Oral hygiene is essential for maintaining healthy and healthy teeth and preventing the development of dental caries. According to the French Union for Oral Health (UFSBD), more than a quarter of French do not respect the rules of dental hygiene, which could lead to several dental problems.
Neglect of oral hygiene with age can lead to premature aging of the smile, a gingival recession or tooth discoloration. Preventive methods for dental hygiene are essential, not only to keep a beautiful smile and prevent cavities, but also to prevent certain health problems.
In addition to applying effective oral hygiene instructions such as daily brushing, flossing, mouthwashing, other alternative methods based on natural foods can be used, also to strengthen enamel and fight cavities.
Natural foods to fight tooth decay
The gingers contained in ginger have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and act on the pain of the teeth. According to the sources of several books in aromatherapy, including Nelly Grosjean’s “The Great Book of Aromatherapy” or James-A Duke’s “Green Pharmacy”, an application on the tooth of a cotton soaked in ginger juice helps decrease inflammation.
Sea salt and lemon
Salt is an antibacterial. The presence of salt in the mouth increases the balance of its pH. This results in an alkaline environment in which bacteria can not survive. Lemon has strong whitening properties and helps to eliminate dental plaque, which is responsible, among other things, for the appearance of cavities. Mixing a teaspoon of salt in 2 to 3 teaspoons of lemon juice, can be used as a toothpaste once or twice a week no more. Use lemon sparingly because of its abrasive effect.
According to Dr. Mark Burhenne, the allicin in garlic has anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties and helps fight gum disease and maintain the balance between good and bad bacteria that naturally reside in the mouth, preventing bad bacteria from causing tooth decay. In addition, dianil disulfide and diallyl trisulfide, natural antibiotics and antiseptics in garlic, can be used to combat tooth decay. Garlic can be consumed raw and crushed to better benefit from its components.
Black pepper and sea salt
The alkaloid piperine contained in pepper promotes salivation and decreases the acidity of the mouth. It acts as an anti-inflammatory against caries pain. The combination of black pepper and salt, helps to get rid of bad breath. Form a paste with these ingredients and a little water and apply directly on the suffering tooth.
Researchers at India’s Sri Hasanamba Dental College have announced that tannin in green tea will reduce plaque from bacteria in the mouth. In addition, a study on green tea has proved its effectiveness on the elimination of cancer cells from the mouth. In addition to its antioxidant properties, green tea is also antibacterial because it contains catechins that help fight against bacteria such as Streprococcus mutans and lactobacillus, causes of caries and gum disease.
Olive oil and coconut oil
The olive oil by its antioxidant properties, eliminates the toxins of the gums responsible for the appearance of the spots on the teeth. It can be used as an oil bath to get rid of food debris stuck between teeth.
Coconut oil works by inhibiting the growth of Streptococcus strains. An application of a cotton soaked with oil on the tooth is sufficient.
Other rules of dental hygiene
Brushing is the best way to achieve the best results in oral hygiene. It is advisable to change the toothbrush every 2 to 3 months because wear, it becomes a real nest of bacteria. Careful daily brushing of the teeth, at least twice a day is obligatory without forgetting the tongue in order to eliminate the bacteria responsible for the bad breath.
Dental floss is a complementary method of daily brushing and removes particles between the teeth and that the toothbrush can not reach. A rinse lotion from time to time at the end, will permanently eradicate residues and resistant bacteria, even brushing and flossing.
A consultation at the dentist is essential in order to det