(BeWellBuzz) Human body is truly a nature’s marvel. Each of its function, part and mechanism has been designed in a perfect manner and has its own role to perform. Perhaps all that is required to stay healthy is to make an effort to restore this balance and care for your health in the most natural manner.
Remember the last time you had that nagging tooth ache and finally managed to see your dentist? Like most of us who do, you might have been told that you have that dreaded dental cavity and then the process started for the synthetic sediment fill-up. Well, only if you had bothered to care for your teeth before those alarming bells went off!
Read on to know more on what exactly does a proper tooth care regimen require and why the natural ways to go about it always work better.
Tooth Decay – The Scenario
You might have heard of people who are too fixated with their routines of brushing and flossing but still end up with tooth decay, especially as they grew old? Is it so then that tooth decay is a natural part of aging? Not really! It is all about caring for your tooth enamel in the most natural ways, using ingredients that do not rob your teeth of their natural heath, and following a few important tips for good oral health.
In the following sections, we will lay some golden rules for taking care of your teeth the natural way and finding your way to beautiful, shining and above all a strong set of teeth.
Natural Tooth Care – 5 Tools to Use
So, what is the first and most important defining principle of natural tooth care? Prevention, at all costs. When it comes to oral health, the key is prevention while treatment is just to manage the disaster that has already happened.
Here, we lay down the 5 top ways, tools and guidelines for tooth care in the most natural manner. Each of these tools is aimed at achieving four of the most important objectives of tooth care, which include:
- Strengthening the teeth
- Polishing/Whitening the teeth
- Protecting the tooth enamel
- Prevention of mouth odor
1) Watch your ingredients
It helps to get into the habit of reading ingredients of various dental care products you use. Read on for a quick reference list of some of the most common ingredients and some of the key facts about them.
- Silica – to clean and polish
- Aloe – to soothe
- Calcium – for strengthening
- Xylitol – as a natural sweetener, discourages growth of bacteria
- Baking soda – helps polishing teeth
2) Watch your diet
Experts view food sources carrying fat-soluble vitamins to be the key for healthy teeth. Make sure that the diet you take is derived from the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Wheat and corn, if had, must be freshly ground. Restricting the amount of sweet foods is also important.
In addition, green tea is known to be having strong antioxidant properties. However, it is catechin, its main antioxidant that prevents gum inflammation, the key cause of bleeding or pain in the gums.
3) Use a tongue cleaner, mouthwash and floss regularly
Make sure you use a good tongue cleaner and floss regularly. That we should use a mouthwash regularly is perhaps common knowledge. However, it is more important that you select a mouthwash with natural ingredients. A proper mouthwash after brushing and flossing your teeth will ensure that your teeth remain protected against erosion from regular eating and drinking.
4) Exercise regularly
You might wonder what exercise has to do with the state of your health. Well, more than we might know! Regular exercise enables you to have a healthier heart and muscle which in turn improve your blood circulation. A better flow of blood to your gums will in turn ensure better oral health.
5) Use natural breath fresheners
Its time you stopped being self conscious every time you stepped out of your home! All of us want to feel that whiff of self confidence fresh breath brings about. Go for these natural breath fresheners to get a long lasting and pleasant fresh breath:
- Fresh Parsley
- Mint leaves
- Whole clove buds
- Fennel seeds
- Cardamom seeds
- Anise seeds
Other home remedies
Some of the other home remedies you can follow to take care of your teeth in the most natural way include:
- Sprinkle some baking soda on your toothpaste for whitening
- Apply some clove oil or a paste of ginger and cayenne powder for relief from toothache
- Make a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and rub on the gums
- Rinse with green tea