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Herbal solution to toothy woes

Herbal solution to toothy woes

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Dental problems are invariably linked to health and hygiene. Heart ailments, poor bone health are among several factors that can be attributed to either symptoms or cause of the dental woes. Most systemic infections manifest themselves in poor oral health.
There are many a dental problems. They can be bleeding gums, bad breath, inflammation of gums and ulceration of the oral mucous membrane etc.

Gum disease or periodontitis is the single most dental problem that an average individual experience at some or the other stage of life. Bad breath or halitosis is its symptoms. Apart from periodontitis, Poor oral hygiene also causes plaque, the sticky film of bacteria which develops on the surface of teeth. Tooth decay and infections of the gums are the direct result of demineralization of the tooth enamel.

There are many herbs that work as natural remedies for most of the tooth ailments. Ayurvedic physicians have spotted and studied thousands of herbs and researched their therapeutic benefits in detail.

Neem, meswak, babool, pomegranate, triphala and tumburu all these Indian herbs help a person maintain dental hygiene.
Nimba (Neem/Azadirachta indica) is the most valuable natural remedy. Studies have found neem to be the best antidote against human plaque and bacteria. Neem not only strengths the roots of teeth, but it also maintains its whiteness by cleansing it.
Babbula (Babul/Acacia arabica) is rich with medicinal properties that can treat mouth ulcers. Besides, the plant has the potential to restrain early deposition of plaque.

Meswak possesses antimicrobial properties which can be used in cleaning the teeth. It reduces caries and periodontal disease.
Tumburu (Xanthoxylum alatum) helps in treatment of toothache, bleeding gums and sensitive teeth.
Dadima (Pomegranate/Punica granatum) juice too is an antioxidant. Through its astringent and anti-bacterial activity, it helps strength the gums and stops bleeding.

Triphala is an amalgamation of three herbs, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica. It arrests bleeding of gums, hinders an enzyme responsible for degradation of the tooth enamel.

SIMPLE TIPS

Brush your teeth at least twice daily: morning and at bedtime, if possible, after every meal.
Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid damaging gums.
Floss daily. You could miss about 35 per cent of your tooth surface if you don’t floss.
Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with your dentist every six months.
Avoid coffee, tea, soft drinks, and tobacco
Cut down on sweets, snacks and processed food to prevent plaque and dental caries.

ORAL HYGIENE

Teeth are clean and free of remains
No cavities, inflammation of gums or bad breath
Gums do not hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing

 

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