Clove is a spice that is grown in the spice islands. Traditional Chinese medicine used these spice in treatments for digestive disorders, infections, diarrhea and hernia. Carnation has specific characteristics that make it an ideal choice for mouthwashes and other oral treatments. Clove Mouthwashes, toothpastes and remedies for toothache are available in herbal medicine as a natural treatment for oral ailments.
Clove is used because of its antiseptic properties in dentistry. Bacteria are the cause of bad breath and an antiseptic mouthwash such as cloves helps to kill bacteria and refresh the breath. Bacteria in the mouth can lead to gum disease. Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss.
Clove treats toothaches because of its pain-relieving abilities. Use the carnation oil on the affected tooth with a cotton ball or a clove mouth can also provide some relief.
A homemade clove mouthwash contains the essential oil from the herb and distilled water. Recipes can also require alcohol such as vodka to increase the antibacterial efficacy of the product, but it is not necessary. Commercial mouthwashes contain chemicals and other ingredients that are not natural. Users who make mouthwash at home are responsible for the ingredients and contain only natural products. Consumers can also make small amounts of the flush as it is needed to ensure that the mouthwash is fresh.
Making homemade mouthwash can also save money from consumers. A small amount of carnation oil, alcohol and distilled water is a cost effective method of creating an antibacterial rinse for the mouth. The antiseptic and painless effects of the clove make it a natural choice for homemade dental products such as natural mouthwash and toothpaste.