Even today, few people know that the importance of oral hygiene and fluoride-free dental care in India was recognized thousands of years ago, and effective solutions have been developed, which were also described in the ancient Vedas. The synergistic effect of herbs and minerals has made the use of tooth powders and toothpastes (in the modern age) effective.
Basil is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic fluoride-free dental care. Basil reduces the bleeding of the gum, disinfects and reduces the occurrence of gingivitis. It provides long-lasting and fresh breath until the next brushing.
The bactericidal effect of neem (Azadirachta indica) and clove is also prominent in dental care. These herbs are effective in reducing mouth odour, bleeding, local or chronic gingivitis, even in the event of infections from food. Only after 4-5 days, they help to reduce plaque and restore the freshness of the mouth. These herbs kill most of the harmful bacteria after 5-10 days of use. The mineral content of toothpastes ensures white teeth without erosion of the enamel.
Nowadays, the fluoride found in most dental care products can cause an allergic reaction, leading to bleeding gums. Ayurvedic toothpastes do not contain fluoride or menthol. They can also be used effectively in addition to homeopathic remedies. They are also recommended for children, expectant mothers and smokers.