Tips to control dental problems: When it comes to your mouth’s health, it’s not all about how straight your teeth are or how bright your smile is. You can’t forget about your gums! Even if you’re cavity-free and have the pearliest chompers in town, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to gum disease. Since it’s usually painless, most people have no idea that anything is wrong with their gums.
The basic rule of thumb says that you should visit the dentist every six months for oral prohylaxis and know if your teeth or gums need any special care. Studies have demonstrated that it is fine for people with no dental problems to visit once a year, while those with dental problems should have a check-up every 3 or 4 months. Lets check some tips to control dental problems.
# Warm salt water
Salt water is useful in many ways for sore throat, insect bites, mouth ulcers etc. But did you know that it can also be used as anti-germ mouth wash and soothe the inflammation of gums? A 2016 study suggested that if you rinse your mouth with salt water, it will effectively help you reduce gum inflammation.
Procedure to follow salt rinse
– Mix well 1 tsp. of salt and 1 cup of warm water.
– Rinse your mouth with this warm saline mixture for 30 seconds.
– Spit out the rinse – but remember you don’t have swallow it.
– Repeat this process two to three times a day.
# Guava Leaves
Guava leaves have long been used effectively for oral hygiene due to their antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. These properties have a positive effect on controlling plaque.
Uses of guava leaf in oral hygiene:
– Reduces gum inflammation
– Relieves pain
– Helps to freshen breath
– Reduces gingivitis
– Helps to keep teeth and gum strong
– Quick, short-term relief from toothache
How to use guava leaves to improve gum and teeth health
– Grind five to six tender guava leaves.
– Put the crushed leaves in 1 cup of boiling water.
– Boil this solution for 15 minutes.
– After that let the solution cool down and add a little salt.
– Now it is ready for use.
– Use this solution as a mouthwash for 30 seconds and finally spit it out.
– Try repeating this to two to three times each day to get results.
# Clove application
Cloves are easily available in every household. It helps in relieving cough or cold, relieves headache and can be helpful in controlling blood sugar. Along with this, clove is used for oral hygiene as well. Cloves have pain-relieving properties, which help in managing toothache. Although more specific research is needed to substantiate this, several studies still point to clove’s ability to prevent plaque and reduce inflammation.
Way to apply clove topically
– Mince as many cloves as you can to fill at least 1 tablespoon.
– Dip a moist cotton ball in the minced cloves, pour as much of the minced as possible on the cotton ball.
– Now gently rub the clove-covered cotton ball onto your gum area.
– After this, leave the clove on your gums for about a minute.
– Now take some water in your mouth and swish it around your mouth to collect the cloves.
# Turmeric gel application
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric gel is able to effectively prevent plaque and gingivitis. Turmeric is also antimicrobial and anti-fungal, due to which it can also help in healing bleeding and reddening of the gums. You can use turmeric or curcumin gel as a treatment. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, so you can label it either. But remember, if you have any kind of allergy to turmeric, do not use it.
How to apply turmeric gel?
– Brush your teeth and rinse well.
– Apply the gel to your gums.
– Let the gel sit for 10 minutes.
– Take water and swish it around your mouth to collect the entire gel.
– Finally, spit out the water.
– Repeat this twice a day to get better results.