How to Make Herbal Tooth Powder at Home

Ayurveda recommends using fresh plant twigs for cleaning the teeth. However, it is not possible for everyone to collect fresh twigs of recommended plants on a daily basis. So, ayurveda also provide a solution for it. In this article, we will discuss how to make herbal tooth powder at home for children and adults. Then learn how to use this ayurvedic herbal tooth powder and what are its benefits. This tooth powder is the most effective remedy for prevention and treatment of health problems related to gums and teeth.

Herbal Tooth Powder for Adults

Triphala powder 25 grams
Khadira (Catechu) bark powder 25 grams
Arjuna bark powder 15 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) 15 grams
Green cardamom powder 15 grams
Clove powder 5 grams
Trikatu powder 5 grams
Sendha Namak (Rock Salt) 5 grams

Herbal Tooth Powder for Children

Triphala powder 25 grams
Khadira (Catechu) bark powder 25 grams
Yashtimadhu (Mulethi) Powder 25 grams
Arjuna bark powder 15 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) 15 grams
Green cardamom powder 15 grams
Clove powder 5 grams
Sendha Namak (Rock Salt) 5 grams

In children, we have added Yashtimadhu Churna and removed Trikatu Churna. Some children may not like the taste of adult formulation. You can prepare herbal tooth powder for children with this formulation.

How to Prepare Herbal Tooth Powder

All these ingredients can be easily found at home or you can buy from the herbal store. Trikatu powder includes common kitchen spices – black pepper, long pepper and ginger powder in equal quantity.

  1. Take Triphala fruits (Amla, Behera, Harad), Khadira bark and Arjuna bark and wash them properly. Dry them in sunlight.
  2. You should not wash cardamom, dalchini, clove and trikatu ingredients. Because these ingredients contain aromatic compounds, which will evaporate during drying. You can use a blower to remove dust from them if any. Otherwise, they are clean and pure.
  3. Grind each ingredient separately to make its fine powder.
  4. Measure each ingredient and mix all ingredients together in the quantity mentioned in the above table.
  5. Then keep it in an airtight glass or food grade plastic container.

How to Use Herbal Tooth Powder

  1. Take a small amount of tooth powder in your palm.
  2. Add some water or honey in it to make a paste. In the case of children, you should add honey to make a paste.
  3. Now, apply this paste to teeth and gums. Do massage with your index finger for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Alternatively, you can also apply this powder to your toothbrush and do brush as your do with your regular toothpaste. But for gums, you should use your index finger for a gentle massage.
  5. Then gargle and clean your mouth.
  6. Then take warm water and gargle 5 times and clean your mouth.

Note: If you suffer from pyorrhea or any gum or dental problems, then mix this powder in mustard oil instead of water or honey. Using this herbal tooth powder in this way, you will get rid of pyorrhea, bleeding gums, tooth pain, and other dental and gum problems.

How many times should I use Herbal Tooth Powder?

According to ayurveda, you should clean your teeth in the morning and after eating food. (Reference: Ashtanga Hridaya, Chapter 2 Verses 1 – 3).

Ayurveda recommends eating meals 2 times a day. So, you should clean your teeth with this herbal tooth powder three times a day:

  1. After waking up in the morning.
  2. After morning meal.
  3. After evening meal.

Benefits of Herbal Tooth Powder

Herbal tooth powder described in this article gas the following benefits:

  • It strengthens the teeth and prevents tooth loss even in old age.
  • It whitens the teeth without troubling tooth enamel. So, you don’t need to go for chemical bleaching for whitening teeth.
  • It prevents the formation of plaque on the tooth surface.
  • It inhibits the growth of Streptococcus mutans on the tooth surface due to its important ingredient Terminalia Chebula (Harad). So, it is very useful in the treatment and prevention of tooth caries.

Herbal tooth powder described in this article helps in the prevention and treatment of following gums and dental diseases:

  • Dental caries.
  • Spongy and bleeding gums.
  • Gingivitis.
  • Stomatitis.

Cleaning teeth and gums with herbal tooth powder is a part of Ayurvedic Daily Routine (Dinacharya). It helps you to keep your teeth healthy, strong and clear forever. If you use this tooth powder on a daily basis three times a day, then there are very few chances to tooth loss even in old age.

Reference
  1. Ashtanga Sangrah, Sutra Sthana, Chapter 2, Dinacharya.
  2. T. chebula as an anticaries agent.
  3. Role of Three Fruits in dentistry.

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