Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Loose teeth are commonly caused by periodontitis, an infection that can destroy the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. Because poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of periodontitis, certain home remedies may help strengthen your teeth in some cases when used along with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.
Black Pepper and Turmeric
A mixture of black pepper and turmeric can be massaged into the gums to build stronger gums. To use this treatment, combine even amounts of black pepper and turmeric root in a small bowl and crush the ingredients together. With clean fingertips, gently massage the mixture onto your gums and teeth for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse your mouth with cool and clean water. Avoid eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes after treatment. This remedy can be used daily as long as it doesn't irritate your gums.
Table Salt and Mustard Oil
A mixture of table salt and mustard oil can help to strengthen the gums, preventing loose teeth as your age progress. Combine 1/8 tsp. table salt with 2 drops of mustard oil. Gently massage the mixture onto the gums with your fingers for 1 minute before rinsing your mouth with cool water. Use this treatment once per day as needed, as long as no irritation occurs. Avoid using this treatment if you have open cuts or sores in your mouth.
Amla fruit, commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, can help to strengthen the gums and support connective tissue health. To use amla fruit to strengthen loose teeth and gums, combine even amounts of amla extract and clean water in a cup, and stir to combine. Rinse your mouth with this mixture once per day as needed. Avoid eating or drinking for 1 hour after rinsing your mouth with the amla mixture.
To Stop staining teeth
Use cauliflower, spinach, lettuce, and broccoli are all sources of minerals that create a protective film on teeth and help prevent red wine, cola, or coffee stains from penetrating the enamel. Strawberries have bleaching elements to brighten your smile, while hard, crunchy foods such as carrots, nuts, and seeds help slough off plaque. Chewing raw veggies also stimulates saliva, which neutralizes acids and strengthens teeth using vitamins and minerals from the foods.
Some herbs naturally freshen the breath you exhale. Mint and parsley kill bacteria in the mouth. Also they contain monoterpenes, substances that move rapidly through the bloodstream to your lungs to counter the odor in your mouth.
This post was written by: Dr. Haima Latha
Dr. Haima Latha is a Dental Surgeon by profession, and likes to writes on dental health. Follow her on Twitter