Dental health is as important as your body’s health especially if you are pregnant. Dental health speaks a lot about your internal health also, keeping your teeth and gums healthy keeps you healthy overall. Natural mouth care products typically are very safe to use considering that they contain no chemicals! There are a variety of natural methods to keep your teeth and gums healthy and here are some natural herbs you can use for the same:
Neem is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature that keeps your teeth and gums clean and away from any microbial build-up. Neem is known for its abilities to reduce plaque, prevent cavities and gum disease, and freshen breath. To use, add powdered neem to your regular toothpaste. You can also boil some neem leaves in water and filter it to use as a mouth wash on regular basis.
Peppermint helps maintain oral health as it is antiseptic and anti-bacterial. You can use pepper mint water to rinse your mouth or as a mouth wash. Put a handful of peppermint leaves in a glass of water and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Strain, and then use the solution to rinse your mouth. Do this regularly 2 times a day.
Basil is long known as a mouth freshener and oral disinfectant. You can simply chew few basil leaves after meals. Powder made from dry basil leaves can be used to brush teeth. Regularly drink basil tea or use it as a mouth rinse or mouth wash.
Sage is a herb that is known for maintaining oral health by keeping teeth clean and gums tighter. It also works great as a natural astringent and helps calm a sore mouth. Boil sage in water, filter it and use as a mouth wash. If you have swollen gums, you can apply sage juice to it before bedtime.
Henna has a cooling effect, it reduces swelling and irritation in bleeding gums. Boil a handful of fresh henna leaves in 500ml water. Strain and cool the water and use it for mouth rinsing after meals and at bed time to treat bleeding gums.
Clove is well known for its ability to keep dental problems at bay and treat various issues related to teeth and gums. Every night, before going to sleep, apply few drops of clove oil using cotton on gums and teeth. This will strengthen teeth and relieve from sensitivity and sharp pain.
Wheat grass is a well-known detoxifier. It is known to eliminate the toxins from your body. Using wheat grass juice as a mouthwash helps detox the mouth and keeps dental problems at bay. Regularly rinsing the mouth with wheatgrass juice also helps clear plaque.
Tea tree oil contains antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that can provide quick relief from irritated and inflamed gums. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in a glass of warm water. Use it as a mouthwash twice daily. Brush your teeth with toothpaste containing tea tree oil as the main ingredient to ease discomfort.