Good teeth are the indication of good health. If you take care of your teeth regularly, then this will increase its longevity and save you from the various cavity problems. Particular care should be taken after eating; if not, then the food gets stuck in the mouth and gets converted into acid, which further transforms into plaque creating holes in the teeth. This is known as cavities. Caring your teeth includes daily brushing your teeth and gargling 2-3 times a day. But, there are times when even though you have done all this and taken good care you still might suffer from cavities and there might be the pain in your tooth whenever you drink hot/cold drinks.
Like many other organs in the body, teeth decay too. But it is in our own hands whether to have this decaying in the earlier or later stages of the life. If proper hygiene is maintained than the problem of cavities and tooth decaying can be easily solved. And that is why we have decided to come up with a list of natural remedies for you to get rid of your cavities fast and without any side effects.
1. Reducing sugar
Sugar is one of the highly acidic items and can be easily transformed into the plaque. By reducing sugar content in your food items you can get rid of your cavities quickly. Also, sugar causes oral bacteria which prevents the healthy flow of your dental fluids. Along with this, also take care of artificial sweeteners which can be a risk to your health.
2. Using salt water
If you gargle a glass of salt water twice a day it will help you in getting rid of your cavities. For this, add 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water and mix it well. Now rinse with this glass of water and make sure that you rinse your cavities properly. This is one of the most common remedies used in every household. And it is because it will keep your mouth bacteria-free and will also remove stickiness from your cavities. The mixture of salt with water will also balance out the acidic pH caused by the cavity.
3. Using Clove
Clove has certain properties like analgesic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory which will alleviate tooth pain and prevent cavity form spreading. Clove is considered as one of the most important ingredients for treating any kind of treatment regarding dental problems. To use this, make a mixture of ¼ tsp of sesame seed oil with 2 to 3 drops of clove oil. Take this solution and put it on the cotton ball. Put this solution on your affected tooth. Repeat this step every night before going to bed. Instead of using oil you can also chew a whole clove. After extracting the oil from the clove keep it under your tongue for several minutes. This will help you ease your pain.
4. Using Turmeric
Using turmeric is one of the most natural ways of getting rid of your cavities. Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory as well antibacterial property which prevents tooth decay caused by bacterial infection and also keeps your gums healthy. For this method, apply turmeric on the cavity area. Keep it for few minutes and then rinse your mouth. You can also use a paste of ½ tsp of turmeric powder and mustard oil. Apply this to your affected tooth and massage your gums and teeth. Spit it after keeping it for at least 10 minutes.
5. Using coconut oil
Use coconut oil to gargle your mouth daily for 5 minutes. This is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of cavities. It is recommended though, that you do this on an empty stomach. You can also use this method using vegetable oil instead of coconut oil.
6. Using Indian gooseberry (amla)
Amla is considered to be a natural way of getting rid of your cavities. It has high proportions of antioxidants and vitamin C, this prevents infections and fights bacteria. Further, it also helps in the development of connective tissue that will benefit your gums. For this method, you should eat one fresh amla daily. You can also use amla powder with a ½ glass of water. There are capsules of amla available; you can use this after consulting doctor first. Amla also helps with cleaning your mouth and remove the bad breath. Just like amla, lemon also has vitamin C in it. You can chew a slice of lemon for few minutes and rinse your mouth with water afterward. Repeat this process for a quick relief of the pain caused by the cavity.
7. Using alcohol
We should warn you this is not an easy method and it might cause you burning sensation in your gums initially. But what is gain without pain, eh! Make a mixture of gin, vodka, and whiskey and dip a clean cloth into this solution. Compress this cloth against your gums for 4-5 minutes. Repeat this process daily. The alcohol content in the solution will kill the bacteria and relieve you with some pain in your cavities.
8. Using tea
Make a hot cup of green tea and drink 2-3 cups daily. You can also add honey or lemon juice as per your choice. Alternatively, you can also drink black tea instead of green tea. No, we won’t give let you go with any excuses. This method is considered effective because green tea kills germs and also it keeps your teeth healthy. Also, it reduces the bacteria from growing inside your teeth and keeps plaque in check.
9. Using neem
As bitter as this sound, neem can be very useful in getting rid of your cavities. For this method, you will need a neem twig. Chew this neem twig properly and rinse your mouth with water properly. Instead of neem you also use its oil and apply it to your cavity. This will help you get rid of your cavities quicker. Use this method daily to keep your mouth and teeth clean. Neem has an antibacterial property which helps in killing germs and bacteria. Chewing neem twigs will help you grow your teeth stronger and oils prevent bacteria in the tooth from growing. The fiber content in neem will keep your plaque away.
10. Using Aloe vera
You can use aloe vera gel toothpaste that is easily available in the market or you can also use its juice to gargle it in your mouth after brushing your teeth. Do this process twice every day. There are anthraquinones present in the aloe vera which controls the tooth decaying. Aloe vera also has an inflammatory property that helps in reducing swelling and pain in the affected tooth and gum. Additionally, it helps in the fast recovery of your healing components that are wounded.
This was our extensive list and if you have some more natural ways to get rid of cavities do share with us in the comment section below. We do hope that you stay healthy and away from cavities. Happy cavity-free teeth everyone!!