There has been a long history of use of plants to maintain oral hygiene and cure periodontal diseases. Traditionally, neem twigs were used in raw form to clean teeth and maintain oral hygiene. The anti bacterial property of neem helps to fight germs and prevent cavity. It is being used by leading manufacturers all over the world to make herbal toothpastes, tooth powders, mouth wash and other dental hygiene products.
Neem extracts are used as active ingredients by FMCG companies and herbal product companies as they have anti bacterial properties and also have no side effects.
Neem oil is also used on a commercial basis to manufacture and export oral care products. Neem is sometimes also blended with other herbs and natural products in medicated toothpastes and powders to ensure maximum efficacy.