Articles in: Dental Health

Learn Ayurvedic techniques for dental health and hygiene. A holistic perspective of dental health encompasses lifestyle, diet and herbal support for optimally healthy teeth and gums.

The Science of Tongue Scraping with Copper

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 39 seconds As the function of the microbiota of the mouth becomes more understood, ancient techniques to support oral hygiene are becoming more popular. One practice backed by numerous studies is called tongue scraping (Jihwa Prakshalana). Tongue scraping is the simple practice of scraping your tongue before brushing your […]

Smile! This Sugar Helps Your Teeth

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, and 51 seconds While xylitol is one of the more popular sugar alcohols used as a sugar substitute, it is also found naturally in fruits and vegetables. Surprisingly, it is also produced by the body during carbohydrate metabolism. The average adult actually makes up to 15 grams of xylitol per […]

Oil Pulling for a Beautiful Smile and Healthy Mouth

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, and 21 seconds Oil Pulling has been getting lots of press lately for its teeth-whitening and cosmetic benefits. Today, I would like to share with you the science behind this very popular topic. Oil Pulling got its name from the “pulling” or cleansing effect oils have when applied to the […]

The Magic of Sesame

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Sesame seeds and sesame oil have been used as a medicine for thousands of years. According to Ayurveda, there is no better or more therapeutic oil than sesame. It has been documented as a food and medicine in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Rome and India. Almost all Ayurvedic massage oils are a blend of sesame oil […]

The Truth About Oil Pulling

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Perhaps you have heard of it: the Ayurvedic technique of swishing oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes daily that claims to deliver a litany of health benefits. The web is chock-full of stories claiming amazing results from this seemingly innocuous procedure. It seems implausible that swishing oil in the mouth could benefit one’s joint, […]

Healthy Sugar for Your Teeth

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I never thought I would be reporting on the benefits of chewing gum, as I have never been a big fan of it. That said, the research on a common sweetener found in some chewing gum and toothpaste brands is compelling! Not only has this sweetener been shown to prevent dental caries (cavities), it has also […]