Iahas-Teeth and Gums—Ayurvedic Care

Teeth and Gums—Ayurvedic Care


What is Teeth and Gums—Ayurvedic Care?

In Ayurveda, one’s regular health and cleanliness routine is described as dinacaryā, or ‘daily practice’ in Sanskrit. Ayurveda considers general teeth ailments like cavities and thinning gums as the signs of inequality of a Kapha subtype. As plaque & germs are likely to gather in your mouth overnight and cause smelly “morning breath”, it is crucial to focus on this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Therefore, the mouth will be fresh, the breath refreshing, and the sense of taste alive for the day.

What are the Symptoms of Teeth and Gums Problems?

The symptoms of Teeth and Gums Problems are widespread. Let us discuss what are some common symptoms of this condition.
You may notice boils, sores, or sensitive regions in the mouth that won’t cure after a week or two. Also bleeding gums and swollen gums after brushing is another major symptom of this condition. A persistent bad breath may be an indication of ailing gums or teeth. Toothache is an obvious symptom of tooth or gums problem. You may also suffer from pain when chewing or biting. Another very common symptom is sensitivity to cold or hot beverages.

What are the Causes of Teeth and Gums Problems?

There can be many causes of Teeth and gum problems. Some of the major triggers of this condition are as follows:
  • Smoking is a major cause of the gums or teeth problems. If you are frequently snacking sugary foods or beverages, you have a high chance to face gums and teeth problems. Some hormonal changes in women may cause these problems. Health conditions like diabetes or HIV may lead to gums and teeth problems. If you are taking medicines that are causing you to reduce saliva in the mouth, you may have gums and teeth problems. In some rare cases, frequent incidents of acid reflux may cause these issues.

When to see a Doctor?

If you encounter any of the cautionary symptoms of dental health problems, you should make an appointment to see your dentist as quickly as you can.
Regular screening: Adults above the age of 20 must get a diagnosis every three years but individuals above 40 have to have yearly screenings.

Lifestyle Prevention of Teeth and Gums—Ayurvedic Care

Preventing Teeth and Gums Problems is very much possible just by following some measures.
  • Mouth hygiene is the key. Try to brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. This is going to help you to have much stronger teeth and a cleaner mouth. Flossing once a day is also one of the effective practices to maintain mouth hygiene. Quitting smoking and avoiding any tobacco products is very important to avoid any problems with your teeth and gums. Try to restrict your sugary snacks and beverage intake.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Teeth and Gums—Ayurvedic Care

Some Ayurvedic remedies are very effective in maintaining healthy teeth and gum and providing mouth hygiene. Herbs and spices such as Triphala, Yashtimadhu, Garlic, Aloe Vera, neem, etc. are very effective in curing and preventing Teeth and gum problems.
  • Chewing a Neem stick: Neem holds antibacterial properties. Chewing it circulates its antimicrobial agents that mix up with saliva. This additionally kills the toxic bacteria in the mouth and stops the build-up of microbes on the teeth. Take a neem stick about the thickness of your finger and start chewing it from one corner. Keep spitting the saliva and continue this process for about 10 to 15 minutes daily.
  • Oil Pulling: Whooshing oil in the mouth is known as oil pulling. The procedure assists in the elimination of bacteria from the gums and teeth. It benefits in relieving mouth ulcers. It also exercises the muscles of the mouth, thus boosting and harmonizing them. Use coconut oil or sesame oil. Whoosh it in the mouth for about 20 minutes and spit out.
  • Herbal mouthwash: An extraction of Triphala or Yashtimadhu provides an exceptional mouthwash. The procedure in adding to keeping oral sanitation improves in relieving mouth ulcers. Heat Triphala or Yashtimadhu in water till the water decreases to half the quantity. Let it cool down. Wash once it is tepid
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Trinphala | Yashtimadhu I Anar/Dalima | Datiwan | Grita Kumari | Jasmine | Garlic | Aloe Vera | Neem | Amla | Clove | Turmeric | Tulsi | Kantakari | Nimbu | Amra/Mango | Mukhjali | Nilgiri | Orange | Guduchi | Gotu Kola | Rumi mastagi/mastic gum | Tila/Sesame
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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