Blog Posts - Dental And Oral Health



Three Surprising Benefits of Ayurvedic Tongue Scraping

Ancient Ayurvedic writings recommend tongue scraping as one of the keys to good health. However, this practice is only beginning to gain popularity in the Western world. Every time we eat or breathe, substances pass over or near the tongue … Co...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Oct 2, 2015

What is Ayurvedic Oil Pulling?

One Ayurvedic medicine practiced, oil pulling, has been getting a lot of attention in the mainstream media lately because of its potential benefits for oral health. The Oil Pulling Process The process of Ayurvedic oil pulling is typically done with &...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Apr 4, 2014

The Grind: Help for Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding

Taking care of our teeth is an essential part of taking care of our overall health. One vexing dental problem is bruxism, or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can wreak havoc on our dental health, causing damage and … Continue re...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Mar 6, 2013

Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), it is never too early to establish good oral hygiene habits. This will ensure healthy teeth and gums for your child. Here are some tips for parents from the ADA. Clean Gums for … Continue read...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Apr 6, 2011

Tips for Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), it is never too early to establish good oral hygiene habits. This will ensure healthy teeth and gums for your child. Here are some tips for parents from the ADA. Clean Gums for … Continue read...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Apr 6, 2011

Proposed Natural Treatments for Tooth Decay Prevention

Cavities, technically called dental caries, are caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. This bacteria lives in the mouth and thrives on sugar and other carbohydrates. In the presence of carbohydrates, S. mutans produces acids that dissolve...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Sep 14, 2010

Xylitol for Cavity Prevention

A natural sugar found in plums, strawberries, and raspberries, xylitol is used as a sweetener in some “sugarless” gums and candies. Not only does xylitol replace sugars that can lead to tooth decay, it also appears to help prevent cavitie...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Jun 29, 2010

Brushing Your Teeth is Good For Your Heart

Mom’s constant reminders to brush your teeth may be helping your heart. Good oral hygiene aids in preventing plaque build-up that characterizes both cardiac and gum diseases. In recent years, there is growing evidence that hardening of the arte...
by The Healthy Haven by iHerb on Jun 17, 2010


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