There are natural alternatives to keep cavities and plaque at bay or to strengthen sensitive teeth. So dare to keep your mouth healthy and smile more every day.
Oral health, aesthetic problems can affect the health of the rest of our body: digestive disorders, cardiovascular and infection. So, in addition to good eating and hygiene habits, regular visits to your dentist, natural medicine can help you take care of your mouth. Discover the advice of the specialist Javier Mansa.
FIGHT PLAQUE AND PREVENT CAVITIES
- Bloodroot. It is an effective natural antibacterial to treat the bacteria responsible for plaque. Rinse the infusion of this plant 1 to 3 times a day.
- Wild oregano. The essential oil of this plant is a powerful antiseptic that can control the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria related to cavities, plaque, and other disorders of the mouth. Add 10 drops to ½ glass of water, and rinse 1 to 2 times a day.
- Grapefruit seeds. The grapefruit seed extract is a powerful antiseptic that effectively treats infections that cause cavities and plaque. It is recommended to rinse 20 drops in ½ glass of water, 2 to 3 times a day. Improve its effectiveness by combining it with probiotics.
WARD OFF PERIODONTAL DISEASE
They are diseases caused by bacterial infections that cause inflammation, bleeding, pain, and gum retraction. Its risk increases with age, reaching 54% of the population after 50 years of age.
- Folic acid. This vitamin helps reduce inflammation of the gums and lessens bleeding. It is advisable to take 200 to 400 micrograms, divided into 1 to 2 doses a day.
- Bromelain. Enzyme obtained from pineapple, with anti-inflammatory properties in periodontal disease. They are used from 500 to 1,500 mg a day divided into 1 to 3 doses a day, 30 minutes before meals. Avoid if taking anticoagulants.
- Vitamin C. Gum disease affects the connective tissue that holds the teeth firm and protects against infection. Vitamin C strengthens these collagen-rich tissues while improving the defense response in infections, reducing the frequency and severity of infections associated with these disorders. They are used from 500 to 1,000 mg per day divided into 1 to 3 daily intakes.
- Coenzyme Q10. The natural substance produced by our body. It can be deficient in periodontal disease, reduces inflammation, improves vitality and stability of the gum. It is used from 90 to 200 mg of Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10) divided into 1 to 3 doses a day.
- Vitamin D3. Recent studies show its efficacy in preventing and treating gingivitis and periodontal disease, protecting the bone loss, reducing inflammation, and improving the defensive response. Very interesting in menopause, a stage in which this vitamin can be deficient. It is recommended to take in periods of 1 to 3 months, rest for 15 to 30 days and repeat. Caution if you suffer from kidney stones.
GOODBYE SENSITIVE TEETH
- Black tea Contains fluoride necessary to maintain strong teeth. It reduces the breakdown of carbohydrates that favor the proliferation of bacteria responsible for cavities and plaque. Rinse the infusion of black tea (better with chamomile) 1 or 2 times a day.
- Sango coral. Marine coral is rich in more than 70 easily absorbed minerals, including calcium, which is necessary to maintain strong teeth. Reduces excess acidity in the mouth, which weakens the enamel. It is recommended to take 1 to 2 g per day, divided into two doses, with meals.
PROBIOTICS IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH
Around 700 bacterial species live in the mouth, some with a protective role, and others potentially pathogenic, depending on their balance. Stress, poor eating habits, hygiene, alterations in the acidity of saliva, or certain drugs can alter this balance.
These pathogenic bacteria can be responsible for cavities, plaque, and periodontal diseases. Certain probiotics used directly in the mouth have shown efficacy in different oral disorders. They inhibit the proliferation of the bacteria responsible for these disorders.