Be good to your gums and teeth. Tooth & Gums Essentials reduces harmful oral bacteria The pure essential oils of cinnamon, peppermint, eucalyptus, and thyme in Tooth & Gums Essentials are powerful antimicrobials that reduce the harmful bacteria associated with periodontal disease and halitosis. Reduces Bleeding Gums and Promotes Healing Tooth & Gums Essentials contains echinacea, gotu kola and aloe vera that reduce common inflammation and bleeding while stimulating the gums to accelerate the healing process. Additionally, lavender and echinacea are included for their powerful soothing and healing properties. Protects Teeth Tooth & Gums Essentials is formulated with xylitol, which has been shown to help protect the teeth by inhibiting harmful bacteria from adhering to the teeth. Usage: Direct patients to gently brush teeth and gums with a small amount of Tooth & Gums Essentials Toothpaste twice daily. Not recommended to swallow.