What is Pyorrhea?
Pyorrhea or periodontitis is basically an infection that causes inflammation of the gums.
Causes of Pyorrhea
Pyorrhea is caused by poor dental hygiene which leads to bacterial growth. The harmful bacteria brings with it its friends – pain and pus. If left untreated it may result in tooth loss.
Other reasons that your dental health could be suffering is improper brushing, consuming very hot/very cold water, an injury to the tooth or gums, nutritional deficiencies and the incorrect use of floss or toothpicks.
Yoga and Pyorrhea
Modern lifestyle like the consumption of junk and refined food is one of the leading causes of tooth decay. This is why various gum diseases like pyorrhea and gingivitis are becoming commonplace today. In fact, the infections from the gum can go from the mouth into the GI tract and cause an infection in your gut.
Top Reasons to Use Yoga for Teeth Pain and Pyorrhea
While doing yoga you may hardly think of oral health or dental health as one of the benefits but you’ll be surprised at what this holistic system of healing can do.
Bust Stress: A stressful lifestyle may be the reason for you to ignore caring for your teeth. Studies also show that stressed out people tend to grind their teeth which can wear out your pearly whites. Dry mouth is a condition brought on by excess stress. It causes the flow of saliva to be inhibited and as saliva helps keep the mouth clean, tooth decay may result. Yoga asanas can do much for alleviating stress and work as one of the best home remedies for pyorrhea.
Soothes Inflammation: Inflammation is a way of your body to tell you that it is subject to harmful stimulus. Bacteria in the mouth can be the reason for gum inflammation. Chronic stress can lead to gum inflammation which yoga can help ease.
Improves Posture: Poor posture can bring the lower jaw to become unaligned and result in a painful face and jaw condition called TMJ disorder. Yoga can take this strain off and improve your posture besides beating stress.
Yoga Poses for Pyorrhea
Sitkari Pranayama (Hissing Through the Teeth)
Sitkari is the sound made when one draws in air through the front teeth using the tip of the tongue to regulate air pressure.
To do this you need to basically press down the sides of your tongue against the lower teeth and sides of the mouth. Keep expanding the tongue between the upper and lower sets of teeth. The jaw can be relaxed. Then, one “sips air” to make a hissing sound through the lips. Close the lips to end the hissing sound with a “sip” of cooling air.
The other pranayama, namely Shitali Pranayama, is demonstrated in the video. This works as a cure for pyria by soothing down inflammation.
Home Remedies for Pyorrhea
This article is all you need to know about awesome dental health.
Do these simple yoga asanas for pyria (pyorrhea) daily and you’ll be armed to the teeth