Ayurvedic treatment for Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

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Tooth Decay


The predominance of one or more of the three physical humors or the doshas i.e, wind (vata), bile (pitta) and phlegm (kapha) defines the body constitution. Overall health care, including dental health is determined by the presence of a specific dosha in an individual and in nature. Management of diseases in Ayurveda involves a combination of a variety of herbal medicines (aushadhi), diet changes (ahar), and lifestyle changes (vihar).4,7

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Decrease intake of sugary foods and drinks
  • Consume foods that are rich sources of calcium
  • Make a mixture of turmeric, salt and mustard oil to make a paste, and rub it on teeth and gums.
  • Consume plenty of raw vegetables
  • Toothache associated with dental cavities can be effectively prevented by using til, cinnamon and clove oil
  • Toothache can be relieved using a clove of garlic with rock salt, pinch of pepper powder mixed with clove oil or a paste of the bark of bay berry prepared with vinegar

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Maintain a good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums clean
  • Avoid smoking and excessive drinking since they may cause dental problems
  • Chew on fresh herbal sticks in the morning as well as after every meal to prevent diseases. These herb sticks should be either ‘kashaya’ (astringent), ‘katu (acrid), or ‘tikta’ (bitter) in taste. The method of using these sticks is to crush one of its end, chew it, and eat it slowly. The neem (margosa or the Azadiraxhta indica), liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), miswak (miswaak, siwak, sewak) etc. are some examples of herbal sticks
  • Use a herbal tooth powder made up from neem powder and salt
  • Gargle with salt water to prevent tooth decay and its progression to tooth abscess. Fill your mouth with comfortable amount of fluid and create a motion by a stream of air from the lungs. Take half a teaspoon of rock salt or sea salt in a cup of warm water and gargle to prevent tooth decay
  • Oil pulling is a procedure involving swishing of oil in oral cavity for oral as well as systemic health benefits. Oil pulling can also be used in case you are unable to brush due to mouth ulcers, fever and indigestion

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