Natural Oral Care Tips
Your smile can be your gateway to making or breaking new social encounters, business deals, meeting the parents… you name it. A great smile can brighten up your face and even make you look younger. But sometimes, some of us may be self-conscious over a not-so-great pair of chompers. A lot of this may simply boil down to the fact that we may have neglected our oral care. Oral care is a daily hygiene activity. So if you believe in bathing you should believe in proper oral care.
Ayurvedic Oral Care
Due to the sheer amount that we use our teeth, even with the most impeccable care, people may run into common oral issues like cavities, bad breath, etc. Teeth weakness is caused primarily due to an imbalance in the Pitta dosha. Ashti Dhatu is the strength and density of your bone in Ayurveda. When the Pitta dosha is imbalanced, your body’s natural pH shifts towards the higher end of the acid scale. This acid buildup affects the ashti dhatu of our teeth by weakening them, this weakening can lead to cavities and other disorders including spongy, inflamed or bleeding gums. For the ultimate oral cavity cure, not to mention general preventative oral care, try these oral care remedies.
To start of the oral herbal products list, we should look at herbal powders or herbal toothpaste for brushing your teeth. Neem toothpaste is a great source to start cleaning your teeth. The antibacterial and astringent herb naturally breaks up plaque deposits between our teeth without any chemical side effect. You can find our pick of toothpaste here.
In a Pinch
Salt is a common household commodity. If you ever find yourself without a toothbrush you can use some salt in a cup of water to gargle, as well as use a little pinch of salt on your finger as a makeshift toothbrush and massage away. Salt is a great abrasive and can break up tartar and plaque deposits by brushing against it. Also, the salt can draw out harmful impurities due to its astringent qualities.
A Sweet Remedy
Most of us have a sweet tooth. If you want to satiate this craving in the morning replace your early morning cuppa with a glass of lukewarm water and honey. This will avoid the coffee-stained teeth as well.
Also known as gundusha, this is a practice of swirling a tablespoon of oil in your mouth. We recommend using sesame oil. Swirl the oil in your mouth for about 10 minutes then spit it out, do not swallow, and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Oil pulling has been shown to remove harmful toxins from your mouth, clean it, as well as help with a common condition known as TMJ.
Try these tips to great teeth care and enjoy smiling at life.