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Medic for Tooth Decay and Cavities

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Tooth decay and cavities are among the world’s most common oral health problems. These problems are most often seen in children, teenagers and older adults. However, anyone can get cavities.

Dental cavities, also referred to as caries, are holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. Decay usually occurs due to a bacterial infection that causes demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues in the teeth.

Certain factors can increase the risk of getting cavities, including foods that cling to your teeth for a long time, frequent snacking or sipping, poor oral hygiene, not getting enough fluoride, dry mouth, worn fillings or dental devices. Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can also contribute to serious dental problems due to repeated purging.

The signs and symptoms of cavities vary, depending on the type and the severity of the problem. Some common symptoms include toothache, tooth sensitivity, mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking, visible holes or pits in the infected tooth, and black, brown or white stains on the tooth’s surface.

If cavities aren’t treated, they can lead to severe toothache, infection and even tooth loss. Some of the treatments for tooth decay and cavities are fillings, crowns and root canals.

The first step toward preventing cavities and stopping existing cavities from becoming worse is to take good care of your teeth. Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime. Floss once a day and also clean your tongue daily.

There are also some natural remedies that can help provide relief and maintain good oral health. Also, consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for tooth decay and cavities.

1. Clove

Clove is one of the most important ingredients for treating any kind of dental issue, including cavities. Due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial properties, clove can help alleviate pain and prevent the cavity from spreading.

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  • Dilute 2 to 3 drops of clove oil with 1/4 teaspoon of sesame seed oil. Put a few drops of this solution on a cotton ball and dab the solution on the affected tooth. Repeat every night before going to bed.
  • Another option is to gently chew a whole clove to extract its oil. Then keep the clove under your tongue for several minutes.

Note: Do not use clove oil in excess or too frequently as it best used for temporary relief.

2. Salt

Salt can also be used to treat cavities due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It can reduce inflammation, ease pain, draw out any infection and prevent growth of bacteria in the mouth.

  • Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Swish a mouthful of this solution around in your mouth for 1 minute, concentrating on the affected tooth. Follow this treatment 3 times a day until your symptoms subside.
  • Alternatively, mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a little mustard oil or lemon juice to make a paste. Massage the gums gently with this paste for a few minutes, then gargle with warm water. Repeat twice daily for a few days to kill bacteria.

3. Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an age-old practice that can reduce cavities as well as bleeding gums and bad breath. It helps clean the mouth of harmful bacteria that are responsible for different types of dental problems.

  1. Put 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in your mouth.
  2. Gently swish it around for about 20 minutes.
  3. Spit it out. Avoid gargling or swallowing the oil.
  4. Rinse your mouth out with warm water. Use salt water for added antimicrobial benefits.
  5. Brush your teeth as usual.
  6. Do this daily in the morning, on an empty stomach.

This can also be done with sunflower or coconut oil.

4. Garlic

Being rich in antibacterial as well as antibiotic properties, garlic is often recommended for tooth decay and cavities. It can also provide respite from pain and promote healthier gums and teeth.

  • Prepare a paste from 3 to 4 crushed garlic cloves and 1/4 teaspoon of rock salt. Apply it on the infected tooth. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing with a mouthwash. Do this twice daily for a few weeks to reduce cavities.
  • You can also rub garlic oil on the affected tooth to get quick relief from pain due to a cavity.
  • Eating raw garlic regularly can also provide effective results.

5. Licorice

According to a study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Natural Products, licorice root may help keep teeth healthy. There are two effective antibacterial compounds in dried licorice root – licoricidin and licorisoflavan A – that can prevent the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. Plus, this herb can also reduce plaque.

  • Use dried licorice root powder to brush your teeth on a regular basis.
  • You can also use a soft stick of licorice like a toothbrush to brush your teeth daily.

6. Turmeric

In Ayurveda, turmeric is often used to provide respite from cavity pain. It has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help keep the gums healthy and prevent tooth decay due to bacterial infection.

  • Apply some turmeric powder on the affected teeth. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse well with warm water.
  • Another option is to mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little mustard oil and use it to massage your teeth and gums. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then spit it out.

Repeat either of these remedies once or twice daily for at least a few days.

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55 thoughts on “Medic for Tooth Decay and Cavities”

  1. Last time I had a toothache the water and salt remedies completely worked for me.
    Now, I’ve had some salt water in my mouth for a couple minutes. And the pain isn’t hurting as much. But it still hurts to the point where my lip is trembling…
    I swear I’m never going to eat another piece of candy again…

  2. Omg!!!! Before I tried the garlic remedy, I was ready to smack myself over the head with a damn hammer due to the IMMENSE PAIN in my teeth and gums due to a broken tooth and infected gums!!! I heard about the garlic treatment before but never really gave it a shot, do I found your remedy and was SO DESPERATE!!! Garlic worked better than Orajel max strength!!! Thx soooooo much!!! But I WILL be taking my butt to NYU Dental FIRST THING IN THE MORNING!!! Good night, I know I sure will!!!

  3. That was a very useful info. But i would like to add something. The salt that you use for medicinal purpose like tooth, cough, throat infection, pedicure etc you need to use the crystal or the rock salt(kallu uppu in tamil). The table salt or the iodised salt we regularly use in cooking does not have the medicinal value.

  4. My tooth just been hurting non stop everyday I tried the salt Walter that only last for like 5 minutes I just tried the salt and pepper thats working so far although it still hurts a lil but I’m gonna try the other remedies too

  5. I would like to add the egg shell and the vitamin D to thos great article. The vitamin D makes you absorb better the minerals the egg shell do have. You have to boiled and then chew a little piece of it at night so it reminarilize all night.

    Thanks for the info!

  6. Thank you soooo much for the Tips to over come the Tooth Decay & Cavities .
    I tried out Salt water & Turmeric one & it really works a lot !

  7. I stopped eating all kinds of man made sugar including processed honey and refined flour or maida substances for permanent relief. Took warm salt water for gargling/pulling which gave temporary relief. But a glass of turmeric or haldi boiled in water (till the color changes from yellow to red) sipped slowly a few times a day for a few days cured the problem. Alongwith ofcourse better dental hygiene and regular GUM MASSAGE. Oil pulling using sesame oil (richest source of calcium among the oils) was not that effective this time but it also works alongwith taking garlic or clove for the duration of the problem and to increase the immunity

  8. Not to mention that the only permanent remedy is a clean digestive system or the problem will recur if digestion is broken which is mostly the case in our lives– the bald heads, spectacles etc are all symptoms of this

  9. thank u so much 4 ur advice………………………….
    salt & warm water really worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Comment: But what if It As Been Affected For Long. And Such Person Keep On Brushing Can Any Thing Go Wrong If Not Applying The Guidelines Against Teeth Affection.

  11. I’ve been having my cavity for about 2 years and I barely found out about these remedies, though there is an occasional pain episode, it isn’t as bad as it was when I got it. Now I’ll try these and reply later. See you later!!!

  12. Hi I would like to take a minute and thank you for this information,
    for me the pain was unbearable and it is sunday so most of the clinics are closed , so i went ahead and tried turmeric and oil, and it really worked out well and the pain reduced a lot

  13. There is a hole in my teeth, I have uprooted one before and I can’t afford to uproot another one. How do I tackle the problem, it is beginning to pain me. Help needed urgently

    1. go to the dentist..these are only for temporary help…I have used my toothpaste with a drop of neem oil and very gently brush making sure the toothbrush is warm….it has quickly helped my sore gums around a decayed tooth, I will go get this and two more teeth pulled when I get the funds…blessings go all

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