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Natural Oral Health Tips To Avoid That Dreaded Dentist Trip

By Carolynne Cantila·· 3 min read
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In Ayurvedic culture, they say the mouth is the root where all diseases start. Being conscious of your oral health not only prevents tooth decay, but it prevents other health problems as well.

Creating an alkaline or PH balanced environment for your mouth builds immunity and can even reverse cavities. Here are some ways to be on top of your oral health naturally and to avoid that dentist trip.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is excellent at removing bacteria from your mouth. Since our mouths are always moist, a high number of bacteria can muster in there. Oil pulling fights off harmful bacteria and even helps remove plaque from teeth and reverse cavities.

Oil pulling fights off harmful bacteria and even helps remove plaque from teeth and reverse cavities.

Oil pulling is optimal in the morning before you brush your teeth. When we sleep, the volume of bacteria that is stored in our mouths is intensified. So, oil pulling first thing in the morning is optimal to eliminate all the harmful bacteria that may be lurking in there.

Tongue Brushing/Scraping

The tongue stores a lot of food and bacteria. If we don’t clean our tongues, it can lead to bad breath, and nobody wants that. So embarrassing! After you brush your teeth, scrape, or brush your tongue. There are even tools that you can buy that are specifically used to clean your tongue.

If we don’t clean our tongues, it can lead to bad breath, and nobody wants that.

If you’re on a budget, a spoon works just as well, just turn it upside down and scrape. You’ll be so surprised at all the buildup that has been storing on your tongue!

Green Tea for Oral Health

Drinking tea, especially green, prevents cavities and bad breath. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent gum disease, and some studies have even shown that it may prevent oral cancer. If you’re looking for a low caffeine alternative, white tea and moringa tea are perfect options. Both help prevent tooth decay but won’t make you feel wired.

Brush Three Times a Day

Brushing regularly throughout the day keeps plaque buildup at bay. Brushing regularly also helps to maintain tooth enamel because sometimes the food we eat, especially sugar, can slowly eat away at our teeth. If you don’t have time to brush your teeth during the day, rinse your mouth after every meal to remove any excess from in between your teeth and on your tongue.

Avoid Sugar

This one is pretty obvious. I know sugar is amazing, but it’s not optimal for our teeth. Sugar eats away at our enamel and forms cavities. I have a major sweet tooth, so when I was a kid, cavities were the norm for me. As an adult, I keep my sugar intake to a bare minimum.

Sugar eats away at our enamel and forms cavities.

Try to eliminate excess sugar in your diet. Not only your oral health will improve, but your wellness, in general, will get a good kick start, and you’ll feel better overall.

Closing Thoughts

These tips will help you on your way to excellent oral health. Give them a try and see which one suits you best. Try these tips, and your dentist will thank you, but most importantly, you’ll be thanking yourself.

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