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Top 5 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Tooth Decay

Top 5 Home Remedies To Get Rid of Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form.

you may also read: Good Oral Hygiene

Cavities are more common among children, but changes that occur with aging make cavities an adult problem, too. Recession of the gums away from the teeth, combined with an increased incidence of gum disease, can expose tooth roots to plaque. Tooth roots are covered with cementum, a softer tissue than enamel. They are susceptible to decay and are more sensitive to touch and to hot and cold. It’s common for people over age 50 to have tooth-root decay.

Decay around the edges, or a margin, of fillings is also common for older adults. Because many older adults lacked benefits of fluoride and modern preventive dental care when they were growing up, they often have a number of dental fillings. Over the years, these fillings may weaken and tend to fracture and leak around the edges. Bacteria accumulate in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up which leads to decay.

What do you do when a sharp pain in your tooth suddenly wakes you up at 3 am in the morning? When you don’t have a dentist to help you out and the piercing pain isn’t letting you sleep, our home remedies for tooth decay will definitely help you!

If there have been no major problems with your oral health in the whole year, then maybe increasing your knowledge about tooth decay causes should help you avoid it in future. You’ve always found brushing at night totally over rated because somehow you’ve gotten lucky through genetics. Obviously that won’t last for long, because brushing 2-3 times a day is very essential in order to avoid decay. Another reason could be a cavity in the tooth which again is due to lack of oral hygiene. You also need to cut down on sugary stuff, just in case you’ve been hogging on it without realising how much harm it’s causing your teeth. 

Some folks also have the habit of grinding their teeth when they’re asleep. Yes, it does sound pretty weird, but it is actually a sign that the person may be under too much stress. Grinding your teeth might result in chipped enamel and weak gums. So if someone informed you about the grinding, just buy a mouth guard and sleep with it to avoid harming your teeth. 

We have listed a few tooth decay home remedies which will help you cure it naturally.

5 Home Remedies for Tooth Decay

1. Cloves:

The first remedy to cure tooth decay naturally is a very handy ingredient you’ll find in your kitchen known as cloves. They not only help you numb the pain of a tooth ache, but their anti-bacterial properties helps you get rid of the decay as well. 

Ingredients:

3 drops of clove oil,
½ a tsp. of honey
2-3 drops of sesame oil. 

How To Use:

Dab the mixture in cotton and press to the affected area for a few minutes and repeatedly. It should heal within a few days.

2. Sesame:

Another of our special tooth decay remedies is popularly known as ‘oil pulling’

Rinsing your teeth with sesame oil for 20 minutes is sure to help you cure that agonising tooth decay

Make sure you don’t ingest the oil. It is also supposed to help you whiten your teeth and clean them naturally
Brush your teeth with Oral B Pro-Health Toothbrush after this to avoid having that weird oil flavour in your mouth


3. Salt Water Rinse:

Amongst other natural remedies for tooth decay is a plain and simple salt water rinse.

It helps fight the bacteria present in your mouth and also aids in decreasing sensitivity in your teeth

All you have to do is warm some water and put 1 tsp. of salt in it, 

Rinse your mouth with it for 10 minutes, thrice a day and your pain plus decay should subside soon. Ain’t nobody got time for pain!

4. Garlic & Salt:

Steps To Use:

Crush a clove of garlic and mix it in a pinch of salt.
Now apply this to your affected tooth and in no time the pain will fade away.

Use it regularly and see how your corrupted tooth heals in no time.

5.  Mustard oil and turmeric :

Mustard oil and turmeric have been used in Indian households since generations to cure every ailment there is. It is a very effective medicine for tooth decay as well. 

How To Use:

Mix ½ tsp. of turmeric powder in 1 tsp. of mustard oil and mix well, dab with a cotton and apply to your tooth for some time.

The pain will slowly subside and you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite ice-cream tomorrow, that too without agony! 

Top 5 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Tooth Decay Reviewed by Thirunavukkarasu B on Thursday, March 01, 2018 Rating: 5
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