Last Modified on Mar 25, 2015
What Is Dental Health?
It is often said that an individual’s combined dental and oral health is a window into his or her overall heath. That being said, maintaining a high level of overall dental health is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. The oral cavity is one of constant moisture and warmth, making it the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. As such, the mouth, teeth and gums are susceptible to a number of issues.
From cavities and tooth decay to tooth discoloration and grinding, several dental health issues have been identified. In addition to these issues, other oral health issues can also be cause for concern. Bad breath, dry mouth, canker and cold sores and thrush among others are all signs of poor dental health. Each of these issues can be easily treated and even prevented with the right oral hygiene routine.
An effective dental health regimen involves regular brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and regular rinsing. Likewise, snacking and eating smart are important to maintain dental health – sugary, sticky snacks should be kept at a minimum. Regular checkups are also important for maintaining dental health.
Natural Dental Health Remedies
Several natural options are available for maintaining proper dental health as well as treating dental health issues. Cloves can be used to eliminate tooth pain while baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are safe, natural tooth cleaners and whiteners. Parsley, fennel and calendula freshen breath and treat oral infections. Likewise, oil pulling helps whiten teeth and supports overall health. In conjunction with a healthy dental hygiene regimen, these options offer relief and treatment for a variety of issues.
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I was surprised to read in an old booklet originally published in 1948 and last printed in 1983 that one should brush their teeth with a solution of one tsp apple cider vinegar added to a glass of water. It also said to gargle with it morning and night. The benefits are to prevent decay, remove tarter and whiten teeth. It did not mention anything about the effects of the acid on teeth. Any comments?
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