Recently, a trend has started, and people are drawn towards herbal remedies, and they are avoiding traditional medicines, which have been going from many years. Some find the herbal remedies cheaper than other alternatives, and some are just worried about the chemicals found in medicines. Until recently, herbal remedies were thought of having no side effects, but since studies have shown that herbal remedies also might have side effects, people are in a perplexity about using herbal remedies.
Herbal remedies are no doubt, better than conventional pharmaceutical medicines, as they are “all-natural,” although they’re not as fast effective as the conventional medicines.There are many dental remedies that can be followed to cure many oral diseases.
Green Tea: Green tea is famous for its weight loss effects. Not many people know that it’s good even for fighting dental cavities, by getting rid of bacteria, which grow due to food particles that linger in our mouth after eating.
Cloves: If you have toothache, or you are teething (wisdom teeth), you can use clove oil on the affected area, as it will ease your pain.
Parsley: Fresh parsley is good for your breath. You can chew parsley after meals to keep your breath sweet and clean.
Licorice: Licorice is also a breath sweetener and is found in many toothpastes and mouthwashes.
Salt: Add about 1 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, and use it to rinse your mouth. It provides relief in toothache, and bleeding gums.
Baking Soda: Baking soda can be used to whiten your teeth. You can make a paste of baking soda with water, and use it like regular toothpaste. You can also mix salt and baking soda to make it even more effective. Mix salt and baking soda in the ratio of 1 : 2. Add a few drops of water, to give it the texture of paste. Use this paste with a toothbrush, to brush your teeth. This mixture removes plaque effectively.
Vinegar: Vinegar is used when you have a toothache. Mix two tablespoons and a tablespoon of salt in four ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth with it. You will feel relieved from your toothache.
Ice: Ice has been used since ages, to prevent pain. When you feel toothache, simply place an ice bag on your face, wherever you’re feeling pain. In some cases, there is a bit of swelling on the face, due to toothache. Ice will reduce the swelling as well.
Apples: Chewing an apple after an hour of having a meal, cleans your mouth and helps in keeping the bacteria away.
Orange Peel: To whiten your teeth, rub the white inside of the orange rinds against your teeth. Let it stay for a few minutes, and then rinse your mouth.
Strawberries: Make a paste of a few strawberries, and rub on your teeth. Let it stay for 5 minutes, and then rinse with water mixed with a pinch of baking soda. This will whiten your teeth.
Lemon Juice: To cure bleeding gums, mix the juice of half lemon into a cup of water, and drink it.
Milk: Milk is rich in calcium, and calcium is very important for dental health. You can also go for other milk products, like cheese, yogurt, butter etc
These are just a few herbal remedies for your teeth. There are lots of herbal remedies, not only for your teeth, but also for your general well being. You can follow herbal remedies, and you would no longer need to run to the doctor for every single ailment.
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