5 Ayurvedic Tips And Tricks For Oral Health

Ayurveda offers lots of remedies for dental problems ranging from toothaches to gingivitis to bad breath. Try a few natural remedies today!

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Sep 21, 2019Updated at: Oct 15, 2019
5 Ayurvedic Tips And Tricks For Oral Health

You must have heard several tips and tricks to maintain your oral health! For example: brushing and rinsing your teeth at least twice a day. However, it is considered important. Perhaps you must have tried all the methods! But you are unaware of the magic of Ayurveda, which can also help in keeping your teeth white and shiny. In ancient times people used twigs of specific plants to clean their teeth and this tradition was adopted (later) in many places. Even today many people give priority to oral health care. Let us tell you that there has been a great difference in the oral health of people using Ayurvedic methods and modern method of brushing. 

People using the Ayurvedic method are less likely to have tooth decay (therefore one must adopt it in their lives). If you are wondering how the old-fashioned method is different from today's method, then we are going to tell you about the difference between these two (which can prove to be very beneficial for you).


Improve your oral health with Ayurvedic methods

Ancient method

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In ancient times people used twigs of bitter plants to clean their teeth. The antimicrobial properties of these bitter twigs help to keep the mouth germ-free and healthy. Bitter flavored herbs flush out toxins from the mouth and also help fight bad breath. The twigs of Neem, Mango and Peepal trees are considered to be the most useful for the cleanliness of our teeth.

How to use a sprig?

The sprig should be 25 cm long and as thick as your fingers so that you can hold it easily. To use the twig as a brush, you must first chew its tip and then gently roll it over your teeth.

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Use of herbal toothpaste

Nowadays there are many kinds of toothpaste available in the market, which claim to provide benefits similar to twigs. You can use herbal tubes of toothpaste because they are made from herbal plants and are chemical-free. These are far superior to chemically made, fancy kinds of toothpaste.

What is the right method?

The right way to clean teeth is: (according to science) you should brush your teeth thoroughly for at least two minutes. Use short and gentle strokes to cover every corner of your mouth. Particularly clean the cracks of your teeth and rotate the twigs/brush properly to clean them properly.

Clean the tongue too

Ayurveda also recommends cleansing of the tongue immediately after brushing teeth. Cleaning the tongue completes the process of oral health. It helps in removing the dirt from the tongue or the layer on it, which causes bad odor. It also makes your mouth feel refreshed.

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