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When you brush your teeth, do you spit out a little bit of pink? That is blood from your gums and the first signs of developing gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and is completely reversible with the right care, and CBD oil may be able to help.

Gingivitis is when your gums are swollen because bacteria and your spit have mixed and are forming plaque on your teeth. Every time you eat or drink something, you are feeding this bacteria which is why it is suggested to brush after every meal.

By putting CBD in your toothpaste, you may be able to help fight gingivitis because of cannabidiol’s antibacterial properties. Having CBD hemp oil in your toothpaste may also help with any itching you may feel due to the inflammation caused by gingivitis. But fighting gingivitis is easier when you have the proper oral hygiene.

How CBD Can Help

If your gums are itching, it’s not only something annoying, but it’s a sign that your gums are inflamed to fight off bacteria. Because CBD interacts with the CB2 cannabinoid receptor by elevating the endocannabinoid 2-AG, it may be able to help with the inflammation by inhibiting the production of the attacking immune cells.


Gingivitis is when bacteria is attacking your mouth, which is why some doctors will prescribe antibacterial toothpaste to help combat the progression of the disease. Cannabidiol has shown in studies to be a potent antibacterial which may make it a suitable treatment for gum disease.

Go To The Dentist

Even though CBD may be able to help fight the bacteria that cause gingivitis, you should still make regular visits to the dentist. They can help remove the tartar that has developed and can give you a good teeth cleaning.