It is a state of being free from mouth and facial pain, oral infection and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking, and psychosocial wellbeing
Good dental or oral care is important to maintaining healthy teeth, gums, and tongue. Oral problems, including bad breath, dry mouth, canker or cold sores, TMD, tooth decay, or thrush are all treatable with proper diagnosis and care.
Keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy is an important part of your daily hygiene routine
Home Remedies For Oral Health
Some basic routines should be followed by you to keep your mouth healthy.
Floss once a day for control of tartar build-up on their teeth, because plaque is continually developing on your teeth, causing cavities and gum disease. Floss correctly by sliding the floss against the side surfaces of the teeth – not just sliding it between the teeth. Once you are familiar with flossing, floss when and where you have time.
Ayurveda suggests you that practice oil pulling every day to whiten your teeth and maintain healthy gums.Sesame oil or mustard oil is considered good for oil pulling. It is the practice of it involves swishing a kind of edible oil in your mouth for a couple of minutes and then spitting it out. The best time to do it is in the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach.
Tackle bad breath every time you brush — take the time to brush or scrape your tongue, too. Your tongue plays host to the bacteria that help cause bad breath, so giving it a scrub, or using a tongue scraper daily, can help reduce odor-causing compounds.
Time to brush
Take your time to brush, at least 2-3 minutes, cleaning all the areas surfaces of your teeth – the sides and the chewing surface on top. Don’t brush too hard or too often.Toothbrush bristles fray, flatten and wear over time. To help keep your smile bright, replace your manual toothbrush every three or four months; for electric toothbrush heads, follow the manufacturer’s advice. Feeling sick? Avoid harboring germs by replacing your toothbrush at the beginning and end of your illness.
Drink enough water
Drink enough water to support the production of saliva which helps in keeping the sensitive tissues moist, aids digestion fights mouth germs and prevents tooth decay.
Regulate your acid reflux
Acid reflux will damage tooth enamel and oral health. So get control over to acid reflux. Common foods and drinks that trigger reflux include chocolate; alcohol; caffeinated drinks like soda, coffee, and tea; garlic and onions; dairy; tomatoes; citrus fruits; mint; and spicy, fatty, or fried foods.