Herbal Tips and Home Remedies
Dental Care

Causes of Tooth Problems
1. Smoking.
2. Chewing of tobacco.
3. Excessive Fluoried intake.
4. Bad eating problems.
5. UnHygienic brushing.
6. Pregnant women may undergo because when the baby grows, the uterus exerts force on the
digestive area.
7. Overweight people may bear because of unnecessary pressure on their digestive tract.
Home Remedy for Tooth Discoloration
  • Chewing sugarless gum right after meals is effective in treating discoloration of teeth.
  • Avoid foods and beverages that leave a stain on the teeth. They would add to the discoloration problem.
  • After brushing your teeth, use a floss to clean the inner parts. This would help remove the food particles stuck therein, thereby curing teeth discoloration.
  • Rubbing the teeth with salt has been found to be effective in treating discoloration of teeth.
  • You should brush the teeth regularly, at least two times in a day, to avoid discoloration of teeth.
  • Mouthwash proves beneficial in removing teeth discoloration. After having meals, make sure to rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. It does not let the stains accumulate.
  • A number of fruits have bleaching properties and can help remove teeth discoloration. Include fruits like strawberries, lemon and oranges in your diet.
  • Baking soda is a very good whitening agent. You can prepare toothpaste with baking soda, lime and salt, adding a few drops of lime as well. Use it to clean your teeth on a daily basis.
  • Use the inner white part of an orange peel to rub teeth for a lovely white shine.
  • Eat foods like carrots, celery, cucumber, broccoli, apples and strawberries in raw form.

Home Remedy for Teeth Pain
  • Using Cloves in Toothache - Chew cloves or rub clove oil on the tooth. Chew a clove slowly with the aching tooth to release its juice and leave there for half an hour. Repeat 2-3 times. When applying clove oil you should be careful because too much of it can damage your teeth. Your pharmacist can give you a safe clove oil for your teeth.
  • Using Garlic in Toothache - Peel and crush a clove of fresh garlic and mix it with peanut butter. Apply it to the aching tooth and keep it there for 5 minutes. You can also use the garlic oil. Crush a clove of a garlic and wrap with a small piece of gauze and press hard until garlic releases its oil. Place the gauze on the tooth that is hurting for five minutes. Any longer and the garlic will burn the skin on inside of your mouth. Repeat 3-4 times with a gap of an hour.
  • Ice in Toothpain: It is best to numb the nerves in your tooth by using ice or ice pack to stop the pain. Just wrap 4-5 ice cubes in a towel (or take a ice pack) and place it on your face over the side of paining tooth.
  • Rubbing the teeth with salt has been found to be effective in treating discoloration of teeth.
  • Add some lime juice to asafetida (hing) spice powder. Soak a piece of cotton and hold it on the tooth and gum.
  • Chew a ginger piece slowly with the aching tooth/teeth to release its juice and leave there for half an hour. Repeat 2-3 times.
  • Take a papaya leaf stick, scrape the bark, then sqeeze the juice out into the paining tooth. Repeat 2-3 times. After some time, the pain should disappear.
  • Drink the juice of 2-3 star fruit twice a day to get relief from the tooth pain.
  • Boil 5 gram of peppermint and a pinch of salt in 1 cup of water. Drink it to relieve toothache and other pains. You can use peppermint mouthwash.
  • Gargle with a mouthwash.

Precautions in ToothAche
  • Do not put anything like a toothpick inside your tooth while it is paining.
  • Do not eat any sweets/desserts when your tooth is aching.
  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash or salt water frequently to kill the bacteria inside your mouth.
  • Heat can make a toothache feel better but do not apply a heat pad if the tooth is infected. It may spread the bacteria causing the increase in pain and result in a swollen face.