Tooth decay refers to the bacteria action that occurs on the surface of the teeth. This occurs as a result of improper brushing of teeth or the continuous intake of carbohydrates (sugar and starches) that causes the bacteria in the mouth to release acids that damage the teeth. Here are some home remedies that can help cure tooth decay.
These contain antimicrobial activity that helps in fighting against bacteria affecting the teeth. Get fresh guava leaves then grind them till they smoothen. Boil the grinded guava leaves for 5 to 10 minutes. Allow it to cool for a few minutes and fetch two tablespoons into the mouth for 10 minutes. Use this daily as a mouthwash.
Salt water helps in healing oral wounds. Fetch half teaspoon of stone salt into warm water, and stir till it dilutes. Fill the mouth with warm salt water for 3 minutes. Do this two or three times daily after meals.
Get a tuber of cassava then peel off its skin into a bowl. Wash properly with clean water 3 times then put it into a saucepan and fill it with water. Cover the saucepan then put it on fire to boil for 15 to 20 minutes then leave it to cool. Fetch 3 tablespoons of water into the mouth for 5 minutes. Apply this twice daily.
Get a clove of garlic and grind till smoothens. Place it on the affected tooth for 3 to 4 minutes twice daily.
By Belinda Ansonmaa