Stained teeth from the point of view of Ayurveda
Tooth discoloration is when the color of the teeth changes. They don’t look as bright or white as they should. The teeth may darken, turn from white to a darker gray color, or develop dark spots in places.
There are several causes of tooth discoloration.
Foods and liquids. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine, and even certain fruits and vegetables can be a cause.
Smoking can cause stained teeth.
Poor dental hygiene — not brushing, flossing, and rinsing enough to remove plaque and stain.
Various diseases affect enamel and dentin and can lead to tooth discoloration.
Head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause tooth discoloration.
Medications and certain antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline discolor teeth.
Dental materials containing silver sulfide may stain teeth gray or black.
Genetics is also a factor, some people have naturally brighter or thicker enamel than others.
Ayurveda has been successfully helping patients treat stained or yellow teeth problems. In accordance with the principles of Ayurvedic holistic medicine, our doctors draw up an individual plan for each patient, based on the imbalance of the doshas in the patient’s body. Ayurveda shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of the imbalances, and how to address them using natural resources.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat stained teeth
Teeth can show a lot about our lifestyle and habits. Ayurveda does not offer miracle cures, but can show how to take responsibility for one's actions and change habits.
Ayurvedic treatment means changes! Changes in diet, lifestyle and daily routine.
Ayurveda offers various types of toothpastes and toothbrushes for getting white and healthy teeth. An effective Ayurvedic toothpaste is produced by mixing the paste of holy basil leaves with mustard oil. Neem and Babul twigs can be used as toothbrushes. They are rubbed hard on the teeth (sometimes with charcoal) to clear all accumulated plaque and increase teeth whiteness.
Contact us for an Ayurvedic consultation with a specialist to receive personalized recommendations for the treatment of your health problems.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of stained teeth
- Scrap your tongue to decrease bacterial growth
- Oil pulling is beneficial
- The aerial roots of the Banyan are effective for teeth whitening, as well as Babul
- Neem is a traditional remedy to get white, healthy teeth
- Avoid sugary foods of any type, including chocolates
- Restrict the intake of tea and coffee, don’t drink them in excess
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other dental diseases:
Dental problems, Toothache, Periodontal Disease, Dental Caries or Tooth Decay, Oral Thrush, Halitosis, Tooth Sensitivity, Gum problems, Bruxism - Grinding Teeth habit, Tooth Erosion, Mouth Sores, Bleeding gums, Dry mouth syndrome, Gingivitis.