There are so many products that claim to whiten your teeth, prevent cavities, bad breath, or gum disease. However, many of these products contain harsh chemicals that can do more harm than good. Natural remedies have been proven to significantly help alleviate many oral ailments and improve oral health without the use of harsh chemicals. Patients who have missing teeth have undergone many oral ailments due to bacterial infections that have loosened their teeth and caused them to fall out. Missing teeth can cause depletion of the jawbone, loss in oral function, loosening of surrounding teeth, and bad breath.
Remedies for Gum Disease
Whole Grains- A study from McMaster University in Canada, found that men who ate at least 3 servings of grains a day, that they were 23% less likely to develop periodontal disease. Also eating grains has shown to improve diabetics blood sugar levels.
Green tea- Green tea has long been revered as a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the harmful effects of free radicals internal and externally. Green tea has also been used for treatment in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. In terms of oral care, green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that prevents tooth loss and keeps bad breath away.
Herbal remedies- Neem twigs have been used in country’s such as India for brushing teeth. The plants itself contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties that are very beneficial in keeping harmful bacteria from causing infections. Holy basil (tulsi) is a natural antibiotic that can protect against the bleeding of gums and also has been known to whiten teeth. Holy basil will also prevent plaque from building up. This especially will help dental implant patients maintain their plaque buildup to prevent plaque from seeing into their gums and causing a bacterial infection that could lead to peri-implantitis (an inflammatory disease).
Water- The single most important substance on this earth, has many beneficial properties that seem neverending. In terms of oral hygiene, water can help produce saliva that will clean bacteria from our mouths by cleaning food debris.
Vitamin C- Fruit that contains high contents of vitamin C such as oranges, limes, and lemons can help kill harmful bacteria in your mouth, but be careful to not overuse because too much can cause erosion of your tooth enamel.
Apples- Fruits, in general, are good for your oral anatomy because it helps produce saliva that is essential in removing bacteria.
Mint- Raw mint has nutritious properties that can help mitigate bad breath and also is good for your body and digestion.
Cloves- Cloves have been used to help alleviate toothaches, but also are beneficial in helping bad breath.
Fennel seeds- These seeds are also very good in helping remove odor from your mouth. They are a staple in Indian cuisine and are given to guests after meals to clear the palate.
Cardamon- Is another plant that will act as a breath freshener.
Contact Dr. Spector and Dr. Michael Migdal at Gentle Dentist in Haworth, NJ
Dental implants have become the most popular teeth replacement system because of the many benefits it can offer patients. It is important to take care of your oral health especially if you have dental implants. Your dental implants will only be a successful treatment if you are successful in maintaining oral hygiene. Natural remedies can help make maintaining oral hygiene easier and more effective. If you have questions regarding dental implants or would like to discuss your candidacy, then please contact us to schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.