Articles in Oral Health
Fixing Chipped Teeth without Visiting the Dentist
Often we have chipped teeth after encountering a traumatic accident. The trauma resulting in formation of chipped teeth include biting an extremely hard object, receiving blows on the face, falling down from staircases or bikes etc. The tooth can get chipped even when cavities decrease its strength. Chipped teeth can cause severe pain, particularly if the nerves get exposed to extremely cold or hot temperatures. This article will guide you about fixing chipped teeth without visiting the dentist. However, remember that if you have the broken pieces of your tooth and want to get your tooth fixed, you will have to visit a dentist. Right after experiencing the trauma leading to chipping of your teeth, rinse the mouth using warm water. If the bleeding continues even after rinsing, put a small [...]
How to Assist Your Child during a Tooth Fall Out?
A 3 year old toddler should have around 20 teeth. These baby teeth start getting loose when the child becomes 5 or 6 years old and gradually fall out. The fall out of the teeth usually occur in the same order in which they erupted. As parents, you must allow your baby’s teeth to fall out automatically. However, some children experience severe pain and discomfort during this process and require help for making the process of tooth fall easier. Below, we have offered some tips for helping children experiencing pain related to tooth fall. 1. Wiggling loose teeth can accelerate the falling procedure of the teeth. Before signing a loose teeth, wash the hands well using a disinfectant soap. If you want your child to assist you during the process, also make him wash his hands using the same soap. [...]
Home Remedies for Pyorrhea
The term pyorrhea is used for periodontal disease in its advanced stage. The condition is marked by infection and inflammation of the bones and ligaments supporting our teeth. In this article, we have discussed some effective home remedies for getting rid of pyorrhea. Mustard oil is known to help patients with pyorrhea. As you finish brushing your teeth after getting up from bed, take a teaspoon of mustard oil and add a pinch of salt to it. Mix the two ingredients well and using your index finger’s tip, rub it onto your affected gums. If using the finger hurts you, you can also use a piece of cotton instead. The same procedure should be repeated at night before sleeping. The next pyorrhea home remedy involves use of leaves of Trichosanthes diocia or pointed gourd, black pepper, roots of [...]
Preparing Mouthwashes Using Essential Oils
Using a mouthwash after having meals helps us to flush out all the food particles from our mouth and also ensures that we don’t become victims of oral odor. Although there are a number of commercial mouthwashes available in the market, there effects cannot match that of the homemade natural mouthwashes prepared using essential oils. In this article we have discussed a few essential oil based formulas of mouthwashes. The essential oils used for preparing these mouthwashes must be 100% pure (the term ‘100% pure’ must be written on their label). The synthetic oils may have the similar color and smell, but will never offer same benefits. The base agent of all these mouthwashes will be purified water. The essential oil blends used in every mouthwash formula must be added to a bottle with [...]
Herbal Remedies for Halitosis
Halitosis or bad breath mostly occurs due to the presence of bacteria in our mouth, especially on our tongue and gums. The primary factor responsible for this bacterial growth is poor oral hygiene; this includes habits like not brushing the teeth properly, not flossing regularly etc. Other than these, factors like excessive talking, smoking habits, sinus problems might contribute to occurrence of halitosis. Severe conditions like oral cancer and gastrointestinal disorders can also act as the trigger of bad breath. While most of us fight bad breath using gums and mouthwashes, there are also certain herbal remedies that help in eliminating this disorder successfully. Chewing mint or parsley leaves: Chewing fresh parsley leaves can effectively rid you from bad breath. Whenever you eat something, [...]
How to Take Care of Swollen and Bleeding Gums with Home Remedies?
Are you suffering from excessive swelling in your gums, which is accompanied by bleeding? Then the following home remedies can offer you relief from these debilitating conditions. Brushing and gum massage: Brushing and flossing for a minimum of 3-5 minutes is extremely important for maintaining your oral health. Patients suffering from swelling and bleeding in the gums must concentrate more on the gumline while brushing. The must position their tooth brush as an angle of 45 degrees; this will allow the brush to cover both the teeth and the gums. While brushing and flossing helps in keeping the oral cavity clean, gum massage increases blood circulation in our gums. During the gum massage, one will need to grip his gums between the index finger (it must be on the outer part) and the thumb; the [...]
Is Baking Soda Really Good for Your Teeth?
Before the discovery of toothpaste that is now probably the most common ingredient used as tooth cleanser, there were a number of household ingredients that were used for the purpose of tooth cleansing and brushing. One of the popularly used ingredients was baking soda. Baking soda was used for brushing teeth primarily during the beginning of 18th century. If you are fond of home remedies, you can also make baking soda a part of your tooth care routine. What makes baking soda an effective tooth cleaning agent? According to experts, the primary reason behind this is the abrasive nature of baking soda. Often outer layers of our teeth get stained due to tobacco, tea and coffee; baking soda helps in scraping these stains making the teeth white and bright. However, if your teeth are discolored with [...]