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Tooth ache:  Toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease.

Causes:

  • Dental cavity.
  • Gum disease.
  • Improper brushing.

Symptoms:

  • Some of the common toothache symptoms include increased pain, or pain with chewing.
  • Bleeding and discharge from the gums or around a tooth.
  • Inflammation or swelling of the gums or jaws.
  • Increased sensitivity to heat and cold, and redness around the gum line of a tooth.

Diagnosing Toothache:

  • Take care of your teeth and gums by brushing your teeth, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly.
  • A dentist can identify tooth decay with an oral examination. Cracks and small holes can be detected by your dentist and decay causes these areas of the tooth to soften.
  • Dental X-rays are sometimes needed to detect tooth decay that has not yet caused symptoms or is in between teeth.

Ingredients:

  1. Rumex crispus.

Natural Remedies:

  • The young leaves of rumex crispus is edible and contains vitamin A, iron, protein and potassium. But it’s not advisable to eat it because it contains a high amount of oxalic acid.
  • Rumex crispus root extract is available in the form of capsules, liquid extract, tinctures, cut and dried and root tea.Root constituents emodin, magnesium, nepodin, oxalic acid, selenium, silicon, sodium, tannins.

Make a juice of rumex crispus leaves, mix with hot water. Then flush out your mouth.

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Bad breath plagues just about everyone at one time or another.  People snicker about it, but bad breath can be a devastating social disability.

Causes:

  • The mouth: The structures in the mouth that can harbor bad breath are:

The teeth, The Gums, The tongue (especially the back of the tongue)

  • The upper respiratory tract: This includes the nasal cavities, sinuses, throat, tonsils and the larynx (voice box).

A. The term for bad breath from the upper respiratory tract is ozostomia

B. Ozostomia is the second most common type of bad breath, and is most commonly associated with post nasal drip, but can be associated with infections of the various organs in the upper respiratory tracts as well, including sinusitis, sore throat and laryngitis.

  • The lungs:

A. Stomatodysodia is the term for bad breath caused by outright disease processes in the lungs, such as various infections, emphysema, bronchitis or lung cancer.

B. Halitosis is the term for bad breath that results from physiologic processes elsewhere in the body and carried to the lungs by the bloodstream, or to the mouth by chronic vomiting.

  • The stomach: Technically, this type of bad breath is a subcategory of halitosis, but one that does not originate from the lungs.  Bad breath originating from the stomach is caused by disease processes which produce chronic vomiting.

Symptoms:

  • Poor dental hygiene —  Teeth are coated with film or plaque, food debris trapped between teeth, pale or swollen gums
  • Infections in the mouth —  Gums may be red, swollen and bleed easily, especially after brushing or flossing; pus may drain from between teeth; a pocket of pus (abscess) at the base of a tooth; loose teeth or a change in “fit” of a denture; painful, open sores on the tongue or gums
  • Respiratory tract infections —  Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes (“swollen glands”) in the neck, fever, stuffy nose, a greenish or yellowish nasal discharge, a mucus-producing cough
  • External agents —  Cigarette stains on fingers and teeth, a uniform yellow “coffee stain” on teeth
  • Dry mouth —  Difficulty swallowing dry foods, difficulty speaking for a prolonged period because of mouth dryness, a burning sensation in the mouth, an unusually high number of dental caries, dry eyes (in Sjögren’s syndrome)
  • Systemic (bodywide) illnesses —  Symptoms of diabetes, lung disease, kidney failure or liver disease

Diagnosis:

  • Self Diagnosis
  • Professional diagnosis-  Hallimeter

-  Gas chromatography

-  BANA test

-  β-galactosidase

Ingredients:

  1. Orange tree leaves.

Natural Remedies:

  • Oranges also contain very good levels of vitamin A, and other flavonoid antioxidants such as alpha and beta carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lutein. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is also essential for vision. Consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Take some orange leaves, clean and chew it.

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Toothache which is pain in the jaw is usually because of the inflammation of the pulp of the tooth (pulpitis). Cold, heat or pressure on the tooth may increase the pain. Sometimes a toothache may be due to non-dental reasons like infection of the ears and sinus.

Causes:

  • Toothache can also be caused by a broken or fractured tooth without any cavity.
  • Dental Cavities.
  • Expose tooth roots.
  • Cracked Tooth Syndrome.
  • Gum disease.
  • Improper brushing.

Symptoms:

  • Toothache.
  • Bleeding from gum.

Diagnosis:

  • Dentists can run a differential diagnosis to find out the major causes of the toothache. The differential diagnosis involves a histological analysis of the affected tooth and the surrounding gums and tissues. The exposed pulp may be analyzed to find out the bacterial destruction of the tooth. The dentist may diagnose that periapical tissue inflammation is the real cause of toothache.

Ingredients:

  1. Indian solanum root.
  2. Peppermint leaf.

Natural Remedies:

  • Kantankathri is also known as Indian solanum. The fruit of the plant constitutes the drug. The drug is bitter in taste and a mild purgative. Experiments have shown that the fruits and shoots of the plant possess antibacterial properties. The fruit of the plant yield carpersteral, glucoside-alkaloids and solanocarpine. It also yields glucoside-alkaloids, solamine-S. On hydrolysis it yield alkaloid solanidine-S.
  • Peppermint Leaf can help relax the bile ducts for improved flow of this very important digestive fluid. Peppermint Leaf contains bio-flavonoids and exhibits antioxidant activity. The herb can also stimulate a sluggish liver or gallbladder into performing its functions in a more effective manner. It also helps to combat indigestion.

Make dry powder of Indian solanum root and peppermint leaf, mix it and use this powder for brush your teeth.

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Having yellow teeth can not only be embarrassing at times but also harm your self-esteem.

Causes:

  • Having a bad hygiene and food habit is a primary reason for getting yellow teeth in many cases.
  • Especially taking stuffs like tea, coffee and wine are some of the top list.
  • Tobacco usage and smoking has high probable reasons for stained teeth.
  • Surroundings can have an impact on our stained teeth. Air and water with high level of fluorides can cause this.
  • Taking antibiotics over a period of time can be another reason. Especially tetracycline and doxycycline are in the top list.
  • For some people, it is genetic reason. In children this is very much common. They have stained or discolored teeth right from their childhood.
  • Aging – There is an element called dentin under our enamel. As we get older, enamel fades away leaving us dentin to show to our neighbor. This can be another reason.

Symptoms:

  • Yellow teeth

Diagnosis:

As we always say prevention is better than cure, now we will see methods that can help us prevent getting us stained teeth.

  • Regular brushing can avoid yellow teeth to a great extent. It is advisable to teeth more than 2 or 3 times a day
  • Following a hygienic life and less consumption of tea, coffee, beverages and wine can prevent yellow teeth in the first place. Smoking should also be kept to as minimum as possible. It is better to avoid this.
  • And get advice from your dentist.

Ingredients:

  1. Lemon skin.
  2. Salt.
  3. Sesame oil.

Natural Remedies:

  • Lemon is a citrus fruit and fight against infection. It is a anti oxidant which deactivates free radicals. Lemon juice is about 5% to 6% (approximately 0.3 M) citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste, and a pH of 2–3.

Make dry powder of lemon skin. Take half spoon of this powder, add salt and mix with sesame oil, then brush it using this mixture regularly.

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Toothache:  Toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease.

Causes:

  • Dental cavity.
  • Gum disease.

Symptoms:

  • Some of the common toothache symptoms include increased pain, or pain with chewing,
  • Bleeding and discharge from the gums or around a tooth,
  • Inflammation or swelling of the gums or jaws,
  • Increased sensitivity to heat and cold, and redness around the gum line of a tooth.

Diagnosing Toothache:

  • Take care of your teeth and gums by brushing your teeth, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly.
  • A dentist can identify tooth decay with an oral examination. Cracks and small holes can be detected by your dentist and decay causes these areas of the tooth to soften.
  • Dental X-rays are sometimes needed to detect tooth decay that has not yet caused symptoms or is in between teeth.

Ingredients:

  1. Coccinia fruit.

Natural Remedies:

  • The coccinia  juice of the roots and leaves is used in the treatment of diabetes. The leaves are used as a poultice in treating skin eruptions. The plant is used as a laxative. It is used internally in the treatment of gonorrhea. It is claimed the blood sugar patients.

if you eat coccinia fruits,  will be reduced  toothache.

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Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Causes:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Infections in the mouth
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • External agents
  • Dry mouth
  • Systemic illnesses
  • Psychiatric illness

Symptoms:

A person may not always know that he or she has bad breath. This phenomenon is because odor-detecting cells in the nose eventually become accustomed to the constant flow of bad smells from the mouth. Others may notice and react by recoiling as you speak. Other associated symptoms depend on the underlying cause of bad breath:

  • Poor dental hygiene —  Teeth are coated with film or plaque, food debris trapped between teeth, pale or swollen gums
  • Infections in the mouth —  Gums may be red, swollen and bleed easily, especially after brushing or flossing; pus may drain from between teeth; a pocket of pus (abscess) at the base of a tooth; loose teeth or a change in “fit” of a denture; painful, open sores on the tongue or gums
  • Respiratory tract infections —  Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes (“swollen glands”) in the neck, fever, stuffy nose, a greenish or yellowish nasal discharge, a mucus-producing cough
  • External agents —  Cigarette stains on fingers and teeth, a uniform yellow “coffee stain” on teeth
  • Dry mouth —  Difficulty swallowing dry foods, difficulty speaking for a prolonged period because of mouth dryness, a burning sensation in the mouth, an unusually high number of dental caries, dry eyes (in Sjögren’s syndrome)
  • Systemic (bodywide) illnesses —  Symptoms of diabetes, lung disease, kidney failure or liver disease

Diagnosis:

  • Self Diagnosis
  • Professional diagnosis

    -  Hallimeter

    -  Gas chromatography

    -  BANA test

    -  β-galactosidase

Ingredients:

  1. Lemon.
  2. Rose water.

Natural Remedies:

  • Lemon is a citrus fruit and fight against infection. It is a anti oxidant which deactivates free radicals. Lemon juice is about 5% to 6% (approximately 0.3 M) citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste, and a pH of 2–3.
  • Rosewater contains antiseptic and anti bacterial properties which help in the treatment of various skin problems. According to a research, the anti-bacterial properties of rose water help in preventing acne, pimples, wrinkles and also cures sunburns and stressed skin.

Take same quantity of Lemon juice and Rosewater; add some water, then floss your mouth daily.

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