Frankincense & Myrrh: Help Your Oral Health With 2 Gifts Of Nature

You know that you need to see your dentist regularly. But there are a few things you may want to add to your oral regimen: frankincense and myrrh. These gifts from nature can help prevent and treat common dental ailments.

The Benefits Within The Gifts

Myrrh will be a helpful addition to your oral regimen. It is a sap that comes from the Commiphora tree. Myrrh will help with bad breath because it will kill any halitosis-causing bacteria in your mouth. Terpenoids are the compounds within myrrh that allow it to be a powerful agent against oral pathogens. And myrrh can also help with gingivitis or other gum related ailments because it can relieve inflammation, swelling or redness of the gums.  

The next gift of nature to consider is frankincense. Frankincense has been used in the Middle East to help with dental issues for many years. It has astringent and disinfectant properties. This is the reason why it may help with common symptoms of gingivitis, like gum inflammation and redness.  It will also help alleviate any gum infection that you may have, and prevent it from causing damage to your teeth. The astringent properties of frankincense will also help eliminate the harmful bacteria that cause cavities, tooth erosion or tooth decay. 

The following is an easy way to incorporate these two gifts into your oral regimen.

Try a Frankincense & Myrrh Mouth Rinse

You will need the aforementioned herbs, but you will also need a little xylitol. Xyilitol is a sweetener that cannot be consumed by harmful oral bacteria. This sweetener will starve the oral pathogens in your mouth, which will help eliminate them. This will allow the friendly bacteria that prevent dental ailments to do their job.

You will need the following amount of each: 

  • 1 tsp of Frankincense powder 
  • 1 tsp of Myrrh powder
  • 1/2 of tsp of xylitol 

To make and use your rinse, just follow the steps below:

  1. You can add both powders to a 1/2 cup of warm water and stir.
  2. Now stir in the xylitol. 
  3. Rinse your mouth out until the mixture is gone.
  4. You will need to repeat the mixture each time you want to use the mouth rinse. You can include this mouth rinse in your daily dental regimen. 

The aforementioned rinse should help improve your oral health. Be certain that you let your dentist know about this oral regimen addition. He or she may want to monitor your dental reaction. Visit a website like to find out what other oral health regimens dentists recommend.