scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Five simple ayurvedic ways to whiten your teeth

Dr Dixa Bhavsar shared some effective and natural remedies that help to whiten teeth; check them out here

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | October 14, 2020 10:50:37 am
white teeth, how to get whitened teeth, white teeth, ayurvedic ways for white teeth, what is oil pulling, how to do oil pulling, indianexpress.com, indianexpress, tongue scrapping, how to do tongue cleaning, ayurveda remedies for white teeth, dixa bhavsar,Beautiful woman smile. Teeth whitening. Dental care.

Dental health is as important as physical well-being, and an essential component of good dental health is healthy and white teeth. So if common hacks like applying baking soda, salt, lemon, banana peel, and orange peels have not worked out for you, here are some easy ayurvedic ways which will result in whiter teeth, as per ayurvedic expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar. However, the results would show with regular practice and patience, she said on her Instagram post.

Take a look.

View this post on Instagram

If you're already tired using baking soda, lemon, salt, orange peels, banana peel and what not for white teeth, then you have come to the right place. I'm just about to share 5 most effective & natural remedies/tips that helps you have whiter teeth. There are 2 rules you need to stick by for that: 1. Have patience. Its not gonna happen overnight. 2. Stick to the practices (5 tips) and follow it consistently. Now that we have learnt the rules, lets begin with remedies, so here we go⬇ 1. Oil pulling: Swishing oil in the mouth is called oil pulling. The practice helps in the removal of microbes from the gums and teeth. It helps in alleviating mouth ulcers. It also exercises the muscles of the mouth, thereby strengthening and toning them. How to do it? Use sesame or coconut oil. Swish it in the mouth for 15-20 minutes and spit. 2. Use neem & babul twigs for brushing your teeth: These herbs are anti-microbial. Chewing them releases anti-bacterial agents that helps maintain oral health. How to do it? Choose a twig which is as thick as your little finger. Chew at one corner to make it like a brush and spit the saliva in the basin in short intervals of time. Brush it all across the gums and teeth. After you’re done, spit the twig fibers stuck on the teeth. 3. Tongue scrapping: Best for cleaning the oral cavity and removing all toxins that causes bacterial growth thats leads to plaque formation. How to do it? Scrape your tongue several times using copper or stainless steel tongue scrapper. 4. Herbal mouth rinse: A decoction of Triphala or Yashtimadhu serves as an excellent mouth rinser. The practice in addition to maintaining oral hygiene helps in alleviating mouth ulcers. How to do it? Boil Triphala or Yashtimadhu in water till the water reduces to half the amount. Allow it to cool. Rinse when it is lukewarm. 5. Brushing twice everyday: Its imp to brush everytime post meals especially after eating sticky food items like chocolates. Since its impossible to brush teeth 4-5 times a day, brushing it twice (first thing in the morning & last thing before you sleep) is the least we can do. Follow @drdixa_healingsouls for simple & easy ayurvedic remedies.

A post shared by Dr Dixa Bhavsar (@drdixa_healingsouls) on

Rules to stick by:

*Have patience. It’s not going to happen overnight.
*Stick to the practices (five tips) and follow it consistently.

Oil pulling

The practice of swishing oil in the mouth is called oil pulling. This helps in the removal of microbes from the gums and teeth and also alleviate mouth ulcers. It also exercises the muscles of the mouth, thereby strengthening and toning them.

How to do it?

Use sesame or coconut oil. Swish it in the mouth for 15-20 minutes and spit.

Use neem and babul twigs for brushing your teeth

These herbs are anti-microbial. Chewing them releases anti-bacterial agents that help maintain oral health.

How to do it?

Choose a twig which is as thick as your little finger. Chew at one corner to make it like a brush and spit the saliva in the basin in short intervals of time. Brush it all across the gums and teeth. After you’re done, spit the twig fibres stuck on the teeth.

Tongue scraping

Best for cleaning the oral cavity and removing all toxins that cause bacterial growth that leads to plaque formation.

How to do it?

Scrape your tongue several times using copper or stainless steel tongue scraper.

Herbal mouth rinse

A decoction of triphala or yashtimadhu serves as an excellent mouth rinser. This practice in addition to maintaining oral hygiene helps in alleviating mouth ulcers.

ALSO READ | Coconut oil is an all-in-one beauty product; here’s how you can use it

How to do it?

Boil triphala or yashtimadhu in water till the water reduces to half the amount. Allow it to cool. Rinse when it is lukewarm.

Brushing twice every day

It’s important to brush after every meal, especially after eating sticky food items like chocolates. “Since it’s impossible to brush teeth four-five times a day (and not recommended), brushing it twice (first thing in the morning and last thing before you sleep) is the least we can do,” mentioned Dr Bhavsar.

For more lifestyle news, follow us: Twitter: lifestyle_ie | FacebookIE Lifestyle | Instagram: ie_lifestyle

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement