Dental Cavity

What Is a Dental Cavity?

Dental cavity is defined as a structural damage (holes in the tooth enamel) in the tooth. They are also commonly called as tooth decay or caries. It commonly affects children and adults. 

What Triggers Dental Cavities?

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Bacterial infection
  • Plaque formation that may turn into tar and lead to cavities
  • Excessive intake of carbohydrates (sugars and starches)

How Would You Know If You Have Dental Cavities?

  • You may experience toothache
  • Pain while biting down
  • Sensitivity to heat, cold and sweets
  • Visible holes or black spots in the teeth

What Should You Do In Case Dental Cavity Worsens?

  • In case, your toothache worsens, you need to see a dentist for a dental check-up.
  • The dentist will ask you get a dental X-ray done. He may also probe your denture and look for soft spots.

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • The severity of the dental cavity shall help the dentist decide the treatment for the same. In most cases, the dentist removes the decayed part of the tooth and fills the gap using an alloy of silver and gold.
  • He may also use caps and crowns to treat the tooth cavity in case the decay is extensive
  • In case the nerve in the tooth dies from the decay/ injury, you may be recommended to get a root canal done.

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Dental Cavities?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms and to speed up your recovery:

1. Salt

Ingredients: Salt

Ways to Use:

To a glass of warn water, add a teaspoon of salt. Swish a mouthful of this solution in the mouth for a 1 minute. Repeat this atleast 3 times a day.

2. Oil Rinse

Ingredients: Sesame oil Salt water

Ways to Use:

Take a teaspoon of oil and swish it in the mouth for 20 minutes. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm salt water.

Repeat this daily on an empty stomach

3. Turmeric

Ingredients: Turmeric Mustard Oil

Ways to Use:

Turmeric powder can be directly applied on the cavities. Leave it for about ten minutes and then rinse the mouth with warm water.

You can also mix turmeric powder with mustard oil and massage it on the affected areas. Leave it for ten minutes and spit it out.

4. Licorice

Ingredients: Licorice

Ways to Use:

On a regular basis, try brushing your teeth with dried licorice powder. You can also use the soft stick of licorice to brush your teeth. 

 

So, if you have been a chocolate fan all these years and are now troubled with cavities in your mouth, go ahead and try these natural remedies to get rid of them and maintain that healthy smile!

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