Since ancient times, Mother Nature has provided the healing power to care for your body, mind and even mouth. For thousands of years, Ayurvedic has been advocating and providing a wide range of natural remedies to effectively cure tooth decay, prevent tooth cavities, relieve toothaches, reduce the formation of plaque, and treat receding gums. In the “West”, we have for the most part forgotten these ancient teachings with regard to both healthcare and dental care. In turn, we have become dependent on others to “cure” and fix us. This article is written to empower you to care more for your own teeth and gums, and as a result have a healthier mouth with fewer dental problems.
My natural oral care protocol:
- Brush with a good natural toothpaste preferably with cinnamon and neem oil or powder after each meal. I recommend these brands: Auromere and Theraneem. (Don’t use any commercial brands especially with fluoride)
- Also brush with some sea salt after normal brushing or add some salt to your toothpaste. Sea salt is affordable and a very effective way to clean your teeth when you don’t have toothpaste.
- Then, once a day preferably at night, floss between each tooth and use a toothpick or wooden tooth stick (Miswak stick) to clean between the teeth. Carefully scrape away any buildup of bacteria, food or plaque around the gum line both on the outside of the teeth and the inside.
- Rinse between and after brushing the teeth with this formula: In 8 oz of filtered mineral water with 1 tsp. of Himalayan salt, a pinch of baking soda (aluminum free), about 10 drops of tea tree oil and 3 drops of clove oil.
- Next, after brushing and cleansing your teeth, do oil pulling by taking about 2-3 tsp. of coconut oil in your mouth and “pull and push” the oil between the teeth for about 5 minutes before spitting out the oil.
- Finally, scrape the tongue with a tongue scraper or the back of a spoon to remove any oil and mucus especially on the back of the tongue. The tongue should be pink and clean.
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God bless you!
My dentist is all about flossing my teeth. I have yet to go into the dentist office and not hear him mention something about flossing. I should try using a toothpick as well. I don't normally use them because I thought it was something you used as an alternative to flossing. I will have to use it more to scrape off the buildup on near my gums. http://www.dentistryinstreetsville.com/services.php
Also Oil pulling Iwhitens teeth without chemicals as the oil is a natural antibiotic. It reduces inflammation of the gums and keeps teeth safe from infections as well. It reduces plaque induced gingivitis and even controls and curbs bad breath. Read more here: http://dentzz.ca/2015/12/dentzz-benefits-of-oil-pulling/
I didn't realize that coconut oil could help your teeth and gums so much. It's a nice to know that there are a lot of natural things out there that can help your mouth be healthy. It might be a good idea to talk with your dentist about other natural ways to keep teeth healthy. http://www.chendmd.com/
I didn't know that brushing with sea salt is good for your teeth. I'm going to try this for sure. I just got my teeth whitened, and I want to make sure they stay white and healthy as long as possible. http://www.drmlandy.com/Dental_Services_Washington_DC.html
Wow, this was a really interesting article. I had no idea that there are so many natural ways to take care of teeth. #4 sounds really cools, using different oils as a mouthwash. It sounds like it could be very beneficial.
After reading this, I think it would be really cool to use a natural toothpaste. What does adding sea salt to your toothpaste do? I could totally give that a try! Also, I would love to try oil pulling, I've heard that it really helps keep keep white and clean!
I would love to have a more natural way to take care of my teeth. The idea of cinnamon toothpaste would be so nice. Not only is it more natural, but it would also taste so nice. Also, I really want to try oil pulling, it sounds like you have had really good results.
It was interesting to read that one might want to use natural toothpaste with cinnamon in it. When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there seem to be many different ways of doing so. With that being said, it might be something that would come down to personal need and preference as to how you take care of it. http://www.dentalmed.ca/en/family_dentistry.html
It caught my attention to read that using sea salt can be a good substitute for when you don't have toothpaste. I can see how people are going to want to make sure that they can clean their mouth the best they can to help avoid problems. That being said, different people are probably going to have different needs, so I guess it might depend on the situation. http://www.durhamdental.ca/
In your second tip, you mention to brush your teeth with sea salt. How exactly does sea salt polish off your teeth in a science perspective? As for tip number four, I'll have to add what sounds like a remarkable mix of a tonic to my teeth whitening arsenal! I'm definitely going to use some of these natural methods and see how well they work.
It's important to have good dental health. You want to be thorough when taking care of your teeth. You should make sure you focus on taking care of your gums as well as your teeth. http://www.limeridgedental.ca/en
I have never heard of using sea salt to brush your teeth! Does it really work? That sounds really cool. Does it help whiten your teeth, or just clean them? I am going to be sure to try that! I have plenty of sea salt sitting around the house.
This is an interesting method for teeth cleansing. I have never heard of using this type of oil in your mouth before. Using new methods have always fascinated me so I will certainly bring this up at my next dentist appointment. http://www.guardiandentalcentre.com
I didn't know that cinnamon was so good for your teeth. Luckily, it is my favorite flavor. I will have to start using a toothpick more often as well as try the sea salt. I have never used a tongue scraper, but I will try that as well. Thanks for all the tips. http://www.vfdental.com/sedation-dentistry/
I have never heard that you should brush your teeth with salt before. That is a really interesting idea. However, I can definitely see how that could be beneficial. I will have to give that a try sometime soon. It would be really nice to have a beautiful white smile again. I am definitely in need of some dental care.
Khabir, the protocol that you just listed sure must be one that you trust. I guess there are a variety of protocols into getting the dental care. It seems like each one of these protocols are something simple that few people are doing. http://www.riverdalenydental.com/Dental_Procedures_Dental_Emergency_Riverdale_NY_Services.html
I would have never thought to use Himalayan salt. I have never used a tongue scraper before, but I think it would really help with my dental health. I might try using a toothpick more so that I can have cleaner teeth. http://www.drfrankdespond.com/family_dentistry.html
It is really interesting to learn about all of the different types of dental care there is out there. It seems like there are so many different techniques to help you take good care of your teeth. It is so important for you to try a bunch of different techniques so that you can find what works best for you. A good way to get good advice is to ask your dentist.
Reading all these natural ways of cleaning teeth just rocked my world! I have never thought about using cinnamon to clean teeth. I will say that I am very excited to try it though. http://www.forestlawndentalcentre.ca/family_dentistry.html
Khabir, I'm not sure if I can get a hold of Himalayan Salt. Maybe I'll look around for any I can order. A dentist might even know where I can get some. I just hope that it is relatively affordable, so I can get it in bulk. http://www.drsusack.net/General-Dentistry.html
Thank you so much for the tips on how to have healthy teeth and gums. I really like the tip to rinse your mouth with this formula after you brush your teeth. I will have to try it out. Where can I go to get the ingredients for this solution?
I am always looking for ways to improve my dental health, as well as the dental health of my family. I know how important it is to keep teeth and gums in good shape. We go to a dentist whenever we can, but we also use natural home remedies in between appointments. We like to have our bases covered.
Use neem and banyan branch sticks..with the tooth paste u use..this has been said in a tamil epic..written many years before birth of the Christ "aalum velum palluku uruthi"
Coconut oil is very Kapha increasing and not good for everyone to use, it's also cooling and drying. Sesame oil is preferred for oil pulling.
This seems like a kind of time intensive mouth routine! I have been looking for ways to decrease how many cavities my dentist tells me I have every six months. I've heard of oil pulling for whitening your teeth, but didn't know that it also helped with keeping your teeth and mouth clean. I might have to try that and see if it helps at all! http://www.jamesjuliendds.com/about
I've heard a lot of good things about oil pulling but it sounds really inconvenient and expensive. Coconut oil is pretty pricey where I live. I do need to start taking better care of my teeth though. Perhaps I will ask my dentist if he has any suggestions.
My mom has gotten me interested in using more natural products because of the health benefits but I have never thought of using natural toothpaste before. I imagine the sea salt is similar to a teeth polishing treatment you would receive in a dental office. Is it safe on the teeth's enamel to use sea salt every day? http://www.dentistryonvine.ca/cosmetic_dentistry/
My husband always buys Himalayan sea salt because he claims it is a healthier alternative to regular salt. I have laughed at him several times for it, but being the teeth-nazi that I am, I will have to stop laughing and start using it in the rinse you suggested! I'm always looking for ways to get healthier teeth because my dad and several of my uncles have had dental problems in the past and I want to avoid that at all costs. http://www.acreviewdental.com
Thank you so much for the tips on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy. I really appreciate the formula I should rinse my mouth with after I brush my teeth. I will have to try this out. How exactly does this help your gums and teeth?
My sister has sensitive teeth. She's been trying a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. She mentioned that it helps, but that still she feels a lot of sensitivity. I wonder what could be a good way to cure teeth sensitivity, any recommendations?
Wow, this is really good information. I had no idea that brushing with sea salt could help you do get better oral health. I had never thought about brushing my teeth with anything else but tooth paste. It seems like there are a lot of different things that can improve your oral health. Do you know if brushing with sea salt would help treat gum disease?
I need to get something done about my teeth, they have been hurting for a while. I don't know what is causing the pain, I haven't gone in for a check up in a while, so I should do that. I was hoping to go in this weekend, but I have to find a dentist first. http://www.familyfirstdentistry.com/doctor.html
This is all the motivation I need to get treatment for my gum disease. I have tried most of your suggestions, and none of them worked for me. It is time to see a dentist about my problem. If I don't get this taken care of soon, all of my teeth are going to fall out.
Khabir, I like how you mentioned sea salt. I think that sea salt is a fantastic substance. I cook with it a lot, but I've never thought of cleaning my teeth with it. If it improves my gum health, though, I can definitely see myself getting behind that. Gum disease is a pain and should be prevented at all costs.
I have never heard of brushing with sea salt. There have been a few time that I have ran out of toothpaste and it would have been good to know that you can used sea salt to help keep your teeth clean. It seems like I am trying to find more and more ways to use natural products. http://www.drjamiekaukinen.com/
Teeth are so important and it so suck when they are causing problems. I had no idea that brushing with some salt can help improve your dental heath. It seems like I should go talk to my dentist about other things I can do to improve my dental heath.
Oil pulling is a technique I have never heard of before! My husband's dentist is constantly getting after him for not taking care of his teeth as well as he should. Perhaps I should try convincing him to try oil pulling or some of your other routine steps! Keeping your teeth healthy can sometimes be a chore, but in the end, I think it is worth it to have healthy teeth! http://www.smilesbygentledental.com/
Taking care of your teeth is important for more reasons than just appearance. Most people's teeth will naturally deteriorate over time. If you do all that you can to take care of them now, then they'll last longer for you and you'll be less likely to have to get dentures installed. http://www.allsmilesdentalcentre.com.au/services/
I'll be the first to admit that this cleaning regime never would have occurred to me without help. Baking soda and oil? It almost sounds to good to be true. I brush morning and night, but I feel like my teeth always have a yellow tinge. I'll certainly be trying this out! | http://carolinaforestfamilydentistry.com/Dental-Cleaning-Conway-SC.html
Great dental health tips. I never heard of using an oil pull. Next time I visit the dentist, I will have to ask him about that and what he thinks about it. What is the purpose of doing that?
This is a very detailed list. I had heard of oil pulling, but I wasn't sure what it was for. What exactly does oil pulling do? I really like the sea salt tip. I bet adding salt will kill a lot of the germs in your mouth. Thanks for the article. http://thedentalbar.net
Your suggestion of brushing with sea salts strikes me as quite a different thing to do to your teeth. Just from the coarse nature of salt, I would assume that it would scratch the enamel. I guess I can give it a shot and see how well it works for me. Thanks for the interesting advice.