How to Maintain Oral Health And Hygiene Naturally with Home Remedies?


Oral health is considered as an important attribute of general well-being. As it has been well explained by WHO that Oral health is not a mere absence of disease. Our daily activities like eating, talking, laughing, smiling, etc. are referred to as determinants of individual well-being and general health. According to the modern medical system, antibiotics and various steroids are given which can be helpful in emergency situations but this will only suppress the condition. For eliminating the root cause, one must follow holistic and conventional methods of healing.

Symptoms of Poor Oral Health


Dental Health (Danta swasthya) is individualistic in nature which varies with each other person’s constitution (Prakriti) and climatic conditions which is influenced by solar, lunar and kala-parinama. Maintaining stronger teeth include both proper dietary habits and oral care too. Some people find it more difficult to maintain healthy teeth than others.

Symptoms of Poor Oral Health

There are many symptoms of poor oral-health that may not show up right away but gradually with time.

Some of The Signs Are Discussed Below

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding or painful germs due to plaque or tartar build-up
  • Decay in one or more teeth which may cause sensitivity or pain
  • An infection which can be painful
  • Persistent sensitivity
  • Swelling, tenderness, bleeding, etc. when you brush or floss
  • Poor alignment of teeth
  • Drying of mouth frequently

Causes of Dental And Oral Disease

The oral cavity has normal flora which might include bacteria, viruses, and fungi. But some foods rich in sugar create favorable conditions for acid-producing bacteria. This results in dental cavities because acid starts dissolving tooth enamel. If there are some bacteria near the gum line it can cause plague which further accumulates, hardens, and starts migrating down the length of the whole tooth. This can cause inflammation in gums and can cause gingivitis.

Some Conditions And Habits Can Trigger This Condition Such as

  • Smoking
  • Improper brushing habits
  • Snacking on sugar foods and beverages
  • Certain medications
  • Diabetes
  • Genetically
  • Acid reflux

How Can You Prevent Oral Diseases?

Here Are Some Tips For Good Health

  • Consult your dentist for a regular clean up and check up
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
  • Floss at least once per day
  • Eat a balanced diet and meals with limited snacks

Home Remedies for Proper Management of Oral Health and Hygiene

Various Home Remedies Which are Very Effective to Manage your Oral Health are

1 Turmeric

Turmeric which is a Indian traditional remedy loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it is easily available at home.

How to Use It?

  • Brush your teeth with a mixture of one teaspoon of turmeric and water which should be in paste consistency.
  • Use this mixture two times in a week.

2 Oil Pulling

Oil pulling can help eliminate toxins by killing harmful bacteria flora in the mouth and improves oral hygiene.


  • Use sesame oil or coconut oil for this procedure.
  • Pour one teaspoon oil in your mouth and swish the oil all around in your mouth for 10-15 minutes.
  • Spit it out and gargle with warm water.
  • Repeat this every morning with an empty stomach.

3 Garlic

Garlic possesses antibacterial properties and is an effective home remedy for toothache as it prevents infection.

How to Use

  • Place one clove in between the gum of the affected tooth.
  • Repeat this 2-3 times a day.
  • Consume 20 drops of garlic extract mixed with 1 teaspoon honey.
  • Apply a paste of mashed garlic all over the affected area for 10-15 minutes.

4 Tea Tree Oil Mouth Wash

Tea tree oil is enriched with anti-microbial properties and is very effective in reducing bleeding disorders.

How to Use It?

  • Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in a cup of warm water.
  • Swish this in your mouth for a few minutes regularly for stronger gums.

5 Guava Leaf Mouthwash

Guava is rich in anti-inflammatory agents, flavonoids and possess pain- relieving properties. This helps to control plague, reduces inflammation and sensitivity.

How to Use It?

  • Crush the guava leaves and add half teaspoon salt and boiling water.
  • Stir salt simultaneously and wait it till attains room temperature
  • Gargle for a few minutes for stronger teeth and gums.

6 Mustard Oil and Honey

A mixture of mustard oil and honey is very beneficial in strengthening gums and tightening loose teeth.

How to Use it?

  • Prepare a mixture of mustard oil and honey.
  • Apply the mixture in the affected area and keep it applied for 2-3 minutes.
  • Rinse your warm water and practice it thrice in a week.

7 Turmeric and Long Pepper

Curcumin which is an active compound present in turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and antioxidants and antimicrobial properties which reduces pain and inflammation.

How to Use It?

  • Make a mixture of turmeric and black pepper, mix them in equal proportions.
  • Apply this gently in your gums and rinse with warm water.
  • Use it regularly for better results.

8 Wheat Grass

Wheat grass works tremendously in destroying cavities causing bacteria. It is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E, contains Calcium, magnesium, and Iron which are important micronutrients for healthy and stronger teeth.

How to Use It?

  • You can directly show the properly washed wheatgrass to make the gum and teeth strong.
  • Make it a routine for proper oral hygiene.

9 Neem

Neem is an amazing traditional herb which has been used since ages. It possesses anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties which can effectively reduce the symptoms of tooth decay or cavities.

How to Use It?

  • You can directly rub the neem leaves for a few minutes.
  • Repeat this once a day.


Maintaining healthy and stronger teeth till old age includes both eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups promotes healthy teeth and gums in the right way. One must include plenty of fruits, meat, vegetables, fats, dairy, and whole grains in the daily diet which provides essential nutrients to maintain healthy, strong teeth until old age. A well-balanced diet provides minerals, vitamins, calcium, minerals, and other nutrients for better oral and overall health.


Hence by this discussion in the above article, it’s clear that using these home remedies and modifications in lifestyle can help you to maintain stronger teeth and oral hygiene till old age.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit. Read More

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