Saturday, 16 April 2011

Strong Teeth for Useful Herbs and Tooth Ache Remedies

Teeth whitening is about more than looking great, it's also about having confidence and a healthy smile. There are many different at-home teeth whitening products available as well as the option of seeing a cosmetic dentist to have your teeth professionally whitened. But, what if you are looking for a way to naturally whiten your teeth? There are products and ways to whiten your teeth naturally without harsh chemicals or expensive professional treatments.

Useful Herbs for Whitening of Teeth

Babul (Acacia arabica)

The importance of babul in whitening of teeth cannot be expressed in words. It is so much important in Ayurveda for this purpose that the ancient Indians used nothing but the twigs of the babul (the other tree used for this is neem) as disposable toothbrushes. The tannin present in babul is effective in increasing the whiteness of teeth.

Banyan (Ficus religiosa)

The aerial roots of the banyan can also be used as disposable toothbrushes. The banyan roots have astringent properties, which not only make the teeth whiter, but also make the teeth and gums healthier.

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)

The vegetation of the holy basil are dried out in the sun and powdered and use for brushing teeth. The leaves help in maintaining dental hygiene and make the teeth whiter. Apart from the whitening properties, holy basil is also used for protection from problems such as pyorrhea (i.e. bleeding of gums).

Margosa (Azadirachtha indica)

The neem tree, or the margosa, is a traditional remedy for having white healthy teeth. Neem twigs are used by several Indians even today as toothbrushes. Neem oils contain astringent and antiseptic properties to fight bad breath, kill microorganisms accumulated on the teeth and to combat dental caries and cavities.

Tooth Ache Remedies

Onion, though it has a bad reputation because of the specific taste and change of breath that come after consuming it, it is one of the tooth ache remedies you can prepare and easily administer.

Using it, you will help kill the bacteria responsible for your pain and possibly other tooth related problems. You can take a small onion and chew it for five minutes every day and thus you will successfully remove bacteria between your teeth.

You can regularly put a small piece of onion on the hurting tooth to relieve your pain. The juice from it will rinse inside the cavity and thus help in dealing with the pain.

Lemon juice is good when you want to drink cold lemonade but it is also good for your toothache! Why? For it is very rich in vitamin C keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It is one of the easiest found remedies in many homes and the best thing about it is that you can also prepare it very fast.

Compared to his sister, garlic works in the same way. Take two or three seeds of garlic and mix them together and then salt them. Use this mix on your tooth and the cleansing process will be similar to that of the onion.

Sunflower seeds are also storehouse of various elements. They contain vitamin A, fluoride, phosphorus and calcium. Sunflower seeds also prevent bleeding of gums. Foods like parsley, turnip, beet and radishes, to name a few, contain green pigment chlorophyll that helps you keep proper health of your teeth.

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