Improving dental health by using garlic

Garlic can help you have healthy teeth and gums. In fact, as far as improving dental health, it is a safe, natural way to go. You may not realize it, but the anti-bacterial properties it provides can protect your teeth and gums.

Chopping raw garlic activates a substance called allicin. And allicin is effective in fighting bacteria. Through its use, you can reduce cavities and other mouth infections. It is also an excellent preventative measure for eliminating bacteria before it can create any harm.

Get Rid of Toothaches

Toothaches can result from cavities, gum infection or even from brushing or flossing too vigorously. There are several ways to use garlic for toothaches:

  • Chew on a peeled clove
  • Leave the chewed clove next to the toothache area
  • Crush it into a paste, mix it with a little salt and then apply it to the toothache area

If you don’t like the bitter taste of raw garlic, you can mix it with honey.

Other Health Benefits

The good news is that garlic is also healthy in other ways.

According to orissapost.com, eating it raw on an empty stomach improves the body’s immunity. It also helps with the following:

  • Reducing weight. Eating it on an empty stomach when you first wake up helps reduce weight quickly.
  • Preventing diabetes. It controls glucose levels in the body.
  • Assisting digestion. Chewing it raw daily in the morning strengthens the digestion system and eliminates gas and constipation.
  • Benefitting your skin. The antioxidants in it keep skin moist and help rejuvenate it.

Do you have questions about how garlic can help you have healthy teeth and gums?

We’re always glad to discuss your questions and concerns about dental care. To make an appointment, call Hutto Hippo Family Dental at (512) 806-7740.