Herbal & homeopathic remedies for tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

Tooth Decay
HEALTH HERBS & NUTRITION - REMEDIES - ALLERGIES - tooth decay

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

Natural Herbal & homeopathic products for tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

General description & overview of tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

Tooth decay or dental caries, is caused by bacteria growing on teeth, especially those bacteria that form a sticky film called plaque. These bacteria break down sugars and starches in food to produce acids that dissolve tooth enamel. Even a small cavity in the tooth can very rapidly lead to tooth decay and once this process starts, the tooth beneath the enamel rots and the tooth aches badly. Predominantly, poor dental hygiene and eating too much sugary and starchy food are the main reasons for tooth decay.

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Symptoms of tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

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Pulsating and throbbing pain in the tooth all the times.

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The affected tooth becomes very sensitive to cold or hot foods and fluids.

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Even cold air makes the tooth ache badly when it rushes over it.

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The tooth hurts while smiling, frowning or moving the head.

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You hurt your tooth while clenching or unclenching your jaws.

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The tooth aches when it comes in contact with sugary or acidic foods.

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Causes of tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

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Observing poor dental hygiene, like irregular and improper brushing and flossing is the main reason behind tooth decay.

Herbal supplements & cures for tooth decay, dental caries & plaque. Regular consumption of acid drinks like fruit juices and cordials and snacks in between the meals also lead to tooth decay.

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Diet plays an important role in exacerbating these symptoms. Sweets and sugary foods are the main offenders but definitely not the only one. Starchy food, dried fruits, acidic fruits like oranges and grapes,

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Sticky foods that lodge between the teeth.

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Eating mostly soft foods also causes this problem as the invasion of the bacteria is facilitated.

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Very few minerals in the diet lead to poor general health and hence result into weakened gums and tooth. The final result is what you already know.

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In some cases, stress and even menopause have been attached with tooth decay.

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Herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

Natural and holistic treatments have been used through the ages to support teeth and gums and provide symptomatic relief. Homeopathic remedies are safe, effective and gentle to maintain oral health without being addictive.

Carefully selected homeopathic ingredients such as Acidum salicylicum, Silicea and Belladonna relieve pain, infection and inflammation. In addition, Merc sol, Ferrum phos and Hepar sulph also soothes tooth ache and pain and improves overall dental health.

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Acidum salicylicum (6C) is used to address piercing pain as well as sore, red and swollen gums – often accompanied by foul breath.

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Silicea (6X) is used to promote bone health and when there is sensitivity to cold in the mouth.

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Clove – This tall tree doesn’t produce cloves until the age of 20 years, but then it bears it continuously for the next almost 50 years. Clove is basically from the Spice Islands and is extensively found in South India as well. Clove oil consists of a substance called eugenol, which gives clove its characteristic anesthetic, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. What more can one ask for in a herb to treat one’s toothache due to tooth decay? Clove oil is extensively used and is actually the main constituent of many herbal mouthwashes and other over-the-counter pain killers for toothaches. So, buy one and use as per directions given. Clove oil is has a corrosive effect on the mucous membranes and hence it is recommended that you take your herbalist’s advice before treating yourself with it or its oil. Small quantities of clove are definitely harmless but its essential oil should not be taken without permission.

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Belladonna (30C) addresses throbbing pain and inflammation. This remedy is also given to children for teething pain.

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Merc sol (12C) is effective for a wide range of conditions that are accompanied by profuse, burning, and an associated sensitivity to heat and cold.

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Ferrum phos (6X) suits patients who suffer from symptoms that are accompanied by low energy and sudden shooting pain.

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Capsicum – It is commonly found in all the temperate regions of the world. The long thin fruit of this plant is pepper and is usually green in the beginning which turns to orange and then finally red in color. Capsicum peppers contain capsaicin and saponins which render it with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Capsaicin has an additional novel quality of improving the circulation, thereby promoting healing by removing toxins from and delivering nutrients to the affected area. Hence capsicum is used in mouthwashes to get rid of the pain in the tooth as well as kill the bacterial infection that resulted in tooth decay.

Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

Oral Assist for tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

OralAssist

Natural remedy for relief of pain, sensitivity and sore, swollen gums due to a tooth abscess (boil).

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GingiClear™

Natural remedy relieves symptoms of gingivitis.

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Helpful dietary recommedations in tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

The importance of diet in dental health is not so widely known and that is precisely the reason why so many dental problems come up at a very early age. Diet helps to prevent decay by providing fluoride that makes teeth resistant to decay and other nutrients as well which are extremely important for healthy teeth and gums.

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All this starts at a very early age, in effect even before that. Pregnant women should take plenty of calcium necessary for forming baby’s teeth. Low-fat dairy products (low-fat milk, cheese, yoghurt), canned sardines eaten with their bones, dark green leafy vegetables and sesame seeds are very good sources of calcium. Oily fish which provides vitamin D that aids calcium absorption can also be taken.

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Children should be given a mineral rich diet as minerals are required in the formation of tooth enamel in the early years. Calcium and fluoride are usually added to most of the toothpastes these days. Phosphorous is available from meat, eggs and fish and magnesium can be found in whole meal bread, bananas and spinach. Vitamin A, which is also very important for strong bones and teeth can be found in oranges, carrots and dark green leafy vegetables in the form of beta carotene, which the body turns into vitamin A.

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Although fresh fruits are acidic in nature, they can be taken safely as their chewing promotes saliva production in the mouth which in turn doesn’t allow sugars and acids to remain in contact with tooth enamel.

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Chewing food, any food, to the fullest is very important.

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Certain foods, like cheese protect dental enamel. Cheese may be taken in the end of a meal as it reduces the acid level in the mouth. Don’t kill its effect by taking tea or coffee immediately after the food.

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Dos & don'ts (precautionary measures) in tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

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Brush. Brush. Brush. Well do you have another option? So, clean your teeth a minimum of three times in a day - after meals and before kissing goodnight to yourself.

Homeopathic medicines & cures for tooth decay, dental caries & plaque. Too much fluoride can provoke tooth decay.

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Swishing and flossing become an important activity when you face this problem of tooth decay. Use a dental floss or inter-dental brushes once a day.

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Switch to the softest-bristled brush you can find to help preserve gum tissue and prevent further recession.

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If you have broken a tooth or have lost a filling, you can get relief from your pain to some extent by covering the exposed area with softened chewing gum. To avoid any further discomfort, avoid chewing anything with that tooth until you have had it repaired.

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Chew a sugar free gum after meals as the extra saliva produced drains away the acids present in the mouth.

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Don’t put your baby to bed with a bottle of milk or fruit juice. This increase the chances of tooth decay.

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If brushing after meals is not possible then at least rinse your mouth thoroughly, preferably with salty water.

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Try an acupressure technique to stop tooth pain fast. With your thumb, press the point on the back of your other hand where the base of your thumb and your index finger meet. Apply pressure for about 2 minutes. This shall help to trigger the release of endorphins, the brain's 'feelgood' hormones.

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Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

Oral Assist for tooth decay, dental caries & plaque

OralAssist

Natural remedy for relief of pain, sensitivity and sore, swollen gums due to a tooth abscess (boil).

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GingiClear™

Natural remedy relieves symptoms of gingivitis.

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