Oral diseases are
caused due to bacterial infections, improper food
habits, unhealthy life style and can significantly
affect the general well-being of a person by causing
considerable pain and discomfort, thus affecting
their quality of life. Oral hygiene is an integral
part of health of a person which when neglected,
results in different types of oral ailments like
dental caries and periodontal diseases. Therefore
one should follow Ayurvedic regimen for maintenance
of oral health. Maintaining good oral care is
important throughout life.
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recommendations for maintenance of oral health and
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Global need for maintenance of oral health
Oral diseases are one of the most important problems
in public health and are on the rise in developing
countries. Dental caries and periodontal diseases are
among the most important global oral health problems.
Also there is rise in incidence of oral cancer and
other disorders. There is a global need for safe and
effective alternative prevention and treatment.
In Ayurveda, dental health is individualistic varying
with each person’s Prakriti (Constitution). There are
different twigs mentioned for brushing for different
Prakriti. Oral cavity includes the Oshtha (lips),
Dantamoola (gingiva and tooth supporting structures),
Danta (teeth), Jihva (tongue), Talu (palate), Kantha
(throat) and Sarvasara (oral mucosa). The Mukha (oral
cavity) is the gateway of the alimentary canal and is
considered to be one of the most important parts of
the Urdhwajatru (part above the clavicles). Oral
health reflects the body health.
Ayurvedic recommendations for oral health includes
Danta Dhavana (Brushing) – Ayurveda advises
brushing with twigs like Neem or twigs of astringent,
bitter and pungent taste.
Jihwa nirlekhana (Tongue scrapping) – Tongue
scrapping is done gently with a metal scrapper from
root to tip. This removes accumulated dirt and bad
Gandusha (Gargling) - Gandusha (Mouth gargle)
is filling the mouth to its full capacity with liquid
for prescribed period of time and then the patient
spits it out.
Dhumapana (Herbal smoke) – Dhumapana is
inhalation of herbal smoke. Dhumapana gives firmness
of teeth, pleasant smell and cleanliness of mouth.
Nasya (Nasal medication) - Administration of
medicine through the nose is called Nasya. When
administered after brushing, it bestows good smell to
the mouth. When administered after meal, it cleanses
the passage and bestows a feeling of lightness.
Pratisarana (Massaging the teeth and gums) -
Pratisarana is done with paste of herbs, thick
decoction, honey or powder of herbs. It is applies
with fingers and rubbed gently on teeth and gums. This
process removes the food debris and plaque and helps
to maintain the periodontal health.
Ahara (Diet) - For healthy living and for
healthy teeth and gums, one should eat healthy diet.
It’s not only what we eat but when we eat also can
affect our dental health. Timely meals, preferably
freshly prepared and warm is advised. Eat healthy
foodstuffs like whole grains, fresh fruits and
vegetables, vegetable protein, low fat diet. Reduce
excess intake of fast foods, refrigerated food &
drinks, aerated drinks, refined sugars and sweets.
Drink sufficient fluids. Brush your teeth after every
Vihara (Lifestyle) - Avoidance of smoking,
alcohol and tobacco is a must for oral health. Regular
physical exercise is not only beneficial for overall
health but also plays a vital role in oral health.
Being physically active throughout the day and doing
moderate physical exercise will help maintain oral
health. Breathing exercises are also good for oral
Aushadha Prayoga (Use of herbs) - Most of the
oral diseases are caused due to bacterial infections.
The antibacterial activity of medicinal plants are due
to the presence of potential bio-active compounds
which help to reduce bacterial load in the oral cavity
and thus prevent formation of plaque, dental caries
Ayurveda is a holistic health system which also
recommends some daily therapeutic procedures for the
prevention and maintenance of oral health. Most of the
oral diseases are due to bacterial infections and
medicinal plants have anti-bacterial activity against
various microorganisms including bacteria’s
responsible for dental caries.
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