Toothpaste has come a long way since its early days, when it was made from materials such as crushed oyster shells. If you wander down the toothpaste aisle at your local store, you'll see lots of options on the shelves, from anti-cavity fluoride toothpaste to whitening toothpaste and from sensitive teeth toothpaste to toothpastes with natural ingredients.
You might wonder if brushing your teeth with a specific kind of toothpaste will really help keep them clean and healthy. Understanding what the toothpaste contains and how it can help clean your teeth and gums may help you determine which toothpaste is right for you.
Many conventional toothpastes and mouth products contain chemicals and artificial ingredients that can do more harm than good! The good news is that switching to natural toothpaste and other oral health products is easier than you think.
Toothpastes with natural ingredients such as Clove offer a variety of benefits. Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) is an aromatic dried flower bud from a tropical evergreen of the same name. Clove oil is made up of between 80 to 95 percent eugenol, which is largely responsible for cloves’ antiseptic, analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties.
According to The History of Dentistry by Walter Hoffmann-Axthelm, the first reference to cloves in dentistry was made by 10th-century Arabian dentist, Al-Gazzar, where he presented it as a solution for mouth odors and pain. Centuries later, clove remains a go-to solution for relieving dental pain, toothache, sore gums and mouth ulcers. In fact, eugenol is acknowledged by modern science as a local anesthetic.
As your mouth holds more than 700 different kinds of bacterial species and not all of them are the “friendly” kind – Clove’s unique anti-bacterial properties come in handy. It can provide a certain level of protection against bad bacteria, which in turn helps to prevent gum disease.
The germicidal herb delivers a mouthful of dental benefits including:
1. Reducing gum swelling and irritation thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties
2. Stimulating circulation, due to its “hot” nature, enhancing gum tissue health
3. Helping to remineralize teeth due to the protective properties of eugenol against acids (that can erode dentin), according to a 2012 research study conducted by the Indian government.
As a result, Clove oil is added to numerous dental products and medications, including, mouthwashes, and toothpastes. Dabur Herb’l Toothpaste brings to you the goodness of Clove in a naturally formulated toothpaste. It is a unique blend of trusted Clove with natural calcium that helps to fight bacteria and protects your family from toothache and cavities. The formulation is free of Fluoride and harmful chemicals.