Is tea tree oil toohpaste healthy?
A. There are several brand of toothpaste that contain tea tree oil as a medication for patients with gum disease. The idea is that tea tree oil is antimicrobial and therefore is a benefit to patients that have gum disease.
There is only one problem, tee tree oil does bad things to your thyroid, bad things like permanent damage to the organ. Now when I mention this fact , patient are confused. How could something “natural” be harmful? Well, uranium is “natural”, so is mercury. Just becasue something is natural does not meanit is healthy.
So please don’t use tea tree oil in you mouth. If you are concerned about harmful bacteria in your mouth, try some probiotics. Natural lactofermented vegetables are healthy and nutritious and they help populate you gut with beneficial bacteria needed for health.