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Benefits of Neem for Dental care

 

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Neem (Azadirachta indica) is an oldest tradition used effectively in dental care. It has antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antidiabetic, and antiinfertility properties.

The tree stem, root and bark possess astringent, tonic and antiperiodic properties. Neem leaf extract has a fruit like smell and contains essential fatty acids. This extract finds large scale personal and industrial application. Leaf extracts have been used widely in both traditional and current times to manufacture tooth pastes and mouthwash in the oral care industry. Its antibacterial properties helps to remove many dental problems.

Neem bark is the most effective in preventing cavities and gum disease, followed by neem leaf. Neem dental care products contain either neem leaf extract or neem bark extract. Neem mouth rinse is very effective in the treatment of infections, tooth decay, bleeding and sore gums. Neem is fast growing and every part of this 'village pharmacy' can be used. The twig of the neem tree is largely used as a tooth brush in different regions of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.