Dental cavities, also known as ‘caries’, are small holes in teeth caused due to tooth decay. Typically cavities are formed when the enamel (Hard Cover) of teeth is demineralized and destructed by any bacterial infection or injury.
Cavities and tooth decay are one of the most common oral health problems in the world. These problems are not age-bound and anyone can get them. Certain factors such as sticky and sugary food habits, poor oral hygiene, insufficient fluoride, dry mouth etc. can increase the chances of tooth decay.
To avoid the bad chemicals people must opt for natural items for the teeth. A normal toothpaste has triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, and sweeteners like aspartame that are unhealthy. For example, the triclosan can make endocrine issues and s. lauryl can affect the taste buds. Here’s a recipe for a herbal toothpaste:
½ cup Coconut oil
2-3 tbsp Baking soda
10 drops Lemon Juice
Mix all the ingredients to make a paste. You can use this as an alternative to your regular toothpaste.
Also, oil pulling is another good method where you get a spoonful of the oil and swish it in the mouth for 20 min before the breakfast. Then spit the oil and remove the mouth bacteria, leaving the teeth white and healthy.
Oral hygiene and health are vital for the whole health and mouth issues and infections can make other health problems in the body; dementia, stroke, respiratory and heart problems. So always pay attention to the oral health. the latest studies of this oil are that it is amazing for the oral health even better than a toothpaste.