long history as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic used to fight infection. People in the Middle Ages used oil of oregano to help preserve foods. Oregano oil contains the compound carvacrol which has impressive antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties.

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