Tooth erosion from the point of view of Ayurveda
Tooth erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acid exposure. Enamel is the thin outer covering of the tooth.
This tough shell is the hardest tissue in the human body. Enamel covers the crown, which is the part of the tooth
that's visible outside the gums. Enamel, the hard coating of the tooth, protects the sensitive dentin underneath.
Acidic foods and drinks can cause tooth erosion. Acidity is measured by its pH value, and anything that has a pH
value lower than 5.5 can harm your teeth. Carbonated drinks can cause erosion. Acidic foods and drinks such as fruit
and fruit juices — especially citrus ones, including lemon and orange — contain natural acids which can be harmful
to your teeth.
According to Ayurveda, tooth erosion is also affected by climatic changes such as solar, lunar and planetary
How Ayurvedic doctors treat tooth erosion
According to Ayurveda, tooth erosion can be treated with herbs, here are the most popular ones:
Haritaki is used for gum care
Arjuna is a rich source of antioxidants, zinc, copper, carbon, and magnesium
Akki Pishti, Dalchini, Parval Pishti, Mukta Pishti
One of the most common Ayurvedic therapies for tooth erosion is called Gandusha or oil pulling. The essence of this
procedure is to rinse the mouth with oil for 20 minutes. Its effectiveness of the procedure lies in the fact that
the toxins present in the mouth are absorbed by the oil.
All Ayurvedic treatments are completely natural, and they allow the body to heal from the inside.
More tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of tooth erosion
- Avoid acidic food and drinks, fizzy drinks
- Drink liquids quickly, without holding it in your mouth
- Use a straw to help drinks go to the back of your mouth and avoid long contact with your teeth
- Brush your teeth last thing at night
- Consume foods that are rich sources of calcium
- Make a paste of turmeric, salt, and mustard oil — rub it on teeth and gums
- Oil pulling procedure has wonderful health benefits
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other dental diseases:
problems, Toothache, Periodontal
Caries or Tooth Decay, Oral
Thrush, Halitosis, Stained
- Grinding Teeth habit, Mouth
mouth syndrome, Gingivitis.