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Oral hygiene routine for cold and flu prevention.

Danta is the the Sanskrit word for tooth.

Our favorite Ayurvedic mouth wash is the Auromere brand. Available in the shop and online. Continue reading for more information about oral hygiene in Ayurveda 🦷

We can find information about Danta in the Ayurvedic classical texts:
+Charaka and Sushruta Samhita.
+ Astanga Samgraha.
+ Kasyapa Samhita.

Teeth 🦷 are considered an updadhatu of Asthi dhatu (bone  🦴 tissue). Bones are a natural governed by Vata and in disease of the bones, the teeth are also weakened.

According to Sushruta (Author of Sushruta Samhita) fifteen disease of the roots of the teeth and gums have been mentioned. To prevent tooth and gum disease good oral hygiene should be implemented in our Dinacharya (Daily Routine).

1. Cleaning of the teeth.
In Ayurveda fresh stems or sticks of trees such as Banyan, Khadira, Neem or Arjuna have been recommended 🌿 These herb sticks should be either ‘Kashaya’ (astringent), ‘Katu (heating), or ‘Tikta’ (bitter) in taste.

• The stick should be chewed until its broken. The taste of the stick will neutralise the bodhaka Kapha and help to clear the mucous secretions in the mouth 👄

• Vata has often thin, arthrophic, dry and rough gums and Khadira or Licorice is recommended.

• Pitta is more prone to spongy, inflamed and red gums and Neem or Arjuna is often recommended.

• Kapha is prone for hypertrophic and whitish gums and astringent sticks are recommended.

 

2. Tooth powder.
We have our homemade toothpowder blend available in the Lakshmi shop. Also, Triphala powder can be used, it can also be mixed with sesame oil.

 

3. Gargling (Gandusha and Kavala).
Oil pulling is a procedure that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita where it is called Gandusha. Oil pulling has been used extensively as a traditional Indian folk remedy for many years to prevent decay, gingivitis, bleeding gums and other oral ailment.

• Ayurveda advises oil gargling to purify the entire system as each section of the tongue 👅 is connected to different organ such as to the kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine.

 

4. Tongue cleaning
Cleaning the tongue helps to rid the mouth of any waste products, bad odour and improves the taste sensation.

 

Our few of our favorite dental care products:

1. Wooden tooth brush – let’s get rid of plastic!

2. Ayurvedic tooth powder – homemade at Lakshmi Ayurveda.

3. Vegan charcoal floss.

4. Auromere mouthwash.

5. Auromere toothpaste in a jar.

If you have any questions and find yourself suffering from poor dental health your are welcome to contact one of our practitioners at info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au to speak further.

 

* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.

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