You know the weirdest thing about dental issues is that they become an "issue" all of a sudden. You might sleep well at night and the next day you wake up, BOOM, you have a toothache so bad you cannot eat anything.
Dental issues grow slowly and then become a huge pain. The pace at if they grow is so slow that you do not notice the pain and/or symptoms in the beginning and once the decay finally reaches it peak, the pain becomes unbearable. Only a dentist can save you after that and we all know how much we "love" going to the dentist!
To make sure dental problems like cavities, tooth decay, bad breath and bleeding gums do not become an "issue" for you and to save a dentist visit, you can always brush your teeth twice a day with a good brand of toothpaste. But, there are some home remedies that ensure good oral health and hygiene without burning a huge hole in your pocket.
1. Salt water rinse
Salt is an effective and natural disinfectant and can help loosen food particles and debris stuck between your teeth. Using salt water as a mouthwash can reduce toothaches, reduce inflammation and heal oral wounds. Add 1/2tsp of salt into a glass of warm water and use a mouthwash or to gargle after waking up.
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We know it sounds surprising to have garlic under this category, but we have many reasons to back up the use of garlic in maintaining oral health and hygiene. Garlic has anti-bacterial properties which can kill harmful bacteria that causes plaque and act as a pain reliever. To use this ingredient as a home remedy for toothaches, grate some garlic and apply it on affected area. You can also add some salt to the grated garlic and use it.
For over thousand years, clove has been known and used to treat toothaches. Cloves contain eugenol, which has anti-septic properties. The oil present in cloves can numb the pain and reduce inflammation. Pinch some clove into powder form and apply on affected area or place 1-2 pieces of cloves in between your teeth and let the oil and juice seep in. Buy Tassyam premium handpicked cloves here.
4. Orange peel
Orange peel is effective in removing plaque and whitening teeth. Rub orange reel and rub it on your teeth directly for 2-3 minutes. Rinse your mouth after letting the juices rest for a while.
A compound found in cranberries can helps to disarm the pathogens that cause decay in the teeth. To make the best use of this compound, you can drink cranberry juice found in grocery stores (but make sure they do not have any added sugar) or eat some dried cranberries daily.
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Cinnamon has anti-bacterial properties and is known to be good for the teeth and gums. Drinking cinnamon tea can keep your mouth and breath fresh.
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7. Fennel seeds
Do you know why every restaurant serves fennel seeds after a meal? Well, there is a proven theory behind this. Fennel seeds or saunf fights bad breath and also helps in secreting saliva that makes digestion of food easier and quick.
Cardamom or elaichi is the most natural way to get fresh breath. Just chew onto some pods of cardamom to keep bad breath at bay or you can even add them to your tea.
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Chewing on some tulsi leaves with some water can cure mouth ulcers and also prevent them from recurring. Apart from that, tulsi is also good for fresh breath.
All these home remedies are great to kick start your good oral health journey and provide relief for some dental issues. But to maintain good oral hygiene, it is advised you brush your teeth twice a day, limit eating sugar, desserts and chocolates and pay visit to your dentist at least once in 6 months.