They say a smile is a person’s biggest asset. Now, to have that, a set of sparkling teeth is a must. This is where the need for good oral care comes in. There are a number of herb-based oral care products available today that are popular and very effective. Our elders used plants and its by-products to cleanse their mouth and it worked out great for them. The best merchandises we find now are the ones that use the natural extract of herbs with minimal chemicals and have no side effects. Let’s take a look at the top 8 herbal oral care products…
This Ayurvedic toothpaste can be used by adults and children. It contains natural extracts from gooseberry, licorice, black pepper, ginger, camphor, menthol, clove oil and a number of other herbs. The combination of these extracts in this toothpaste has proven to be very effective in dealing with bad breath, plaque and tooth sensitivity. It also helps strengthen the gums. Ideally, it should be used to brush teeth twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush.
Manufactured by the house of Dabur, Red is the toothpaste you can rely on. It is packed with the goodness of 13 active Ayurvedic herbs including pudina, laung, tomar beej, sunthi and clove oil. The special formulation has been certified and can help treat oral conditions such as gingivitis, toothaches, foul odour from the mouth, cavities, plaque, yellowing of teeth and bleeding from gums. This herbal toothpaste is something the entire family can use.
Patanjali is among the latest Ayurvedic brands to emerge in the market. This toothpaste uses herbs like babul and akarkara to protect the gums and others like neem, turmeric, timbaru and cloves to keep bacteria away from the mouth. The pudina and pippali extracts give the toothpaste a refreshing taste that keeps bad breath away. Dant kanti cream may be used as a preventive measure as well as to treat oral health conditions like bad breath, gingivitis and pioria.
As the name suggests, this toothpaste is packed with the benefits of extracts from the babul tree. They can help your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong. They are also believed to prevent swelling and bleeding in the gums. The toothpaste has a refreshing taste and has been very affordably priced. Ideally, it should be used twice a day to see visible results. Some people even say that using this has kept them from having to undergo a painful root canal treatment.
Colgate is probably the most well-known brand name in the oral health sector. Colgate Herbal is infused with extracts from sage, myrrh, tea tree oil, chamomile and eucalyptus. It combines these ingredients with the latest in oral health technology to produce toothpaste that can protect your teeth and gums from a plaque buildup. The paste may be used by adults and children of all ages. But keep in mind that the amount to be used by the children should be much less than that of adults.
Neem active toothpaste offers natural protection from harmful bacteria. The neem extracts protect the teeth and gums while the calcium strengthens the tooth structure. Mint extract in the toothpaste gives it a fresh taste and fights against bad breath. It can also reduce inflammation of the gums and bleeding. Many people who have used the toothpaste testify that it helps spots fade away and makes your teeth look whiter.
When it comes to organic toothpaste, K.P. Namboodiri is a well-known name. It uses ginger root extract to prevent and treat tooth decay, black pepper to fight against bad breath and oral infections, camphor and clove oil to treat toothaches and gingivitis, and a number of other herbs as well. The menthol and peppermint oil extracts act as flavouring agents and also give you fresh breath throughout the day. This is a gel based product and it usually has a stronger flavour as compared to that of cream based paste.
This tooth powder by Future Organics is based on the extracts of a medicinal herb grown in certain parts of the country called nalla tummba. This plant extract is not only beneficial for your teeth and gums but also has a number of other benefits. It is known to have the ability to fight against health issues such as high blood pressure, obesity and acidity. This tooth powder can be used to clean your teeth with a toothbrush or even with your index finger. Ideally, after rubbing the powder on your teeth and gums, you should gargle for 5-10 minutes with warm water and cleanse your mouth for best results.
Brushing your teeth regularly with the right toothpaste can go a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. However, if you do notice a cavity or experience pain in your teeth, you must consult a dentist at the earliest. It’s never too late to have good oral health and develop habits to care for them. Well, what are you waiting for? Go on try these products and smile away.