Oral Problems


Overview

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. 

Symptoms

Common diseases
  • Thrush/Oral candidiasis
  • Halitosis
  • Stomatitis
  • Tonsillitis etc

Causes

  1. Eating food in indigestion or when the previous meal isn't digested
  2. Incompatible food
  3. Dry mouth with poor oral hygiene
  4. Foods and beverages: What you eat and drink can cause bad breath 
  • Eg-Garlic,onion etc
  1. Poor dental hygiene

Treatment

  • Diet and lifestyle Modifications
  • Herbs and Herbo-Mineral Preparations

Example -

  • Blood purification and treat conditions like stomatitis,thrush and halitosis - Sariva,Yashtimadhu
  • Cure all infection and inflammation in oral cavity - Surasa, vacha
  • Cure the conditions like stomatitis - Kamdudha
  • Reduce pain and infections associated with tonsillitis - Tribhuvan Kirti rasa

(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)


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