A small preliminary trial suggests turmeric may help treat and prevent gingivitis, a common condition also known as inflammation of the gums. Turmeric is often used for its anti-inflammatory action such as arthritis so this is exciting news that it may also help with diseases of the mouth. More research is needed.
Stoyell KA, et al. Clinical efficacy of turmeric use in gingivitis: A comprehensive review. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27863601/?i=8&from=dental%20prevention%20antioxidants