Dental cavities are tiny black holes on the surface of your white teeth that further proceed to the internal part of the teeth. This is caused by bacteria that remain on the surface of your tooth enamel that creates acid out of the food or sugar present on the surface.
How do the bacteria cause Dental Cavities?
Bacteria when present on the surface of teeth invade the enamel of the tooth by producing acid from the remains of food. However, this is not it. Bacteria at the lining of the gums form a sticky film that is known as plaque that contains acid. This acid in the plaque removes the minerals like calcium – which the enamel of the tooth is made up of. This acid further causes erosion and creates holes in the teeth.
What happens to the teeth after the cavity?
The tooth consists of several layers before the enamel coating. Once the cavities begin forming on the surface of the tooth, the internal layers of the tooth are exposed. The pulp – layer of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels, when becomes exposed causes extensive severe sensitivity in the entire mouth.
When plaque starts forming near the gum lining, the bacteria there start feeding on the tissue of the gums that further resulting in receded gums and tooth infection. Once your gums start receding, the area of the tooth beneath the gums starts appearing which does not only appear ugly on seeing but also further increases the chances of bone infection.
What are the dental cavitation symptoms?
Several signs indicate dental cavities of which some are:
Sensitivity due to cold drinks.
Sensitivity to sweets.
Stains on the surface of the teeth.
Sharp pain when eating or drinking something hot.
Pain when you bite something.
Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing.
If you keep ignoring these symptoms, the complications of oral health increase as there are chances you may develop an infection which may result in tooth loss.
Here are some herbal remedies to help resolve dental cavities.
Oregano oil to stop decay
Oregano oil is an herbal antiseptic that prevents tooth decay. It also contains anti-microbial properties that help to clear away the bacteria present in the mouth around the teeth and under the gum linings. This causes the bacteria to invade the gum tissues and cause gums to recede and expose the pulp of the tooth and cause sensitivity.
Oregano oil helps prevent the growth of bacteria around the teeth and under the gums as the oil reaches every corner and prevents the decaying process of the teeth. You can brush your teeth with the oregano oil and later wash off your mouth using mouthwash and water.
Wheatgrass – the highest source of Vitamin A and E. Wheatgrass is an anti-bacterial agent that helps to get rid of bacteria in the mouth that are responsible to cause cavities in your teeth. It also has the highest amount of iron, calcium, and magnesium that is necessary to protect the jawbone from decay and maintain the health of the teeth by protecting from tooth decay and keeping them in place.
Drink a glass of wheatgrass juice or mix 1 part of wheatgrass juice with 6 parts of water and rinse the mouth with it or directly chew wheatgrass if infected.
Neem bark to fight infection
Neem consists of anti-bacterial properties because of its bitter taste and great cleansing properties. Neem leaves are known to be very bitter at the taste, but these leaves help you to kill plaque and prevent the development of tartar which is the root cause of gum diseases. Neem bark is known to prevent cavities from occurring and usually neem twigs are used to prevent gum diseases and are beneficial for teeth whitening.
Licorice root is an anti-microbial agent which stops the bacteria from growing and chewing on your teeth enamel and causing cavities.
Note: licorice root will help slow down the bacteria from growing and invading your tooth, but you will have to visit the dentist to completely eradicate the bacteria.
Licorice candy is not the same as licorice root. You must look for products at your local food store or Chinese stores where you can licorice root combined with other products to improve its toxicity necessary to fight bacteria, treat tooth decay and resolve gum diseases.
Clove oil for pain relief
Dental cavity symptoms are very painful and are unlikely to react to painkillers. Clove oil is known for its pain-killing property that helps relieve toothaches. Clove oil has made some exceptional advancements in the dental industry since its discoveries as it also helps to restore lost enamel. You can either look for clove oil containing kinds of toothpaste or use a cotton swab by applying clove oil on it and placing the cotton swab on the tooth cavity or the tooth causing pain. The oil produces a numbing effect to fight pain and help your tooth retain minerals. Depending on the intensity of the pain, you can use this oil every few hours for 10-15 minutes.
Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day that including once flossing at night and twice use of mouthwash in the morning and before bed.
These above-mentioned remedies will help you treat cavities that have already developed but for a better and quicker result to cure cavities, visit your dentist at the earliest to avoid further oral complications.
Dental cavities are easily one of the most common beginnings of oral complications.
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