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Sat Aug 10 2019

Home remedies to get rid of cavities

A cavity is a tiny hole in the teeth which can lead to tooth decay. Cavities must be treated by doctors. However, there are several home remedies which can prevent this cavity or stop it, before it becomes a major problem for you. Try these home remedies for relief.

  1. Fluoride Mouthwash
    Lack of minerals in the teeth may cause cavities and fluoride helps to restore minerals in the teeth. So using fluoride mouthwash can be a good remedy to get rid of cavities.

  2. Garlic and Clove
    Eating raw garlic is good for oral health. It has an antifungal and antibacterial property which works as a painkiller. Consuming clove also reduces pain and prevents cavity to spread. Clove Oil can also be used as an instant pain reliever as it provides relief from pain caused by cavity or decay.

  3. Salt Water
    Washing mouth with salt water is the most common and traditional method of curing our teeth. This keeps our mouth free from bacteria and removes stickiness from the cavity.

  4. Lemon
    Keep a lemon in your mouth, chew it and then clean your mouth with fresh water. Being rich in Vitamin C, the acid present in lemon kills the germs and help in easing the pain.

  5. Neem
    The fibre contained in neem keeps the plaques away. You just need to follow a simple routine, chew neem leaves and rinse your mouth with water.

  6. Turmeric
    Turmeric provides relief from cavities. Apply turmeric on the affected area for a few minutes and then clean your mouth. Also, you can mix turmeric with mustard oil and massage on teeth and gums for 10 minutes.

  7. Wheat Grass
    Wheatgrass is a good source of vitamin A, E, iron, calcium and magnesium. So drink a glass of wheatgrass juice or chew it directly. You can mix one part of wheatgrass juice with six parts of water and rinse your mouth with it. 

When to see a dentist?

Home remedies may reduce the damage done in the pre-cavity stage. Such remedies should be practised along with dentist-recommended techniques. Not all cavities cause pain so it is very important to visit a dentist regularly for early detection and prevention. Detection of the cavity at an early stage can reduce the bigger damages to the teeth.

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