Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. It's crucial to take the right steps to take care of them and prevent problems. This involves choosing the right oral care products, as well as being mindful of your daily habits.
Did you know that in ancient times people used twigs of specific plants to clean their teeth which were more effective than plastic toothbrushes? As they are bad for your health and the environment due to the synthetic material.
Most of the toothpaste contains harmful chemicals which can cause permanent tooth discoloration, skin rashes, and stomach ailments. Therefore, people using the #Ayurvedic method are less likely to suffer from the problem of tooth decay.
Ayurveda explains some simple and wonderful practices and remedies, which can help to maintain strong and healthy teeth.
Chewing neem twigs
Neem has strong anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, which is why perhaps the practice of brushing teeth with neem datun is still so popular in the interiors of India.
Here’s how it works.
Chew the end of a #neem stick up to one inch. Chew it until the twig shreds into bristles. Brush it all across your gums and teeth.
You don’t need us telling you how important it is to clean the teeth each time after eating something. As it is not practical to brush teeth each time, hence just cleaning them with warm water is sufficient.
Fill the mouth with water, circulate this water 2-3 times around the teeth, and then spit it out. You can also add a pinch of salt to the water as this is good for the #teeth, gums, and throat. It should be done every day before going to bed.
Triphala has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. It is a botanical preparation consisting of equal parts of three herbal fruits: Amla, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki.
Triphala serves as an excellent mouth rinser. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent plaque formation.
How to do it?
Boil triphala in water till the water reduces to half the amount. Allow it to cool. Rinse when it is lukewarm.
Wondering what oil pulling is? It is nothing but swishing the oil in the mouth. It helps remove plaque from teeth and boost the health of teeth, tongue, and gums. According to Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling also helps with overall health by clearing toxins from the body.
Use sesame or coconut oil. Swish it in the mouth for 15-20 minutes and spit.
Follow these remedies to keep your teeth strong and keep enjoying the delicious food.