Oral health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Mouth is one of the most important parts of your body having different functions.
In Ayurveda 65 varieties of oral diseases are described. A balance among the three doshas/elements : Vata, Pitta and Kapha is necessary for health. Together, the three doshas govern all metabolic activities and imbalance among these elements leads to disease.
Ayurveda recommends some daily use of therapeutic procedures for the prevention of disease and maintenance of oral health. These include:
- Dant Dhavani (Brushing)
- Jivha Lekhana (Tongue scraping) and
- Gandoosha (gargling) or oil pulling and tissue regeneration therapies.
- Ayurvedic drugs, which can be used in prevention as well as management of oral diseases.