Have you ever imagined starting a day without brushing your teeth? It is quite unthinkable, given the assured consquence of the day turning out to be a tragedy. In other words, toothpastes and brushes are integral component for starting a day with a positive attitude. Latest studies show that, Ayurvedic tooth powder, Ayurvedic tooth paste and Ayurvedic mouthwash are much beneficial than the ones made with artificial ingredients. As these Ayurvedic toothpastes and powder are made out of natural Ayurveda herbs and spices suggested by the experts, the chances of side effects are few and, each recipe is equally good for adults and children.
Ayurveda for Oral Health
The procedures and steps for a proper oral hygiene are explained by Ayurvedic experts under the topic of daily routines more commonly known as “Dinacharya” in the classical texts. Brushing the teeth (Danta dhavana), massaging of the teeth and gums (Pratisarana), tongue cleaning (Jivha nirlekhana), Oil pulling(Gandush) and gargling or mouth wash (Kavala) are some of the main ways in Ayurveda to keep our mouth healthy and hygienic. The Ayurvedic herbs and spices might be bitter in taste, but definitely beneficial in every aspect. The brushing should be done in a proper way so that, the gums does not get injured. Gargling or mouthwash should be done using medicated fluid filled with ayurvedic products. The fluid is swished in the mouth for a specific time and then spat out.
How to make Ayurvedic Toothpaste and Tooth Powder
For a proper Ayurvedic tooth paste or powder, the right components have to be mixed in the right way .The following are the steps to be taken for making a homemade Ayurvedic tooth powder.
- Take a Tbsp of neem leaf powder and Tulsi (holy basil) leaf powder in a mixing bowl.
- The next step is making of a fine mixture using sage, peppermint, clove and cinnamon
- Add the above prepared powder to the mixing bowl along with Tulsi and neem powder
- Add a Tbsp of spiruilna and finely ground sea salt or rock salt into with the mixture
- The final step is mixing of all these powders
The Ayurvedic tooth powder is ready to be used and, you have to keep in mind that, the powder is kept in a clean airtight container.
Ways to use
Making of the Ayurvedic tooth powder is only half the job done. In order to get fully benefitted, the tooth powder has to used in the proper way; Take a little measure of this tooth powder into your hand. Dip the toothbrush into water and after that, touch the powder with the bristles of your toothbrush and massage your teeth in the usual way, brush gently without injuring the gums. The quantity of the herbal composition is not a fixed one and, it can be changed according to the taste of the user. Addition of the coconut oil to the powder will make the composition an Ayurvedic tooth paste.
Advantages of Ayurveda
Each one of the components used in the making of the Ayurvedic toothpaste or toothpowder is natural and therefore, doesn’t cause any challenges for our oral health. Neem helps to reduce the deposition of plaque, prevents dental cavities and also enhances the immune response for overall oral health whereas, the holy basil(Tulsi), helps to control bad breath, gum disease and, mouth ulcers. Sage has Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, it is also recommended for sore throat and the ailments associated with it. The peppermint is a tried and tested natural aid for toothache and gum inflammation. The clove is also used to cure toothache and, the rock salt can be used as a mouth freshener. Cinnamon is yet another natural herb used against in Ayurveda against dental diseases
The Ayurvedic mouthwash like the ayurvedic tooth paste is also a natural way recommended by an ayurvedic expert for the protection of our mouth. It is 100% safe and natural and is free of any artificial elements .it can also be used by children of any age.
Ways to make Ayurvedic Mouthwash
Take 40-50 gm (8-10 tsp) of Triphala powder and boil it in one liter (about 4 cups) of water until it is reduced to 250 mL (1 cup). As it gets cooler, filter it with a strainer and keep this preparation in a clean, sterilized bottle. 2-3 Tbsp of this composition can be used as a mouthwash and, this can be used up to three times a day. Honey, rock salt or sea salt can be added according to the interest of the user and, this will increase the effectively of the mouthwash.
Benefits of Ayurvedic mouthwash
An ayurvedic mouthwash or Triphala decoction is the right cure for much of the dental diseases and also prevents the accumulation of acids and plaque formation on the surface of mouth. It also puts the breaks on the activities of bacteria inside the mouth and, studies prove that, the use of Triphala mouthwash for a period of one month reduces tooth mobility, pocket depth, bleeding gums etc.