Teeth are important in the process of digestion as they help to chew the food one eats. Teeth are important not only to help in digestion but also make the face look beautiful. Through ayurvedic treatment, you can maintain the strong roots and gloss of teeth naturally. There is a cure in ayurveda for all types of dental diseases.
According to Ayurveda imbalance in three doshas, which are vata, pitta, and kapha, causes disease. Predicament with kapha dosha leads to dental problems.
Ayurvedic Treatment for dental diseases: Ayurveda is effective in the treatment of dental diseases such as bad breath, yellow teeth, dental decay, loosening of teeth, bleeding gums, toothache. Ayurveda recommends a wide range of herbs and dietary modifications for dental problems which include neem, turmeric, clove, banyan,babul and holy basil. Avoid eating soft drinks, refined carbohydrates, and sugar. Eat plenty of raw vegetables, citrus fruits, and green vegetables.
Some Ayurvedic Remedies for Common Dental Problems
Yellow teeth: Use mixture of salt with finely powdered rind of lime as toothpowder. Similarly mixture of keekar wood (50gms), roasted alum (20gms) and namak lahori (10gms) can be used to clean teeth.
Dental decay: Eat food rich in calcium. Mix turmeric, salt and mustard oil to make a paste and rub it on teeth and gums. Eat liberal amount of raw vegetables.
Bleeding gums: Twig of neem, banyan, babul and holy basil used to clean teeth can help to stop bleeding. Mix alum with mustard oil and massage gums, then rinse your mouth with water mixed with alum. Chewing leaves of guava tree can also help to stop bleeding. Eat plenty of roughage, lemon, citrus fruits, and green vegetables.
Toothache: Til, cinnamon and clove oil can effective for preventing toothache. A clove of garlic with rock salt, pinch of pepper powder mixed with clove oil or a paste of the bark of bay berry prepared with vinegar can relieve toothache.
Caution with Ayurveda: Ayurvedic medicines, herbal in nature can relieve pain or discomfort of common dental problems but these measures should not be used to replace good dental care. The herbal remedies must be used as adjunctive treatment to proper dental care. If you are using a home herbal remedy for dental problems which doesn't help, visit a ayurvedic practitioner or dentist for your problem.
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