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How to Prevent Tooth Decay?

27 July 2015, Dabur Dental Team

Have you not been brushing with Dabur Meswak - Herbal Toothpaste? Then you are bound to suffer from one of the most common dental problem - toothache. Toothache happens when the nerve to a tooth is irritated and the extremely sensitive central portion of the tooth, called the pulp, becomes inflamed. The causes of toothache may be many.

What are the indications of tooth decay?

  • Toothache
  • Bad breath
  • Foul taste in the mouth
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Loose fillings
  • Sensitivity
  • Broken teeth

Healthy Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

  • Maintain Oral Hygiene

    The most common one being lack of proper oral hygiene that happens due to irregular brushing and erratic eating. In order to avoid tooth decay, one must brush his/her teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes each time. It’s important to floss as well, at least once daily.
  • Eat Healthy

    Over-intake of carbohydrates, particularly between meals can also increase the risk of tooth decay. Also prolonged staying of sugary and sticky foods in the mouth can cause cavities and lead to loss of tooth Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbs and sticky foods and always remember to brush right after you consume them.
  • Regulate Dental Visits

    Make sure you see your dentist once in every few months to detect any dental problems before it’s too late. Also it is very important to get timely professional cleaning done for the good health of your teeth.
  • Intake Fluoridated Water

    Dry mouth can be yet another cause of tooth decay. People who have lower levels of saliva in their mouth are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, because saliva helps to keep the surface of the teeth clean. A number of medicines and medical treatments can lead to the dental problem of dry mouth.
    Flouride works well if taken in limited quantities; it can help protect children from tooth decay.

Tooth Pain due to Tooth Decay

However, if you are suffering from the dental problem of toothache, you must visit your dentist at the earliest. Under professional help, the treatment will depend on the cause of the problem. If a cavity is causing the toothache, your dentist will fill the cavity or possibly extract the tooth, if necessary. A root canal might need to be done if the cause of the toothache is found to be an infection of the tooth's nerve. Bacteria that have worked their way into the inner aspects of the tooth cause such an infection. An antibiotic may be prescribed. Phototherapy with a cold laser may also be used to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with the toothache.

Remedies to Avoid Tooth Pain due to Tooth Decay

  • A simple glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache. Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of warm water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
  • Use of garlic can also give immense relief from toothache. Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that can be very effective in slowing down bacterial effects.
  • There is nothing more effective than cloves. Cloves have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and aesthetic properties that help alleviate tooth pain and fight infection.
  • Onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that can control a toothache and can be used if there is an emergency.

Learn more about the various causes of tooth decay and how to treat cavities with Dabur Red Paste. Maintain proper oral hygiene and choose the right toothpaste to keep all dental problems away & ensure proper dental care.


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