Majority of Adults suffer from dental problems and need special dental care
Research shows that over 90% of the adult population suffers from dental problems. The most prevalent adult dental problem is bleeding gums- while the severity of this condition can vary; most adults have faced this problem at some point in their life. Gum disease (periodontitis) gives rise to problems in other parts of our body. Periodontitis is caused by plaque (tartar) a sticky film of bacteria, which creates toxins and also releases acid that causes damage to the gums and surrounding bone that anchor your tooth in place. Periodontitis progresses silently and is often painless, unlike most dental diseases that give us early warning signs. Three out of four people are affected by some degree of periodontal (gum) disease.
It is a well known fact that in times of stress, adults tend to increase their unhealthy habits, such as snacking on high-sugar food, smoking and increasing their intake of alcohol. Stress also makes us less attentive to our oral hygiene- not taking time out to floss or missing our dental check-ups. All these factors contribute to the aggravation of periodontal or gum disease. Research has found that while under stress and duress, there is an increase in the level of the hormone cortisol, which in turn causes increased destruction of the gums and jaw bone due to periodontal diseases.
Adults also suffer from other dental problems like bad breath, dental caries, tartar, sensitive teeth and ulceration of the epithelium. Bad breath or halitosis, affecting as many as 95% of adults sometime or other, is an embarrassing condition. Most adults are reluctant to mention their bad breath problems even to friends and family!
Oral health in fact is an indication of overall health in adults. Adults with poor oral health are at a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease. Research shows that one of the indicators of heart problems may just be the state of your teeth! Bacteria that cause gum inflammation could impact heart health. Good oral health is also very important during pregnancy. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease or pregnancy gingivitis, which affects nearly 75% of expectant mothers. Moreover, during pregnancy women crave food and constantly snack on sugary foods, causing a build-up of dental plaque. Research shows that there may be a link between maternal gum disease and premature and low birth weight babies. Studies also show that gum disease during pregnancy could lead to gestational diabetes.
While oral health is vital to overall good health, adults often neglect oral hygiene. Most adults do not even differentiate between dental problems in grown-ups and dental problems in children! While children largely suffer from cavities, adults as we’ve mentioned before suffer from far more serious dental problems and hence require a very different oral care regimen.
Our daily dental care regimen starts with brushing our teeth. This is where adults need to be cautious and make sure that they are using a toothpaste that is specially formulated to address dental problems like bleeding gums and bad breath among others. Brushing is something we do everyday and if we use the right toothpaste, then it can go a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
Himalaya’s Dental Cream for Adults
After researching adult dental problems in detail, Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, specially formulated a toothpaste that addresses adult dental problems like bleeding and weak gums, tartar, bad breath and dental caries. The toothpaste has a straightforward promise - adult teeth need special care and Himalaya’s Dental Cream gives adults that special care. The 100% herbal active toothpaste is made of powerful herbs, mentioned in many Ayurvedic texts for their therapeutic benefits.
Combination of several natural ingredients like Neem, Babool, Meswak, Tumburu or toothache tree, Pomegranate, Triphala and Natural Flouride, makes Himalaya’s Dental Cream unique in addressing adult dental problems like bleeding gums or gingivitis, bad breath and plaque among others.
Himalaya Dental Cream contains Flourospar, a combination of lime with fluorine. This is a natural source of fluoride which protects dental caries and prevents tooth decay. It repairs teeth damaged by acid. Tumburu or Toothache tree, found in the valley of the sub-tropical Himalaya’s, is excellent for bleeding gums. This lemony scented tree has been used in home remedies to relieve toothaches and Himalaya Dental Cream contains the bark of this medicinal tree. Pomegranate, Babool and Meswak heal damaged and bleeding gums, tightening them in the process. Triphala comprises of Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica. It is an astringent, which arrests bleeding gums. It also helps heals ulcers. Neem possesses antiseptic and antifungal activity and is widely used in fighting bacteria.
Regular use of Himalayas Dental Cream strengthens gums and helps adults maintain good oral health.
Dental Cream contains the following ingredients:
Carum copticum (Bishop's Weed, Ajamoda satva) has mouth-freshening, antiseptic, astringent and carminative properties.
Vaikranta bhasma (Fluorspar) is a combination of lime with fluorine. It is a natural source of fluorine, which prevents dental caries.
Azadirachta indica (Neem, Nimba) possesses antiseptic and antifungal activity and is widely used in the preparation of toothpaste.
Xanthoxylum alatum (Toothache Tree, Tumburu) is used for bleeding gums and sensitive teeth.
Punica granatum (Pomegranate, Dadima) exhibits astringent and antibacterial activity.
Acacia arabica (Indian Gum-Arabic Tree, Babbula) is useful as an external application for mouth ulcers.
Triphala comprises of Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica. Triphala is astringent, which arrests bleeding of gums. It also helps in the healing of ulcers.
Vitex negundo (Five-Leaved Chaste Tree, Nirgundi) is analgesic.
Embelia ribes (False Black Pepper, Vidanga) displays antibacterial activity against E.coli and possesses anti-inflammatory properties.