6 Best Remedies For Cavities

Tooth cavities are a major reason for loss of tooth. Infection caused due to bacteria leads to tooth decay which gradually form cavities in the mouth. These cavities form a hole in the tooth exposing the root canal, if it is deeper, it can cause excruciating pain. When a lot of sugar is consumed, the bacteria in the mouth convert the sugar to acids which combines with the food particles to form plaque which leads to the formation of cavities when oral hygeine is neglected. The various symptoms of tooth decay include development of cavities in mouth and formation of plaque or sticky deposits on teeth. In children or infants tooth decay can be caused due to the remaining milk in the mouth that combines with bacteria in the mouth. Cavities can be deep or small depending on the problem. Home remedies for cavities provide effective cure and can prevent progression.

Useful Home Remedies For Cavities

1. Garlic

Garlic has various medicinal properties. Take garlic and crush it. Spray some black pepper powder on to the garlic and allow it stay for a few minutes on the affected tooth by pressing against it. The garlic and pepper cure the infection by killing the bacteria and reduces the inflammation of the dental pulp. This acts as a perfect remedy to cure the infection and prevents cavities from becoming more deeper.

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2. Cloves

Cloves are one of the oldest remedies used for decay of tooth. It is one of the easiest remedies available to treat infection. A cotton ball is dipped in clove oil and it is placed on the affected tooth for some time. The clove oil penetrates deep in to the cavity thus relieving pain, inflammation and also cures the tooth of its infection.


3. Mint Leaves

Another effective home remedy is mint leaves. Take a few mint leaves and boil them in hot water. After sometime allow the mixture to cool. Strain the liquid and the left over pulp of the mint leaves is taken and placed in the mouth and rotated to the side of the affected tooth and allowing it to stay for sometime in the mouth. This has to be done two to three times a day so that the mint helps in reducing the infection effectively.

Mint Leaves

4. Margosa Leaves

Margosa is one of the trusted medicines for treating tooth cavity. Take fresh margosa leaves and wash them thoroughly. Eat these leaves raw. Crush them in to a pulp in the mouth until the juice is produced. Let the juice remain in the mouth for some time. Flush the mouth with the margosa juice that helps in relieving the symptoms and helps in controlling tooth decay.

Margosa Leaves

5. Salt

Mix small amounts of salt, black pepper and clove oil to form a fine paste. This paste is applied to the effected tooth. Leave it for sometime on the tooth. It prevents formation of cavities, pus and swelling. It also helps in relieving the pain caused by tooth decay thus prevents further formation of cavities. It fights against bacteria and thus reduces their action in the mouth.


6. Mustard Oil

Mustard oil surprisingly helps fight tooth cavities. Twenty minutes just before brushing use a mixture of mustard oil and salt mixture to clean the tooth. Later brush your teeth with normal tooth paste. This reduces cavities effectively, if done daily before brushing in the morning as well as in the night. It produces quicker and visible results.

Mustard Oil

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