The current generation are extremely conscious of their looks of which teeth are an integral part. When the teeth discolours or turns yellow, the conscious people get their yellow teeth either polished or bleached so as to remove the plaques and tartar. These plaques or tarter are the main reason for the paleness or yellowishness of the teeth and this is due to excessive consumption of tea and coffee, deficiency of vital minerals and vitamins.
Sometimes aging also causes yellowishness of teeth People get their teeth bleached from the dentist but that is not a complete remedy as they leave the teeth pale and discoloured. These herbs are also used by pharmaceutical companies for the making toothpaste and other applications.
The most suitable treatment for yellow teeth is the use of herbs that provide a complete solution, Oat straw herb, Nettle, Lobelia and Horsetail are a few of the herbs that help in sustaining calcium in teeth and assist in the prevention of yellow teeth. The other herbs that the Ayurveda recommends are as follows.
Herbal Remedies For Yellow Teeth
Banyan (Ficus Religiosa)
This Ayurveda herb is an astringent in nature which contributes in the general dental hygiene, aids in strengthening the teeth and gums and most importantly whiten the teeth. Like babul even the root of this herb can be used and disposed.
Babul (Acacia Arabica)
One of the most ancient herbs that are used to keep the teeth pearly white is the babul that is a combination of both the toothpaste and the toothbrush, as its twigs are directly rubbed against the teeth to clean the yellow teeth.
The most important component of babul is tannins that not only fights tooth decay but also prevents enamel erosion and is beneficial in the whitening of teeth.
Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)
This is one of the most beneficial herbs in general and its contribution toward the maintenance of dental hygiene is immense. Holy basil leaves are converted into the powdered form by first drying it in the sun and then grounding it.
This powder is then used as toothpaste. It is an excellent teeth whitener and also alleviates dental problem such as bleeding gums.
Margosa (Azadirachtha Indica)
Commonly known as the Neem tree, it is one of the most famous treatment for health white teeth. It has similar properties like that of babul ,and along with this, It also has antiseptic and astringent properties that combat bacteria creating caries and cavities, bad breadth, bleeding gums and other such dental ailments.
Another famous ancient herb with multipurpose benefits gives wonderful results in strengthening the bones and providing calcium to the teeth, is horsetail herb. Also known as Equisetum arvense, is both used as an herbal extract as well as the whole plant.
It fights tooth decay by fortifying the teeth and the gums with the steady supply of calcium. This herb has a good amount of silica that aids in calcium formation.
Herbalists recommend this herb to be used in powdered form for healing the dental pain and bringing back the lustre of the teeth. To get best results it has to be combined with other herbs such as cloves peppermint horsetail etc.